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Professional Liability

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.

Scott A. Norcross

After practicing at another Cleveland area firm for ten years, Scott Norcross joined Gallagher Sharp as a Partner in 2014. He is Gallagher Sharp’s Business & Employment Practice Group Manager and represents businesses in commercial litigation, and lending institutions in workouts, foreclosures and bankruptcy matters.

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. She represents lawyers in grievance proceedings and defends them against malpractice claims. She provides representation in trial courts and on appeal, including matters before the Supreme Court of Ohio. Ms. Sansalone lectures on ethics, malpractice, and professionalism. She provides counsel for risk management matters, pre-suit evaluation, and claim repair.  She has been a partner at Gallagher Sharp since 2003 and is also a member of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group.

Julie L. Juergens

Julie Juergens joined Gallagher Sharp as an Associate in September of 2000 and was named Partner in 2005. She concentrates her practice on employment, commercial, and professional liability litigation, representing businesses and individuals including professionals such as accountants and lawyers, directors, officers, managers, and employees, in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts and before administrative agencies.

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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