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 and construction. Mark is a litigator who appears in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania.
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 2011-2016, 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 involving a slip and fall at an apartment complex. 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. The plaintiff’s demand right before trial was $675,000. 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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