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Gallagher Sharp Adds Partner Joseph "Jerry" McDonnell to Detroit Office

Gallagher Sharp is pleased to announce the addition of Jerry McDonnell as a Partner in our Detroit office.  Jerry adv

Joseph J. McDonnell

Joseph (Jerry) McDonnell handles litigation in both federal and state courts and provides advice to clients on various aspects of railroad, transportation and logistics law.  He represents railroads in all aspects of personal injury litigation, including claims under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA), occupational/repetitive stress actions, trespasser claims, grade crossing accidents, property damage claims, freight loss and damage claims, collection of freight charges, revising and interpreting agreements involving railroad real estate (including sidetracks, rights of way for pip

Mary Colette O'Donnell

Mary C. O’Donnell focuses her practice on commercial transportation litigation. She represents several railroad clients in rail accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, FELA and occupational/repetitive stress injuries, grade crossings, property damage, employment, eminent domain, and other commercial matters.  She has presented before the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (“NARTC”), The Association of American Railroads ("AAR"), as well as at Railroad Occupational Claims meetings.

Joe Pappalardo is Awarded the John T. Biezup Memorial Service Award at TIDA

During the Annual Meeting of the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) Joe Pappalardo was given the organizati

Rob Boroff and Phil Nester Address Northeast Ohio CLM

Rob Boroff and Phil Nester presented "Preserving Evidence is Not America's Favorite Pastime," to the Northeast Ohio C

Robert A. Pleines

Bob Pleines defends businesses, insurance carriers, and individuals against claims alleging personal injury, property damage, occupational injury, and wrongful death. His experience includes trucking and auto accidents, environmental law, and medical malpractice.  Bob is a logistics officer in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.

FMCSA Is Considering Changes To Certain Hours Of Services Regulations And Is Requesting Your Input

Due to the persistent requests by the industry for flexibility in the hours of services (“HOS”) regulations found in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (“FMCSA”) is considering revising and/or eliminating certain HOS regulations.

Gallagher Sharp's 2019 Best Lawyers

The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest most respected peer review publication in the legal profession has a

Adam C. Zwicker

The primary focus of Adam's practice involves the defense of commercial transportation litigation.  Adam has specific experience representing members of the trucking industry in personal injury, property damage, and wrongful death claims arising from commercial motor vehicle accidents, and defending cargo claims under the Carmack Amendment. His experience also encompasses a wide range of general civil litigation, including first and third-party (PIP) auto accidents, premises liability, pharmacy malpractice, and claims involving insurance coverage and indemnity.

Joseph S. Center

Joe Center represents railroad companies in cases involving personal injury, property damage, grade crossings, occupational injury and wrongful death.  His experience also includes general civil litigation, appellate advocacy, insurance defense, and claims involving truck accidents.  Prior to his legal career, Joe was a school teacher and administrator.