William J. Gallagher

William J. Gallagher: Attorney with MacElree Harvey, Ltd. AV stamp icon
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As a former Public Defender for Chester County and Captain in the Marine Corps, Bill's proclivity for trying complex litigation cases comes as no surprise.

In 1973, Bill merged his firm with MacElree, Platt and Harvey to create the firm of MacElree, Harvey, Gallagher, and Kean. Over the past thirty-seven years, Bill has handled difficult personal injury and professional malpractice cases and supports his clients' family law and estates needs.

•Quality Of MacElree Harvey's Staff
•My Favorite Charities
•Why I Practice Law

Community Involvement
•Recipient of the Chester County Community Foundation's 2010 Door Opener Award

Areas of Practice (28)

  • Family Law Mediation
  • Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Marital Settlement Agreements
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Jurisdictional Disputes
  • Protection From Abuse
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Business Valuations
  • APL/Spousal Support
  • Arbitration
  • Collaborative Law
  • Guardianships
  • Adoption
  • Child Custody
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Estate & Trust Litigation
  • Essential Estate Planning
  • Child Support
  • Mediation
  • Legal Custody
  • Divorce
  • Alimony

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
484-402-6408  Phone
610-436-0100  Phone
(610) 430-7885  Fax
University Attended:
La Salle University, B.A., Government
Law School Attended:
Villanova University School of Law, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
1963, Pennsylvania; U.S. Supreme Court

•Chester County Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee Member
•Pennsylvania Bar Association, Service to the Public Committee Member, Appellate Court candidate interviewer
•Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Director

Previous Memberships
•Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Disciplinary Board Hearing Officer

Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (1 review)
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