Contributing Author Profile: James Gallagher

James (“Jim”) Gallagher began his legal career as an Officer and Judge Advocate for the United States Marine Corps: serving as prosecutor, defense counsel, and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii. From 2006 through 2009, Jim was involved in the prosecution and defense of more than 100 courts-martial. In 2008, Jim deployed to Karmah, Iraq as the Battalion Judge Advocate with 2d Battalion, 3d Marines in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In this role, Jim was the legal adviser to the Battalion’s Commanding Officer advising him on issues involving international law, rules of engagement, and laws of war. Jim was also responsible for monitoring detainee operations, military justice, investigations, claims adjudication for the Battalion and serving as a liaison to local Iraqi judicial figures.

Jim now practices at Davis, Malm & D’Agostine, P.C. in Boston. Jim’s practice encompasses advising individuals and businesses on a wide variety of business, employment and litigation issues. Jim represents clients in these issues in both state and federal courts and in front of multiple administrative bodies.

Jim is admitted for practice in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and in the U.S. District Courts for the District of Massachusetts and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Further, Jim has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2011–2014.

Jim is still active in the Marine Corps Reserve. Jim graduated from Marine Corps Command and Staff College in June. From 2009 through 2013, prior to attending school, Jim served as an instructor at the Naval Justice School in Newport, Rhode Island. Additionally, Jim is an adjunct professor at Suffolk University Law School where he teaches a course on Military Law.

Contributing Editor: Kasey Emmons

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