Gallagher Sharp LLP

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Appellate

A case changes when an appeal is filed. The process of deciding an appeal is different from the process in a trial court. Appellate opinions consider not only statutes and precedent, but also public policy. An effective appellate attorney develops both legal and policy arguments and presents them persuasively in briefs and oral argument. Experienced appellate advocates understand the intricacies of each appeal, why different standards of appellate review apply in different contexts, and whether deference will be given in any particular appeal to the trial court’s decision.

The Appellate Group at Gallagher Sharp is equipped to provide representation in every facet of post-trial activity and in any appeal. The Group prosecutes and defends appeals in the Supreme Court of Ohio and intermediate appellate courts in state and federal systems. A number of our appellate attorneys worked as appellate law clerks, and two appellate partners, Colleen Mountcastle and Holly Olarczuk-Smith, are certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as Appellate Law Specialists after passing a rigorous written examination, demonstrating substantial involvement in appellate work, fulfilling advanced educational requirements, and obtaining peer review recommendations from attorneys and judges.

Gallagher Sharp’s appellate attorneys complement and assist all other practice groups and work in tandem with trial lawyers to develop winning strategies. Appellate attorneys provide clarity when a client may choose between an immediate appeal or an appeal after trial, can ensure that issues are preserved for appeal, and can provide answers to other difficult questions. The Gallagher Sharp Appellate Group can be an important part of your legal team.

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  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Richard C.O. Rezie 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 Review for Richard C.O. Rezie 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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Diversity

Gallagher Sharp believes that there is strength in diversity and inclusion. Our commitment to diversity is reflected in how we recruit, hire, promote, and evaluate personnel. We seek those with diverse backgrounds and perspectives and the qualities and qualifications to serve our clients.

We achieve diversity through multiple initiatives, including:

  • Recruitment, retention, and inclusion. Gallagher Sharp not only strives to recruit and hire diverse attorneys and staff but also maintains practices for retention and inclusion.
  • Advancement opportunities. Gallagher Sharp has a Diversity Committee that fosters an environment of diversity and inclusion where everyone has an opportunity to advance and excel.
  • Education. Gallagher Sharp is developing its workforce by including diversity education and training.
  • Community involvement. Gallagher Sharp is active in professional and community organizations and outreach programs that promote and support diversity and inclusion.
  • Commitment.¬†Gallagher Sharp has filed an Affirmative Action Plan which has been approved by the State of Ohio.

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