Susan M. Gallagher

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Eagan, MN

Gallagher Law Office LLC
 | 120 Dakota Valley Professional Building, 2130 Cliff Road
Eagan, MN 55122
Phone: 651-209-8364
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

We understand that family law matters are stressful and even traumatic events for clients. During these difficult times, you are asked to make family, legal and financial decisions that affect the rest of your life. As founder of the Gallagher Law Office, L.L.C., Susan M. Gallagher is committed to assisting clients in making informed decisions and to developing and advancing legal strategies to resolve and attend to those issues. Susan is committed to providing her clients with excellent and informed legal services.

Susan also combines her prior education and extensive experience as a Registered Nurse to assist her clients. She has brought that knowledge and compassion to her practice of law since her graduation with her Juris Doctor from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law in 1993.

Today, Susan uses her more than 20 years of experience as an attorney to guide families through even the most complex legal issues. Susan is a qualified neutral under the Minnesota Rule 114 Family Law Roster as a mediator, early neutral evaluator and arbitrator. She is committed to assisting her clients in reaching settlement. However, if settlement is not possible, Susan is prepared to go to trial to protect the rights of her clients.

Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Susan remains active with a number of legal groups. She is a member of the Minnesota Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, Minnesota Women Lawyers, and The Warren E. Burger American Inn of Court.

When she is not at her practice, Susan enjoys family time with her husband and children. She also volunteers at her children's schools and at her church.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Focus Areas

Family Law: Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006, 2015 - 2017

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About Susan Gallagher

Admitted 1994, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://gallagherlawoffice.net/biography/

Honors and Awards:

  • Judge for the American Mock Trial Association competitions
  • Super Lawyer, 2006, 2007

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Social and Financial Early Neutral Evaluator training, November 2009
  • Child Inclusive Mediation training completed May, 2012
  • Minnesota Rule 114 Certified Civil Arbitration training, November 2013
  • Qualified Neutral under Minn. Rule 114 Family Roster, 2006 to present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Minnesota, 1994
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
  • Dakota County Bar Association, Member
  • Chief Steward, American Federation of Government Employees RN Local, 1982 -1988
  • Planning Committee member, Family Law Institute, 2004 to 2007
  • Member, Emergency Nurses Association, 2003 to present
  • Minnesota Women Lawyer’s Advisory Board, 2013
  • Member, Minnesota Women Lawyer’s Association, 2002 to present
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2003 to present
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association, 1994 to present
  • Member, MAJ Education Committee, 2004 to 2009
  • Member, MAJ Legislative Committee, 2004 to 2006
  • Chair, MAJ ADR section 2005 to present
  • Co-Chair MAJ Women’s Section, 2004, 2005
  • MAJ Family Law Representative before the Minnesota House of Representatives and Senate, 2004 to present
  • Chair MAJ Family Law Section, 2000 to 2003, 2008 to present
  • Mentor, first year student, University of St. Thomas, 2003 to present
  • Mentor, first year student, William Mitchell College of Law, 2002 to 2006, 2013
  • AFCC MN Treasurer, 2012 to present
  • AFCC MN Education Committee, 2010 to present
  • Member, AFCC MN 2006 to present
  • Member, AFCC since 2003 to present
  • Member, Master level, Warren E. Burger Inn of Court, 2008 to present
  • Member, American Association for Justice, 2003 to present
  • Member, MAJ, 1994 to present
  • Board of Governor’s Minnesota Association for Justice (“MAJ”), 2003 to 2013, now Emeritus
  • Hospital Review Board Member, Anoka County Metro Regional Treatment Center, 2005 to present
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1995

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Hennepin County Volunteer Lawyers Network, Member
  • Crosswalk Leader, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2007 to 2008
  • Volunteer Lawyer Network, attorney volunteer since 2003
  • Chair of Volunteer Lawyers Network Family Law Committee, 2009-2010
  • Member, Volunteer Lawyer’s Network Family Law Committee, 2005 to present

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaker, Emergency Nurses Association, 2006, 2008, 2010.
  • Speaker, MAJ CLE’s 2005 to 2008
  • Speaker, MSBA Family Law section, 2007
  • Speaker, Family Law Institute, 2004; 2006

Educational Background:

  • Chinese language student, Minnesota China Academy, 2004 to 2008
  • B.S.N., University of North Dakota, May 1975
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Office Location for Susan M. Gallagher

120 Dakota Valley Professional Building
2130 Cliff Road
Eagan, MN 55122

Phone: 651-209-8364

 

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Last Updated: 3/24/2017

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