William R. Gallagher

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Cincinnati, OH

Arenstein & Gallagher
 | The Citadel, 114 East Eighth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-651-5666
Fax: 513-651-5688
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009, 2011 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (80%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    For decades, attorney William R. Gallagher has been defending the rights of individuals who are facing criminal charges. A partner with the law firm of Arenstein & Gallagher in Cincinnati, Ohio, Mr. Gallagher represents clients in a wide variety of state and federal criminal law cases, including those that involve drug crimes, juvenile offenses, DUI and appeals. To date, he has handled more than a dozen capital murder cases in three states and is one of a select few attorneys in Ohio to handle federal habeas corpus cases. He primarily serves southwest Ohio, including Hamilton County, Clermont County, Warren County and Butler County.

    Before deciding to pursue a career in law, Mr. Gallagher attended the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois, where he received a degree in accounting and graduated with honors. He later enrolled in the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law. He graduated cum laude in 1987.

    Throughout his career, Mr. Gallagher has been active in a number of professional organizations. He has held leadership roles in the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and is a founding member at the Ohio Innocence Project at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

    Committed to professional education, Mr. Gallagher has taught as an adjunct professor at the DePaul University College of Law and the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He also frequently presents lectures on a variety of topics related to criminal defense at legal conferences.

    His accomplishments have earned Mr. Gallagher respect from within the legal profession. Among other honors he has received in his career, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers gave him its most prestigious award, the Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award, in 2011.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 80%Criminal Defense
    • 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2009, 2011 - 2021

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    About William Gallagher

    Admitted: 1995, Ohio

    Professional Webpage: http://www.arensteinlaw.com/attorney-profiles.html#william

    Honors/Awards:

    • Robert Heeney Memorial Award, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2011

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Advisory Board, University of Cincinnati Law School
    • Current Chair of the CLE Institute for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Past member of the Board of Directors of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Past president of the Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Founding member of the Ohio Innocence Project located at the University of Cincinnati Law School
    • Pro Bono counsel for the indigent defense clinic hosted by the Ohio Justice Policy Center.

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Forensic Services, 2002
    • Death Penalty, 2002 - Present
    • The Use of Electronic and Digital Evidence in Criminal Trials
    • Theories and Themes in Criminal Cases
    • Professionalism
    • Evidentiary Issues in Drug Cases
    • Opening Statements
    • Currently on the Adjunct faculty at the University of Cincinnati Law School
    • Past adjunct faculty member at DePaul University Law School

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • NACDL President's Commendation in 2003 and 2007.  GCCDLA "Jim Looker Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Bar" in 2002.

    Educational Background:

    • Illinois Institute of Technology

    Industry Groups

    • CBA
    • NACDL
    • OACDL
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    Office Location for William R. Gallagher

    The Citadel
    114 East Eighth Street
    Cincinnati, OH 45202

    Phone: 513-651-5666

    Fax: 513-651-5688

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    Last Updated: 5/18/2020

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