Michael L. Gallagher

Top rated personal injury attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC
Michael L. Gallagher
Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Medical malpractice, Civil rights; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 2003

Education: DePaul University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC

225 W Wacker Dr
Suite 1650
Chicago, IL 60606 Visit website


Michael L. Gallagher is a personal injury attorney at Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC, Trial Attorneys, located in Lisle and Chicago, Illinois. He serves clients in the Chicago metro area, helping them with legal issues involving:

  • Wrongful death 
  • Civil rights 
  • Medical malpractice 
  • Automobile accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Sexual assault 
  • Slip-and-falls
  • Maritime actions

Admitted to practice in Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Mr. Gallagher is a 2003 graduate of the DePaul University College of Law. While in law school, he performed exceptionally in trial advocacy I and II, earning the CALI Excellence for the Future Award. He also holds a B.A. and M.P.A. from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Actively involved in several legal associations, Mr. Gallagher is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. He is also a part of the Chicago chapter of the American Inns of Court, and he serves as the civil practice chair of The Chicago Bar Association.

Mr. Gallagher previously worked as head of the Torts and Civil Rights Section at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. This experience helped him gain the knowledge and legal acumen he requires to deal with complex personal injury cases today. He has successfully handled more than 30 jury trials and appellate cases in both state and federal courts.

Recognized by the legal community for his professionalism and successful track record, Mr. Gallagher holds a “Good” rating on Avvo, and the Leading Lawyers magazine has listed him among the Top 10 Illinois Emerging Lawyers. He is also on the list of Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers. Moreover, he is added to the top 40 Under Forty list and chosen as a Leading Lawyer by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff, Civil rights

Focus areas

Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Construction accident, Brain injury, Sexual abuse - plaintiff, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Police misconduct

  • 60% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 30% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 10% Civil rights

First Admitted: 2003, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://tpmblegal.com/our-team/michael-l-gallagher/

  • Leading Lawyers magazine’s 2016 “Top 10 Illinois Emerging Lawyers”
  • Pioneer League Div.1 FCS Academic All-Conference 1997-1999
  • Names a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers
  • Named a Leading Lawyer by Law Bulletin Publishing Company (less than 5% of Attorneys in Illinois) 2017 – Present
  • Selected by his peers as an Illinois Super Lawyer (less than 5% of Attorneys in Illinois) 2020 – Present
  • 2016 Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s top “Forty Under 40”
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Chair, CBA Federal Civil Practice Committee
  • American Inns of Court - Chicago Chapter
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA)
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • Illinois, 2003
Educational Background:
  • Drake University, B.A. - 1999
  • Drake University, M.P.A. - 2000

Office location for Michael L. Gallagher

225 W Wacker Dr
Suite 1650
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 312-985-0930


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

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