Crain’s Cleveland Business has compiled its annual list of Notables in Law; among this list is our firm’s very own Frank Gallucci. See below for Frank’s entry, or check it out at Crain’s Cleveland Business here.
With some support from his friend and mentor Leon Plevin, Frank Gallucci III took over and grew his father’s solo practice into one of the Buckeye State’s largest plaintiff firms.
But his greatest contribution to the legal community has been his work securing recompense for Northeast Ohio counties devastated by opioid distributors.
Gallucci was co-lead counsel for Cuyahoga County, which together with Summit County sued in a high-profile case settled in 2019 that resulted in more than $325 million for those governments, averting what would have been the nation’s first federal opioid trial. That result also played a role in the massive $26 billion national settlement.
Additionally, Gallucci represented Lake and Trumbull counties in the nation’s first jury trial holding pharmacies responsible for their role in the opioid crisis — a bellwether case that resulted in the first national verdict in opioid litigation.
This work helped position Gallucci as a lead lawyer in the drafting of OneOhio, the first agreement of its kind in the United States that designed the allocation model for communities to access funding from these opioid settlements.
To date, the plaintiff legal team in which Gallucci played a critical role helped secure more than $1 billion in settlement money for communities across Ohio.