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Burt J. Fulton

We mourn the passing on July 13th of retired partner Burt Fulton.  Burt was a decorated World War II Army veteran who received his law degree from the University of Iowa in 1951.  He joined Gallagher Sharp shortly thereafter, became a partner, and was added to the firm name of Gallagher, Sharp, Fulton, Norman & Mollison in 1975.  Burt was a larger-than-life litigator who never shied away from taking a case to trial.  His reputation as a trial attorney was renowned locally and nationally, most notably as the lead defense counsel for the Ohio National Guard during the Kent State litigation.  He was well known for his skills in oral advocacy, ability to improvise, and talent for practical jokes.  Burt served as a mentor to many of the firm's future trial attorneys. He was a devoted family man who is survived by his wife Barbara, daughter Robin, sons Bradley and Joseph and their families.  He will be deeply missed by his friends and colleagues at Gallagher Sharp.