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Thomas L. Gallivan represents individuals and families in matters of nursing home neglect and abuse, medical malpractice and personal injury. Prior to founding the firm, Gallivan & Gallivan, Attorneys at Law, Mr. Gallivan defended nursing homes, physicians, and hospitals, as well as their insurers. As a result of this experience, Mr. Gallivan is very familiar with the strategies employed by nursing homes, physicians, hospitals and their insurers. He uses his experience defending these matters to the benefit of his current clients, victims of nursing home neglect/abuse, medical malpractice or personal injury.


Mr. Gallivan also serves as counsel to individuals accused of breaking the law. He represents criminal defendants charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Petit Larceny, Assault, Drug Offenses, and Domestic Violence, as well as all other types of misdemeanors and felonies. While in law school, Mr. Gallivan worked in the United States Attorney’s Office (Criminal Division), as well as the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.


Mr. Gallivan is a member of the Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC). LTCCC is an organization committed to improving care provided to the elderly and disadvantaged. He is also a member of the New York State Trial Academy and the Westchester County Bar Association.


Practice areas


  1. Nursing Home Abuse: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 25%



Contingent (20-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Gallivan & Gallivan, Attorneys at Law

111 Church Street
White Plains, NY, 10601


NYCurrently registered 200507/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
10 Best Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2015
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyGallivan & Gallivan, Attorneys at Law2008 - Present
AssociateKaufman Borgeest & Ryan, LLP2006 - 2008
AssociateMendes & Mount2005 - 2006
AssociateDuffy, Duffy & Burdo, LLP2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Westchester County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Long Term Care Community CoalitionMember2008 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
New York State Academy of Trial LawyersMember2004 - Present
New York State Academy of Trial LawyersBoard Member2011 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
PSNY v. ConfidentialPlea to Violation
PSNY v. ConfidentialFacing 15 Years Defendant Received Probation
PSNY v. ConfidentialNot Guilty Verdict
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St John's University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Loyola University MarylandN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2001