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Joan D. Gallagher



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About Joan D. Gallagher

Joan D. Gallagher, known by most as Joanie, concentrates her practice in the area of catastrophic injury litigation, including trucking and tractor trailer liability, motor vehicular liability, insurance coverage disputes, product liability, medical malpractice, worker’s compensation, social security disability, and other complex personal injury cases.  Joanie also represents small business owners and individuals in commercial matters.

Joanie received her B.A. from Boston College in 1995, cum laude, majoring in history, with a minor in Italian, and was a member of the Honor’s Program.  Ms. Gallagher received academic distinction and was selected by the Dean and members of the faculty and administration as a Marshall of the Cross and Crown, a distinction reserved for select seniors who demonstrate academic excellence as well as records of unusual service and leadership on campus.  While at Boston College, Joanie was a four-year varsity basketball player, starting guard as a junior and senior, and was the 1994-95 team captain.

Joan received her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame in 1999 and participated in the Notre Dame Legal Aid Clinic, which provided free legal services in the South Bend community.

Joanie is a member of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association of Justice, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Delaware County Bar Association.

She has extensive experience in both personal injury and commercial litigation, and has represented plaintiffs in jury and non-jury trials in both state and federal court.  She is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey.

Joanie is married to Brian Quinn and they have four children, Joanie, Jack, Colleen and Danny.  Joanie loves to run, play hoops, and spend time with her husband, kids and extended family.  She prides herself on providing detailed attention to all of her clients, and brings tenacity, energy and enthusiasm to her work as a trial lawyer.