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Joseph W. Pappalardo

Cleveland Office | Partner

A lawyer at Gallagher Sharp since 1980 and a Partner since 1987, Mr. Pappalardo is a trial attorney who represents public and private companies, insurance carriers and individuals in cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, employer intentional torts, industrial accidents, cargo and property damage.  He has litigated and tried cases in a wide variety of industries, including trucking, automobile, motorcycles, hand and power tools, aviation and automatic pedestrian doors. For some time he has concentrated his practice on trucking, motor coach, aviation and product liability matters including acting as National Counsel for a top-10 trucking company.

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Professional Organizations

  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) General Counsel (2009-2013), Board of Directors (2004-2013)
  • Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA)
  • Ohio Trucking Association (Legislative Committee)
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) (Co-Dean, CLM Claims College School of Transportation, Co-Chair, Transportation Committee)
  • Judicial Conference of the Eighth Judicial District (Life Member)
  • Judge John M. Manos American Inn of Court (Master Bencher)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
  • Cleveland Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
  • Cuyahoga Community College Truck Driving Academy (Advisory Board)