We’ll represent you in federal and state courts, and in front of administrative bodies, arbitrators, mediators, and other alternative dispute tribunals. Our litigation team is made of effective problem-solvers who handle disputes in:
- Appellate litigation;
- Business litigation, including matters involving breach of contract, partnership dissolution, business torts, unfair competition, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and professional negligence;
- Class action defense litigation, including consumer, ERISA, securities, and antitrust class actions;
- Construction litigation, including disputes regarding construction defects. We regularly represent owners in these disputes, and sometimes represent construction companies;
- Constitutional law;
- Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy including the representation of secured and unsecured creditors, trustees, receivers, and other parties in federal bankruptcy reorganization cases, state insolvency proceedings, loan restructuring, workout negotiations, and related litigation;
- Director/officer liability issues;
- Educational institution litigation, including student disputes and discipline, faculty tenure issues, Title IX claims, and collegiate athletics and compliance issues;
- Employment litigation, including claims of wrongful discharge, discrimination cases, violation of wage and hour standards, sexual harassment, and violation of non-compete covenants;
- Fiduciary, and estates and trusts litigation;
- Health Care litigation, including disputes involving federal and state regulatory issues, such as health planning (CON), licensing and certification, fraud and abuse allegations, medical malpractice, medical staff issues, compliance matters, and insurance coverage;
- Real Estate, land use, construction, fair housing, property management, and tax assessment appeals;
- Religious institution litigation, including First Amendment issues, church governance issues, and RLUIPA and other property claims;
- Securities litigation; and
- Tort claims on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants.
- Gallagher Evelius & Jones Earns Recognition in Chambers USA 2021
- Maryland Enacts New, Legally Fraught Digital Advertising Tax
- Gallagher Achieves RLUIPA Victory in Remote Trial in Maryland Federal Court
- Tahirih Justice Center Selects Gallagher as “Firm of the Year”
- Gallagher Welcomes Kyle Virtue
- Mark Saudek Wins Leadership in Law Award
Litigation Case Studies
In July 2014, Gallagher attorney Peter Keith was appointed by the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland to serve as Receiver of over 17 business entities sued by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for engaging in fraudulent and deceptive sales practices.
The Center for Pregnancy Concerns is a Baltimore-based, private, nonprofit agency that helps pregnant women with counseling and support services. The Center does not perform abortions, or provide abortion referrals. In 2009, Baltimore City passed an Ordinance that would have forced the Center to post a “disclaimer” about the free services it provided. After extensive discovery, legal briefing, and oral arguments, Gallagher won a final, unanimous ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which struck down the Ordinance as unconstitutional.
There was never any question that Ward would devote time and resources to representing poor clients when he became a lawyer. He has certainly done that—and much more—since becoming a lawyer in 1973.