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Thomas Francis Gallagher

Business Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Thomas F. Gallagher, Tom Gallagher

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found

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I am a litigator that believes in fairness and understanding to my client's individual or business needs.  I investigate each case from as many angles as possible to evaluate risk, client objectives and the time and cost involved to achieve the best individually-tailored result in each of my cases.

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3033 Fifth Avenue
Suite 222
San Diego, CA, 92103


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Posted by George | June 9, 2014
Excellent lawyer with very honest and candidate
Worked with Tom dealing with a possible Real Estate scam artist. He engaged was able to get things under control before handing the real estate specialist. Very much appreciate his business approach and customer service. Very happy to his ability and approach. One lawyer bill I was happy to pay.
Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2014
Great Business Attorney/Group
Excellent attorney. I would highly recommend Mr. Gallagher and Gallagher & Krich, APC. We had a business case that we needed help and guidance on and they were extremely helpful and guided us in the right direction the whole way through. The case is over and I would definitely contact them again for our business and personal needs. Thanks guys!
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Posted by Shaun | May 21, 2014
Experienced & Trustworthy
As a new entrepreneur with limited contract experience it was a pleasure working with Mr. Gallagher and his colleague Mr. Krich. From the very beginning of contract negotiation to a signed agreement, Tom & Troy provided timely responses to millions of questions while guiding me in the right direction. I'm looking forward to working with Mr. Gallagher on future contracts.
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Posted by Evan | May 21, 2014
Got my case handled very quickly
I had an insurance case that had dragged on for many months, and as soon as it got turned over to Tom Gallagher it was closed outside of court within 10 days. He charged a fair fee for the work and got the job done fast which allowed me to recover almost all of my money. I'd definitely recommend him to anyone seeking his services.
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Posted by Joe | November 13, 2012
Attorney Thomas Gallagher- Excellent Legal Representation
Attorney Thomas Gallagher has assisted my firm with several matters and has always delivered outstanding service and results. We recently had one of our competitors attempt to defame our firm in public and with some of our clients. Attorney Gallagher was able to step in right away to force our competition to cease such activities.
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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2012
Highly recommend Mr. Gallagher
Mr. Gallagher helped us with a landlord/tenant issue. We felt our lease agreement was not binding since many parts of the 'agreement' were made verbally or after the lease was signed. When those agreements were not followed through, we sought to end our relationship with the other party. Mr. Gallagher was thoughtful and respectful of our situation. Most importantly, he was honest and forthright with information that was helpful to us when we were trying to decide how to proceed with our case. Mr. Gallagher laid out our options and potential outcomes without bias. I would highly recommend his services to anyone.
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Posted by Adam | July 13, 2011
Honest, Reliable, Affordable
Tom has taken care of a few personal matters, and business transactions for me. All of my dealings with him have been to the highest standard. Tom has a way of explaining legal jargon in a way that the average person can grasp it. He guides but doesn't push when it comes to decision making. Also, his billing practices are alway completely transparent, so you know what your costs will be before you enter into a legal dispute. I would give Tom Gallagher my highest recommendation.
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Posted by Queency | July 13, 2011
Intelligent & Organized Attorney
Thomas Gallagher is an excellent attorney with extremely reasonable rates. He rapidly responds to all of my concerns through various forms of communication and is very patient at explaining details of subject matters I do not understand. I own and operate several companies and his involvement has helped me to avoid tricky legalese that larger corporations often include in contracts. I can rely on Mr. Gallagher to come through for me on any given occasion and would most definitely recommend his services to anyone inquiring.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-395 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Barton H. Hegeler, APC
  • 2006 - 2008


  • California Western SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Guilford Coll
  • undergraduate
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Company confidential v. Company Confidentail
  • Settlement
  • Company confidential v. Company Confidentail
  • $700K+
  • $344,880 San Diego Superior Court
  • Judgment for Plaintiff
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  • Irish American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Public Justice Foundation
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2015


  • California Western Law Journal
  • American Indian Gaming Regulations development of Indian Gaming Rights Act
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Moot Court Negotiation competiiton
  • Negotiation judge/speaker
  • 2016
  • California Western SOL conference
  • Young lawyers and solo practice
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (9)
Endorse Thomas
Litigation Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Mr. Gallagher. He is an exceptional litigator and well-respected attorney in the legal community. Mr. Gallagher has wide-ranging civil litigation experience and excels in navigating complex legal matters."
Business Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thomas Gallagher is one of the best attorneys in his practice area. Dedicated to his clients, Tom works tirelessly to ensure each and every client receives unparalleled representation. I recommend him without hesitation to anyone in need of his services."
Business Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom is qualified, professional and provides a high degree of commitment and experience to the clients he represents."
Business Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom does a great job for his clients. Tom and I have been opposing counsel on cases and he has represented his clients well. I have also referred clients to Tom and they have been happy. Tom has also referred clients to me - which shows that he knows when he should take a case and when he should refer a case to someone more suited for the case/client."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Gallagher for a number of years and I have worked closely with Mr. Gallagher on litigation involving complex Option ARM loan mortgage contracts. His understanding of complex legal situations and contracts is impeccable. An astute legal mind combined with the highest standards of integrity make Tom an excellent choice to hire as your attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I refer clients to Tom with peace of mind. His experience as a mediator infuses his litigation practice with a holistic perspective. He understands how personalities and human nature can hinder, or facilitate, resolution of a case. A rare gift. In addition, Tom is a great communicator and fierce advocate. Specifically, Tom listens to his clients, internalizes their personal goals in the case, and then seeks to achieve the best result tailored to the client's personal goals. It sounds simple, but it is not a common practice in today's legal world. I recommend Tom Gallagher without reservation."
Business Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have referred several clients to Tom and all of them have been more than happy with their results. From wills to contracts, to mediation and trial, Tom works non-stop to make sure his clients needs are met."
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