Judge since: 2012
Prior to his election to the bench, Gallagher served in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps for five years and was honorably discharged in 1992. He then went on to establish his own firm where he specialized in criminal defense and personal injury. Gallagher heard traffic cases in Chicago before being transferred to hear municipal cases in Bridgeview.
Bar Association ratings
This year: The CCL and CBA rated him qualified and the ISBA recommended him for retention.
Past: In 2012, the CCL, CBA, and ISBA all found Gallagher qualified.