James M Gallagher
bankrtuptcy attorney-get a fresh start! (over 25 years experience)



Chapter 7 and 13; Discharge Credit Card Debt; Stop Harassment By Collectors; Halt Lawsuits; Obtain a Fresh Financial Start; Defend Foreclosure Actions

Personal Injury

Auto Accidents; Slip and Falls; Serious Personal Injuries

Wills, Estates, and Probate

Wills; Probate of Wills and Administration of Estates; Power of Attorney; Living Wills and Health Care Proxies; Contested Estates

Real Estate Tax Reduction

Challenge Your Real Estate Tax Assessment; Sales & Purchases of Homes, Condos & Co-Ops; Reduction of Real Property Taxes


We take great pride in our work.
Represented over 1,000 Clients in Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy Cases

James M. Gallagher has maintained his legal practice from 1988 to the present. Mr. Gallagher has represented clients in approximately 1,000 bankruptcy cases under Chapters 7 and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. Since the inception of his practice, he has lectured to community groups on the subject of bankruptcy and has been a guest on the radio program "Law You Can Know." Mr. Gallagher has published Bankruptcy Court decisions in the following matters: In Re Seltzer, 185 B.R. 116 (E.D.N.Y 1996) and In Re McGrath 166 B.R. 795 (E.D.N.Y 1994).

Mr. Gallagher also practices in the areas of: wills, estates and probate; accidents/personal injury; real estate; reducing real property taxes; matrimonial matters in the supreme and family courts; and litigation before the New York and Federal Courts.

  • B.S. Accounting, With Honors

    1977, University of New York at Albany

  • Specialized Study

    1979, Oxford University in England and Florida State University College of Law

  • J.D.

    1980, Florida State University

  • New York State and Florida BAR

    1981, Admitted to legal practice in New York and Florida


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