Mr. Pelagalli was formerly the Chief Assistant Law Director for the City of Parma, Ohio. As chief litigator, Mr. Pelagalli was responsible for all claims brought against the City from slip fall matters to wrongful death claims and excessive force allegations to discrimination litigation. He represented the City at all levels of trial and appellate cases in Ohio from the State to the Federal Courts.
Mr. Pelagalli has provided representation to persons charged with criminal matters since 1986. He has successfully defended persons charged with misdemeanors as well as felonies in State Courts. He has also been a member of the CJA Panel for the Northern District of Ohio Federal Courts. In that role, he has defended various and sundry matters including; drug conspiracies, weapons violations, criminal fraud, sex crimes, and conspiracies.