Richard C.O. Rezie

Richard C.O. Rezie: Attorney with Gallagher Sharp LLP

Biography

Richard Rezie 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

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.

Speaking Engagements

• Declaratory Judgments & Intervention, Anatomy of a Complex CGL Claim, Insurance Law Section, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, November 2012

Publications

• Determining the Available Insurance Coverage Limits: Number of Occurrences, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, pp. 32-33, February 2017
•“Current Coverage Issues and Disputes in Long-Tail Claims,” Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, pp. 21-23, February 2016
• Determining Priority of Insurance Coverage - A Step-By-Step Guide, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, Vol. 6, No. 7, pp. 22-24, February 2014
• Determining Whether to Intervene or File a Declaratory Judgment: A Comparative Analysis, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, Vol. 5, No. 7, pp. 9-11, February 2013
• Think Before Seeking a Leave to Amend, Ohio Lawyer, Ohio State Bar Association, pp. 16-20, Sept./Oct. 2006
• The Ukrainian Constitution: Interpretation of the Citizens' Rights Provisions, 31 Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law 169 (1999); reviewed - Procyk, Q. Bull. Harv. Ukr. Stud. Fund, Spring 1999, at 4

Other

•Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated
•Listed, Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Law, 2018-2019 edition
•Ohio Super Lawyer 2015-2018, Rising Star 2009-2014
•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 (Registrar 2015, Second Vice President 2013-2014, Trustee 2012)
•Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
•General Society of the War of 1812
•General Society of Mayflower Descendants

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Appellate
  • Business & Employment
  • Insurance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(216) 522-1097  Phone
(216) 241-1608  Fax
www.gallaghersharp.com
University Attended:
State University of New York College at Oneonta, B.A., magna cum laude, 1996
Law School Attended:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1999; Case Western Reserve University School of Law, The Order of the Coif; Harvard University Ukrainian Research Institute, 1995
Year of First admission:
1999
Admission:
United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio; United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio; 1999, Ohio; United States Court of Federal Claims; Supreme Court of the United States
Memberships:

Professional Organizations

•Ohio State Bar Association

•Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

ISLN:
915778940

Peer Reviews

  • 4.5/5.0 (21 reviews)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.6/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.5/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.5/5.0
  • Communication

    4.5/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.5/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Associate/Assistant General Counsel on 06/20/13 in Appellate Practice

    I practiced with Mr. Rezie for almost ten years before I left the firm for an in-house counsel position. In the time that we worked together, Mr. Rezie was an invaluable asset to me and others at Gallagher Sharp and I often sought his opinion and ad... Read more

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    I practiced with Mr. Rezie for almost ten years before I left the firm for an in-house counsel position. In the time that we worked together, Mr. Rezie was an invaluable asset to me and others at Gallagher Sharp and I often sought his opinion and advice. Mr. Rezie is a very skilled appellate lawyer and provides exemplary representation to his clients. I highly recommend Mr. Rezie. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Principal on 06/01/13 in Civil Litigation

    I co-counseled a case with Richard a few years ago. I found him to be an exceptional, hard-working and skilled advocate. He obtained an outstanding result for our mutual client.

    I co-counseled a case with Richard a few years ago. I found him to be an exceptional, hard-working and skilled advocate. He obtained an outstanding result for our mutual client. Read less

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Client Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (2 reviews)
  • 100% (2 recommendations)
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    5.0/5.0
  • Value for Money

    5.0/5.0
  • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 09/25/17 in Insurance.

    In working multiple times with Attorney Rezie in the past, he has always exceeded our expectations. Richard's attention to detail along with his ability to take complex matters and put them into understandable terms has been extremely valuable to ou... Read more

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    In working multiple times with Attorney Rezie in the past, he has always exceeded our expectations. Richard's attention to detail along with his ability to take complex matters and put them into understandable terms has been extremely valuable to our company, as well as myself personally over the years. I would strongly recommend Attorney Richard Rezie. Read less

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  • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 09/22/17 in Business Law.

    I have found Atty Rezie to be an excellent resource for my business. He is always willing to provide assistance and direction while making recommendations on matters that impact on our operations including insurance matters, employment law issues a... Read more

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    I have found Atty Rezie to be an excellent resource for my business. He is always willing to provide assistance and direction while making recommendations on matters that impact on our operations including insurance matters, employment law issues and contract interpretations and challenges. Atty. Rezie always provides prompt responses to my questions and always returns phone calls and emails promptly, thereby saving my company thousands of dollars in legal fees. Read less

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