Thomas E. Dover

Thomas E. Dover: Attorney with Gallagher Sharp LLP AV stamp icon
  • Managing Partner at Gallagher Sharp LLP (56 Attorneys)
  • Bulkley Building, Sixth Floor, 1501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
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Tom Dover is Manager of the firm's Transportation Practice Group, he served as Gallagher Sharp's Managing Partner from 2009 to March of 2015

Tom Dover is Manager of the firm’s Transportation Practice Group, he served as Gallagher Sharps Managing Partner from 2009 to March of 2015

A partner since 1987, Tom Dover is the Manager of the firm’s Transportation Practice Group. He served as Managing Partner from 2009 to March of 2015. Tom is a trial attorney with considerable experience in the transportation industry and personal injury litigation. He concentrates his practice defending railway carriers in claims involving grade crossings, condemnation, eminent domain, occupational exposure, property damage, personal injury and wrongful death. Tom also represents trucking, bus, and insurance companies, freight haulers and airlines, throughout Ohio, in all types of litigation.


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•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, Railroad Law, Personal Injury-Defendants, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants, 2003-2019 editions
•Martindale-Hubbell, AV Peer Review Rated
•Ohio Super Lawyer 2004-2017

(Also at Toledo Office)

Areas of Practice (7)

  • General Litigation
  • Motor Vehicle Litigation
  • Mass Tort/Toxic Tort
  • Asbestos
  • Transportation
  • Railroad
  • Maritime and Admiralty Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(216) 522-1060  Phone
(216) 241-1608  Fax
University Attended:
University of Dayton, B.S., summa cum laude, 1977
Law School Attended:
University of Dayton School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1980
Year of First Admission:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; 1980, Ohio; United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Professional Organizations

•National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (NARTC) (Executive Committee)

•The Defense Research Institute

•Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys

•Ohio State Bar Association


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Cleveland, Ohio

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