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Silica/Mixed Dust

Michael J. Pike

Michael Pike joined Gallagher Sharp as an Associate in 2001 and became a partner in 2010.

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.

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.

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.