Gallagher & Kennedy

Phoenix Office

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Co-founders: Michael K Kennedy and Michael L Gallagher
Managing Partners:
Dean C Short II
Total shareholders: 49 Total lawyers: 65
English, Spanish

Firm Overview:
With over 40 years of successful results for its clients, Gallagher & Kennedy is Arizona’s ninth largest law firm, with longstanding client relationships that extend the firm’s reach regionally and nationally. The firm maintains offices in Phoenix and Santa Fe, New Mexico, representing clients ranging from large publicly traded companies to small and medium sized businesses and individuals. The attorneys and support staff of the firm deliver exceptional service to help clients succeed in seizing opportunities and overcoming obstacles. Operating within a very practical and responsive approach, attorneys of the firm start by listening to client objectives, and then address all projects with keen sensitivities to time and expense management while maintaining a results-oriented focus throughout all matters.

Main Areas of Practice:
Litigation & Appellate:
Gallagher & Kennedy is known as a firm with exceptional trial lawyers who are as skilled in the courtroom as they are in the tools and techniques for litigation avoidance and alternative dispute resolution. The firm has extensive litigation experience in class actions, complex disputes, professional malpractice and liability, environmental, securities, financial fraud, intellectual property, product liability, insurance, among other areas of litigation expertise. The firm’s appellate attorneys are skilled in navigating appeals in Arizona and other state courts, as well as most of the federal courts of appeal including the US Supreme Court.
Contact: Kevin O’Malley
Email: [email protected]
602 530 8430

Business Law & Transactions:
With the knowledge and experience to guide businesses through the entire lifecycle of operations, Gallagher & Kennedy attorneys skilfully represent clients in financings, entity formation and dissolution, securities, franchising, mergers and acquisitions, public bidding and procurement, bankruptcy, corporate governance and contracts and agreements. With the breadth of legal services offered, legal experts in other practices of the firm work collaboratively to address multi-dimensional issues such as tax, real estate or employment matters.
Contact: Terry Thompson
[email protected]
602 530 8515

The environmental practice group is dynamic and broadly based, representing trade associations and companies engaged in diverse industries such as mining, utilities, manufacturing, technology, real estate and financial services in multiple states. The environmental team is skilled in a wide range of sophisticated environmental matters, including solid and hazardous waste management, regulatory permitting and enforcement, compliance, rulemaking, remediation, litigation, lobbying, due diligence and audits.
Contact: David Kimball
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 602 530 8221

Real Estate:
Representing a diverse group of clients in all manner of transactions and litigation, Gallagher & Kennedy real estate attorneys work with complex and routine real estate transactions, ranging from land use and zoning, entitlements, acquisition, development, condemnation, construction, leasing, financing, sales and real estate litigation.
Contact: Jim Connor
[email protected]
Tel: 602 530 8524

Employment & Labor:
Gallagher & Kennedy’s capacity to assist clients in preventing and resolving disputes with their employees encompasses counsel and guidance for policies and procedures, federal and state workplace regulation and compliance, restrictive covenants, discrimination/harassment matters, ERISA, employee benefits, executive compensation, wrongful discharge, among other matters. The employment attorneys provide guidance in prevention, risk assessment/ management and training as they assist clients in achieving their business goals within a positive, issue-free work environment.
Contact: Don Johnsen
[email protected]
Tel: 602 530 8437

Gallagher & Kennedy is known as the firm that people turn to for complex, high profile criminal matters in Arizona. Operating with utmost discretion and ably navigating within the intense visibility that can accompany high profile cases, the criminal practice group has extensive trial experience in white collar crimes, government investigations, homicides, felonies and other criminal proceedings.
Contact: Woody Thompson
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 602 530 8582

Key Clients:
Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Mining Association, Dairy Producers of New Mexico, Diamond Ventures, Energy Fuel Resources (USA) Inc., FNF Construction, Inc., Freeport-McMoRan Inc., Harvard Investments, Laser Options, Inc., Lansdale Semiconductor, M3 Companies, Radiology Ltd., Shea Homes, Shop-Vac Corporation, Southern Arizona Home Builders Association, The Fertilizer Institute