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Alan M. Petrov

Cleveland Office | Of Counsel

Alan Petrov became Of Counsel in September of 2016 after spending his entire career at Gallagher Sharp.  He is a former Partner and Managing Partner who is active in Gallagher Sharp’s Professional Liability, Appellate and Insurance Practice Groups. His trial experience is not confined to legal malpractice and insurance trials, but extends to wrongful death and injury claims, probate disputes, medical malpractice, products liability, and governmental liability. As an appellate attorney, Alan argued before the Supreme Court of Ohio, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and appellate courts throughout Ohio. He represented attorneys in disciplinary proceedings, provided counsel in matters of legal ethics, served as trial counsel for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association in disciplinary matters, and has lectured on legal ethics, malpractice and professionalism.  He was appointed by justices of the Supreme Court to two terms on the Court’s Commission on Certification of Attorneys as Specialists and is a former chair of that Commission.  

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Professional Organizations

  • Commission on Certification of Attorneys as Specialists, Supreme Court of Ohio (2009-2014, Chair, 2013-2014)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • American Bar Association (Lawyers Professional Liability Committee)
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metroplitan Bar Association