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Posted by Angela, a DUI client, Flag
Like many folks searching for a lawyer, I was in a pickle and had very little time to work with. I was soon to leave overseas for a summer program that I was enrolled in months back and would be gone almost the entire summer. With that said, my stress level was high, plus I was also tying up other loose ends that I didn't even know where to begin, but I'm resourceful so researched online, spoke with representatives at the courthouse where my hearing would be held along with phoning other lawyers who did not return my calls. How I met Mark was coincidental, almost felt accidental and it was the best "accident" ever. We spoke by phone right away. Atty Mark was very attentive, informative and easy to speak with---reducing my nervousness and anxiety to a minimal, a big different to how I felt before we met. I was actually feeling relief and total gratefulness after our discussion. I sent him all the necessary paperwork and was able to correspond with him via email while I was abroad (I was able to actually attend my program!). He handled my case so diligently and swiftly that I almost forgot I was in any legal debacle, then it felt like, poof, it was over...I almost felt a little guilty that the process went so smooth and quick. Now, I don't want to say that all cases are alike because we know they are not but my meeting with Atty Mark was really my "saving grace." He is honest, extremely professional, empathetic and careful. I would recommend him to anyyone. Thank you, Mark.
Posted by Alex, a Transportation client, Flag
Mr. Gallagher and his office staff were able to take care of my entire case and even prevent me from having to physically appear in court. His knowledge and expertise, along with his responsive communicative skills via any medium or forum, made a great impression on me. I definitely recommend seeking his legal counsel if i even need it again. Thanks Mark!
Posted by Ahmed Silmi aka Vinny, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I had hired 2 other lawyers in the past 2 years for my traffic violations. Both failed to get me a result that I my self wouldn't of got anyways except for Mark. He actually got me the best possible result and knew exactly how to approach the DA and the Judge to get me out of facing jail time for violating my probation !!
Posted by Joe, a Transportation client, Flag
Attorney Gallagher saved me and my company money and heart-ache. His professionalism in knowing exactly how to handle the "dark" world of traffic tickets and navigating the course to dismissal is second to none. This man is up-front and honest about your individual situation. By him representing me in court, saving me the headache of traveling back to the hell-hole of downtown L.A., I'am forever grateful.
Posted by Stephen, a Speeding Ticket client, Flag
I had two unpaid tickets and a suspended driver's license. It looked like it was going to take $2700 to get my license back. Needless to say, this was money that I did not have.
They responded really promptly to my initial internet query (even though it was a weekend), explained the process clearly, were sensitive to my particular circumstances and kept me informed during the process.
The firm was able to get my driving privileges restored in a couple of days and my fines reduced by about 85%.
I'm enormously pleased with the way my case was handled and the outcome.
Posted by Chris, a Speeding Ticket client, Flag
Mark Gallagher and his staff saved my driving record! I made a mistake and sought Mark's advice and help. He was very informative from the start, letting me know the risks involved and gave no guaranteed outcome. He made no promises and yet was so confident that I trusted him wholly. He won the case for me and I am very grateful to him and his staff for staying on top of things and keeping me informed. I am insurance agent and cannot afford to have a stained driving record. I will definitely recommend Mark to friends, family and clients!
Posted by anonymous, a DUI client, Flag
I hired Mark to represent me for my DUI case. I was offered a wet and reckless by the DA and they would drop the driving above a .08 count. Mark informed me honestly, that we had a good case, however there is always no guarantee. Mark did his best to defend me, however we lost, and I was convicted on both counts even when i had a BAC test of .07. I ended up spending expensive attorney fees plus paying for my DUI. I am very dissapointed that i hired an attorney that couldn't even get me the original offer the DA provided. I hope Mark improves on his skills, and that this review may help all those interested in hiring Mark as an attorney.
Posted by a Speeding Ticket client, Flag
Mr. Gallagher was very helpful, he was able to re-open my case and had all charges dropped !! Very professional and courteous !! I hope not to get any more tickets but if i do, i know who to call to help me solve them... Thank you Mr.Gallagher !!!
Posted by a Speeding Ticket client, Flag
I highly recommend Mr. Mark Gallagher to help you with whatever issue you are stuggling with. I live in another state and recently discoverd I had an outstanding warrant for an unpaid ticket. This was causing me great stress as I was in the midst of seeking employment and couldn't afford to have anything show up on my background. From the moment I called Mark, he reassured me he could handle this and offered to take care of it within 24 hours and he did. I also received a personal call from him after he left the courthouse explaining all the had occured and letting me know everything was taken care of. Mark is fantastic and there is nobody better to represent you. He is simply the best! Thank you Mark
Posted by John, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Mark Gallagher did everything I asked. He was knowledgeable and good-hearted. With his help I was able to reduce my fears about the process. I'm generally sceptical about lawyers, but Mark went above and beyond what was strictly required to help my criminal case. I recommend him.
Posted by Shoshana Schaefer, a Speeding Ticket client, Flag
I sent my case in for review over the internet in the early morning hours. Mark responded the following morning early with an immediate resolution to my "bench warrant" and violation of probation (usually mandates jail time) in less than 24 hours. We appeared in court, the judge wanted me to be remanded... my "bench warrant" was removed with the ability to pay off fine in installments. I walked out of the courtroom. In addition, Mark advised me on how to immediately remove a hold on my license. I followed his advise and the hold is gone. I went from bench warrants,facing jail time and suspended license to freedom and reinstated drivers license in less than 48 hours after communicating with this attorney. He charged me a reasonable fee. He is humane and is not like other attorneys, trying to "rip you off". Mark is a caring human being. I will recommend him to anyone and everyone. I wish that all attorneys were as compassionate and as competent as Mark. The world would be a better place.
Posted by Bobby, a DUI client, Flag
Mark handle a DUI and failure to appear in court case for me. He explain to me how he was going to handle the case and what result he would be able to get for me.
The whole case went just as Mark said it would. All charges were drop and I never had to appear in court. If you're looking for a great trustworthy and knowledgeable attorney, Mark is the man for you.
Posted by Kimberly, a DUI client, Flag
Finding a good out-of-state attorney is challenging but I took a leap of faith and hired Mark Gallagher. I couldnt be more pleased. Working with Mark was a pleasure. I would definately recommend and hire him again if need be.
Posted by David, a Speeding Ticket client, Flag
Mark handled a traffic ticket and outstanding bench warrant. He did a great job. We would use again.
Posted by Tanya, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I found Mr. Gallagher on line. I was a little skeptical since I am in Missouri and I needed an attorney for my sonâ€™s traffic issues in Orange County. He did an amazing job taking care of all the tickets, court appearances and recommendations. The fee was very reasonable and affordable. He communicated directly with me and updated me on each case. I would definitely recommend him to anyone. Good attorneys are hard to find particularly when you are not residing in the same town or state. I am very pleased with his services.
Posted by Kevin, Flag
Mark Gallagher and his associates went to court to fight my speeding ticket and failure to appear in court. They lifted the hold on my driver's license, and all charges were dismissed. Thanks guys, you rock!
Posted by Gustavo R., a Speeding Ticket client, Flag
Mark handled my case like a pro... A+
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
My son was accused of lewd behavior with a minor. Mr. Gallagher handled the case from start to finish. He was extremely knowledgeable about the judicial system especially as it related to the juvenile system and our case. Mark had remarkable experience and knew not only the court system, but also those assigned to the case from the prosecution side. He seemed to know well in advance how things were going to play out and kept us involved and informed throughout. As involved parents, you can only imagine the issues we were dealing with. Mark did what he could to keep us calm and even helped us understand how our behavior/attitudes could damage the case. I would definitely recommend Mark as a lawyer for almost any criminal case. He has also helped us with a less complex case when my daughter was involved in an underage drinking situation. Both cases proved to us that Mr. Gallagher is experienced in many areas as it relates to the law.