Minneapolis Criminal Attorney Thomas Gallagher

“Every client deserves the best defense

Thomas Gallagher is a Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney.  The best criminal defense lawyers have legal skills as well as compassion and loyalty.  Gallagher helps people.

Every person accused deserves the best criminal defense.  But Gallagher can only represent the chosen few.

The emotional truth 

A person accused feels the weight of the overwhelming power of the government.  And the State would force a bad outcome, in disregard for truth or justice.

The solution?  A good defense lawyer can make all the difference, giving you a real voice.  And you deserve a fair chance.

We can make that happen.  So, justice can prevail, after all.

The lawyer you choose can make a difference in the outcome of your case.  So why not contact the best criminal defense attorney in Minneapolis?

Meet Attorney Thomas Gallagher

Thomas Gallagher, Defense Lawyer in Minneapolis
Thomas Gallagher, Defense Lawyer in Minneapolis

Gallagher Criminal Defense law firm is in Minneapolis.  Thomas C Gallagher is a criminal lawyer with over three decades experience defending clients in Minnesota Federal and State Courts. 

Gallagher provides free consultations up to a half-hour. Do you have a Minnesota criminal law question?  Call him at 612-333-1500

Gallagher is from the Minneapolis community, and a family involved in Minnesota law and politics for three generations.  Gallagher has been a political issue activist.  And he’s been a party leader in two of the state’s major parties.  He managed large Minneapolis political conventions.  Gallagher worked on campaigns of Minneapolis City Council Members and Mayors.  And he’s been a candidate himself.


He is serves on the Board of Directors of Minnesota NORML, working to legalize marijuana in Minnesota. 

He was born in Minneapolis, and lived there his entire life.

Recognized legal expert

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A recognized expert in Minnesota criminal law, Gallagher is an author of numerous legal articles.  And Gallagher has taught dozens of Continuing Legal Education courses to other lawyers, judges, police officers, and paralegals.

News media reporters contact Attorney Thomas C. Gallagher for comment and background on criminal-law and legislature news stories.

Gallagher has taught on topics including jury trial practice, defending marijuana cases, DWI defense, sex crimes defense, and gun laws.   And he often speaks to groups about legal rights, criminal law and reform topics.

Thomas Gallagher has conducted and won numerous jury trials.

Practice areas

Minneapolis Criminal Lawyer Thomas Gallagher’s criminal defense practice includes criminal matters of every type.

Practice areas include:

  • accusations of sex crimes,
  • assault,
  • domestic-related charges,
  • theft,
  • property crimes,
  • alcohol, marijuana and other drug “crimes,”
  • gun charges,
  • white-collar crimes, embezzlement, theft,
  • DWI

Gallagher devotes his time, heart and soul into being the best criminal defense lawyer possible in every case.   And he successfully defends clients in the most serious felony and misdemeanor cases.

Gallagher has successfully handled numerous jury trials, trials to a judge, evidentiary hearings, probation hearings, and appeals, including high-profile cases.

Lawyer Thomas Gallagher is relentless, works hard, with the client’s outcome goal in mind.

Clients also retain Twin Cities Criminal Lawyer Thomas Gallagher during police investigations.  And when they do, he  provides “pre-charge counsel” to reduce the likelihood of charges.  He also represents witnesses, as well as crime victims.

Gallagher represents many non-citizens. Clients include Permanent Resident “Green Card” holders, at risk of Removal (Deportation) or other negative immigration law consequences.

A criminal prosecution, guilty plea, or conviction can trigger negative immigration consequences.  These include Deportation or Denial of Naturalization, etc.  But Attorney Gallagher can help by managing or winning the criminal case, to avoid a much more difficult immigration problem.

Get Answers to Your Questions

Attorney Thomas Gallagher answers questions about criminal law and cases every day when people call him.  Many are other attorneys seeking expert advice.  You are welcome to call him with your question.

In addition, Attorney Thomas Gallagher participates in several on line Q & A sites, like Law Guru.  Posting a criminal law question on a public website has risks.  But it’s a comfortable way for some to begin reaching out for help.

Best-rated by lawyers and clients

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Thomas C. Gallagher is a top criminal attorney in Minneapolis.

Client reviews: Gallagher works hard to be the best criminal lawyer. And Gallagher provides the best defense for every client.

Just check out his client five-star reviews online, with Google and others.

Recognized Legal Expert & Teacher: Peers frequently ask Attorney Thomas Gallagher to teach law in Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) courses. And for decades, Gallagher has taught numerous CLE courses to other lawyers judges, and police officers on criminal law.

Peer Review Ratings

Other lawyers in the community have voted in peer-review ratings: Gallagher is a top-rated Minnesota criminal lawyer.

AV rated: Martindale-Hubbell’s peer-based rating by lawyers and judges, has awarded Thomas C. Gallagher its “AV-rating.“   So they rate him one of the best criminal lawyers in Minnesota.

This is the highest possible rating. The “A” rating means “very high to preeminent” legal ability.  And the “V” rating means “very high” ethical standards.  Thomas Gallagher’s AV Preeminent® (4.5-5.0) rating is a significant accomplishment. So, Gallagher’s peers in the legal community rank him at the highest level of professional excellence and ethics.

Leading the Way: Gallagher is a proud Member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice (“MSCJ”). Limited to fifty members, MSCJ is a College of the best criminal lawyers in Minnesota. Existing members vote on applicant’s admission, based on jury trial experience and commitment to Criminal Justice. MSCJ members meet monthly to share information and improve advocacy skills.

Superb Attorney Rating: Avvo.com rates him “Superb” 10 out of 10 under its proprietary rating system. Avvo rates all active Minnesota lawyers.

Looking for the best criminal lawyer near you?

If you someone has accused you of a crime, or if police wan to question you, get help now. Or, if you have a criminal law question, call Minneapolis Defense Attorney Thomas Gallagher. You can discuss your case or an appointment for a consultation, for up to one-half hour at no charge.

Minnesota Defense Lawyer Thomas Gallagher’s law office is conveniently located in Uptown Minneapolis.  It’s at Hennepin and 35th Street, with free off-street parking.

Gallagher Criminal Defense law firm offices are in Minneapolis. And, Gallagher regularly represents clients in Twin Cities metro courts, as well as greater Minnesota upon special consideration. So call for a free consultations.

Contact Gallagher Criminal Defense with your case or question. 

Thomas C Gallagher has top-ratings from organizations respected for rating lawyersAnd he consistently gets five-star rating from consumers online.

Looking for the best criminal defense attorney in Minneapolis?  Then, Thomas Gallagher is happy to help.

Member Defense Attorney, Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice

Voted Member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, limited to fifty of the best criminal defense lawyers in Minnesota:


“AV rated:” Martindale-Hubbell’s peer-review rating (best ethics & legal ability):

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“Superb” rating “10 out of a possible 10,” the best possible, by avvo.com:

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U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms and Best Lawyers, peer review selected:

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