Pat Gallagher was born and raised in southern West Virginia. He received his B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude, from Elon University in 2002. He thereafter attended law school at Wake Forest University, graduating cum laude in 2005. While in law school, he was involved in mock trial, Moot Court, and Law Review.
After graduating from law school, Pat returned to West Virginia where he worked for a large defense-oriented firm. He defended clients in consumer finance, deliberate intent, and Mine Safety Health Administration cases. In 2008, he moved to the Wilmington, Delaware, area where he joined a large Wilmington-based law firm, practicing primarily in the area of corporate litigation before the Delaware Court of Chancery. In 2009, Pat moved to Dover where he joined a small firm focusing on personal injury, family law, and criminal defense. Since that time, he has expanded his areas of practice to include the administration/probate of estates, bankruptcy, real estate litigation, landlord/tenant issues, and the representation of small businesses.
Currently, Pat focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, employment discrimination, civil rights, bankruptcy (debtor and creditor), and wills and estates. Pat has experience in litigating in all State courts, including the Delaware Supreme Court. He also practices in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and the Federal District Court for the District of Delaware.
Pat is also involved in the community. He serves on the Board of Directors of Delaware’s Community Legal Aid Society, Inc., on the Bicycling and Pedestrian Sub-Committee for the City of Dover, and on the Board for the Kent County Bar Association.
When not at work, Pat enjoys running, cycling, and spending time with his wife and cocker spaniel.
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Personal Injury And Medical Malpractice
- Wills & Estate Administration