Shane Lawson is a partner at Gallagher Sharp who focuses his practice on defending lawyers against claims of professional liability. He represents attorneys in legal malpractice litigation arising from a variety of underlying matters that include business-related torts, intellectual property, probate and estates, errors in transactional documents, and personal injury. Shane also defends attorneys in their capacity as executor or trustee in actions alleging breach of fiduciary duty and breach of trust. He counsels clients on legal ethics, and represents them in grievance proceedings. Shane also has experience representing businesses and insurers in cases involving catastrophic injury, fire loss, and construction disputes.
•“A Cautionary Note on UPL: Practicing Law in a State is Not Limited to Practicing that State’s Law,” October 2018
•“It’s not You, It’s Me: Ethical and Legal Considerations When Declining, Withdrawing From, and Referring Legal Representation,” November 2017
•“Winding Down a Law Practice: Succession Planning, Safeguarding Client Interests, and Insurance Concerns,” November 2016
•“To Remove or Not to Remove: Court, Venue and Other Jurisdictional Considerations,” Gallagher Sharp Annual Spring Seminar, May 2013
•Rising Star, Professional Liability: Defense, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2014, 2018-2019
•American Bar Association
•Ohio State Bar Association
•Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (Ethics & Professionalism Committee)
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