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Minneapolis Criminal Attorney Thomas Gallagher

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“Every client deserves the best defense”

Thomas Gallagher is a Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney.  The best criminal defense lawyers have legal skills. But the best defense attorney must also have compassion and loyalty.  Gallagher helps people.

Every person facing accusations deserves the best defense attorney.  But Gallagher can only represent the chosen few.

The emotional truth 

A person accused feels the weight and overwhelming power of the government.  And the State would force a bad outcome; and disregard the truth and justice. Every defendant feels that initial trauma.

The solution?  A good defense lawyer can give you a real voice.  And you deserve a fair chance.

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

But the lawyer you choose makes a difference in the outcome of your case.  So why not contact the best defense attorney in Minneapolis?

Meet Attorney Thomas Gallagher

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Thomas Gallagher, Defense Lawyer in Minneapolis

Gallagher Criminal Defense law firm is in Uptown Minneapolis.  And 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

Thomas Gallagher comes 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’s run Minneapolis political conventions as Credentials Chair.  Gallagher worked on campaigns of Minneapolis City Council Members and Mayors.  And he’s been a candidate himself.

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

He was born in Minneapolis. And he’s lived there his entire life.

Recognized legal expert

A recognized expert in Minnesota criminal law, Gallagher is an author of numerous legal articles. 

And Thomas Gallagher regularly teaches Continuing Legal Education courses to other lawyers, judges, police officers, and paralegals.

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

News reporters contact Attorney Thomas C. Gallagher for expert comment and background on criminal-law and legislature news stories. And he testifies in the Minnesota legislature on criminal justice issues.

Courtroom Success

Thomas Gallagher has conducted and won numerous jury trials.

And he wins cases with pretrial motions.

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. And his 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.  And 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.  So 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 carries risks.  But it’s a comfortable way for some to start reaching out for help.

Best-rated by lawyers and clients

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Thomas C. Gallagher is a top criminal attorney in Minneapolis, according to other lawyers and clients.

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 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: Thomas 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. And 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 defense attorney 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. So you can discuss your case, 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 regularly represents clients in Twin Cities metro courts, as well as greater Minnesota upon special consideration. So call for a free consultation.

Contact Gallagher Criminal Defense with your case or question. 

Where is a good criminal attorney? And how do you find great criminal lawyers? Are you looking for the best defense attorney in Minneapolis? 

Then, meet Thomas Gallagher. And he will listen. He is happy to help.

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Voted 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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