Brian Galligan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Des Moines, IA

Galligan Reid, PC
 | The Plaza, Suite 5, 300 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515-282-3333
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Brian Galligan is an attorney with the law firm of Galligan Reid, PC, in Des Moines, Iowa, where he focuses his practice on personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death. Primarily representing the injured and their families, Mr. Galligan works with cases involving a wide variety of issues, including defective drugs, defective medical devices, financial injuries, mesothelioma-asbestos, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse, premises liability, product liability, workplace accidents, clergy sex abuse and more. His practice serves Des Moines and the surrounding Iowa counties of Dubuque, Linn and Polk.

Mr. Galligan, a former White House intern, earned his undergraduate degree from Colorado College and his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law. He is licensed to practice in the state courts of Iowa, as well as before the U.S. district courts for the northern and southern districts of Iowa, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Recognized for his knowledge and accomplishments, Mr. Galligan is frequently asked to give presentations on personal injury and litigation topics at professional seminars. He has received awards from legal associations such as the American Association for Justice and the Iowa Association for Justice. The attorney peer-review service Martindale-Hubbell gave him its highest rating, AV Preeminent.*

Mr. Galligan belongs to the Polk County Bar Association, the Iowa State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Iowa Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice. He has been a barrister for the Blackstone American Inn of Court since 2004 and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization of attorneys who have achieved verdicts and settlements of $1 million or more.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (50%): Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Personal Injury - General (30%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Personal Injury - General: Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Personal Injury - Products: Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2016

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About Brian Galligan

Admitted: 2000, Iowa

Professional Webpage: http://www.galliganlaw.com/Attorneys/Brian-P-Galligan.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • Meritorious Achievement Award - Iowa Association for Justice, 2013 - Present
  • F. Scott Baldwin Award for Most Outstanding Young Trial Lawyer- American Association for Justice, 2012 - Present
  • Wiedemann & Wysocki Award - American Association for Justice , 2011 - Present
  • AV Rating (Highest Possible Rating) - Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating, 2011 - Present
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member, 2010 - Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member, 2010 - Present
  • Iowa Trial Lawyers Association Key Person Award, 2007 - Present
  • Honors: With High Distinction, University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Honors: Order of the Coif, University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 2004
  • Iowa, 2000
  • Iowa Association for Justice/Iowa Trial Lawyers Association - President - 2015 - Present
  • Iowa Association for Justice/Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Vice President, 2013 - 2014
  • Iowa Association for Justice/Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Parliamentarian, 2011 - 2012
  • American Association for Justice/Association of Trial Lawyers of America - NLD, Chair, 2010 - 2011
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 2013 - Present
  • American Association for Justice/Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Board of Governors, 2011 - Present
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, Member, 2004 - Present
  • Product Liability Section - American Association for Justice, Member, 2005 - Present
  • Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group - American Association for Justice, Member, 2008 - Present
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group - American Association for Justice, Member, 2005 - Present
  • Professional Negligence Section - American Association for Justice, Member, 2005 - Present
  • Blackstone Inn of Court, Barrister, 2004 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association - Independence of the Judiciary Committee, Member, 2007 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association YLD, District 5C Representative - Executive Council, 2005 - 2009
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2000 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Member, 2000 - Present
  • Polk County Bar Association, Member, 2000 - Present
  • American Association for Justice/Association of Trial Lawyers of America - NLD, Secretary, 2007 - 2008
  • American Association for Justice/Association of Trial Lawyers of America - NLD, Treasurer, 2008 - 2009
  • American Association for Justice/Association of Trial Lawyers of America - NLD, Chair Elect, 2009 - 2010
  • American Association for Justice/Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member, 2000 - Present
  • Roscoe Pound Civil Justice Institute, Fellow, 2011 - Present
  • Iowa Association for Justice/Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Justice For All PAC, Board of Trustees, 2006 - 2008
  • Iowa Association for Justice/Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Legislative Committee, 2006 - Present
  • Iowa Association for Justice/Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2005 - Present
  • Iowa Association for Justice/Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, 2006 - Present
  • Iowa Association for Justice/Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2000 - Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • High School Mock Trial Program, Coach - Valley High School, 2009
  • High School Mock Trial Program, Coach - Valley High School, 2008
  • High School Mock Trial Program, Coach - Valley Southwoods, 2007
  • High School Mock Trial Program, Coach - Valley Southwoods, 2005
  • High School Mock Trial Program, Coach - Valley High School, 2003
  • Junior High School Mock Trial Program, Coach - Indian Hills/Stillwell Junior High, 2000 - 2005
  • HOLA Clinic - Polk County Bar Association, 2006 - 2008
  • Iowa Legal Aid Foundation - Board Member, 2008 - 2012

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • The Restatement (Third) Torts and Iowa Tort Law, Iowa Judges Association Annual Conference - Des Moines, Iowa, June 19, 2014
  • Voir Dire - Choosing the Right Jury, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers - Annual Seminar - Des Moines, Iowa, February 21, 2013
  • How to Find a Courageous Jury, Iowa Association for Justice - 2012 Annual Convention, November 8, 2012
  • Discovery and Admission of Medical and Mental Health Records, Story County Bench/Bar Seminar - Ames, Iowa, January 27, 2012
  • The Restatement (Third) Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm: What You Need to Know, Mass Torts Made Perfect/Torts Made Perfect - Las Vegas, Nevada, October 14, 2011
  • The Things You Shouldn't Forget to Do Before Trial, Iowa Association For Justice - 2011 Personal Injury Seminar - Des Moines, Iowa, August 27, 2011
  • The Things You Shouldn't Forget to Do Before Trial, American Association For Justice - Litigating Auto Collision Cases Seminar - New Orleans, LA, April 29, 2011
  • Standards for Expert Testimony - Pretrial Strategies, American Association for Justice 2010 Annual Convention - Vancouver, B.C., July 11, 2010
  • The New Restatement's Top 10 Tort Tools: The Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm, American Association for Justice 2010 Annual Convention - Vancouver, B.C., July 11, 2010
  • Trying Your Personal Injury Case in Federal Court, Iowa Association for Justice - 2010 Personal Injury Seminar, April 23, 2010
  • Stumbling Blocks to Case Settlement, Iowa Association for Justice - 2009 Annual Convention, November 5, 2009
  • Standards for Expert Testimony In Iowa, Iowa Association for Justice - 2009 Annual Convention, November 5, 2009
  • Case Settlement Considerations, Iowa Association for Justice, March 31, 2009
  • Vicarious Liability Through Agency Relationships, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association - Auto/PI Seminar, August 1, 2008
  • Changes Facing Trial Court Judges in the Coming Decade, 2008 Iowa Judicial Conference, June 19, 2008
  • Personal Injury Basics, Iowa state Bar Association, March 12, 2008
  • Engineering and the Law: Product Liability, Iowa State University - Department of Engineering, November 7, 2006

Educational Background:

  • Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado, B.A., Major: U.S. History/Political Science, 1997
Office Location for Brian Galligan

The Plaza, Suite 5
300 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: 515-282-3333

 

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Last Updated: 1/25/2016

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