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Monica A. Sansalone

Cleveland Office | Partner, Professional Liability Practice Group Manager

Monica Sansalone is the Practice Group Manager of Gallagher Sharp’s Professional Liability Group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. She represents lawyers in grievance proceedings at the state level and before federal administrative agencies such as the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Department of Justice. She also defends lawyers against malpractice claims, and in contempt and sanctions proceedings.  She provides representation in trial courts and on appeal, including matters before the Supreme Court of Ohio.  Monica lectures on ethics, malpractice, and professionalism. She provides counsel for risk management matters, pre-suit evaluation, and claim repair.  She has been a partner at Gallagher Sharp since 2003 and is also a member of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group.

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Professional Organizations

  • Supreme Court of Ohio Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection Board of Commissioners
  • Advisory Committee, Solo Practitioner Incubator, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Commission on Professionalism of the Supreme Court of Ohio 2004-2011 (Chair 2007-2008)
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • American Bar Association (Lawyers Professional Liability Committee)
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (Professional Liability Committee, Chair , 2013; Vice-Chair 2012)