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Cleveland Office

Todd M. Jackett

Todd Jackett concentrates his practice on professional liability defense, defending lawyers, accountants, and financial professionals in malpractice litigation and disciplinary proceedings. He represents and defends employers from claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family Medical Leave Act, ERISA and all other state and federal anti-discrimination/retaliation statutes.  He also represents and defends companies in various legal disputes, including contractual matters, complex business disputes, and corporate compliance.

David J. Hearty

David Hearty is an associate attorney who focuses his practice on defending lawyers and other professionals against professional liability claims.  He also focuses his practice on appellate matters.  David is experienced in defending businesses and insurers in a wide variety of matters, including legal malpractice, product liability, defamation, real estate, among others.

Eric S. Faulkner

Eric Faulkner is a member of Gallagher Sharp’s General Litigation Practice Group.  He defends businesses, insurance carriers, and individuals against claims alleging personal injury, property damage, occupational injury, and wrongful death. He has experience in several areas including construction, bankruptcy, medical malpractice, real estate, contract disputes, and appellate matters. 

Liz R. Phillips

 Liz Phillips defends businesses, insurance carriers, and individuals against claims alleging personal injury, property damage, occupational injury, and wrongful death.  Her experience includes auto accidents, premises liability, and other tort litigation.

Nicholas G. Anhold

Nick is an Associate in Gallagher Sharp’s Cleveland office and a member of the firm’s Professional Liability, Business & Employment, and General Litigation Practice Groups. Nick is a Northeast Ohio native who joined Gallagher Sharp as a law clerk while completing his degree. 

Erik D. Ovesny

Manages Gallagher Sharp's marketing and business development functions and social media strategy
Tiffin University, MS, Humanities with a Communications Concentration
Cleveland State University, BA, Film/Digital Media

Michaela P. Pringle

Washington & Jefferson College, B.A., Political Science and International Studies, 2018
Duquesne University Paralegal Institute Certificate, 2019

Preparation of pleadings, motions, subpoenas and affidavits
Complex research and discovery preparation
Review and analysis of expert opinions
Real Estate transactions

Jody Perkins Ryan

Jody Ryan is responsible for the oversight and defense of her client’s workers’ compensation matters. From the initial investigation to resolution, she not only handles the administrative hearings on compensability, extent of disability, occupational disease, treatment and wage issues, permanent total disability and violations of safety requirements, but also represents her clients when litigation proceeds to Ohio’s courts.

Eileen T. Gerson

Franklin University, B.S., Health Care Administration, 2001
Lakeland Community College, Associate in Paralegal Studies, 2000

License and Certification
Paramedic, State of Ohio