Thomas E. Dover

Of Counsel
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Thomas E. Dover Overview

A partner from 1987-2021, Tom Dover has also served as Gallagher Sharp’s Managing Partner and Manager of the Transportation Practice Group. Tom is a trial attorney with considerable experience in the transportation industry, personal injury litigation, mass tort litigation, and commercial litigation. He concentrates his practice defending railway carriers in claims involving grade crossings, FELA claims, occupational exposure claims, condemnation, eminent domain, property damage, personal injury, and wrongful death. Tom also represents trucking companies and insurance carriers throughout Ohio, in all types of litigation.


Bar Admissions

  • 1980, Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio


  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (NARTC) (Former Executive Committee)
  • The Defense Research Institute
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
  • Ohio State Bar Association


  • University of Dayton School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1980)
  • Managing Editor, University of Dayton Law Review (1979-1980)
  • University of Dayton (B.S., summa cum laude, 1977)

Honors & Recognition

  • 2017 and 2012 Cleveland Best Lawyers Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action-Defendants Lawyer of the Year
  • 2014 Cleveland Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants Lawyer of the Year
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America®, 2003-2023 editions
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Peer Review Rated
  • Ohio Super Lawyer 2004-2017