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.
Posted by joseph
John is a great attorney he lead me in the right direction to stick it to my former employer who was trying to fight my unemployment. Thanks to john we won and now I can finally rest easy and look for employment. Thank you john.
Posted by Jo
If you are looking for an attorney that can negotiate in a soft, peaceful and knowledgeable manner while simultaneously exuding the kind of strength that reveals he will not back down from a fight, then John Gallagher is the attorney for you. Since this was my first time experiencing anything like this, I was filled with questions, fear and anxiety. Before finding John, I sought counsel from several other attorneys that actually made me feel worse. Right from the start, John won me over with his charismatic, take charge personality. He is a true professional that cares about his clients and is willing to go the extra mile. I highly recommend John.
Posted by Pat
John Gallagher recently represented me after being let go from my job after 13 years without any warning. John was super knowledgeable in employment law (you would be surprised about the things we do not know), he was very professional, caring and worked very hard to negotiate a good settlement for me and my family. John Gallagher is definitely the best in the business and I will recommend him to all my friends and family members!!!
Posted by Craig
John helped me fight a federal non-compete lawsuit in Ohio for 4 years. It was very complicated. A friend and I were sued by the very large company that once employed us, and John came up with a great strategy. We eventually reached a fair settlement, and then won cases filed by the company that hired us both in Ohio and New Jersey (they did not support us in the lawsuit, and turned against us instead). John always kept us up to date, treated us fairly from a fee perspective, and won using a great strategy. I would highly recommend John to anyone with a non-compete issue. He is straightforward, smart and creative – and kept us sane during a very hard time.
Posted by Barbara D.
John Gallager proved himself to be an exemplary attorney. He was helpful, knowledgeable, professional, trustworthy & responsive. I knew my case was in good hands. It was not all about money but getting a fair settlement. He always gave solid advice. I sincerely thank him for his concern & expertise. Thank you for everything. If I ever need legal help Mr Gallager Will be my first call. I would highly recommend Mr Gallagher to anyone needing legal assistance .
Posted by anonymous
He signed a contract to help me with my employment matter, cashed my check, and never helped! He missed the deadlines to file an appeal with unemployment and never filed the lawsuit he stated he was filing.
Posted by Travis K.
Mr. Gallagher represented me in a case involving a non-compete/non-solicitation agreement. He kept me informed of each development in my case, he set reasonable expectations as to what I could expect, and he represented my interests aggressively. Ultimately the matter was settled and the outcome exceeded my original expectations. I would recommend Mr. Gallagher very highly to anyone looking for legal representation in employment law.