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Appellate

Colleen Mountcastle Conducts Webcast for the Ohio State Bar Association

Colleen Mountcastle presented "Appellate Practice Essentials" for the Ohio State Bar Association's CLE Webcasts.  Liv

Richard C.O. Rezie

Mr. Rich Rezie is a Partner and Gallagher Sharp's Appellate Practice Group Manager.  He focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and class actions, including defending insurance carriers against claims alleging bad faith, unfair claims practices, and breach of contract. His experience encompasses all facets of motion practice, post-trial proceedings, and appeals at the state and federal levels.

In addition, Rich is a recognized Ohio Super Lawyer, Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Law, and a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated attorney. 

Gary L. Nicholson

Gary Nicholson joined Gallagher Sharp as an Associate in 1984 and was named Partner in 1992.  For the majority of his practice, he counsels insurance carriers on coverage, bad faith, the duty to defend and indemnify, and claim investigation issues. Gary also has experience in Appellate Law and Municipal Liability.

Monica A. Sansalone

Monica Sansalone is the Practice Group Manager of Gallagher Sharp’s Professional Liability Group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. She represents lawyers in grievance proceedings at the state level and before federal administrative agencies such as the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Department of Justice. She also defends lawyers against malpractice claims, and in contempt and sanctions proceedings.  She provides representation in trial courts and on appeal, including matters before the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Markus E. Apelis

Markus Apelis maintains a diverse commercial transportation and general liability litigation practice.

New Partner Holly Olarczuk-Smith

Ms. Olarczuk-Smith joined Gallagher Sharp as an Associate in 2003 after serving as a law clerk to the Hon. Judith A.

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