Susan M. Gallagher

Top rated Family Law attorney in Eagan, Minnesota

Gallagher Law Office LLC
Susan M. Gallagher
Gallagher Law Office LLC

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 1994

Education: William Mitchell College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2015 - 2023

Gallagher Law Office LLC

2130 Cliff Rd
200 Dakota Valley Professional Building
Eagan, MN 55122 Visit website


Susan is a recognized for her knowledge and experience in complex family law matters, including custody, finances, spousal maintenance, protection of nonmarital assets and business, property and asset valuations. A registered nurse turned lawyer, Susan worked in intensive care management, emergency and helicopter rescue.  Susan earned her Juris Doctor in 1993 from William Mitchell College of Law.  She is a Qualified Neutral as a mediator, arbitrator, early neutral evaluator, parenting consultant and custody evaluator.  Susan serves on the Minnesota Women Lawyers' Advisory Board and is an emeritus member of the Minnesota Association for Justice Board of Governors and the executive board of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.  Susan is an American Bar Association Fellow and a Master in the Warren Burger American Inn of Court.      

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

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

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1994, Minnesota

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Member, Volunteer Lawyer’s Network Family Law Committee, 2005 to 2015
  • Crosswalk Leader, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2007 to 2008, 2016, 2017
  • Volunteer Lawyer Network, attorney volunteer since 2003
  • Chair of Volunteer Lawyers Network Family Law Committee, 2009-2010
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Social and Financial Early Neutral Evaluator training, November 2009
  • Certificate in Forensic Evaluation of Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, William James College, Boston, MA February 2020, 2020
  • Certificate in Forensic Evaluation of Intimate Partner Violence, William James College, Boston, MA December 2019, 2019
  • Minnesota Rule 114 Certified Civil Arbitration training, November 2013
  • Qualified Neutral under Minn. Rule 114 Family Roster, 2006 to present
  • Child Inclusive Mediation training completed May, 2012
Educational Background:
  • Chinese language student, Minnesota China Academy, 2004 to 2008
  • B.S.N., University of North Dakota, May 1975
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association, 1994 to present
  • Member, Minnesota Women Lawyer’s Association, 2002 to present
  • Member, Master level, Warren E. Burger Inn of Court, 2008 to present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
  • Mentor, University of St. Thomas law students, 2003 to present
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1995
  • Co-Chair MAJ Women’s Section, 2004, 2005
  • Member, MAJ, 1994 to present
  • Member, MAJ Education Committee, 2004 to 2009
  • Member, American Association for Justice, 2003 to present
  • Member, AFCC MN 2006 to present
  • Dakota County Bar Association, Member
  • Mentor, first year student, William Mitchell College of Law, 2002 to 2006, 2013
  • MAJ Family Law Representative before the Minnesota House of Representatives and Senate, 2004 to present
  • Board of Governor’s Minnesota Association for Justice (“MAJ”), 2003 to 2013, now Emeritus
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2003 to present
  • Minnesota Women Lawyer’s Advisory Board, 2013
  • Member, AFCC since 2003 to present
  • Chief Steward, American Federation of Government Employees RN Local, 1982 -1988
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member
  • Chair MAJ Family Law Section, 2000 to 2003, 2008 to present

Office location for Susan M. Gallagher

2130 Cliff Rd
200 Dakota Valley Professional Building
Eagan, MN 55122

Phone: 651-209-8364


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