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Bridget C Gallagher

Real estate Attorney at Glastonbury, CT

5.0   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found

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I have been practicing in Hartford county for over twenty-five years and have a vast amount of experience in residential and commercial real estate, as well as real estate based litigation.  I have conducted hundreds of closings and I take pride in the fact that my clients often refer their family and friends to me.  I also do a fair amount of real estate litigation, such as contract disputes, boundary issues, easement disputes and the like. I also have an active probate litigation practice and handle will contests and other types of probate disputes.

If you are buying or selling a business or real estate, or if you are facing a challenging legal issue, I invite you to call me to discuss your matter with me personally.  It is important to seek professional guidance early on so that we can help identify potential risks and help you understand what to expect during the process. You may call or email me at


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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Tao | December 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
A great lawyer who cares her clients !!!
Bridget is an exceptional attorney who is different than other lawyers you may think of. I had a great experience with her closing my house. People hire lawyers because they are experts in areas where normal people do not have sufficient knowledge. However, a great lawyer is doing more than just using their knowledge to help the clients but also sincerely caring their clients. I would like to share with you something beyond her skills, experience and legal expertise. Lots of people may have experiences that they work with a lawyer but barely have any chance to discuss their cases with the lawyer themselves, other than talking with lawyer's assistants. Bridget is totally different. My case was unique and some kind of difficult. I called Bridget several times and, surprisingly, my calls never went to a voicemail. Bridget always picked up the phone to directly talk with me. We discussed the case, and she also gave me legal advice what to do. Her professionalism clamed me down when I was panic or concerned. Beyond that, she felt my concerns. She called me at least twice, even I didn't ask any question, because she sensed I might be panic. She explained to me what she was doing and let me know that she didn't want me to feel I was ignored. I have been asking myself - if I am working with a doctor, another type of professionals, how many times the doctor picks up the phone themselves instead of me leaving a message to a nurse? how many times a doctor will voluntarily call you to tell you what they are doing and nothing needs to be worried? Emails - she returns emails within the same business day - sometimes within one hour. Responsiveness, professionalism, patience, and compassion are everything I can think of Bridget!
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Posted by Peter | June 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Property law service excellence
Bridget Gallagher has been my property lawyer for the past three and a half years and she successfully closed some very complex property deals. I have not come across someone as professional, knowledgeable, insightful, responsive and helpful in the property law field as Bridget. I could not recommend her more highly!
Posted by Joseph | January 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Bridget lead a closing on our home purchase last Sept. Working with Bridget and her staff made our closing an enjoyable event which I always thought was not possible. Professional and timely on all items and a pleasure to work with.
Posted by Sandra | April 2, 2015
The very best for many years!
I have had the pleasure of working with Bridget Gallagher, not once or twice, but three times. I worked with Bridget when she was with another law firm and promptly followed her to where she practices law now. Bridget has made my transitions smooth (and I think we all know how stressful selling/buying a house can be!!) and her office has been such a delight to work with. I cannot thank Bridget enough for her expertise, guidance, patience, and time over the last 10 years. It's been an honor.
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Posted by Robert | February 26, 2015
Unqualified Recommendation
Bridget, represented myself and a sibling, over the course of several years, in a family dispute involving many facets, i.e. litigation, probate, partnership and real estate. Bridget's skill set, of professionalism, legal knowledge, experience, attention to detail and responsiveness were instrumental in achieving a settlement. Bridget's personality is at once pleasing and capable of putting both clients and litigants at ease. Her personality can also exhibit a certain air of feistiness. These personality traits when integrated with her skill set make a potent combination. I would recommend Bridget Gallagher to anyone in need of representation without hesitation.
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Posted by Jan | February 19, 2015
First Choice for Real Estate Attorney
Very approachable, personable and highly efficient attorney. Have retained her on several occasions and Bridget would be my first choice if I need a real estate attorney again. Would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Kristen | February 19, 2015
Wonderful legal representation "for sale by owner"
Bridget represented us when we sold our house. We did not use a realtor so we really needed assistance. Bridget was wonderful (knowledgeable, responsive, helpful, etc) and everything went smoothly. She is also just a very nice person, so delightful to work with during a stressful time.
Posted by Richard | February 19, 2015
Bridget is wonderful, Responsive, informative, smart and has the ability to see the "whole picture" I have used her services in real estate, estate and business law. There is not a legal issue that I would have any problem bringing to Bridget knowing I will get the best service possible.
Posted by Debbieann | February 19, 2014
Highly Recommended Attorney
Working with Bridget was a very positive experience. On several occasions she organized and prepared everything that we needed to complete a condominium complex in Plainville and a home owner's association for a single family development in Farmington. She clearly explained the process and handled everything in a timely manner making it stress free for our company. I would not hesitate to call on Bridget again and would highly recommend her to anyone with any legal needs.
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Posted by Maryann | February 11, 2014
Very Competent and Easy-to-Work-With
My husband and I have used Attorney Gallagher on several occasions including real estate closings, the creation of wills and other family documents (Power-of-Attorney), etc. We found her to be very knowledgeable in these legal areas and to be proactive in preventing future issues from arising. Bridget was always "on top" of the legal matters so we had no surprises. Her pleasant demeanor is simply a real added plus to her competency. We recommend others to seek her counsel.
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Posted by Nick | February 11, 2014
I have been engaging Attorney Gallagher for past 9 months on a complex real estate matter. In my opinion Attorney Gallagher provides excellent legal services. Her subject matter expertise is second to none in my opinion. She helped me navigate through some very difficult circumstances and resolved all of the issues (both practically and legally). Her client-relationship skills are outstanding. She took the time to understand my concerns and offered timely, thoughtful, and expert advice on a very difficult scenario. It was clear that her knowledge of the law is extensive and that her experience adds tremendous value to her clients. I highly recommend Attorney Gallagher; and continue to appreciate all of the expertise and legal guidance she has provided to me.
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Posted by Jerry | February 5, 2014
Attorney Gallagher goes the extra mile with my real estate clients. I can credit her with saving a recent transaction through her willingness to intervene on several occasions with a very nervous client . After carefully checking the facts, talking with the seller's attorney about pending inspection issues, she was able to settle everyone's nerves, and keep the sale on track. You will not have to wait until the closing to hear from her.
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Posted by Jim | February 4, 2014
Recommendation for Attorney Bridget C. Gallagher - Glastonbury, CT
I worked with Attorney Gallagher on a property dispute representing a non-profit group. During the engagement with the client, I found Attorney Gallagher to be knowledgeable, very professional, and always prepared. She represented the client well and was a trusted advisor to the client. I highly recommend Attorney Gallagher and having worked directly with her, I am glad we were on the same side! Jim Vice President Alfred Benesch & Company (formerly Purcell Associates) Glastonbury, CT
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Posted by Mark | February 4, 2014
An Outstanding Attorney
Atty Gallagher's performance in guiding all legal aspects of our Homeowner's Association continues to be outstanding in every respect. She took on a rather difficult and demanding set of challenges in correcting what was a "broken" and unworkable Association and made it functional again. Her leadership and advice won the respect of all the Association membership.
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Posted by Al | February 4, 2014
Prescriptive Easement/Implied Easement
Bridget has represented my company on several different matters over the past ten years and I would highly recommend her to any of my professional contacts as well as my family and friends.
Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2014
Thorough and diligent
Bridget supported our team of purchasers to acquire a business and commerical real estate. She thoroughly explained the process, organized the transaction with the seller and bank attorneys to complete the transaction on time as promised.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Brown Paindiris & Scott, LLP
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • Denorfia & Gallagher, LLP
  • 2000 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Garbacik, Denorfia, Foti & Forgione, PC
  • 1994 - 1999
  • Law Clerk
  • Garbacik, Denorfia, Foti & Forgione, PC
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Externship
  • Connecticut Legal Services
  • 1992 - 1992
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  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD
  • 1994
  • Eastern Connecticut State University
  • B.A
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • Chase & Chase, LLC v. Waterbury Realty, LLC
  • Judgment for Plaintiff


  • Glastonbury Public Building Commission
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • CT Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Chairperson
  • 2018 - Present
  • Collaborative Business Disupte Resolution Group of Connecticut
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Welles Turner Memorial Library Board
  • Chairperson
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Welles Turner Memorial Library Board
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Glastonbury Arts
  • President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Glastonbury Arts
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Rating for High Professional Achievement
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Featured Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Peer Rating for High Professional Achievement
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • BV Peer Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Featured guest on Law Talk on WTIC
  • Real estate law
  • 2016
  • Litigating Disutes Over Restrictive Easements and Covenants
  • Real estate litigation
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (10)
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Real estate Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bridget is one my resources when I need legally sophisticated but business oriented advice on litigation or real estate issues. As lawyers at Brown, Paindiris and Scott do, she rightly prides herself on her responsiveness to client needs. She is a great lawyer, and a great person."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Gallagher is a very effective and skilled business, real estate and probate litigation attorney. You will find her to be very responsive and keeps her clients fully informed. She has had many successful outcomes for clients, even in very difficult factual cases."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Bridget is a "Lawyer's lawyer" ; she leaves no stone unturned. She is methodical in her approach to solving problems on behalf of her clients and is extremely well prepared when in court."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bridget was instrumental in helping us develop trial strategy. She was extremely well prepared, kept us informed every step of the way and had a very practical approach to solving problems."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Bridget represented an opposing party on an eminent domain matter involving a challenge to both the constitutionality of the taking and the valuation of the subject property. She did an excellent job for her clients. As an opponent, we both worked together during settlement discussions in attempting to take the "emotion" out of a case that inherently involved emotional issues. She is an excellent attorney"
Commercial real estate Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Bridget for longer than she will admit. I have closed numerous commercial real estate finance transactions with Bridget and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with her. I refer many matters in which I have conflicts to Bridget. There can be no stronger endorsement from an attorney than to refer clients to another colleague. Bridget is efficient and practices in a no-nonsense manner. I would highly recommend Bridget to any party with a commercial law, finance or real estate matter that needs thorough and professional attention."
Construction and development Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Gallagher without hesitation. I have refered many complex construction disputes to her and will continue to do so in the future."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bridget and I have been on the same side and on opposite sides of several matters. In each case she has represented her client's interest well and diligently. Bridget is very knowledgeable about construction and real estate related litigation. She is practical and tactical. She doesn't waste time and has the ability to get to the heart of the matter right away, characteristics that I am sure her clients love."
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Glastonbury Real estate Lawyer Bridget C Gallagher
Bridget C Gallagher
Real estate Attorney
Glastonbury, CT
Licensed for 28 years