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Posted by Joe, a Employment client, Flag
John was clearly an asset who did a great job for me and handled my case well. He came up with an out of the box approach. He did excellent research on the issue at hand . He handled the opposition well. I am very happy with his knowledge of the law his preparation and his work ethic. He handled himself professionally with the court and the oppositions' legal team.
Posted by a Wrongful Termination client, Flag
Mr. Gallagher represented my case on a wrong termination. He was tremendous from the start and always made sure I knew the process. He always gave me good advice on how to handle my case. He has tough negotiating and strategic skills. With John’s help, I won the case before the trial. John is smart, confident and extremely knowledgeable lawyer. He knows what he is doing. He is honest and reasonable. I would recommend Mr. Gallagher to anyone in need of legal advice or help!!!
Posted by a Wrongful Termination client, Flag
I was incredibly disappointed in my experience with John Gallagher and his firm. In the beginning John was going to be a crusader for my cause, on principle! (and of course for compensation, let's be realistic) However, once the resistance came from the other party, the crusader spirit quickly waned as John realized the case wasn't going to make him "rich." I thought John was knowledgable but I found his style less then professional and basically the opposing lawyers shut down and refused to deal with him because of his incredibly abrasive and argumentative style. I think part of lawyering is knowing your opposition. For John, I think it's tact be damned I'm going to steam roll through everyone and then blame them for being uncooperative retroactively. Unfortunately, in my case, that turned out to be a lousy strategy. The other "reviews" of John are very good but we all know the online review system is fraught with bogus reviewers. Who knows, maybe he is competent, I just didn't see it....
Posted by Bob, a Employee Benefits client, Flag
This was the first time i ever hired a lawyer. When i first met John he gave me the impression he had many years of experience practicing law.He was quick to tell me the case was in my favor.The day of the hearing John reassured me everything will be alright let me do the talking you only talk when spoken to.I received a phone call from John's secreatary stating i won the unemployment appeal hearing.I was amazed at John's professionalism throughtout the duration of the case.
Posted by Tony, a Workers Compensation client, Flag
John handled the state appeal of a referee's opinion for unemployment compensation. I was most impressed by the time John spent listening to the facts and then giving an opinion on whether we should file an appeal and the likelihood of winning an appeal hearing. We took Johnâ€™s advice and let him handled the matter. The appeal was well written; the case was reopened; and a finding by the state for reinstatement of the unemployment compensation was rendered. Although I hope never to go through this ordeal again; but if I have to, I definitely want John handling the matter from the beginning. He was professional and a true advocate.
Posted by Vicky, a Employment client, Flag
I recommend John to individuals and companies that need representation concerning unemployment benefits and/or understanding the legal definition of an employee and a subcontractor. I would hire him again knowing I have an excellent lawyer to represent me.
Posted by a Personal Injury client, Flag
Mr. Gallagher got me a better settlement than I was able to get by myself. My personal injury case was settled for an amount greater than my expectations....YES!
Posted by Dolores, a Workers Compensation client, Flag
In March, while receiving Unemployment Compensation benefits in PA, I accepted an editing assignment posted on Craigs List that was not required to be completed until May. When I later informed the UC office of this, they asked me to repay my UC benefits for March through May and claimed my correct status was "independent contractor." My appeal was that having not applied for UC for the 1 week in May in which I worked on and completed the assignment, I was truthful in stating that I had no work in other weeks and was entitled to my benefits. The matter went to a UC Referee. Based on Mr. Gallagher's skillful presentation of my case, the Referee decided in my favor. Mr. Gallagher also argued that taking this kind of assignment does not automatically make a person an independent contractor.
Posted by Sandra, a Employment client, Flag
I could not have had better representation. Took charge of the proceedings and insured I was not railroaded by my previous employer. Has an excellent staff that showed true concern and kept me informed.
Posted by Bill G, a Employment client, Flag
John is a professional in every respect He knows the law and he knows the human condition , the legal process, the needs of his client, and has the unique ability to foresee the rhythm and flow of a case to a logical conclusion. . Through his perceptive insight into the case, he was able to guide me and my law suit to a very acceptable end outcome . He was always coaching me on the various options that he felt would develop and as a result, when faced with decisions that required action , I was well prepared and able to discuss with John the best outcome for my case. John kept me apprised of all correspondence and was available to me for the often needed point of clarification and ..... reassurance. John Knows the law and can asses the various challenges that the opposition in this case might take. In a phrase, Smarter Wins is how I would describe what took place. John was simply put Smarter, and more dedicated than the defending attorney. His experience and insight into any case he accepts will provide a client with the confidence to carry on thus it is reassuring to a client who may loose perspective through the law suit and find themselves in the legal weeds that are always cropping up throughout a case. John became my partner in the suit both emotionally, and strategically as we worked through the various issues and disagreement foisted upon us by the defendant. Needless to say, we prevailed and my new motto for the imprint on the back of a dollar bill , is " In John I trust".
Posted by Dominique, a Employment client, Flag
My UC claim was handled very efficiently and with dedication. John was on top of everything! If your UC claim is not a done deal, do not hesitate to contact John
Posted by Charles, a Employment client, Flag
John has earned my trust. Outstanding work ethic. Creative thinking. Non-Compete lawsuit. Highly recommented.
Posted by a Wrongful Termination client, Flag
From beginning to end John Gallagher was a pleasure to work with. He was able to meet with me the first time within a day. At the first meeting I found him very easy to talk with He heard what I had to say, was understanding to my facts and feelings and was able to put me at ease by explaining the law and my options.John helped me in filing unemployement and diciphering my non compete agreement so I could begin to move forward with my career search. Once negotiations started, John kept me informed and always followed up in a timely manner. In the end he was able to almost double my severence agreement. I would recommend John and his staff to anyone seeking a top knotch employement attorney
Posted by John, a Contracts client, Flag
I was fired by a New York government entity in a highly controversial situation despite the fact that I had a 4-year employment contract. John sued the municipality, took the case all the way to the Court of Appeals in New York, and won. The municipality later settled by paying me for my 4-year entire contract. During that case, I was defamed and slandered in the newspapers and on TV. John sued the Networks and Gannett News. We eventually argued the case before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and John won again. We settled with the defendants for a nice amount after that. During all of this, John handled all of my media relations (there was a lot of news on both of these cases). Today, I have a great job in the same town, and my reputation has been restored. These were very complicated cases, and John was able to beat some pretty big law firms, as well as the Government, the Networks and Gannett News. He worked real hard, respected my opinions and thoughts, involved me in the case, and generally kicked butt on everything. I recommend him without reservation.
Posted by Kai, a Employment client, Flag
I called John Gallagher's office in regards to a non-compete I had signed. John was able to see me that same afternoon. He was helpful in answering all of my questions, and most importantly, he brought to my attention some extremely important information that I was completely unaware of, which saved my career! I have complete confidence in John's work, and highly recommend him.