Richard C.O. Rezie

Partner, Appellate Practice Group Manager
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Richard C.O. Rezie Overview

Mr. Rich Rezie is a Partner and Gallagher Sharp’s Appellate Practice Group Manager. He focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and class actions, including defending insurance carriers against claims alleging bad faith, unfair claims practices, and breach of contract. His experience encompasses all facets of motion practice, post-trial proceedings, and appeals at the state and federal levels.

In addition, Rich is a recognized Ohio Super Lawyer, Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Law, and a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated attorney.

Bar Admissions

  • 1999, Ohio
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Organizations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1999
  • The Order of the Coif
  • State University of New York College at Oneonta (B.A., magna cum laude, 1996)
  • Harvard University Ukrainian Research Institute (1995)

Honors & Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America®, Insurance Law, 2018-2021 editions
  • Ohio Super Lawyer 2015-2020, Rising Star 2009-2014

Other

  • Judicial Attorney for the Honorable William G. Batchelder, Presiding Judge, Ohio Court of Appeals, Ninth Appellate District
  • Legal Intern for the Honorable Bohdan A. Futey, United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C.
  • Sons of the American Revolution, Western Reserve Society, Trustee (2012), Second Vice President (2013-2014), Registrar (2015- present)
  • Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
  • General Society of the War of 1812
  • General Society of the Mayflower Descendants