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Donald Gallick has over 20 years of experience in criminal and civil appeals to all of the appellate courts in Ohio, including the Ohio Supreme Court.
Legal cases are handled at trial court levels but upon completion one of the parties involved may file an appeal to higher courts known as the appellate court. The practice of appellate law seeks to correct errors or overturn court decisions that were made at lower court levels in both criminal and civil litigation. Handling appeals in appellate courts require acting in a timely manner, sophisticated legal analysis, exceptional research, and both intensive writing and oral argument skills.
Attorney Donald Gallick brings his hard-working and fearless approach to every appellate case to seek out justice to correct legal errors and ensure that proper law was applied in your case. Gallick will carefully analyze trial records, research case law, draft collaborative appellate briefs, and present an oral argument for your appellate case. The oral argument is a relatively small part of the case. The strength of the appeal rests on the shoulders of the appellate lawyer's attention to the law, tenacious research, and ability to draft a written brief. This is where Gallick excels in being your committed advocate throughout the demanding appeal process.
As a former prosecuting attorney, Donald Gallick provides legal counsel in all of Ohio's courts of appeals and the Ohio Supreme Court for all civil and criminal cases. He has argued appeals before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in federal court, and Second, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Tenth, and Eleventh District Court of Appeals in the appellate courts of Ohio. He has filed certiorari petitions with the United States Supreme Court for clients who incurred an unfair or unjust decision of the lower courts. Attorney Gallick is experienced in filing writs of habeas corpus in state and federal courts which are used to present the detainee before the court to determine if their imprisonment is lawful.
Attorney Donald Gallick is an elite appellate attorney with comprehensive understanding of Ohio law, ensuring you get the representation you deserve during the complex appeals process. If you need to appeal a civil ruling or criminal conviction, contact Attorney Gallick today to schedule your free consultation.
STATE V. GRAHAM
Attorney Donald Gallick is a proven appellate lawyer and has obtained reversals of two death penalty cases from the Ohio Supreme Court. He demonstrated his exemplary understanding of the law when he brought 14 propositions of law before The Supreme Court of Ohio in State v. Graham. His thorough opening brief led to The Supreme Court of Ohio finding errors in admitting a victim-impact testimony during the appellant’s trial resulting in the death sentence for a 19-year-old to be overturned.
State v. Beasley
In State v. Beasley, Attorney Gallick obtained a partial reversal of the sentence that was imposed on Beasley, known as the "Craigslist Killer". In the appeals courts, it is not a trial of the case, but instead it is based on written arguments that there were errors during the appellant’s trial. This is why it’s critical to hire an attorney like Gallick that is highly educated on Ohio laws.
State v. Kinder
Attorney Donald Gallick has a successful and substantiated record of reversing and remanding judgements in the appellate courts. In State v. Kinder, with Gallick serving as one of the attorneys for the appellant, the Ohio Supreme Court found in favor of the appellant resulting in a reversed and remanded judgement.
Singleton v. Robertson
Donald Gallick represented the appellant in Singleton v. Robertson and argued that the monetary judgement against his client was unsubstantiated. The court agreed with Gallick and reversed judgement and the case was remanded for a new trial with the appellant recovering appellee costs.
State v. Baldwin
Being represented solely by Attorney Gallick in State v. Baldwin, The Court of Appeals of Ohio Sixth Appellate District ruled that the trial court abused its discretion when it permitted the state to present evidence. It also declared the state failed to prove the error in admitting the evidence did not affect Baldwin’s substantial rights. The result was the reversed judgment of the Wood County Court of Common Pleas and it was remanded for a new trial thanks to the legal representation of Gallick. This was a reopening of an appeal for an issue that multiple lawyers prior to Gallick’s involvement overlooked. After Gallick reopened the appeal and the guilty verdict was overturned, Baldwin who had a lengthy prison sentence had the sentence reduced to “credit for time served”. Gallick is an experienced "Murnahan" lawyer that has litigated multiple "Murnahan" motions to reopen old appeals and can help you or your loved ones fix a previous faulty criminal appeal.