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Criminal Trial Lawyer: Call 612-333-1500 for free consult. Experienced from murder charges to misdemeanors,  relative to other Minneapolis criminal lawyers, Gallagher has defended a larger  share of Minnesota sex crime charges and felony drug crime charges (marijuana, cocaine, etc.)


Gallagher enjoys the academic study of law and legal issues, as well as the public speaking and performance.  He has written numerous published legal articles, and writes Minneapolis Criminal Law News Blog.  He has also conducted numerous jury trials, presented many Continuing Legal Education courses - even studied acting at the Guthrie Theater.


With your good name or liberty at stake, Gallagher can help. To make an appointment for a free office consultation about your criminal law matter, give him a call. 612-333-1500.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 55%
    28 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 10%
    28 years
  3. White Collar Crime: 10%
    28 years
  4. Violent Crime: 10%
    28 years
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Hourly ($340-420/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Glen Adam Kotten

    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.


    Glen Kotten Criminal defense Attorney
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  • John M O'Brien

    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.


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Contact info

Gallagher Criminal Defense Services

Suite 8000 - Flour Exchange Bldg
310 Fourth Ave South
Minneapolis, MN, 55415


MNAuthorized to practice198808/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2008
AV Rating (Highest Possible Peer Rating)Martindale-Hubbell2008
AV Rating (Highest Possible Peer Rating)Martindale-Hubbell2007
Super LawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2007
Super LawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2006
AV Rating (Highest Possible Peer Rating)Martindale-Hubbell2006
AV Rating (Highest Possible Peer Rating)Martindale-Hubbell2005
AV Rating (Highest Possible Peer Rating)Martindale-Hubbell2004
Super LawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2003
AV Rating (Highest Possible Peer Rating)Martindale-Hubbell2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Criminal Defense LawyerGallagher Criminal Defense Services1993 - Present
Associate AttorneyCloutier & Musech, P.A.1988 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota Society for Criminal JusticeMember2000 - Present
Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1995 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1995 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember1988 - Present
Hennepin County Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Minnesota Society for Criminal JusticePresident2011 - 2012
Minnesota State Bar Association, Board of GovernorsMember - Board of Governors1995 - 2001
Hennepin County Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionChair1995 - 1999
Hennepin County Bar Association, The Hennepin Lawyer Editorial CommitteeMember, Issue Editor1989 - 2004
Publication nameTitleDate
The Hennepin LawyerDWI Laws of 1997 - A Brave New World1998
Minneapolis Star TribuneWe Must Save Ourselves From Violence Created by U.S. Drug Prohibtition Laws1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of Minnesota, Twin CitiesPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law of Arrest, Search and Seizure, and Confessions in MinnesotaAuto Stops, Searches and Arrests Law; and, Confessions and Thier Suppression2007
Strategies for Success with DWI Cases in MinnesotaWinning DWI And CVO Cases at Pretrial Hearing and at Trial; and, Winning Implied Consent and Other Drivers License Cases2005
DWI Practice InstituteDrivers License Law and DWI Practice2005
Defending Domestic CrimesWinning Domestic Assault and Other Domestic Crimes Cases; Protecting Gun Rights; Preventing Immigration Problems; Criminal Record Expungement2004
Criminal Justice InstituteDrivers License Law and Records; Expungement2004
Winning DWI CasesHow to Win DWI Cases for the Defense2002
Family Law and Domestic AbuseEthical and Practical Considerations When Representing a Person Accused of Violence Against a Loved One; Guns and Immigration; State and Federal Laws; Defense Strategy1997