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General Litigation

Gallagher Sharp attorneys represent private and public companies and individuals in a broad spectrum of claims ranging from wrongful death and personal injury to commercial loss and property damage. We are trial attorneys with experience in local, state and federal courts, before administrative agencies, and in mediation and arbitration proceedings. We defend litigation involving intentional tort, breach of contract, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, municipal law, mold and lead paint. We can handle the routine as well as the unpredictable in a wide variety of areas and industries including:

  • Construction site accidents and disputes between contractors and owners
  • S.I.U. and Fraud
  • Workplace injuries in both industrial and commercial settings
  • Auto Dealership defense
  • Pharmacy injury and prescription misfills
  • Defamation actions including claims involving internet libel
  • Events and attractions liability
  • Maritime personal injury
  • Criminal assault, molestation, and negligent supervision
  • Adulterated foods
  • Environmental claims and toxic torts, EPA enforcement actions, landfill and leaks from underground storage tanks, asbestos contamination and personal injury arising out of exposure to toxins

Our General Litigation attorneys are adaptable, quick to respond, efficient and effective in resolving cases through trial, ADR, and settlement. We provide pre-litigation advice and counsel, and client education on Ohio and Michigan law and procedure.

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Motor Vehicle Litigation+

Gallagher Sharp has many years of experience representing insured and self insured clients, as well as rental car and taxi cab companies, in connection with motor vehicle accident litigation ranging from the catastrophic to those involving soft tissue injuries.  In addition to claims brought in connection with accidents occurring in Ohio, our attorneys routinely defend Michigan no-fault actions.

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Premises Liability+

Our premises liability attorneys defend individual and commercial property owners and occupiers, businesses, and insurance carriers in claims arising in connection with:

  • Dangerous conditions and maintenance and care of property
  • Inadequate security and assault or other wrongful actions of third parties
  • Wrongful detention or false arrest
  • Dram shop and social host liability
  • Elevator and Escalator injuries

Our premises liability attorneys are knowledgeable in the areas of governmental and recreational use immunity and the elevated risks and duties of owners of certain types of premises and businesses.

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Municipal Law+

Gallagher Sharp’s general litigation attorneys represent local municipalities, school boards, sewer districts, public recreation facilities, private recreation facilities and insurance carriers in a wide variety of matters, including municipal contracts, municipal legislation, public records and meetings, land use, zoning and condemnation, eminent domain, labor and employment (including ADA, FMLA, discrimination, and sexual harassment), civil rights violations, workers’ compensation, local law enforcement and emergency response.  Our experienced includes handling cases where sovereign immunity is a defense, and we understand the subtleties and nuances of Ohio’s immunity statute and the case law interpreting it.

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Mold and Lead Paint Litigation+

Gallagher Sharp attorneys have expertise in defending mold and lead paint claims on behalf of contractors, product manufacturers, residential and commercial landlords, condominium associations, charitable institutions, and insurance companies. We have developed close ties and strong working relationships with a number of mold experts in the fields of industrial hygiene, microbiology, mycology, remediation, toxicology, occupational medicine, and neuropsychology.

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