Gerry is a civil trial attorney. He has tried cases involving commercial disputes, professional malpractice, products liability, and personal injury. In 2013 and again this year, Gerry was named “Best Lawyers 2013 Lawyer of the Year, Bet-the-Company Litigation” in Toledo. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America since 2003 in the areas of “Bet-the-Company” Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, and Product Liability Litigation. He carries the AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and he is listed in annual editions of Ohio Super Lawyers.
In 1998, Gerry became a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is also a Master of the Bench of the American Inns of Court, Morrison R. Waite Chapter. Gerry has taught numerous seminars and classes, and he has lectured to the Ohio Judicial Conference, the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Ohio Common Pleas Judges’ Association, the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, various other judicial, legal, and educational organizations, and at The University of Toledo College of Law.
Gerry’s lecture topics range from trial tactics and strategy to the law of expert witnesses to ethics and professionalism. In 2017, Gerry spoke at the Nicholas J. Walinski Federal Court Practice seminar and the Toledo Bar Association Federal Court Committee’s May 2017 meeting on the topic of “proportionate discovery under amended Civil Rule 26.”
Gerry obtained a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, from The University of Toledo in 1975 and a law degree from The University of Toledo College of Law in 1979.