Foreclosure, Insurance, Business, Real Estate, Consumer Protection
At Gallagher & Associates Law Firm, P.A. we offer our clients valuable legal guidance while employing a slightly different approach towards the attorney-client relationship.
We understand that even minor legal issues can result in anxiety for our clients. Therefore, we strive to help our clients understand the intricacies of the legal system while using our experience to provide the legal services every client deserves. We view our clients as essential members of the team.
Charles R. Gallagher III, Esquire is the founder of Gallagher & Associates Law Firm, P.A. Mr. Gallagher graduated from Stetson University of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida. after graduation he began practice with a large tampa firm focusing on insurance litigation. additionally, while at Stetson, Mr. Gallagher served as a Federal Judicial Intern for Chief Judge elizabeth A. Kovachevich of the U.S. Middle District of Florida.
While at stetson, Mr. Gallagher was the Director of the Legal Writing clinic, President of the christian Legal Society, a Teaching Fellow for Legal Research and Writing classes, a Teaching Assistant for Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation classes, and an honor Court Attorney. Mr. Gallagher was awarded the Calvin Kuenzel Award in 1999 by a vote of the student body for campus leadership. Additionally, Mr. Gallagher was awardes the Judge Stanley Millage Award at graduation for academic excellence by a vote of the faculty.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Gallagher worked as a paralegal with a large Orlando law firm. In 1995, Mr. Gallagher graduated from Rollins Collage in Winter Park Florida with a degree in Polities. Mr. Gallagher currently sits on the Alumni Associates Board of Directors for Rollins College.
Mr. Gallagher is currently admitted to practice before all courts within Florida as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, the U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, the U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida and the U.S. Tax Court.
Mr. Gallagher is a member of the Florida Bar, the St. Petersburg Bar Associates and the Orange County Bar Association. Additionally, Mr. Gallagher is involved with a variety of pro bono and community service activities including the Community Law Program, Relay for Life, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, and Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk.
Mr. Gallagher has experience in both litigation and transactional matters. His current practice focuses on insurance litigation, accident/injury litigation, and business litigation. Mr. Gallagher has extensive experience in litigatin all types of insurance disputes such as hurricane claims, toxic mold, lead paint, asbestos, theft, fire damage, sinkholes, settlement damages and denied insurance claims.
In addition to his litigation experience, Mr. Gallagher has experience in various transactional matters, including real estate transactions, probate, mortgages/notes, wills, trusts, and formation of corporations.
Finally, Mr. Gallagher has experience with regard to a variety of consumer law matters, such as credit repair, debt relief, deceptive trade practices and traffic court representation.
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Licensed since 2001
Hourly ($275-350/hour), Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)
Charles is a brilliant lawyer, and I person I go to often to bounce ideas off of. He has the ability to think outside the box, and does so when it benefits the client. We have been friends for years and I also know that he is a very good person and cares about his clients. Charles has integrity and strength of character and I certainly endorse this lawyer's work.
Melissa Archer Insurance Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2001||05/07/2015|
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.
Charles’s comment: “This admonishement was a result of an email seeking collection of an unpaid account from a client where the client provided false information to the Florida Bar. The Bar found no misconduct associated with the representation of the client and only took issue with the threat to sue the client for defamation in connection with false statements to the bar.”
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Biz Tech Awards||Tampa Bay Business Journal||2011|
|Up & Comers||Tampa Bay Business Journal||2011|
|Rising Star||St. Petersburg Times||2010|
|Entrepreneur of the Year||St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce||2010|
|Rising Star||Tampa Bay Times||2010|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Silver Award||Community Law Program||2007|
|Law Firm of the Year||Community Law Program||2004|
|Silver Award||Community Law Program||2003|
|Who's Who Among College and University Students||N/A||2000|
|Judge Stanley Millege Award||Stetson University College of Law||2000|
|Calvin Kuenzel Award||Stetson University College of Law||2000|
|Mentor Leadership Award||Stetson University College of Law||1999|
|Who's Who Among American Law Students||N/A||1999|
|Partner||Gallagher & Associates Law Firm, P.A.||2006 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Casagrande & Associates, P.A.||2003 - 2006|
|Associate Attorney||Butler, Burnette & Pappas||2001 - 2003|
|Paralegal||Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.||1996 - 1998|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Gulfport Chamber of Commerce||Board of Directors||2010 - Present|
|Leadership St. Pete||Graduate/Member||2009 - Present|
|Clearwater Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Rollins College||Board of Directors||2004 - Present|
|West Coast Claims Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Windstorm Insurance Network||Member||2004 - Present|
|The Florida Bar||Member||2001 - Present|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|St. Petersburg Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Meritplan Insurance Company v. Laughlin, 2005 WL 1054027 (U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida 2005)||Favorable Summary Judgment Order|
|William Childress v. Hess Corporation||On Appeal|
|Deskins v. Sarasota County||Pending|
|St. Petersburg Bar's Paraclete||Fla. Stat. 57.105 Fees, To the Victor Go the Spoils, Or Do They||2011|
|St. Petersburg Bar's Paraclete||Foreclosure's Uncharitable Gift: Docket Management||2011|
|Paraclete Magazine||The Patriot Act: 9/11's Dubious Legacy||2011|
|Paraclete Magazine||But You Already Knew That...Post Claim Underwriting||2011|
|Paraclete Magazine||Deposition Disasters....and How to Avoid Them||2011|
|St. Petersburg Times||One of Milions of Shattered Dreams||2011|
|Tampa Bay Business Journal||Homeowners Go On Offensive with Lawsuits||2011|
|Tampa Bay Business Journal||Financing In Place Branding Begins||2011|
|St. Petersburg TImes||Mortgage Modification Woes||2010|
|St. Petersburg Times||Rising Star||2010|
|St. Petersburg Times||Record Foreclosures||2010|
|News Channel 8-Tampa Bay Online||Foreclosure Mediation Program||2010|
|St. Petersburg Times||Lawsuit Divides Mobile Home Park||2010|
|Tampa Tribune||3 Day Pays You Back in So Many Ways||2010|
|Tampa Bay Business Journal||Foreclosure Crisis||2010|
|Paraclete magazine||Robert Decker||2008|
|Bellair Times||How to Hurricane Proof Your Business||2008|
|Paraclete magazine||Bobby Reynolds: Calm In the Midde of a Storm||2008|
|Mealey's Litigation Reports||"Good Faith Stipulated Judgment Negotiated Without Participation of Insurer Deemed Insufficient in Failure to Settle Action", Vol 15, 22, 2002||2002|
|Stetson University College of Law||Law||Law||2000|
|Peoples Law School||Property Insurance Law Update||2011|
|Membership Meeting||Toxic Mold Litigation||2011|
|Landlord Tenant Law||Lease Elements||2011|
|St. Petersburg Bar Foreclosure Forum||Deeds In Lieu of Foreclosure||2010|
|NBI||Advanced UM Law in Florida||2010|
|Tampa Bay Paralegals||Foreclosure 101||2009|
|SES||Landlord Tenant Law in Florida||2009|
|NBI National Teleconference||Ethical Considersiderations||2009|
|NBI||Bad Faith Insurance Litigation||2009|
|Florida Commercial Landlord Tenant Law||Lease Elements||2009|
|Wills. Trusts and Probate||Estate Planning||2008|
|Mold Claims and Litigation Panel||Toxic Mold||2008|
|Mediation and Small Claim Court||Alternatives to Suing Someone||2008|
|Legal Rights of Adults||Law Day||2008|
|Leadership Retreat||Legal Marketing and Networking||2008|
|Graduation Retreat||Small Firm Practice||2008|
|Elder Law Workshop||Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning||2008|
|Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law||Lease Issues||2008|
|10 News in the Morning||Toxic Mold Claims||2008|
|Law Day||Legal Rights of Adults||2007|
|St. Petersburg Legal Assistants Association Meeting||Sinkhole, Mold and Hurricane Litigation||2006|
|Law Day||Legal Rights of Adults||2006|
|Windstorm Insurance Conference||Sinkhole Litigation||2004|
|C&A Rimkus Consulting Insurance Seminar||Insurance claims||2004|
|Stetson Law Orientation||Professionalism||2002|