John B. Galligan

John B. Galligan joined the firm's Subrogation and Recovery Department in May of 2000. He is the Office Managing Partner, Vice Chair, of the Downtown New York office and the head of the New York subrogation group.

John litigates a variety of civil cases in state and federal court while focusing his practice in the areas of catastrophic property damage claims, products liability and commercial litigation. John is an experienced trial attorney who has also successfully represented clients before the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department. He has handled a number of high profile and significant matters against manufacturers, governmental entities and utilities.

John is currently representing a number of subrogating carriers as a member of the plaintiffs' steering committee in multi-million dollar litigation arising out of a 2007 steam pipe explosion in New York City. He is also representing multiple subrogation clients related to claims arising out of a tragic gas explosion in Harlem on March 12, 2014 and an extensive water main rupture in the Greenwich Village section of New York City on January 15, 2014.

John has written articles and lectured to clients and organizations addressing a wide range of subrogation and litigation topics. He has also worked on a number of pro bono matters, including procurement of reparations for Holocaust survivors and the handling of uncontested divorces.

John received his Bachelor of Arts from American University. He earned his law degree, summa cum laude, at American University's Washington College of Law, where he was a member of the American University Law Review. During his third year in law school, John worked for the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia where he wrote appellate briefs and argued before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Insurance, 2) Products Liability, 3) Self-insured Recovery and 4) Subrogation & Recovery
Law School American University, Washington College of Law (J.D., 1996)
Education American University (B.A., 1992)
Bar Member / Association New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Cozen O Connor
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