Mark Gallagher has extensive experience counseling employers and business entities in the defense of workers’ compensation and liability claims.
His matters include general casualty, premises, construction and sexual harassment claims. Mark is a veteran litigator who appears in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania. He is a founding member of Weber Gallagher.
Mark has achieved an "AV Preeminent" rating from his peers as reported by Martindale-Hubbell. They have also selected him as a "2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Construction Law." In 2011-2015, Mark was recognized by the publisher of the Pennsylvania edition of Super Lawyers magazine as being among the top 5 percent of practitioners in his practice specialty within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Prevailed in a four-day trial in a case involving a slip and fall at an apartment complex in December 2008. The plaintiff walked outside in a freezing rain storm to check her mail at 6 a.m. and fell. The plaintiff claimed the apartment complex was negligent in failing to put salt down, although the storm did not end until 3 p.m. that afternoon. The plaintiff’s demand right before trial was $675,000, and she did not reduce her demand until a few days before trial. Her new demand was still over six figures. The jury took less than an hour to deliberate and returned with a defense verdict.
Settled a worker’s compensation and federal discrimination claims for a regional health care provider within authority involving two Emergency Medical Technicians.
In a contested property damage claim under an insurance policy, the plaintiff's demand was originally over $200,000 for alleged commercial personal property damages. The plaintiff alleged the loss occurred as a result of single wind storm, however, the evidence showed the building had been leaking for years due to lack of maintenance. After a three day trial, the jury came back with a defense verdict.
Professional & Community Involvement
Commissioner on the Upper Moreland Township Civil Service Commission where he has been the chair, co-chair and secretary
Legal representative of the Upper Moreland Township Historical Commission
Board of Trustees of Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania
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