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Thomas C Gallagher

Criminal defense Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

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  • Licensed for 35 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    35%
    Every type of criminal defense from violent crimes, to sex and drug crimes, property and theft crimes, to driving related criminal-law problems.

    36 years

  2. Sex crime
    15%

  3. Violent crime
    15%
    Representing people accused of Assault, Domesitc Assault, Aggravated Assault, Assault with a Weapon, including the falsely accused.

    36 years

  4. DUI and DWI
    10%
    DWI, DUI, alcohol-related, DWI - drugs, criminal vehicular homicide, drivers license revocation, B-Card prevention.

    36 years

  5. Federal crime
    10%
    Federal Criminal Cases, including White Collar Crime cases, Fraud, Bribery, Illegal Drug Conspiracy, Internet Sex Cases, etc. Several years as a CJA lawyer.

    36 years

  6. Juvenile law
    10%
    Juvenile delinquency (criminal defense) only.

    36 years

  7. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%

    36 years

FIRST CLASS CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY WHO GETS RESULTS! CALL TODAY (612) 712-5421

Criminal Trial Lawyer: Call  for a free consultation. Three decades of success experience, from felony charges to misdemeanors.  And relative to other criminal lawyers, Thomas Gallagher defends a large share of Minnesota sex and felony drug crime charges (marijuana, etc.)

Attorney Thomas Gallagher enjoys the study of law and legal issues.  And he excels at public speaking and performance.  He has written numerous legal articles.  And writes for Minneapolis Criminal Law Blog. 

Thomas Gallagher has conducted numerous jury trials; presented many Continuing Legal Education courses - even studied acting at the Guthrie Theater.  Based at his Gallagher Criminal Defense law office in Uptown Minneapolis, he helps clients in courts across Minnesota.

With your good name or liberty at stake, Attorney Thomas Gallagher can help. To discuss your criminal law matter, give him a call..

Awards

Silver Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Top Contributor 2022,2021,2020,2013,2012
Top Contributor
2022 2021 2020 + 2 ...

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Location

Gallagher Criminal Defense

Reviews

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Posted by Al | November 20, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The best lawyer I've ever talked to!
Very very respectful, enthusiastic, honest, and knowledgeable . I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM.
Posted by Sheila | January 11, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A great experience
I called Mr. Gallagher for a consultation. He listened patiently and thoughtfully. He carefully explained the charges and gave us advice to move forward. I had called several other lawyers and did not get this response. Even though we mutually decided that hiring him in place of our public defender would probably not change the outcome, the piece of mind he gave us was priceless. I would highly recommend him!
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Posted by Bill | October 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great results!
I hired Thomas Gallagher after spoiling my attempt to work with the prosecutor. I had 3 pending speeding tickets so it was an uphill battle for Mr. Gallagher. He kept them off my record and I paid $288 in court costs/fees. This was way more that I could have hoped for. I will not go to court without Thomas Gallagher.
Posted by Mike | November 18, 2013
Great Advice!
Thomas, helped me with an issue with the BCA. He was very helpful and gave me detailed instructions which solved my problem quickly. I would recommend him to any of my family or friends! Mike
Posted by thomas | April 8, 2013
More than expected.
I thought Mr. Gallagher went above and beyond what I expected from a web-site. If I decide to hire an attorney he will be top on my list. the other factors, of course, will be cost and location. All things being relatively equal, he will be my man.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Gallagher Criminal Defense Services
  • 1993 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Cloutier & Musech, P.A.
  • 1988 - 1993

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Associations

  • Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice
  • President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Board of Governors
  • Member - Board of Governors
  • 1995 - 2001
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Chair
  • 1995 - 1999
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, The Hennepin Lawyer Editorial Committee
  • Member, Issue Editor
  • 1989 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2003
  • AV Rating (Highest Possible Peer Rating)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
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Publications

  • The Hennepin Lawyer
  • DWI Laws of 1997 - A Brave New World
  • 1998
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • We Must Save Ourselves From Violence Created by U.S. Drug Prohibtition Laws
  • 1993

Speaking Engagements

  • Law of Arrest, Search and Seizure, and Confessions in Minnesota
  • Auto Stops, Searches and Arrests Law; and, Confessions and Thier Suppression
  • 2007
  • Strategies for Success with DWI Cases in Minnesota
  • Winning DWI And CVO Cases at Pretrial Hearing and at Trial; and, Winning Implied Consent and Other Drivers License Cases
  • 2005
  • DWI Practice Institute
  • Drivers License Law and DWI Practice
  • 2005
  • Defending Domestic Crimes
  • Winning Domestic Assault and Other Domestic Crimes Cases; Protecting Gun Rights; Preventing Immigration Problems; Criminal Record Expungement
  • 2004
  • Criminal Justice Institute
  • Drivers License Law and Records; Expungement
  • 2004
  • Winning DWI Cases
  • How to Win DWI Cases for the Defense
  • 2002
  • Family Law and Domestic Abuse
  • Ethical and Practical Considerations When Representing a Person Accused of Violence Against a Loved One; Guns and Immigration; State and Federal Laws; Defense Strategy
  • 1997
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (8)
Endorse Thomas
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gallagher is an extremely knowledgeable attorney and gets the best results for his clients. I highly recommend him for any type of criminal defense matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He's a brilliant, passionate atty."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Thomas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Thomas Gallagher is a well respected member of the criminal defense bar, and is well known for his trial skills."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Gallagher. From his answers and time on Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free, and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Gallagher has extensive knowledge of DWI/DUI law and clearly understands how to advise and represent his clients. I have had an opportunity to see how he responds to the problems presented for answers on AVVO and have determined that he is an excellent attorney who cares about his clients, while demonstrating professionalism, knowledge and passion. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Tom. He has an excellent reputation in the legal community and among the criminal defense bar. He is very knowledgeable and fights hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. You won't find many more skilled and knowledgable criminal attorneys than Mr. Gallagher. He is an asset to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have never met an attorney practicing criminal defense that had such passion for what they do. Tom is a smart, nonjudgmental and honest attorney. He also knows how to work with the immigrant population making sure that they're not deported for alleged crimes."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gallagher's answers here on Avvo clearly demonstrate his superior knowledge on the practice of criminal law. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Good posts. Shows he has good legal acumen."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Thomas Gallagher is an excellent defense attorney. When you view his comments in this forum, you can see that he knows the law and is skilled in its application, but that is only a fraction of the Tom Gallagher picture. I have had the opportunity to see Mr. Gallagher's performance in the courtroom. Any defense client will be in good hands represented by Tom. He is an outstanding attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. There are few lawyers I have encountered in 35 years of practice who have the kind of commitment to the client that Thomas Gallagher has. I have watched as he tenaciously defends in court, and am constantly amazed at how cutting edge and novel some of his work is. But he is more than counsel for his client; he is truly a warrior for justice, and yet he manages to do so while maintaing the good graces of the prosecutors and judges he has to deal with. I would not hesitate to recommend that someone retain him as their lawyer, as he will obtain the best possible result for his client, and, in the end, the client will know that no one else could have kept his or her best interests in mind any more sincerely or expertly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Tom Gallagher. He advocates passionately and skillfully for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Thomas C. Gallagher is the go-to Minnesota Defense Attorney. If you or anyone you know has been arrested or under investigation for a crime in the twin cities, call Mr. Gallagher. He can help solve your legal problems today!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Tom Gallagher. I have the privilege of working in the same building as Tom and he is extremely knowledgeable in his practice area in addition to a multitude of other interests. I would not hesitate in referring people to Tom Gallagher."
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