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Joseph W. Pappalardo

Cleveland Office | Partner

A Partner at Gallagher Sharp since 1987, Mr. Pappalardo is a trial attorney who represents public and private companies, insurance carriers and individuals in cases involving industrial accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, employer intentional torts, and property damage.  He has litigated cases in a wide variety of industries, including aviation, trucking, automobile, motorcycles, hand and power tools, and automatic pedestrian doors. The past few years he has concentrated his practice on trucking, motor coach, aviation, and product liability matters.

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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)