Minneapolis Criminal Lawyer

Thomas C Gallagher is a Criminal Lawyer in Minneapolis operating his law firm, Gallagher Criminal Defense.  Gallagher has over 30 years experience successfully representing the accused in Minnesota State and Federal courts.

Gallagher has deep roots in Minneapolis

Minneapolis cherry spoonGallagher has deep roots in the Minneapolis Twin Cities community, having come from a family involved in Minnesota law and politics for three generations.  His family members have included a Minnesota Supreme Court Judge, Assistant Minnesota Attorney General, Assistant Hennepin County Attorney, Twin Cities Metro Area Police Officers, Minnesota Labor Movement Union leaders, a Labor Arbitrator, Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Officers, leaders, and candidates for statewide office.

Gallagher himself has been a political activist (environmental and campaign finance reform issues), and party leader in a major party in Minnesota, including Co-Chair of the Minneapolis DFL and member of the DFL State Central Committee.

He has helped run Minneapolis political conventions and campaigns of Minneapolis City Council Members and Mayors, as well as candidates for Governor of Minnesota and President of the United States.  He ran as the Republican-endorsed candidate for Minnesota House District 61B twice, in 2014 and 2016.

Gallagher was born and raised in Minneapolis, and has lived in the Twin Cities his entire life.  Gallagher attended school in Minneapolis, Hopkins and Minnetonka.  Then he studied for his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree, with a Psychology major, and his graduate Doctor of Laws degree – both at the top-ranked University of Minnesota, Minneapolis campus.

Gallagher has sued the City of Minneapolis in police misconduct cases.  He has also defended individual Minneapolis police officers in court.

Minneapolis, like other Minnesota cities, can charge people with violating Minneapolis City Ordinances, in addition to Minnesota State Statutes.  These can include a wide variety of situations, including criminal zoning law violations and traffic violations.  City Ordinance traffic violations can have the advantage of not going on the Minnesota Drivers License Record.  Though the Minneapolis Police Policy and Procedure Manual does direct police officers to issue State Statutory violation citations rather than City Ordinance violation citations, police officers do have discretion.

Minneapolis Criminal Defense

Thomas Gallagher, Minneapolis Criminal Lawyer
Thomas Gallagher, Minneapolis Criminal Lawyer

A recognized expert in Minnesota criminal law, Gallagher has published numerous legal articles.

Gallagher has taught dozens of Continuing Legal Education courses to other lawyers, judges, police officers, and paralegals.

Gallagher has conducted and won numerous jury trials, as well as appeals.

Gallagher has top-ratings from organizations respected for rating lawyers, reserved for the top seven percent of Minnesota criminal lawyers.

Gallagher publishes a blog: Minneapolis Criminal Law News

Could You Benefit from the Experience of a Minneapolis Criminal Lawyer?

Gallagher will provide a free consultation of up to a half-hour about your Minnesota criminal law matter by phone or at his Minneapolis Twin Cities law firm, if you call 612-333-1500.