Civil Trial and Litigation Attorney

Jerome Gallagher engages in civil trial and appellate practice with a concentration in commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, construction, contract litigation, and commercial accounts receivable matters. Jerry also provides legal services related to contract drafting and negotiations. Jerry serves as New Jersey counsel to several national companies, including Intercos Europe, SpA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., K. Hovnanian Companies, IPFS Corporation, and Valley National Bank, N.A. Jerry also represents private businesses in several industries, including cosmetics, retail packaging, computer support and specialty concrete products. Jerry’s more significant results for clients include: an appellate affirmance of a trial court’s dismissal of “spoliation of evidence” claims against a national financing company; a jury verdict dismissing claims against a national real estate developer for alleged violations of New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act; prosecuting fraud claims against an insurance broker on behalf of a premium finance company, resulting in a seven-figure money judgment; a jury verdict in favor of a commercial equipment leasing company including dismissal of “lender liability” counterclaims; dismissal of Consumer Fraud Act and punitive damages claims brought against a privately owned electronic parts testing company; domesticating foreign judgments; recovering payments on surety bonds posted to stay post-judgment collection proceedings pending appeal; obtaining numerous monetary judgments in favor of financial institutions and businesses on commercial loan and accounts receivable claims; and regularly represents contractors in residential and commercial construction disputes, lien claims and commercial collection actions. Jerry is also a leader in civic and community service organizations. He currently serves as Chair of the New Jersey Institute of Technology Civil and Environmental Engineering Industrial Advisory Board, of which he has been a member since 1999. For the past ten years, he has also served as a Trustee of the Passaic Optimist Foundation and chairs its annual fundraiser golf outing.

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals

Education

Rutgers School of Law – Newark, Newark, New Jersey
JD - Juris Doctor - 1983
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey
B.S. - Bachelor of Science - 1980

Career Highlights

  • Jerome F. Gallagher, Jr., has earned the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® status

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