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Commercial Litigation

Todd M. Jackett

Todd Jackett concentrates his practice on professional liability defense, defending lawyers, accountants, and financial professionals in malpractice litigation and disciplinary proceedings. He represents and defends employers from claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family Medical Leave Act, ERISA and all other state and federal anti-discrimination/retaliation statutes.  He also represents and defends companies in various legal disputes, including contractual matters, complex business disputes, and corporate compliance.

Joseph J. Santoro

Joe Santoro joined Gallagher Sharp as an Associate in 1997 and was named Partner in 2004. He represents businesses, insurance companies and individuals in a wide variety of civil litigation.  He represents railroad companies in cases concerning personal injury, wrongful death, occupational injury, the FRSA, federal preemption matters, property damage, eminent domain, and condemnation issues.  Joe’s experience also includes representing clients in pre-suit contract matters as well as commercial litigation relating to breach of contract and real estate matters.

Lori E. Brown

Lori Brown  is a partner at Gallagher Sharp. She defends attorneys against legal malpractice claims and in grievance proceedings and provides counsel for pre-claims assistance and risk management matters.  Lori also handles class actions filed under the FDCPA and other consumer protection statutes and  has successfully defended law firms and individuals in consumer litigation. She represents her clients in trial courts and on appeal, including in Federal District Court and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Timothy T. Brick

Tim Brick is Gallagher Sharp's Managing Partner and is active in the firm's Professional Liability Group as well as the Business & Employment Practice Group where he currently serves as the Group Manager.