About

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.  Gallagher can only represent the chosen few, however.

The emotional truth 

A person accused may feel overwhelmed by the power of the government.  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.  You deserve a fair chance.  We can make that happen.  Justice can prevail, after all.

The lawyer you choose can make a difference in the outcome of your case.  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 located in Minneapolis.  Thomas C Gallagher is a criminal lawyer with over 30 years experience defending clients in Minnesota Federal and State Courts. 

Gallagher provides free consultations of up to a half-hour about Minnesota criminal law matters.  You can 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.  He’s been a candidate himself.

374_NLCmember-smHe 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

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

News media reporters Attorney often contact Thomas C. Gallagher for comment and background on news events.

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.

Minneapolis Criminal Defense >  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 murder, sex crimes, assault, domestic-related charges, theft, property crimes, alcohol, marijuana and other drug “crimes,” gun charges, white-collar crimes, embezzlement, theft, DWI, etc.

Devoted to being the best criminal defense lawyer possible in every case, Gallagher successfully defends clients in the most serious felony cases 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, providing “pre-charge counsel” designed to reduce the likelihood of ever being.  He also represents concerned witnesses, as well as crime victims.

Gallagher has successfully represented many non-citizens, including Permanent Resident “Green Card” holders, at risk of Removal (Deportation) or other negative immigration law consequences.

Since a criminal prosecution, guilty plea, or conviction can trigger negative immigration consequences, such as Deportation or Denial of Naturalization, etc.; by managing or winning the criminal case, a much more difficult immigration law problem may be avoided.

Best-rated by lawyers and clients

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

This is the highest possible rating. The “A” legal ability rating means “very high to preeminent.” And the “V” ethical standard rating means “very high.” Thomas Gallagher’s AV Preeminent® (4.5-5.0) rating is a significant accomplishment. It means that Gallagher’s peers in the 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 have been accused or charged with a crime, or questioned by police, or otherwise have a criminal law question, call Minneapolis Defense Attorney Thomas Gallagher to discuss your case or to make an appointment for a personal consultation about your question or case, for up to one-half hour at no charge.

Minnesota Defense Lawyer Thomas Gallagher’s law office is conveniently located in downtown Minneapolis, next to the United States federal Court house, one-half block from the Minneapolis jail, and one-block from the Hennepin County Court house.

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

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?  Thomas Gallagher is happy to help.

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


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


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