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Appellate

Steven A. Keslar

Steven Keslar is an Associate in the Columbus office who focuses his practice on general litigation, defending businesses, insurance carriers, and insureds against claims involving personal injury, property damage, and wrongful death. He has experience in a wide variety of civil litigation, including trucking/auto accidents, premises liability, product liability, construction defect, professional liability, landlord/tenant, and appeals. 

Iva M. Cindric

Iva Cindric practices in the area of general litigation, with a primary focus on post-trial proceedings and appellate practice.  She devotes a majority of her practice to prosecuting and defending appeals at the state and federal levels. Iva also represents businesses, individuals, and insurance companies in a variety of civil litigation matters.  Prior to joining Gallagher Sharp, Iva clerked for the Honorable Timothy P. Cannon of the Ohio Court of Appeals, Eleventh District.  Iva was a Registered Nurse in a Cleveland hospital prior to her legal career. 

Paige M. Rabatin

Paige is an Associate in Gallagher Sharp’s Cleveland office and a member of the firm’s Business & Employment, Professional Liability, and Appellate Practice Groups. Originally from Parkersburg, West Virginia, she joined Gallagher Sharp’s Columbus office as a law clerk while completing her law degree. Paige was the Student Bar Association’s Wellness Chair at the Moritz College of Law and was involved in planning mental and physical health events.

Alan M. Petrov

Alan Petrov became Of Counsel in September of 2016 after spending his entire career at Gallagher Sharp.  He is a former Partner and Managing Partner who is active in Gallagher Sharp’s Professional Liability, Appellate and Insurance Practice Groups. His trial experience is not confined to legal malpractice and insurance trials, but extends to wrongful death and injury claims, probate disputes, medical malpractice, products liability, and governmental liability. As an appellate attorney, Alan argued before the Supreme Court of Ohio, the U.S.

Quinn M. Schmiege

Quinn Schmiege is a Partner in the Columbus office who focuses her practice on general litigation, truck accidents, professional liability, and employment practices liability claims. Her experience and work also includes insurance coverage, complex commercial litigation, breach of contract and unfair competition claims.  

In addition, Quinn is a member of the Firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and regularly writes and presents on topics related to her practice areas.   

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