Brian P. Galligan

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President since 2007
Location:
Des Moines, Iowa
Phone:
515-282-3333
888-365-5206
Fax:
515-282-0318
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice -- Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Products Liability Law
  • Litigation & Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2005
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2012

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • J.D. - May, 2000
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: With High Distinction
  • Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado
    • B.A. - May, 1997
    • Major: U.S. History/Political Science

Classes/Seminars

  • Engineering and the Law: Product Liability, Iowa State University - Department of Engineering, November 7, 2006
  • Personal Injury Basics, Iowa State Bar Association, March 12, 2008
  • Changes Facing Trial Court Judges in the Coming Decade, 2008 Iowa Judicial Conference, June 19, 2008
  • Vicarious Liability Through Agency Relationships, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association - Auto/PI Seminar, August 1, 2008
  • Case Settlement Considerations, Iowa Association for Justice, March 31, 2009
  • Standards for Expert Testimony In Iowa, Iowa Association for Justice - 2009 Annual Convention, November 5, 2009
  • Stumbling Blocks to Case Settlement, Iowa Association for Justice - 2009 Annual Convention, November 5, 2009
  • Trying Your Personal Injury Case in Federal Court, Iowa Association for Justice - 2010 Personal Injury Seminar, April 23, 2010
  • The New Restatement's Top 10 Tort Tools: The Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm, American Association for Justice 2010 Annual Convention - Vancouver, B.C., July 11, 2010
  • Standards for Expert Testimony - Pretrial Strategies, American Association for Justice 2010 Annual Convention - Vancouver, B.C., July 11, 2010
  • The Things You Shouldn't Forget to Do Before Trial, American Association For Justice - Litigating Auto Collision Cases Seminar - New Orleans, LA, April 29, 2011
  • The Things You Shouldn't Forget to Do Before Trial, Iowa Association For Justice - 2011 Personal Injury Seminar - Des Moines, Iowa, August 27, 2011
  • The Restatement (Third) Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm: What You Need to Know, Mass Torts Made Perfect/Torts Made Perfect - Las Vegas, Nevada, October 14, 2011
  • Discovery and Admission of Medical and Mental Health Records, Story County Bench/Bar Seminar - Ames, Iowa, January 27, 2012
  • How to Find a Courageous Jury, Iowa Association for Justice - 2012 Annual Convention, November 8, 2012

Honors and Awards

  • Iowa Trial Lawyers Association Key Person Award, 2007
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member, 2010 - Present
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member, 2010 - Present
  • AV Rating (Highest Possible Rating) - Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating, 2011 - Present
  • Wiedemann & Wysocki Award - American Association for Justice , 2011
  • F. Scott Baldwin Award - American Association for Justice, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Iowa Association for Justice/Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2000 - Present
  • Iowa Association for Justice/Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, 2006 - Present
  • Iowa Association for Justice/Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2005 - Present
  • Iowa Association for Justice/Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Legislative Committee, 2006 - Present
  • Iowa Association for Justice/Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Justice For All PAC, Board of Trustees, 2006 - 2008
  • Roscoe Pound Civil Justice Institute, Fellow, 2011 - Present
  • American Association for Justice/Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member, 2000 - Present
  • American Association for Justice/Association of Trial Lawyers of America - NLD, Chair, 2010 - Present
  • American Association for Justice/Association of Trial Lawyers of America - NLD, Chair Elect, 2009 - 2010
  • American Association for Justice/Association of Trial Lawyers of America - NLD, Treasurer, 2008 - 2009
  • American Association for Justice/Association of Trial Lawyers of America - NLD, Secretary, 2007 - 2008
  • Polk County Bar Association, Member, 2000 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Member, 2000 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2000 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association YLD, District 5C Representative - Executive Council, 2005 - 2009
  • Iowa State Bar Association - Independence of the Judiciary Committee, Member, 2007 - Present
  • Blackstone Inn of Court, Barrister, 2004 - Present
  • Professional Negligence Section - American Association for Justice, Member, 2005 - Present
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group - American Association for Justice, Member, 2005 - Present
  • Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group - American Association for Justice, Member, 2008 - Present
  • Product Liability Section - American Association for Justice, Member, 2005 - Present
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, Member, 2004 - Present
  • Tort and Insurance Practice Section - American Bar Association, Member, 2000 - Present
  • American Association for Justice/Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Board of Governors, 2011 - Present
  • Iowa Association for Justice/Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Parliamentarian, 2011 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, Intern, 1995
  • The White House, Intern, 1996

Pro Bono Activities

  • Iowa Legal Aid Foundation - Board Member, 2008 - 2012
  • HOLA Clinic - Polk County Bar Association, 2006 - 2008
  • Junior High School Mock Trial Program, Coach - Indian Hills/Stillwell Junior High, 2000 - 2005
  • High School Mock Trial Program, Coach - Valley High School, 2003
  • High School Mock Trial Program, Coach - Valley Southwoods, 2005
  • High School Mock Trial Program, Coach - Valley Southwoods, 2007
  • High School Mock Trial Program, Coach - Valley High School, 2008
  • High School Mock Trial Program, Coach - Valley High School, 2009