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(888) 365-5206
Injury Board Attorney Member

Brian Galligan

Galligan & Reid, P.C.

Des Moines, Iowa

Practice Areas

  • Automobile Accidents
  • FDA & Prescription Drugs
  • Medical Devices & Implants
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Defective & Dangerous Products
  • Head & Brain Injuries
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home & Elder Abuse
  • Property Owners' Liability (Slip & Fall)
  • Toxic Substances

Brian's Biography

 

Areas of Practice
Medical Malpractice -- Plaintiff
Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
Products Liability Law
Litigation & Appeals
 
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
 
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
 
Representative Cases
Studer v. DHL Express (USA), Inc., 2009 WL 775437 (Iowa Court of Appeals 2009)
 
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 Restatemetn (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
 
Honors and Awards
Iowa Trial Lawyers Association Key Person Award, 2007
Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member, 2010 - Present
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member, 2010 - Present
AV Rating (Highest Possible Rating) - Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating, 2011 - Present
Wiedemann & Wysocki Award - American Association for Justice , 2011
F. Scott Baldwin Award - American Association for Justice, 2012
 
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 Institue, Fellow, 2011 - Present
American Association for Justice/Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member, 2000 - Present
American Association for Justice/Association of Trial Lawyers of America - NLD, Chair, 2010 - Present
American Association for Justice/Association of Trial Lawyers of America - NLD, Chair Elect, 2009 - 2010
American Association for Justice/Association of Trial Lawyers of America - NLD, Treasurer, 2008 - 2009
American Association for Justice/Association of Trial Lawyers of America - NLD, Secretary, 2007 - 2008
Polk County Bar Association, Member, 2000 - Present
Iowa State Bar Association, Member, 2000 - Present
American 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 - Present
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
Tort and Insurance Practice Section - American Bar Association, Member, 2000 - Present
American Association for Justice/Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Board of Governors, 2011 - Present
Iowa Association for Justice/Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Parliamentarian, 2011 - 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

Education

SchoolMajorDegreeGraduated
Colorado CollegeUS History/Political ScienceB.A.1997
University of Iowa College of Law J.D.2000

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