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John M. Gallagher

Personal injury Attorney at Media, PA

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  • Licensed for 54 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1969
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John M. Gallagher is a board-certified Civil Trial Advocacy Specialist, as determined by the prestigious National Board of Trial Advocacy in Boston, since 1993. He concentrates his practice in insurance bad faith, medical negligence, dangerous products, personal injury litigation, estate litigation, mortgage foreclosure defense, shifting of attorney’s fees to the opposing party and electronic discovery consultation. He served as president of the Delaware County Bar Association in 1993-94 and president of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (then the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association) in 2004-05. He chaired the Ethics and Professionalism committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association from 1995-2001.

Mr. Gallagher has tried cases for the past forty-four years in trial courts in Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery, Chester, Bucks, Berks, Lackawanna and Washington Counties, Pennsylvania, and has argued cases before all of Pennsylvania appellate courts, federal courts in Pennsylvania and Washington, DC, and has twice appeared successfully in the United States Supreme Court. He is admitted to practice in all Pennsylvania courts, as well was the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Third Circuit and D.C. Circuit, the U.S. Court of Claims, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Gallagher is a frequent lecturer on medical-legal litigation and electronic discovery issues to lawyers and physicians. He has lectured and organized over seventy continuing legal education seminars during his career, on subjects as diverse as Preliminary Injunctions, Seat Belt Injuries, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Automobile Insurance, Professionalism for Lawyers; and Maintaining Professional Civility. He graduated from Temple University School of Law.


John M. Gallagher Law Offices
117 N. Olive Street
Media, PA, 19063

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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)


  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1969
  • St Joseph's College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1966

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Dewar v. Chrysler Corporation
  • $5.1 million settlelemt
  • Cummings, et al., v. AMTRAK
  • After losing in trial court, Superior and Supreme Courts and National Railway Adjustment Board, Third Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and was affirmed by U.S. Supreme Court


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Past President
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Chair, Ethics Committee
  • 1995 - 2001
  • Delaware County Bar Association
  • President
  • 1993 - 1994
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Board Certified Trial Specialist and Pretrial Specialist
  • National Board of Trail Advocacy
  • 1993
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  • Barrister Magazine
  • Rainmaking for the New Personal Injury Lawyer
  • 1994
  • Barrister Magazine
  • The Trial Lawyer's Toolbox on Issues of Medical Proof
  • 1993
  • Barrister Magazine
  • How to Organize and Launch a 'People's Law School
  • 1991

Speaking Engagements

  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Developments in the Law of Frye Challenges to Expert Scientific Witnesses
  • 2003
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Four-County Civil Practice
  • 2003
  • Delaware County Bar Association
  • Direct Examination of the Expert Witness
  • 1990

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Media Personal injury Lawyer John M. Gallagher
John M. Gallagher
Personal injury Attorney
Media, PA
Licensed for 54 years
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