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Robert S Gallagher

Family Attorney at Bettendorf, IA

4.7   19 reviews

also known as Bob Gallagher, Jr


Licensed for 28 years

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Licensed for 28 years
State IA
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 09/14/2022
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1994
Updated 09/08/2022
State IL
Status Active Out of State Lawyer - Permitted to Practice
Acquired N/A
Updated 11/22/2016

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Gallagher, Millage & Gallagher

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
Posted by Jay | September 24, 2014
Mr. Gallagher is a great lawyer
Mr. Gallagher help me during a difficult time in my life and advised me at the time when I was in need and now I see he did a great job for me.
Posted by Nicolette | October 3, 2014
Highly Recommend
I have hired Mr. Gallagher on several occasions. He is organized and efficient. My last custody hearing came back with results better than I could have expected. I highly recommend his services in any matter.
Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This is the guy you're looking for!
Our case was very complicated with many issues. After our consult, we felt Bob really listened to our concerns and understood our position. He is a quick thinker who is both comfortable and confident in court. Having his experience by our side eased our anxiety. We are so thankful for Bob and plan to use his services again.
Posted by Judinetta | November 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A bit pricey but you definitely get what you pay for
Mr. Gallagher represented my family in a child custody case and he gave me a better defense than I could have imagined. He was extremely professional, and really did his research on the opposing party prior to trial. When it was all said and done, I spent around $6000 which was a bit steep for my taste, BUT, I was awarded full custody of my son and got to put a messy situation to bed which was long overdue. You truly cannot put a price on that.
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Posted by Joe | March 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top notch! Got me 50/50 for Iowa that is not easy! Being the DAD
He was excellent ! Amy In his office was right there to answer any questions and all my needs. Mr. Gallagher was on top of his game and was firm on all my wants . Dont waste anytime with other lawyers . GO to him! If I ever need any lawyer needs down the road he will be my first choice every time. Thanks again!!!
Posted by Ryan | February 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Justice Served
Mr Gallagher was very friendly, prompt and attentive throughout my civil small claim matter. I had never been involved in a small claim before and did not want miss any details. After much discussion I decided to hire Bob to represent me, and he did not let me down. The process moved along seamlessly, and he was very well prepared for the day of trial. For every argument from the defense table during the trial there was an even greater counter argument. At the conclusion of the trial justice was served, and we were awarded the judgement we were seeking. Needless to say, but if you're in a tough spot and find yourself in need of legal representation. You can count on Bob.
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Posted by Hope | August 2, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and Thorough Professional
He consulted on a complicated case involving my mother which required his expertise. My primary attorney and myself were very satisfied with his advice. I would recommend him to anyone looking for knowledgeable and ethical counsel.
Posted by charlie | April 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fair and Honest
Robert is an excellent attorney. He represented the interests of my daughters related to their ability to have me involved in their up bringing during a child custody modification. Robert did NOT waste time or money on meaningless phone calls, filings or nonsense paperwork; He stuck to the task at hand. He made himself available to answer my questions, and ensured that I was well informed about what was ACTUALLY happening in my case and did not run up expenses by over communicating. Roberts surrounds himself with an equally qualified, professional and detail oriented staff providing support behind the scenes. I am very satisfied with the result of my case.
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Posted by Nicole | December 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Case/Back Child Support Case
Mr. Gallagher and his staff were excellent in their representation of me in two separate cases. Both cases were handled in a timely and professional manner. Every email and phone call were returned promptly and I was never left in the dark about anything as my cases proceeded. I would highly recommend Mr. Gallagher for your legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gallagher Review
I am very pleased with the performance, support, professionalism and determination of Mr Gallagher's firm. Throughout my case, he and his associates were always very quick to respond, made themselves available, and were always patient in explaining the status and details/developments of my case. Upon settlement of my case, I felt that it was a fair settlement and my legal team did everything in their power to ensure this process was as smooth and comfortable as possible. I was treated with respect by the entire staff and was always informed of my options Thank you
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Posted by Tyson | August 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top notch lawyer
Bob has been incredible in his work with my recent case and going above and beyond to ensure I kept my son and in the end won me my son back and that alone in Iowa is very rare. I can say with out a shadow of a doubt that i will be forever greatful to him and would highly recomend him and his firm to anyone and even highly recomending would be putting it lightly. All I can say is that I would be nowhere without him. Thanks Bob
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Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I recommend Mr Gallagher
Bob was professional and courteous. He took the time to meet with me spontaneously and take my calls. He was patient to answer all my questions and kept me updated with a plan. In the end I felt he was on my side and cared about my best interest. He was focused on helping me and it showed with the results. I recommend Bob Gallagher, Jr.
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Posted by Monica | March 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Mr. Gallagher's legal advice and support helped me through one of the most difficult times in my life. He answered all my questions and concerns in a timely manner. He offers all the legal expertise and personal support needed to get someone through a very emotional time. He was always very responsive and gave me all the time I needed to get my questions answered. He made sure I understood all my options and was comfortable when moving forward with my decision. He is truly the best!
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Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2015
Exceeded my expectations. Fathers in a no fault state going though a contested divorce hire Bob Jr and listen..
I have absolutely zero regrets in retaining Bob Jr. for my contested child custody and divorce case. In some ways it was the single best decision I made in a very emotionally draining and traumatic time. As a father I can tell you that whether you believe there is bias in the family courts or not you will be facing an uphill battle. In my case I was also dealing with the heightened emotional betrayal of infidelity and false allegations of abuse which made negotiating or even communicating with the other side that much harder. Bob Jr. proved to be a masterful diplomat and is the litigator you need in your corner if and when things do get heated. Without his counsel I certainly would have made several more mistakes. His reputation is important to him so he practices with integrity and has earned the respect of his colleagues and the courts. Reputation means a lot. In addition, Bob Jr. was cognizant of keeping fees down vs. trying to stir things up which is far too common occurrence with some legal counsel. If I didn’t need something he would clearly explain why and how it would save me money. I never felt like an ATM to him and he reached out to me via text message and mobile phone. When I needed him he was always highly accessible and his support staff top notch. When picking the right legal counsel support staff is often overlooked and that is a mistake. You will be dealing with the paralegals quite often and their attention to detail and ability to communicate effectively as an in between cannot be overstated. I highly recommend Bob Jr, especially if you are a father facing divorce in a no fault state and have children as was the case for me. He is a champion for father’s rights and my result was better than I probably should have expected considering the laws in Iowa. Can you find cheaper representation sure, but you get what you pay for. When you are dealing in matters that may decide your financial future, quality of life and most importantly access to your children Bob Jr. was worth every penny. Don’t be delegated to that of visitor in the lives of your children. I will use Bob Jr. for any legal proceedings I have in the future. I’ve already sent a close friend to him. Five enthusiastic stars.
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Posted by Josh | April 8, 2015
unwanted divorce
Mr. Gallagher was there for me. He knew the emotional aspect of my situation and really cared. Listened to my wishes and kept my boys best interest in mind which was most important to me. Would recommend anytime.
Posted by David | January 15, 2015
Outstanding Negotiator, and Brilliant Attorney!
Bob Jr. represented me in a real estate transaction that was rather complex. Without his expertise, efforts, and communication; the deal would have cost us thousands of dollars more. He is responsive and knowledgeable in both personal and business law, and I highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2014
Great Lawyer
Mr. Gallagher protected me and looked out of my best interests at all times. He did a great job of explaining all my options to me. He kept me well informed as to what I should do and the purpose for doing it. At my hearing he did a great job of explaining my case in examination and cross examination. He made our message very clear to the judge. His support staff was very helpful and great to work with. I found a great lawyer when I needed one the most.
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2013
Good Attorney
I had Bob as my attorney in 2010. He was fantastic as a cut throat attorney. My only issue with him is that he is quite expensive. More than most. I have recommended him as an attorney to others in family law cases And I will continue to do so Iif asked. He did get me what I wanted for the most part.
Posted by Amy | January 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce attorney
This man has made my divorce far worse than it should have been. Divirce finalized June 2017 but has still not been wrapped up. I realize now that i should have never hired someone that is also the mayor of the city I live in. Instead of him handling my divorce it was pushed off on to another one of his colleagues which was fine. But to never get answers to questions to screw up the simplest of tasks and then be told things I was totally unaware of were my responsibility is unacceptable. He has been sitting on documents for me such as a quit claim dead since august 2017. Just now received it in december. Then finally just today ask him questions and he proceeded to tell me to get the Hell out of his office after I told him I was pissed off. He is arogant and completley unprofessional and surely hope he is a better mayor than he is an attorney. To date still no straight answer as to when this divorce will b wrapped up.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Gallagher, Millage & Gallagher, PLC
  • 1996 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hippenmeyer, Reilly & Moodie, SC
  • 1994 - 1996

Education

  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Iowa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Associations

  • Mayor or the City of Bettendorf
  • 2012 - Present
  • Scott County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Iowa Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Family Lawyers for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Attorneys for the State of Iowa
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Quad City Area Leader Under 40
  • Black Hawk Community College
  • 2008
  • Sheldon Sitrick Memorial Leadership Award
  • Bettendorf Chamber of Commerce
  • 2008
  • Provider of the year
  • Pre Paid Legal Services
  • 2008
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Bettendorf Chamber of Commerce
  • 2004
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Publications

  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Developing a Comprehensive Approach to the FMLA
  • 2008
  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Employee Relations
  • 2008
  • Sterling Educational Services (SES)
  • HIPPA and COBRA
  • 2008
  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Management Practices to Avoid Wrongful Discharge Claims
  • 2008
  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Employers Duties to Third Parties
  • 2007
  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Family Medical Leave Act
  • 2006
  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • INTERPLAY BETWEEN THE FMLA, ADA AND WORKER’S COMPENSATION IN IOWA
  • 2006
  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Preventing and Responding to Discrimination Claims
  • 2005
  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • FSLA Update
  • 2004
  • lorman
  • Employee Relations
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Labor and Employment Law Seminar
  • Fair Labor Standards Act and Social Media Policies
  • 2012
  • Employment Law Update
  • Employment Law
  • 2012
  • Administering the FMLA
  • Family Medical Leave Act
  • 2012
  • Administering the Family and Medical Leave Act in Iowa
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • 2012
  • Payroll Fundementals
  • Payroll
  • 2011
  • FSLA
  • Wage and Hour
  • 2011
  • Employment LAw; Beyond the Basics
  • Employment Law
  • 2011
  • Employment Law Update
  • Employment Law
  • 2011
  • Interplay between laws effecting injured employees
  • ADA/FMLA/WC
  • 2008
  • Employment Law A-Z
  • Employment Law
  • 2007
  • Employer Liability
  • Employment Law
  • 2007
  • FMLA
  • FMLA
  • 2006
  • Employment Law A-Z
  • Employment Law
  • 2006
  • Employment Law A-Z
  • Employment Law
  • 2005
  • Employment Law A-Z
  • Employment Law
  • 2004
  • Payroll Fundementals
  • Payroll Fundementals
  • 2003
  • FMLA
  • FMLA
  • 2003
  • Time Off Considerations
  • FSLA
  • 2002
  • FMLA
  • FMLA
  • 2002
  • Employment Law A-Z
  • Employment Law
  • 2002
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Bettendorf Family Lawyer Robert S Gallagher
Robert S Gallagher
Family Attorney
Bettendorf, IA
Licensed for 28 years