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Joe Pappalardo is Named Lawyer of the Year for 2016

Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Gallagher Sharp’s Joe Pappalardo as the Best Lawyers' 2016 Cleveland Transportation Law "Lawyer of the Year."  Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is honored as a "Lawyer of the Year." Best Lawyers conducts exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 22nd edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2016) is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

A Partner at Gallagher Sharp since 1987, Joe is a national speaker on trucking law and is active in industry organizations.  He 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.