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Employment Practices

Julie Juergens Presents at Cleveland SHRM

Julie Juergens presented at the Legal Affairs Conference of the Cleveland Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Ma

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.

Kevin R. Marchaza

Kevin joined Gallagher Sharp in 2014. A particular focus of his practice involves professional liability litigation, representing attorneys through grievance/discipline proceedings and defending attorneys in legal malpractice actions.  Kevin also defends businesses, employers, and managers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in employment-related claims alleging discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, whistle-blowing, breach of contract, and violations of the FMLA, ADA, and FLSA.

Melanie Shaerban Irvin

Melanie Irvin joined Gallagher Sharp as an Associate in 2013. She represents insurance carriers in coverage disputes and against claims alleging bad faith and unfair claims practices. She defends businesses in commercial and employment practices litigation, and municipal entities and law enforcement professionals in personal injury and section 1983 civil rights claims.

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