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Donald Michael Gallick

Appeals Attorney at Akron, OH

4.9   29 reviews

also known as Donald Gallick, Don Gallick


Licensed for 21 years

About Donald

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Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    30%
    Litigated criminal and civil appeals in the 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th District court of appeals in state court and in the Ohio Supreme Court. Litigated the following extraordinary writs: mandamus, prohibition, and habeas corpus. Admitted to U.S. Tax Court, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. Supreme Court for federal appeals. Litigating appeals through out the State of Ohio.

    21 years

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    Former prosecuting attorney. Federal and state courts. Rule 20 "death penalty" certified for capital appeals and trial co-counsel. Experienced jury trial representation; litigated criminal appeals ranging from murder to minor misdemeanors. Federal criminal practice in the Northern District of Ohio, Southern District of Ohio, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and US Supreme Court. Lead counsel on criminal cases in Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Columbus, Cincinnati, and throughout Ohio.

    21 years

  3. Employment and labor
    15%
    Fraud, qui tam, federal false claims act, whistleblower litigation, Medicare/Medicaid fraud, anti-kickback litigation. Lawsuits against cities, school boards, and other government entities engaged in fraudulent practices / hiding public records..

    18 years

  4. Federal crime
    15%
    Federal Habeas Corpus, federal appeals in Circuit Courts of Appeal, United States Supreme Court.

    18 years

  5. Health care
    15%
    Medicare/Medicaid fraud, health care whistleblower representation, legal representation for medical professionals confronting/exposing illegal conduct or theft of tax dollars

    18 years

Attorney Donald Gallick holds a B.A. and M.A. in history, which serves has the basis for his abilities to research the facts of a client's case -- by looking for evidence in places other attorneys might not look.  Donald also earned a Master's certificate in the philosophy of bioethics, and is one reason why he frequently conducts investigations of health care fraud and medical litigation -- often involving multi-million dollar fraudulent schemes against the taxpayers.

Admitted to all Ohio courts, including the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Attorney Gallick  has litigated over 100 appeals throughout Ohio.  His law practice is throughout Ohio and he will travel to whatever county the case requires -- and fully litigates viable claims to expose corruption, safeguard civil rights, and to defend citizens falsely accused of wrongdoing.  

Attorney Gallick takes a special interest in the cases of whistleblowers, such as qui tam "federal false claims" and helps citizens seeking public records to help uncover fraud and corruption.

Despite being a high school dropout; Attorney Gallick was mostly self-educated prior to earning his three college degrees.  A long-time Libertarian, Attorney Gallick, has a passion for protecting the Constitutional rights of all Americans.

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Licensed for 21 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 11/11/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Kayla | April 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Definitely worth the money! A+++
Donald Gallick is unique in that he is personable AND professional. Donald represented me in a criminal case and by far exceeded my expectations! He is so resourceful and determined... he is thorough in his work and his knowledge of the law inside and out helped me win my case! He provided expertise and tackled the challenge using evidence I would have never thought to use on my own.
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Posted by James | June 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The BEST attorney is right here !
What can I say, Donald is the best ! I had made a decision to advance my hobby by applying for a Federal firearms license (ffl). However, the routine background check resulted in a "hurdle" that went back to 1975. The Akron courts had failed to record the disposition of a case that had been reduced to "obstructing official business". I was in the wrong place at the wrong time ! lol. Donald handled it brilliantly. Case sealed. problem solved. I will trust Donald with all of my legal concerns whenever the need arises. He's that good!
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Posted by Ciara | January 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Definitely would recommend!
I recently worked with Mr. Gallick, and I could not be any more grateful to have him on my side when working with the court system. I appreciate his knowledge of the laws and court system. He really put me at ease with his calm demeanor throughout my case.
Posted by Mari | September 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worth every penny!
Great legal advise! A very concerning matter was handled with care and efficiently. Highly recommend!
Posted by Fran | September 8, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Prompt, Helpful
Mr. Gallick responded to my requests quickly and was immensely helpful. He is knowledgable, professional, and very easy to work with. I highly recommend.
Posted by Lisa | April 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job on a bizarre case
Donald Gallick agreed to take my rather bizarre small-claims case, in which a woman accused me of stealing her dog. During a preliminary meeting, he answered all my questions and explained what I could expect from the process. Having never really been to court before, I found his responses and demeanor very reassuring. At the trial, he organized and presented my evidence to the magistrate in a way that I would not have thought to do myself. He asked the plaintiff several pointed questions that, together with her answers, must surely have convinced the court how truly ridiculous this case was from the start. We’re still awaiting a judgment from the magistrate but it will almost certainly be a favorable one. Don explained that the plaintiff can still appeal, but that we might not even have to return to court for that. I’m so grateful for his help in putting this whole thing behind me and would absolutely hire him again.
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Posted by Kayla | October 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend lawyer for justice!
Our experience with him was great. Communication, especially if you've never been through a legal process in court is on point. Makes you feel comfortable and explains things to you throughly. A knowledge of the law most other lawyers don't have. Actually does what you paid him to do. If we ever had a situation again of any sort I would definitely go back to him. You won't be sorry in any aspect.
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Posted by Rachel | March 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Personable
I went to Donald Gallick in a panic when I needed help to deal with a pretty scary situation where I was being sued because of something that wasn’t my fault, but Donald Gallick handled everything after just a couple of meetings. I wish this all never happened, but Donald made me feel a lot better while he worked, and negotiated a great result for me. I’d definitely hire him again, without question. And I have to mention that his office has the most intriguing display of historical collections I’ve seen ..outside of a museum.
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very supportive!
Donald Gallick helped me with a first time offense, so I had no idea what to expect. He explained all the details to me and made it easy for me to understand. He is a very easy going and professional guy! He has followed up with me since and asked if I had any questions and how everything was going. I highly recommend him!
Posted by scott | January 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
a case no one else wanted to touch
i needed a filing that no other lawyer wanted to deal with. (orc. 2923.14) he is very busy. although it took a lot longer to file my case and get it resolved than I would have liked, the end result was a victory.
Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely knowledgeable and resourceful!
Donald Gallick represented me in a civil case, and helped me win the case. His high level of knowledge, resourcefulness and ability to use the right resources and information to address the case were so valuable! Also, his incredible compassion for my situation is greatly appreciated! It's so difficult to find an attorney who embodies a perfect balance between a knowledgeable professional and a person with a big heart, and Donald Gallick is definitely this person!
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Posted by Tracey | January 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true Gem!
I approached Attorney Donald Gallick with a wrongful termination situation. He return my initial call the following day and never made me feel helpless or weak (which I had prepared for). He was there for me through the entire process and followed up on every detail in a very timely manner. I recommend Mr. Gallick to anyone. He is honest, caring and will do what ever he can to get the job done!
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Posted by Nicole | November 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Five Stars
Donald represented me in a case that to him, was a small case, but to me, was the biggest event in my life thus far. Despite my case being minor to what he usually deals with, he treated it very seriously. Donald fought with persistence until he was able to get me an incredible deal. You know you have a good lawyer when even the judge tells you that he did a good job. I'm forever thankful to Donald and all of his hard work.
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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Champion for the little guy!!
I retained Donald's services to fight a big business that I had an employment dispute with. He listened to all my concerns, addressed them, made sure I understood the facts and every step of the process, then actually delivered a resolution that was FAR better than I ever expected! You can not go wrong by hiring this professional!
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Posted by Kelli | June 29, 2015
Overall Excellent lawyer
I had a legal issue and Donald was very knowledgeable and honest. He helped guide me in the right direction with his legal advice, Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2014
Honest, fast working and reliable!
Mr. Donald Gallick has been my lawyer since 2005. He first helped me with a DUI case that provided the facts to a judge to get rid of many unnecessary additional charges. Donald took my case seriously and handled it professionally and quickly. He made himself available when I had questions that even extended beyond our current case. His time is very valuable and he always has many clients at once but he made me feel like I was his only client when we worked together. I recently used Mr. Gallick's services again to seal old, and what ought to be closed, cases. Even when cases take some time he is great at keeping up via email, or text, to keep me informed of any updates. I highly recommend Donald to ANYONE who needs criminal, defense, and all other cases relative to his work. He knows the laws, and is able to quickly solve many exhausting cases.
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2013
Highly Recommended
I have worked with Donald on an appeal for a 13 year sentence. He was able to get it down to 10, so far, and is continuing work for me. The first time I met with Donald, He was very honest and up front about any questions I had. I could tell he was very knowledgable and was willing to take on a case that he knew he could fix. Needless to say, he is a good lawyer who will be honest with you on any case you have. He is willing to keep you informed and work with you closely for the best outcome. I would highly recommend Donald to anyone who is looking for good, sound legal advice.
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Posted by Mark | July 26, 2013
Very helpful
When I needed help with an issue at work he gave me the information I needed to hear, highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2013
Looking forward to kickin' butt and giving no mercy
Mr. , I meant no offense. Just overloaded last week. I'm still interested in investigating your case. Did you find out if it was sealed or not Donald Gallick, Esq. I am not sure at this point, I mean he has taken his time and we have been corresponding since the second week of march or so via email. I took out names but other than that march 25th is the last I've heard from him. That is the email from him pasted it at the beginning of this review and I for some intangible reason I still want him as my atty. I guess he seems like a fighter to me and that's what I want. this was my reply to him: Dear Donald Gallick, Esq. Thanks Don for replying, it means a lot to me. But no I didn't find anything out. I wasn't sure what to do and I was very sick last week. Should I call the public defender that handled my case? I don't want to spill the beans and I'm not entirely sure if I can trust her. I mean I think she meant well but it's either ineptness or just more concerned about keeping on the good side of the Court\Judge. I did file a grievance on her and was in the process of filing one on Judge when I was released. I just found an activity report for the month of June 2012. It doesn't appear to be much help.It's 158k in size. Let me know if you want me to send it to you ok? Thank you so much for hanging in there with me. Sincerely, B. E. I know giving an all excellent review at this point doesn't seem earned but I have a gut feeling that once I get this guy in my corner, they will be!
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Posted by Melissa | September 14, 2012
Donald Gallick i recommend
Donald Gallick took on my case: It was a writ of mandamus for public records under Ohio's Public Records Act. Holding districts accountable for public records is needed in many States this keeps corruption out and I am very thankful for everything Donald did he is truly a GREAT lawyer.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-350 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Donald Gallick, LLC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • City of Cleveland
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Interim Associate
  • Richard Herman and Associates
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Judicial Clerk
  • Akron Municipal Court
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Law Clerk
  • Amer Cunningham Brennan
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Researcher
  • Harry Browne, Author
  • 1999 - 2000
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Education

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Certificate
  • 2011
  • Cleveland State University
  • M.A.
  • 2006
  • University of Akron
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Ohio University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997
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Legal Cases

  • State v. Baldwin
  • Reversed, conviction vacated.
  • State v. Carlo
  • First Count: dismissed; Second Count: Jury verdict of not guilty.
  • State v. Jackson
  • Hung jury on Agg. Murder, guilty on lesser counts.
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Associations

  • Taxpayers Against Fraud (TAF)
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Grievance Committee
  • 2018 - Present
  • Ohio Court of Claims, Victims of Crime Division
  • Authorized to Serve as Assigned Counsel
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Rifle Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Ohio Supreme Court, Committee on the Appointment of Counsel for Indigent Defendants in Capital Cases.
  • Appellate Counsel, Rule 20 Authorized for Death Penalty Appeals
  • 2006 - Present
  • Ohio Supreme Court, Committee on the Appointment of Counsel for Indigent Defendants in Capital Cases
  • Trial Co-Counsel, Rule 20 Authorized for Death Penalty Trials.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Akron Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee
  • Volunteer, Driver's License Clinic
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Grievance Investigative Subcommittee
  • 2010 - 2018
  • Federal Bar Association, Ohio Chapter
  • Member, Publicity Committee
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Kaplan Career Institute
  • Member, Criminal Justice Advisory Board
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2013
  • Libertarian Party of Ohio
  • State Secretary
  • 1994 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Bar College, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Bar College, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Recognition of Pro Bono Service
  • Community Legal Aid
  • 2011
  • Recognition of Pro Bono Service
  • Community Legal Aid
  • 2010
  • Trial Advocacy, Top Grade
  • Computer Assisted Learning Institute
  • 2000
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Death Penalty Defense
  • How a Trial Attorney Can Think Like an Appellate Attorney
  • 2018
  • Criminal Justice
  • Juvenile Criminal Justice
  • 2017
  • LPO State Convention
  • The Lawyer's Role in Fighting Corruption
  • 2015
  • CIASS
  • Race and Criminal Justice
  • 2014
  • Judging Final
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2011
  • Cross Examination
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2011
  • Criminal Justice
  • Search and Seizure under the Fourth Amendment
  • 2011
  • Judging Final
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2010
  • Protecting Lives, Saving Futures
  • DUI/OVI Law
  • 2004
  • Appellate Advocacy for the Prosecutor
  • Appellate Practice
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (30)
Given (18)
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Gallick, is a sharp, criminal defense and DUI attorney. He understands both the black letter law, as well as the intangible elements that make trial practice as much art as science. Were I to get in trouble in his neighborhood, I'd hire him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don is one of the hardest working and most compassionate lawyers I know. I find his commitment, passion, ability and intelligence unmatched. He is able to see three moves ahead and knows the courts in northeast Ohio, as well as the Ohio Supreme Court, inside and out. He is a straight-talker, clear and concise in his explanations to clients and judges, and knows that he is no better than anyone else - he has simply been blessed with a brilliant mind that he is able to put to good use for his clients. I have referred many cases to Don, and trust him with my own family's legal needs. He is an excellent attorney, and an exceptional person. You can be assured that Don will give everything he has to obtain the very best result possible for you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don is more than a great lawyer- he's a really great person. He works harder than any one I know and he's commitment to his cases and to the legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Don for a long time, he is an excellent lawyer. His knowledge base and legal skills are very diverse. He truly fights for his clients. I would definitely recommend Don."
Appeals Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Other
"This attorney is extremely well respected in the community and is looked up to by all fellow attorneys. Clients report fantastic experiences with this lawyer and their experience speaks for itself!"
Appeals Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Donald. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Consumer protection Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Gallick knows the law and how to make it work for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is active with criminal and appellate issues, and connects with the broader legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gallick is an exemplary attorney that I would not hesitate to refer to anyone and everyone. He provides excellent and informed answers here on Avvo. I have been a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, law professor, and private attorney over the past 24 years and I still regularly learn new aspects about the law from his answers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Consumer protection Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I gladly endorse Don Gallick. With attorneys who respect his work, clients who love his dedication to helping them, a very informative web site, hundreds of well written published answers to legal questions and three very well thought out Avvo Legal Guides published, it's easy to see Don knows the law and cares about making the system work right for people. If you have a question about Fraud Law or Criminal Law, he is your answer. I recommend him to you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Gallick is a dedicated advocate. You can see from his numerous answers that is is well versed in several areas of law. If you are in need of a criminal attorney, Attorney Gallick would be a great choice!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. A lawyer can accomplish certain things. A compassionate lawyer can accomplish far better things. Mr. Gallick is of the latter variety."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don is a well respected criminal defense attorney. He is an accomplished trial attorney and a tireless advocate for his clients. I have no reservation in fully recommending Mr. Gallick."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Donald is an excellent lawyer with experience in mulitple areas of practice. Through his skill in the courtroom and superb legal writing, his clients are provided with first rate representation."
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