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Richard Thomas Gallagher Jr.

Richard Thomas Gallagher Jr.

Practice areas:

Admiralty & Maritime, Medical Malpractice, Car Accidents, Divorce & Separation

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    About Me

    Mr. Gallagher spent his early years working at a large New Orleans law firm. While there, he was exposed to a wide variety of cases, including cases involving medical malpractice, car accidents, nursing home abuse, partnership/corporation disputes, and other types of personal injury. While he was learning a great deal, Mr. Gallagher was dissatisfied with constantly representing insurance companies against regular people. Looking back at the cases he had worked on, Mr. Gallagher realized that the cases he enjoyed the most were those where he could make a difference in people’s lives. That is why Mr. Gallagher founded the Gallagher Law Firm – to make a difference in people’s lives.


    “My proudest moment so far involved a child who suffered brain damage after being infected by hospital personnel. When I called the child’s mother to tell her we got a great result, she began crying and said ‘Thank you so much. You have no idea how much this means to us.’ I still get chills thinking about that call. That is what practicing law is all about.” – Richard T. Gallagher, Jr.


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    Practice Areas

    Licensed since 1993

    1. Medical Malpractice: 45%
      21 years, 100 cases
    2. Admiralty & Maritime: 45%
      18 years, 20 cases
    3. Divorce & Separation: 5%
      13 years, 60 cases
    4. Car Accidents: 5%
      15 years, 20 cases



    Hourly ($200-250/hour), Contingent (33-45%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

    Payment Types:

    Cash, Check, Credit Card

    Attorney Endorsements

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    LAEligible to practice law199308/16/2015

    Professional Misconduct

    We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

    Avvo Contributions

    Legal Answers


    Award NameGrantorDate Granted
    Order of the CoifTulane Law School1993
    Order of the BarristersTulane Law School1993

    Work Experience

    TitleCompany NameDuration
    OwnerGallagher Law Firm, LLC2000 - Present
    Chief Operating Officer and General CounselBroadscape.com2000 - 2000
    AssociateJones Walker Waechter Poitevent Carrere & Denegre1996 - 2000
    AssociateSteeg Law Firm1994 - 1996
    AssociateFeingerts and Kelly1993 - 1994


    Association NamePosition NameDuration
    Louisiana State Bar AssociationChair, Health Law Section2004 - 2010
    American Bar AssociationChair, Unfair Trade Practices Subcommettee1999 - 2003

    Legal Cases

    Case NameOutcome
    Crane v. LaRocca$2,800,000 Jury verdict
    St. John v. Epic Marine$2,700,000 settlement
    [Client Name Witheld] v. Ochaner$700,000 settlement

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    School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
    Tulane Law SchoolLawJD1993
    Loyola University New OrleansAccountingBBA1990

    Speaking Engagements

    Conference NameTitleDate
    Medical Malpractice from A-ZMedical Malpractice2012