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Donald Michael Gallick

also known as Donald Gallick, Don Gallick

About me

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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Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 35%
    15 years
  2. Employment: 25%
    12 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    15 years
  4. Wrongful Termination: 15%
    12 years
  5. Litigation: 5%
    12 years



Hourly ($250-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Todd Bruce Kotler

    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.


    Todd Kotler Education Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Katherine Anne Wilson Gallagher

    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.


    Katherine Gallagher Wills and living wills Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Law Office of Donald Gallick LLC

190 North Union St.
Akron, OH, 44304-1362


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Bar College, MemberOhio State Bar Association2015
Bar College, MemberOhio State Bar Association2014
Recognition of Pro Bono ServiceCommunity Legal Aid2011
Recognition of Pro Bono ServiceCommunity Legal Aid2010
Trial Advocacy, Top GradeComputer Assisted Learning Institute2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Donald Gallick, LLC2004 - Present
Prosecuting AttorneyCity of Cleveland2001 - 2004
Interim AssociateRichard Herman and Associates2001 - 2001
Judicial ClerkAkron Municipal Court2000 - 2001
Law ClerkAmer Cunningham Brennan1999 - 2000
ResearcherHarry Browne, Author1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio Court of Claims, Victims of Crime DivisionAuthorized to Serve as Assigned Counsel2012 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Akron Bar AssociationGrievance Investigative Subcommittee2010 - Present
National Rifle AssociationMember2010 - Present
Akron Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Ohio Supreme Court, Committee on the Appointment of Counsel for Indigent Defendants in Capital CasesTrial Co-Counsel, Rule 20 Authorized for Death Penalty Trials.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 Appeals2006 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Akron Bar Association, Pro Bono CommitteeVolunteer, Driver's License Clinic2015 - 2015
Federal Bar Association, Ohio ChapterMember, Publicity Committee2010 - 2012
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - 2010
Kaplan Career InstituteMember, Criminal Justice Advisory Board2008 - 2012
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2013
Libertarian Party of OhioState Secretary1994 - 1998
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
City of Norwood v. HorneyReversed 7-0
State v. BakerReversed and remanded, 5-2.
Zanni v. Steltzer, et al.Reversed in part, 3-0
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Publication nameTitleDate
National JuristI Like2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeDeath Penalty ConferenceCertificate2011
Cleveland State UniversityHistory and BioethicsMA - Masters2006
University of Akron, C. Blake McDowell Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Ohio UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Death Penalty DefenseDifference in Trial and Appeal2016
LPO State ConventionThe Lawyer's Role in Fighting Corruption2015
CIASSRace and Criminal Justice2014
Akron Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Practice CommitteePracticing in the Municipal Courts of Ohio2014
Storytelling in ActionPsychodrama2012
Judging FinalTrial Advocacy2011
Cross ExaminationTrial Advocacy2011
Criminal JusticeSearch and Seizure under the Fourth Amendment2011
Judging FinalTrial Advocacy2010
Protecting Lives, Saving FuturesDUI/OVI Law2004
Appellate Advocacy for the ProsecutorAppellate Practice2004