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Mark A. Gallagher

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Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Mark A. Gallagher

Thumb mark a gallagherAttorney Mark Gallagher was inspired to become an attorney because he has always rooted for the underdog. He is also motivated by helping others. As a result, he felt that it was important for people from all walks of life to have access to qualified legal representation. With over a decade of criminal defense experience under his belt, his commitment to assisting individuals facing the complicated maze of courts and paperwork has only grown.

Just why is it so important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side if you have been accused of a crime? The criminal justice system everywhere, but particularly in L.A., is vast and practically incomprehensible to someone who is not immersed in it day after day. Each court has their own preferred way of doing things, and being familiar with their favored methods can mean the difference between serving real jail time and early release. Mr. Gallagher prides himself on the effective working relationships he has developed over the years and is eager to put them to work for you.

Education and Experience 

A California native, Mr. Gallagher earned his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of San Diego. He also participated in the Universidad de Guadalajara’s Summer Abroad Program. He earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Pepperdine University School of Law. Upon graduation, he began work with a large firm, but was frustrated that he had little opportunity for meaningful engagement with clients.
He left to pursue an opportunity with the public defender’s office, and felt immediately that he had found his calling. He remained with the public defender’s office for five years. He has been in private practice since 2005, and after more than a decade has become familiar with the ins and outs of all criminal courts in Los Angeles. His professional memberships include:
  • State Bar of California
  • US District Court
  • Southern District of California
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • North Orange County Bar Association
Additionally, Mr. Gallagher serves as a resource for other attorneys, who frequently contact him for his insight on criminal, traffic, DUI, and juvenile court matters.

Practice Areas

He has assisted clients facing charges such as:
  • Misdemeanor traffic tickets
  • DUI
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug charges
  • Theft
As a result of over a decade of complete immersion in the Los Angeles criminal justice system, Attorney Mark Gallagher has learned which strategies are most likely to be effective in which court. Don’t waste time on trial and error when you can work with someone who has relationships with judges and prosecutors all over the county.