Caroleann S. Gallagher, Lawyer
PRACTICE AREAS: Personal Injury Claims & Litigation – Medical Negligence Claims – Nursing Home Litigation – Product Failure Claims – Wrongful Death Claims – Transportation injuries – Premises Liability Claims- Construction Site injuries – Workers Compensation
Caroleann was born and raised on a small island, off the Northwest coast of Ireland. She began practicing as a lawyer in Ireland from 2004 through 2008. In early 2008, during a visit to Chicago, she met her now-Husband (also Irish-born), in a little Irish bar on the northwest side of the city.
Caroleann then emigrated to Chicago and began working for a personal injury and workers compensation law firm in 2008. For more than 8 years, she represented labor and union workers and their families, heading up the firm’s personal injury department. For the last year, Caroleann has worked at a nationally-renowned injury law with a particular focus on medical malpractice and nursing home injuries. In her year there, Caroleann secured $3.3 million dollars in verdicts and settlements.
Caroleann has a strong affinity for the working man and their families. Her father and three brothers worked all over the world as tunnel miners. Growing up, Caroleann directly experienced the devastating impact on a family when the primary breadwinner suffers a work injury. Married to a construction worker, she is always conscious of the impact an injury can have on a family.
For Caroleann, the most rewarding part of her career is that she has been able to help people who are in very vulnerable situations. Caroleann says, “I tell my clients their job is to heal, my job is to work and worry about their case.”
As an immigrant, Caroleann recognizes the difficulty of uprooting from home and coming to live in another country. Recognizing that and wishing to assist others with the transition, Caroleann became a member of Chicago Irish Immigrant Support, a not-for-profit immigration and social services provider when she moved to the States. The community served by this organization includes Irish immigrants and Irish Americans in 19 states as represented by the Chicago based Consulate General of Ireland.