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Legal Professional Liability

Monica Sansalone Presents on IOLTA Accounts

Monica Sansalone presented "IOLTA:  The Devil Wears Green", at the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's first Sma

Gallagher Sharp Named a Best Law Firm for 2015

Gallagher Sharp was again named a Best Lawyers Best Law Firm by the U.S.

Maia E. Jerin

Maia focuses her practice on the defense of professionals in civil litigation, including attorneys and other professionals. Prior to Maia’s legal career, she worked as a real estate marketing and sales executive in Naples, Florida.  She uses this experience in her representation of real estate agents, brokers, and firms. Maia also defends businesses, employers, and managers against claims of discrimination and ADA violations, in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies.

Theresa A. Richthammer

Teri Richthammer joined Gallagher Sharp as an Associate 2003 and was named a partner in 2009. She defends malpractice claims against attorneys and physicians. She defends negligence claims against real estate agents, title agents, insurance industry professionals, skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies. Teri represents clients in all Ohio trial and appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of Ohio.

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.

Shane A. Lawson

Shane Lawson is a partner at Gallagher Sharp who focuses his practice on defending lawyers against claims of professional liability.

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.

Steven D. Strang

Steven Strang has a broad litigation practice and defends individuals and corporations in contractual disputes, premises liability actions, and personal injury claims.  He has a decade of litigation experience and has tried cases to verdict as first chair in courts throughout Ohio. 

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.

Timothy T. Brick

Tim Brick is Gallagher Sharp's Managing Partner and is active in the firm's Professional Liability and Business & Employment Practice Groups.  He successfully defends attorneys in matters alleging malpractice, and violations of the FDCPA and other consumer protection statutes.  He assists in grievance and disciplinary procedures, and at the pre-claim stage.  He also represents real estate professionals and accountants in E&O claims and employers in wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, and breach of contract suits.  Tim lectures extensively with respect to legal m

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