We’ve been working with businesses and non-profits throughout the mid-Atlantic region for more than five decades.

Today, we represent many top universities, hospitals, financial institutions, religious organizations, and real estate development companies. And several of these relationships go back more than 40 years.

Our practice areas range from health care, employment and education, to corporate and real estate transactions, commercial lending, civil litigation, renewable energy, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy.

Whatever your challenge, you can count on us for innovative, practical guidance with a personal touch.

Our History

Early in his life our founder, Francis (“Frank”) X. Gallagher, learned the importance of opportunity.

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What Makes Us Different?

We’re not your typical law firm.  Learn what makes Gallagher stand out.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Gallagher, promoting diversity, equity and inclusion across all aspects of firm life and our surrounding community is a priority. Gallagher intentionally seeks to continue expanding our DEI efforts and understanding of other cultures through working with respected consultants, absorbing content from trusted resources, building relationships with diverse vendors and clients who share a similar vision, and listening to our employees.

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Case Studies

We have more than fifty years of experience, providing outstanding service in diverse areas of practice.

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Attorney Spotlight

Richard O. Berndt

Senior Partner



Rick Berndt joined Gallagher after assisting the firm's founder, Francis X. Gallagher, at the Maryland Constitutional Convention in 1967.

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