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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Awesome Attorneys 2010||Suburban Life Main Line Magazine||2010|
|Readers' Choice Elite Lawyer for Workplace Issues||SmartCEO Magazine||2010|
|Top Employment Lawyer||Main Line Today Magazine||2009|
|New England Scholar||New England Law School||1991|
|New England Law Review||New England School of Law||1990|
|President||Law Offices of John A. Gallagher||2006 - Present|
|Partner||High, Swartz, Roberts & Seidel||1996 - 2006|
|Associate||Harvey, Pennington, Herting & Renneisen||1991 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Chester County Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Montgomery Bar Association||Member||1996 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||1991 - Present|
|Montgomery County Bar Association||Chairman, General Practice Committee||2008 - 2009|
|Montgomery County Bar Association||Chairman, Labor and Employment Law Committee||2007 - 2008|
|Montgomery County Bar Association||Chairman, Labor and Employment Law Committeee||2006 - 2007|
|Montgomery County Bar Association||Member, Board of Directors||2002 - 2004|
|Whitman v. Proconex, Inc.||Won Court Ruling in FMLA Case|
|Scholly v. JMK Plastering, Inc.||Won Overtime Retaliation Case|
|Karedes v. Gannett Company, Inc.||Won Libel/Defamation Case|
|See all legal cases|
|Hiring & Discharge Compliance||The Equal Opportunity Statement||1998|
|Hiring & Discharge Compliance||Paid versus Unpaid Leave||1998|
|Benefits and Compensation Solutions||Work Related Injuries: A Legal Tarpit||1995|
|New England Law Review||In Wake of Exxon Valdez; Murky Legal Waters of Liability and Compensation||1991|
|New England Law School||N/A||N/A||1991|
|Montgomery County Bar Association Annual Employment Law Seminar||Recent Developments in Employment Law||2007|
|Annual Employment Law Seminar||FMLA, ADA and Workers Compensation||2006|
Posted by Ray
My former employer was appealing my Unemployment Compensation Claim. A Notice of Hearing was pending. I needed representation fast. A quick web search led me a blog and then to John. After two emails I knew I wanted him on my side. We met to discuss my situation and I felt reassured afterwards. John guided me through this complex process with great skill. I would recommend him to anyone in a similar position.
Posted by David
I contacted Mr. Gallagher after being denied my Unemployment Compensation. I was discharged for a completely ridiculous reason after nearly 15 years of dedication. I felt it was unfair that I was denied and have a family to support.
I'm from the Pittsburgh area, which is on the opposite side of Pennsylvania from Mr. Gallagher. I searched for an Unemployment Compensation attorney and found Mr. Gallagher's YouTube videos. I felt that he must be the real deal if he is willing to take the time to make videos to assist non-clients. He even offers to discuss the case without a fee to offer some assistance. When I contacted Mr. Gallagher, he is a very "down to Earth" individual. He completely changed my thought process and prepared me for my case much differently than I would've done on my own. Although he is on the opposite side of the Pennsylvania, he was still willing to represent me at my hearing.
At the hearing, Mr. Gallagher made my employer look very unprepared, showed many faults in their presentation, and objected evidence that could've otherwise been detrimental to my case if he wasn't there. There is no doubt that I would've lost my case without his representation. My only regret is not contacting him sooner.
Posted by Victor
I hired Mr. Gallagher to review a non-compete agreement. He stated that I would be charged $150 for a consultation over the phone and preparation of a letter giving his opinion on the validity of my NCA so I could keep it for my records and show potential future employers if necessary. The initial phone consultation was about 45 minutes and to be honest, I was quite impressed with him. Unfortunately, it was all downhill from there.
I reminded him twice about the letter before finally receiving one 20 days later. The letter I received had so many problems that I can never use it for it's intended purpose of showing to future employers or even for my own records of showing that I consulted a lawyer on the matter. The letter was unsigned and not on letterhead. It didn't reference the legal arguments we discussed over the phone, and instead used a completely different (and weak, in my opinion) justification for the invalidity of my NCA. It did not cite any laws or precedents; and worst of all, it referenced a completely unrelated Wikipedia article that had nothing to do with my employment.
I requested a quick phone call to discuss my concerns about the letter. No response.
10 days later, I requested a phone call again. The initial retainer agreement said verbatim "unlimited follow-up telephone/e-mail communications" were included with the $150. This turned out to be false though, as Mr. Gallagher wanted to charge me $100 to talk with him again. I did get hold of him on the phone briefly (at no charge; I just called his number), and I let him know (again) my concerns about the letter not really being presentable or reflecting what we had discussed on the phone. He suggested that I send him the verbiage that I would like to have used in the letter.
So I spent my own time wording this letter for him. What I came up with was less about 10 sentences. I was not asking him to write War and Peace for me! I sent it to him.
Another 10 days later, I haven't heard anything. So I request he either send me the letter or send me a partial refund.
It's now a month later and I've still heard nothing. I don't think he's a bad guy, I got the impression he is maybe too busy and takes on too many clients, which results in poor service.
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