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Joe Pappalardo Named Best Lawyer

Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Gallagher Sharp’s Joseph Pappalardo as a 2015 Best Lawyer in the area of Transportation Law.

A Partner at Gallagher Sharp since 1987, Joe 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

A graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Joe is a Martindale‐Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated attorney and an Ohio Super Lawyer since 2004.  Joe is a national speaker on trucking law and is active in industry organizations including the Trucking Industry Defense Organization (TIDA), Transportation Lawyers Association, and Ohio Trucking Association.  He co-chairs the Transportation Committee of the Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) and is on the Advisory Board of the Cuyahoga Community College Truck Driving Academy.  He is a life member of the Judicial Conference of the Eighth Appellate District, a Master Bencher of the Judge John M. Manos American Inn of Court, and a member of the Federal and Ohio Bar Associations, as well as the Ohio and Cleveland Associations of Civil Trial Attorneys.   Joe is admitted to practice in all Ohio State and Federal Courts as well as the Supreme Court of the United States.