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Certified Insurance Coverage Law Specialist, Ohio State Bar Association; Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated; listed, Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Law; Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentor, Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Professionalism; Ohio Super Lawyer; former Chief Assistant Director of Law, Assistant Director of Law, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, City of Cleveland (1977-1982).


Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 50%
    34 years
  2. Unspecified: 40%
  3. State & Local Law: 10%

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Contact info

Gallagher Sharp

1501 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH, 44115


MIActive And In Good Standing201305/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGallagher Sharp1990 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)N/AN/A
The Defense Research InstituteN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationInsurance Coverage Law Specialty BoardN/A
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationImmediate Past Chair, Insurance SectionN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar JournalInsurance Policy Notice Provisions2013
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar JournalAn Introduction to the Insurance Law Section2011
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar JournalEthical Depositions2010
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar JournalReasonable (Not Zealous) Representation2009
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar JournalReporting Professional Misconduct2007
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar JournalE-Mail Confidences and Privileges2006
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar JournalThe Tripartite Relationship2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State University Moritz College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Ohio State UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Presidents Day Law SeminarDefending Section 1983 Actions2010