Brian P. Galligan Attorney Profile

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Attorney Brian P. Galligan

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2005
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2012

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • J.D. – May, 2000
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: With High Distinction
  • Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado
    • B.A. – May, 1997
    • Major: U.S. History/Political Science

Classes/Seminars

  • Engineering and the Law: Product Liability, Iowa State University – Department of Engineering, November 7, 2006
  • Personal Injury Basics, Iowa State Bar Association, March 12, 2008
  • Changes Facing Trial Court Judges in the Coming Decade, 2008 Iowa Judicial Conference, June 19, 2008
  • Vicarious Liability Through Agency Relationships, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association – Auto/PI Seminar, August 1, 2008
  • Case Settlement Considerations, Iowa Association for Justice, March 31, 2009
  • Standards for Expert Testimony In Iowa, Iowa Association for Justice – 2009 Annual Convention, November 5, 2009
  • Stumbling Blocks to Case Settlement, Iowa Association for Justice – 2009 Annual Convention, November 5, 2009
  • Trying Your Personal Injury Case in Federal Court, Iowa Association for Justice – 2010 Personal Injury Seminar, April 23, 2010
  • The New Restatement’s Top 10 Tort Tools: The Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm, American Association for Justice 2010 Annual Convention – Vancouver, B.C., July 11, 2010
  • Standards for Expert Testimony – Pretrial Strategies, American Association for Justice 2010 Annual Convention – Vancouver, B.C., July 11, 2010
  • The Things You Shouldn’t Forget to Do Before Trial, American Association For Justice – Litigating Auto Collision Cases Seminar – New Orleans, LA, April 29, 2011
  • The Things You Shouldn’t Forget to Do Before Trial, Iowa Association For Justice – 2011 Personal Injury Seminar – Des Moines, Iowa, August 27, 2011
  • The Restatement (Third) Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm: What You Need to Know, Mass Torts Made Perfect/Torts Made Perfect – Las Vegas, Nevada, October 14, 2011
  • Discovery and Admission of Medical and Mental Health Records, Story County Bench/Bar Seminar – Ames, Iowa, January 27, 2012
  • How to Find a Courageous Jury, Iowa Association for Justice – 2012 Annual Convention, November 8, 2012
  • Voir Dire – Choosing the Right Jury, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers – Annual Seminar – Des Moines, Iowa, February 21, 2013
  • The Restatement (Third) Torts and Iowa Tort Law, Iowa Judges Association Annual Conference – Des Moines, Iowa, June 19, 2014
  • The Med Mal Climate, Patient Safety & Iowa’s New “Candor” Law, Iowa Association for Justice – 2015 Annual Convention, November 5, 2015
  • Adult Child Consortium Claims in Wrongful Death Cases, Iowa Association for Justice – 2016 Annual Convention, November 10, 2016
  • Handling the Challenges of Implicit Bias/Rehabilitating Witnesses, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, February 23, 2017
  • Trial by Human with Nick Rowley, Drake Law School AAJ, November 11, 2017

Honors and Awards

  • Iowa Trial Lawyers Association Key Person Award, 2007
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member, 2010
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member, 2010
  • AV Rating (Highest Possible Rating) – Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating, 2011
  • Wiedemann & Wysocki Award – American Association for Justice , 2011
  • F. Scott Baldwin Award for Most Outstanding Young Trial Lawyer- American Association for Justice, 2012
  • Meritorious Achievement Award – Iowa Association for Justice, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Iowa Association for Justice/Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2000 – Present
  • Iowa Association for Justice/Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, 2006 – Present
  • Iowa Association for Justice/Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2005 – Present
  • Iowa Association for Justice/Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Legislative Committee, 2006 – Present
  • Iowa Association for Justice/Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Justice For All PAC, Board of Trustees, 2006 – 2008
  • Roscoe Pound Civil Justice Institute, Fellow, 2011 – 2014
  • American Association for Justice/Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member, 2000 – Present
  • American Association for Justice/Association of Trial Lawyers of America – NLD, President/Chair, 2010 – 2011
  • Polk County Bar Association, Member, 2000 – Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Member, 2000 – Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association YLD, District 5C Representative – Executive Council, 2005 – 2009
  • Iowa State Bar Association – Independence of the Judiciary Committee, Member, 2007 – Present
  • Blackstone Inn of Court, Barrister, 2004 – 2010
  • Professional Negligence Section – American Association for Justice, Member, 2005 – Present
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group – American Association for Justice, Member, 2005 – Present
  • Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group – American Association for Justice, Member, 2008 – Present
  • Product Liability Section – American Association for Justice, Member, 2005 – Present
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, Member, 2004 – Present
  • American Association for Justice/Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Board of Governors, 2011 – Present
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 2013 – Present
  • Iowa Association for Justice/Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, President , 2015 – 2016
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member, June 12, 2017 – Present

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, Intern, 1995
  • The White House, Intern, 1996

Pro Bono Activities

  • Iowa Legal Aid Foundation – Board Member, 2008 – 2012
  • HOLA Clinic – Polk County Bar Association, 2006 – 2008
  • Junior High School Mock Trial Program, Coach – Indian Hills/Stillwell Junior High, 2000 – 2005
  • High School Mock Trial Program, Coach – Valley High School, 2003
  • High School Mock Trial Program, Coach – Valley Southwoods, 2005
  • High School Mock Trial Program, Coach – Valley Southwoods, 2007
  • High School Mock Trial Program, Coach – Valley High School, 2008
  • High School Mock Trial Program, Coach – Valley High School, 2009

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