This is a picture of Sangeetha Kannan, Brandon Wharton and Tory Trocchia - new associates at Gallagher Evelius & Jones.Gallagher Evelius & Jones is pleased to announce that three lawyers, Sangeetha Kannan, Brandon Wharton, and Victoria “Tory” Trocchia, have joined the firm as associates.

Sangeetha earned her JD from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, graduating cum laude in 2022. While in law school, Sangeetha was captain of the National Trial Team, Executive Articles Editor for the Journal of Health Care Law & Policy, and president of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA). Her leadership instincts and communication skills will play a pivotal role in helping clients in Gallagher’s Litigation Group navigate complex legal challenges.

Brandon made history at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law as the first Black editor-in-chief of the Maryland Law Review. He graduated magna cum laude in 2021 and was honored with The Roger Howell Achievement Award for contributing significantly to the student activities program and demonstrating the leadership, scholarship, and moral character representative of the high ideals of the legal profession. He demonstrates a sense of calm as he helps clients in Gallagher’s Education, Employment, Litigation, and Investigations Groups navigate complex and sensitive legal matters.

Tory brings a unique combination of finance and law to Gallagher’s Litigation Practice, having spent five years at a Baltimore investment firm prior to graduating magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in 2022. In law school, Tory sharpened her trial skills as a member of Maryland Carey Law’s National Trial Team and she honed her appellate brief-writing and research skills as a student attorney in the Juvenile Lifer Advocacy Clinic.

“We are very pleased these talented lawyers, all of whom spent time at the firm as summer associates, have chosen to join the Gallagher team,” said Tom Dame, managing partner. “We have come to know Tory, Brandon, and Sangeetha over the last several years, and we watched with pride as they took on leadership roles and participated in clerkships. We appreciate the diverse skills each of them brings to Gallagher, and we look forward to serving our clients with them over the course of their legal careers.”


About Gallagher

For more than six decades, Gallagher has served businesses and nonprofits. Among other clients, Gallagher represents many prominent universities, hospitals and health care providers, financial institutions, religious organizations, real estate development companies, and other businesses throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Many of these relationships date back more than 50 years – a sign of the firm’s strong commitment and level of service. The firm continues to expand into new practice areas such as renewable energy, in order to provide high quality service to clients.

Gallagher and its more than 100 staff are committed to supporting the community through volunteer and pro bono efforts, and to focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion across all aspects of the organization.