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Paul D. Galea

Paul Galea joined Gallagher Sharp as a Partner in August of 2014.  His practice primarily involves defending commercial shipping companies, marinas and private pleasure boat owners and operators in all forms of maritime matters including, personal injury under the Jones Act, Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA), Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA), as well as injuries to passengers, longshoremen, seamen, wharehousemen, and marina employees.

Holly M. Olarczuk-Smith

Ms. Holly Olarczuk-Smith joined Gallagher Sharp as an Associate in 2003 and was named Partner in 2013.  She is certified as an Appellate Specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association and has argued before state and federal appellate courts on legal issues in the Professional Liability, Mass Tort, and Transportation practice areas.  She also defends manufacturers and suppliers in asbestos litigation, and represents railroad companies in cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, and occupational injury.

Matthew T. Norman

Matt Norman joined Gallagher Sharp as an Associate in 2006 after a successful career as an Assistant Prosecutor for both the city and county government. He gained significant trial experience prosecuting felony offenses and also argued before the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Colleen A. Mountcastle

Colleen Mountcastle is a Partner in Gallagher Sharp’s Appellate, Mass Torts and Transportation Practice Groups.  She is certified as an Appellate Law Specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association, and in her appellate practice represents clients in original, post-trial and appellate proceedings in the Supreme Courts of the United States, Michigan and Ohio. She also defends railroad companies, manufacturers and suppliers in cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, occupational injury and product liability.

Dan J. Michalec

Dan Michalec is a Partner and Coordinator of Gallagher Sharp’s entire Ohio asbestos docket. He has over 20 years of experience defending claims alleging personal injury and wrongful death from occupational exposure to asbestos. He has served as trial, national, coordinating and/or local counsel for foundries, refractories, manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors of raw materials, building products, industrial and safety equipment.

Thomas E. Dover

A partner since 1987, Tom Dover is the Manager of the firm’s Transportation Practice Group.  He served  as Managing Partner from 2009 to March of 2015.  Tom is a trial attorney with considerable experience in the transportation industry and personal injury litigation.  He concentrates his practice defending railway carriers in claims involving grade crossings, condemnation, eminent domain, occupational exposure, property damage, personal injury and wrongful death.  Tom also represents trucking, bus, and insurance companies, freight haulers and airlines, throughout Ohio, in all types of liti

Kevin C. Alexandersen

A Partner at Gallagher Sharp for over 15 years, Mr. Kevin Alexandersen is the Mass Tort Practice Group Manager.  He concentrates his practice on Mass Tort litigation, representing refractories, insulators, foundries, steel companies, talc manufacturers, safety equipment manufacturers, safety equipment suppliers, electric companies, and railroads in toxic tort, intentional tort, personal injury and wrongful death claims alleging occupational exposure to asbestos, silica, and welding fumes.

Mark A. Greer

Mark Greer has been a Partner at Gallagher Sharp since 1997.  He is the Product Liability Practice Group Manager and is active in the firm’s General Litigation, Insurance, and Mass Tort Practice Groups.  He defends businesses and insurance carriers in personal injury and wrongful death cases arising out of automobile, industrial and construction accidents, and in commercial economic loss cases.

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