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Mr. Rich Rezie joined Gallagher Sharp as an Associate in 2001 and was named a Partner in 2008. He is active in the firm’s Insurance and Appellate Practice Groups. He focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, including defending insurance carriers against claims alleging bad faith, unfair claims practices, and breach of contract. His experience encompasses all facets of motion practice, post-trial proceedings, and appeals at the state and federal levels.


Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 50%
  2. Insurance: 50%

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Sixth Floor Bulkley Bldg.
1501 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH, 44115


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2014 Rising Star, Ohio Super LawyersOhio Super Lawyers2014
2013 Rising Star, Ohio Super LawyersOhio Super Lawyers2013
Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated2013
2012Rising Star, Ohio Super LawyersOhio Super Lawyers2012
2011 Rising Star, Ohio Super LawyersOhio Super Lawyers2011
2010 Rising Star, Ohio Super LawyersOhio Super Lawyers2010
2009 Rising Star, Ohio Super LawyersOhio Super Lawyers2009
The Order of the CoifCase Western Reserve University School of Law1999
magna cum laudeCase Western Reserve University School of Law1999
magna cum laudeState University of New York College at Oneonta1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGallagher Sharp2001 - Present
Judicial AttorneyOhio Court of Appeals, Ninth Appellate District1999 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
General Society of the War of 1812N/A2013 - Present
General Society of Mayflower Descendants (John Alden)N/A2011 - Present
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
Sons of the American Revolution2nd V.P.1992 - Present
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil WarN/A1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
• Safeco Ins. Co. of Am. v. White, 122 Ohio St. 3d 562, 2009-Ohio-3718N/A
• Neighbors v. Ellis, 120 Ohio St. 3d 276, 2008-Ohio-6105N/A
• Hopkins v. Dyer, 104 Ohio St. 3d 461, 2004-Ohio-6769N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association JournalDetermining Priority of Insurance Coverage--A Step-By-Step Guide2014
The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association JournalDetermining Whether to Intervene or File a Declaratory Judgment: A Comparative Analysis2013
Ohio LawyerThink Before Seeking a Leave to Amend2006
31 Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law 169 (1999)The Ukrainian Constitution: Interpretation of the Citizens' Rights Provisions1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
State University of New York, College at OneontaHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Harvard University Ukrainian Research InstituteUkrainian HistoryN/A1995
Lutheran West High Schooln/an/a1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Anatomy of a Complex CGL ClaimIntervention/Declaratory Judgment2012