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Transportation

James T. Tyminski

Jim Tyminski joined Gallagher Sharp as an Associate in March of 1999 after working as a claims adjuster in the insurance industry. He became a Partner in 2005.

Joseph J. Santoro

Joe Santoro joined Gallagher Sharp as an Associate in 1997 and was named Partner in 2004. He represents businesses, insurance companies and individuals in a wide variety of civil litigation.  He represents railroad companies in cases concerning personal injury, wrongful death, occupational injury, the FRSA, federal preemption matters, property damage, eminent domain, and condemnation issues.  Joe’s experience also includes representing clients in pre-suit contract matters as well as commercial litigation relating to breach of contract and real estate matters.

Timothy P. Roth

Tim Roth joined the firm as an Associate in June, 1998 and was named Partner in 2004. He is a member of the Transportation and General Litigation Practice Groups with a focus on the representation of trucking companies and their drivers following major truck accidents.

Joseph W. Pappalardo

A lawyer at Gallagher Sharp since 1980 and a Partner since 1987, Mr. Pappalardo is a trial attorney who represents public and private companies, insurance carriers and individuals in cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, employer intentional torts, industrial accidents, cargo and property damage.  He has litigated and tried cases in a wide variety of industries, including trucking, automobile, motorcycles, hand and power tools, aviation and automatic pedestrian doors.

Sheila A. McKeon

A Partner with Gallagher Sharp since 1998, Sheila McKeon represents businesses, insurance companies, municipalities, and individuals in claims alleging personal injury, property damage, and wrongful death in the state and federal courts in Ohio and Michigan. A focus of her practice involves employer liability, employment discrimination claims, and employer intentional tort litigation. She also defends railway companies in matters involving rail accidents, FELA claims and occupational injuries, grade crossings, condemnation, and eminent domain.

Todd M. Haemmerle

A Partner at Gallagher Sharp, Todd Haemmerle defends businesses, insurance carriers, and individuals against claims for breach of contract, personal injury, property damage, and wrongful death.  His experience spans a broad range of practice areas including industrial workplace injuries, toxic tort claims, insurance coverage and bad faith lawsuits, construction defects, trucking and motor vehicle accidents, and commercial litigation.

Thomas E. Dover

A partner since 1987, Tom Dover is the Manager of the firm’s Transportation Practice Group.  He served  as Managing Partner from 2009 to March of 2015.  Tom is a trial attorney with considerable experience in the transportation industry and personal injury litigation.  He concentrates his practice defending railway carriers in claims involving grade crossings, condemnation, eminent domain, occupational exposure, property damage, personal injury and wrongful death.  Tom also represents trucking, bus, and insurance companies, freight haulers and airlines, throughout Ohio, in all types of liti

Markus E. Apelis

Markus Apelis maintains a diverse commercial transportation and general liability litigation practice.

New Partner Holly Olarczuk-Smith

Ms. Olarczuk-Smith joined Gallagher Sharp as an Associate in 2003 after serving as a law clerk to the Hon. Judith A.

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