Donald G. Drinko

Donald G. Drinko: Attorney with Gallagher Sharp LLP
  • Partner at Gallagher Sharp LLP
  • Bulkley Building, Sixth Floor, 1501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
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Don Drinko is certified as a Workers' Compensation Specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association

Don Drinko joined Gallagher Sharp as an Associate in 2000 and was named a Partner in 2006. His practice is generally divided between the representation of state fund and self-insured employers before the Industrial Commission of Ohio and representing insurance companies and their insureds in extra-contractual liability matters. He is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Workers' Compensation Specialist. He has over 15 years of workers' compensation experience and has attended in excess of 2, 000 administrative hearings concerning allowance, treatment, compensation, disability (including permanent disability), and subrogration. Don has tried more than 25 workers' compensation cases to juries throughout Ohio and has argued workers' compensation appeals before the First and Eighth District Courts of Appeals.

Specialized Training

•Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist, Ohio State Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

•“Insurance Policy Formation, Cancellation, and Non-Renewal, ” Akron Bar Association, June 2013
•“Subrogation Concerns: Workers' Compensation, Medicare, and Other Liens, ” Gallagher Sharp Annual Spring Seminar, June 2010
•“Catastrophic Losses” and “Personal and Advertising Injury Insurance Coverage, ” National Business Institute, June 2006
•“Ohio Workers' Compensation: Basics and Recent Developments, ” Gallagher Sharp Annual Spring Seminar, June 2006
•“Tackling Critical Insurance Coverage and Litigation Issues in Ohio, ” National Business Institute, September 2005
•“Insurance Coverage Law in Ohio, ” National Business Institute, August 2004
•“Evolving Law of Uninsured-Underinsured Motorists Coverage, ” Gallagher Sharp Annual Spring Seminar, June 2003

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Business & Employment
  • Workers' Compensation
  • General Litigation
  • Motor Vehicle Litigation
  • Insurance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(216) 522-1326  Phone
(216) 241-1608  Fax
University Attended:
Cleveland State University, B.A., 1990
Law School Attended:
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 1993
Year of First Admission:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; 1993, Ohio

•The Defense Research Institute (DRI)
•Ohio State Bar Association
•Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
•Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
•Cleveland Association of Civil Trial Attorneys


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