Garrick L. Gallagher

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Sanders & Parks P.C.
 | 3030 North Third Street, Suite 1300
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: 602-532-5720
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (40%),
  • Insurance Coverage (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Garrick L. Gallagher is a shareholder and director, and he has served as a past president of the Phoenix-based law firm of Sanders & Parks, P.C.

Rated as an AV-Preeminent* attorney, Mr. Gallagher represents individuals, business and insurance entities worldwide involved in complex civil litigation regarding insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, professional liability, construction litigation and intellectual property litigation.

Among his representative cases is a successful recovery of $5.95 million verdict on behalf of U.S. Fire Insurance Company in a bad faith, failure-to-settle action against the primary insurance carrier. He has also recovered more than $100 million on behalf of his clients in various jurisdictions.

Mr. Gallagher regularly acts as a mediator, arbitrator and settlement conference judge and serves as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Maricopa County Superior Court.

Due to his local, national and international success, Mr. Gallagher has been interviewed by Dateline NBC, local news networks, the Los Angeles Times, The London Times and Gentlemen's Quarterly in connection with cases he has handled.

Mr. Gallagher is an active member of several legal organizations, including the State Bar of Arizona, the Maricopa County Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute and the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

General Litigation (40%): Litigation

Insurance Coverage (30%): Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance, Insurance Defense

Personal Injury - General (20%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense

Personal Injury - General (10%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense

Focus Areas

General Litigation: Litigation

Insurance Coverage: Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance, Insurance Defense

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2017

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About Garrick Gallagher

Admitted: 1985, Arizona

Professional Webpage: http://www.sandersparks.com/Attorney-Profiles/Garrick-L-Gall...

Honors and Awards:

  • Named as one of Arizona's Top 50 Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America, 2016
  • Named as one of Arizona's Top 50 Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America, 2015
  • Named as one of Arizona's Top 50 Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America, 2014
  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America, 2013
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100, The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100
  • Recognized as One of Arizona's Top Lawyers, Arizona Business Magazine
  • AV® Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Avvo 10 Superb Rating

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U. S. Supreme Court
  • Member, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member, The Defense Research Institute
  • Member, Maricopa County Bar Association
  • President, State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers Division, 1991 - 1992
  • Member, Board of Governors, State Bar of Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Colorado
  • United States District Court, Districts of Arizona

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Mr. Gallagher serves as a Judge Pro Tempore for Maricopa County Superior Court.

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Successfully represented one of the heir claimants in securing the client's share of the $600,000,000 estate
  • Recovered $5.95 million verdict on behalf of U.S. Fire Insurance Company in a bad faith, failure-to-settle action against the primary insurance carrier
  • Recovered more than $100 million on behalf of his clients in various jurisdictions

Representative Clients:

  • CHUBB Group
  • Sorenson Capital
  • The Burlington Insurance Company
  • Great American Custom Insurance
  • RenRe Insurance
  • Swiss Re Insurance
  • Arch Insurance Group
  • Overhead Door Corporation
  • Trek Bicycle Corporation

Educational Background:

  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A. in Economics, 1981

Industry Groups

  • Business
  • Construction
  • Design Professionals
  • Individuals
  • Insurance
  • Product Manufacturers
  • Find Me Online
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    Comments

    • “Mr. Gallagher has extensive experience and expertise in both analyzing and litigating insurance coverage disputes.”
    • “Garrick is a coverage genius. He can unravel seven layers of coverage running to the hundreds of millions of dollars, and get the issue dead-on right. He is also a savvy and practical negotiator, whose experience, coupled with his coverage skills, means less headaches, and quicker and better resolutions for his clients and, frankly, everyone else involved in his cases.”
    • “My law firm has worked with Garrick Gallagher and his law firm for several years. Sanders & Parks, PC, is considered one of the best insurance law firms in the State of Arizona. Garrick has been with the firm for several years and has the highest degree of respect from his peers in the area of insurance law.”
    • “Excellent lawyer of the highest ethics”
    • “Garrick is smart, experienced and creative in solving complex coverage issues and other matters and is a master negotiator.”
    • “Garrick Gallagher is an exceptional lawyer with both proactive and creative analytical skills that help his clients get great results in a timely and cost-effective manner.”
    • “Garrick is the most "out of the box" thinker I have ever worked with. His ability to wrangle multi-party cases to settlement is unmatched.”
    • “Garrick handles complex insurance coverage and bad faith issues with ease and skill.”
    • “Garrick is one of the finest lawyers in the state. He has an incredible ability to assess and solve problems.”

    These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

    Office Location for Garrick L. Gallagher

    3030 North Third Street
    Suite 1300
    Phoenix, AZ 85012

    Phone: 602-532-5720

     

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    Last Updated: 11/29/2016

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