Matthew T. Norman

Matthew T. Norman: Attorney with Gallagher Sharp LLP
  • Partner at Gallagher Sharp LLP
  • Bulkley Building, Sixth Floor, 1501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
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Matt Norman was named Partner in 2013 and is active in the Professional Liability and Mass Tort Practice Groups

Matt Norman joined Gallagher Sharp as an Associate in 2006 after a successful career as an Assistant Prosecutor for both the city and county government. He gained significant trial experience prosecuting felony offenses and also argued before the Supreme Court of Ohio. Matt was named Partner in 2013, and as a member of the Professional Liability and Mass Tort Practice Groups, he currently represents attorneys in grievance proceedings and malpractice suits, real estate professionals in errors and omissions claims, and manufacturers and suppliers in asbestos litigation involving product liability, personal injury, and wrongful death.


•“Disciplinary Counsel: The ‘Super’ Prosecutor,” Quarterly Review, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys,Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 8-11, Spring 2013
•“IOLTA Considerations for Criminal Defense Attorneys Who Accept Flat Fees,” Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, Vol. 5, No. 7, pp. 19-20, February 2013
•“Fee Agreements with Criminal Defendants? It Does Happen and Here Is What Your Client Should Know About Them...,” Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, Vol. 5, No. 6, pp. 19-20, January 2013.
•Note: Standards and Procedures for Determining whether a Defendant is Competent to Make the Ultimate Choice - Death; Ohio’s New Precedent for Death Row “Volunteers”, 13 Journal of Law & Health, 103 (1998- 99)

Speaking Engagements

•“Two Sides of the Same Coin: Duty to Disclose in Civil and Criminal Litigation,” October 2018
•“The Top Five Ethical Considerations For the Criminal Defense Lawyer,” November 2014
•“The Ins and Outs of the Attorney-Client Relationship,” November 2013
•“Fee Arrangements and the Criminal Lawyer,” November 2012
•“Professionalism and Malpractice Issues Concerning the Criminal Attorney,” November 2008
•Co-Presenter, “Claims Arising from the Sub-Prime Lending Crises,” Gallaher Sharp Annual Spring Seminar, June 2008


•Former Assistant Prosecutor, Cuyahoga County
•Former Assistant Prosecutor, City of Cleveland

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Mass Tort/Toxic Tort
  • Asbestos
  • Maritime Multidistrict Litigation
  • Silica/Mixed Dust
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Legal Professional Liability
  • Real Estate Agents and Brokers
  • Accountants

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(216) 696-5037  Phone
(216) 241-1608  Fax
University Attended:
Bowling Green State University, B.S., cum laude, 1995
Law School Attended:
Legal education, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1999; Associate Editor, Journal of Law and Health, 1998-1999
Year of First Admission:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; 1999, Ohio; United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Professional Organizations

•Ohio State Bar Association

•Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association


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