Timothy J. Gallagher has 30+ years’ experience as a Trial Lawyer. For the last 20+ years Tim has focused his practice on representing people who have suffered injuries from car crashes, medical malpractice and products liability. Tim has also developed a practice of helping people and other lawyers investigate and litigate insurance coverage issues.
Tim began practicing law in St. Louis in 1988, with Amelung, Wulff & Willenbrock an established Insurance Defense firm where he had the opportunity to learn from highly respected personal injury defense lawyers. Early in his career Tim gained valuable trial and appellate experience which included being on the losing side of the largest personal injury verdict in the history of St. Charles County and winning a case in the Missouri Supreme Court.
In 1996 Tim “switched sides” and began representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases. That career move happened after a jury trial in 1995 with a well-regarded plaintiffs firm. It was a fair trial without any antics. The opposing lawyer was impressed by Tim’s skills and professionalism, so after that trial that firm recruited Tim to come work for them.
Tim has tried jury cases in the United States District Court in St. Louis and in the Missouri State courts of St. Louis City, and the Counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson, Lincoln and Franklin. He has tried and won personal injury jury verdicts of a million dollars or more in three different venues: the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County. He has tried and won jury verdicts for more than the insurance policy limits in the City of St. Louis, and the counties of Jefferson, St. Louis, and St. Charles.
- Benedictine College, B.A., 1985
- St. Louis University, J.D., 1988
- Personal Injury
- Medical Malpractice
- Products Liability
- Automobile Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Insurance litigation
- The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
- St. Louis County Bar Association
- The Missouri Bar (Board of Governors, 1996-1998)
- American Association for Justice
- Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (Board of Governors 2008-present)
- 1988, Missouri
- 1989, Illinois and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri