Michael Gallagher is a Houston native and a graduate of Strake Jesuit College Preparatory. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center, where he was a recipient of the Dean's Scholarship and was elected to the Order of the Barristers. During law school, Michael interned for Judge Jerry E. Smith on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Following graduation, Michael served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard A. Schell, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas.
Following his clerkship, Michael worked as an associate and shareholder at a litigation boutique in Houston, Texas, where he focused his practice on legal malpractice defense, commercial litigation, and real estate litigation. He gained extensive trial experience and handled lawsuits in Texas, Nevada, Colorado, and California. In 2012, Michael joined Clark, Love & Hutson and began representing individuals in pharmaceutical, product liability, and personal injury lawsuits. Michael worked up and tried failure to warn cases involving the following drugs: Topamax, Zoloft, Celexa, Lexapro, Effexor, and Invokana. Determined to continue helping those injured by the negligence of others, Michael joined The Webster Law Firm in 2018.
In recognition of his efforts, Michael has been named as a Texas Super Lawyer since 2017 (A Thomson Reuters service). This honor is given to less than 5% of all attorneys in the State of Texas. Michael was named as a Texas Rising Star in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 (A Thomson Reuters service).
Michael has published articles in the Gonzaga Law Review, the South Texas Law Review, The Review of Litigation, the St. Mary's Law Journal, and the Cleveland State Law Review. He is admitted to practice in Texas and Pennsylvania, in all federal district courts in Texas, in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.