Gallagher Law Firm
Personal Injury & Criminal Defense Experts
Located in the heart of Livingston County for over 25 years
WE KNOW THE JUDGES
WE KNOW THE DOCTORS
- WE KNOW THE PROSECUTORS
Let our "know-how" work for you.
"Talking with a lawyer should never make you feel intimidated, ashamed or at
all uncomfortable. We know you'll feel welcome by our lawyers and staff.
We're everyday people too and we understand your concerns and fears."
--Mike (810) 227-2020.
Your first consultation is free of charge. You may use our online Free Case Evaluation Form, but we are also always willing to meet with you in our office, visit you in your home or at the hospital or any location where you feel most comfortable.
Our firm represents plaintiffs in Wrongful Death and Personal Injury cases in the following areas:
Birth Trauma & Auto Accidents
Spinal Cord Injury & Cerebral Palsy
Machine Injuries & Dog Bites
Slip & Fall injuries & Death Claims
Traumatic Brain or Closed Head Injury
Once you chose the Gallagher Law Firm for your personal injury case, we pay all related legal expenses and we expect no reimbursement from you until and unless we win.
If you are in need of help with a criminal matter, we will take the time necessary to discuss fees and to work within your budget.
From your first meeting with Mike you will feel at ease. Ours is not an office bragging of the millions we "take in" every year. In your time if need, we know that your concerns are for your future and your family.
We have all the success stories too, but our goal is for YOU to know that the Gallagher Law Firm will work for you to help you achieve greater financial comfort which will allow you to replace lost earnings, and assist you in coping with lost ability to live fully.
Selecting a personal injury lawyer to represent you is not an easy task. It's important that you find an attorney who has your best interests at heart and is someone you can trust and depend on. We're proud of the relationships we have built with each of our clients. You can read a few of their personal testimonials to get a sense of how they feel about us and our professional capabilities.
We promise the same level of commitment and dedication to you.
Call, email or stop in anytime.
About Michael J. Gallagher
I have over 35 years of experience as a trial lawyer and have represented individuals in Michigan, Illinois and California. My goal is to help relieve the suffering and worry an injury causes an individual and their family. It is a noble calling and an increasing challenge.
Many organizations and industries seek to limit or take away your rights to fair compensation. Innocent injury victims or their surviving family members deserve the right to be fairly compensated if a jury assembled from their community agrees. My dedication to ensuring your rights is powerful, thorough and fearless.
I paid for my own education. I worked in a Chicago funeral home as an Assistant Manager while attending Loyola University and graduated in 1966 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
I then attended DePaul University School of Law and financed my legal education by driving a city bus in Chicago and, later, working as a brakeman on the Rock Island Railroad. I received my law degree in 1968.
Immediately following graduation in 1968, I began my legal career as an Assistant Prosecutor in Champaign, Illinois. During the next two years, I had extensive trial experience including Felony Prosecution. I then transferred to a firm exclusively handling Personal Injury work for Plaintiffs and also did defense work for State Farm Insurance. Consequently, I've had experience on both sides of the Personal Injury Field and have an understanding of the Insurance Claim process.
I became licensed in Michigan in 1972 and accepted the position of Chief Assistant Prosecutor in Livingston County, Howell, Michigan. A very difficult murder case and other challenging suits extended my courtroom experience during this time period.
In 1975 I established my private practice and began to represent injured plaintiffs. As my compassion for injured clients grew, helping them obtain compensation became a driving force for me. By 1980, a significant amount of my time was being spent fighting insurance companies for seriously injured people and their families. For the past ten years, my practice has been totally devoted to personal injury cases.
To most effectively represent you and to properly prepare a successful case, I sometimes join forces with other attorneys who specialize in particular facets of personal injury law. When a case warrants it, I will pay to bring in experts from various fields. I pay the fees for these services along with the charges for depositions and other costs which help bring your case to trial. There is no cost to you unless I am successful in helping you obtain a favorable settlement.