Tim focuses his practice on probate litigation. In this capacity, he leverages his jury trial experience to provide representation in probate and trust disputes involving will contests, charges of undue influence, breach of fiduciary duty actions, and other potential issues that can complicate the settling of an estate.

Tim also is experienced in legal matters involving probate, guardianship, trust, and estate administration. Tim represents trustees and executors of estates, creating flexible plans to meet their needs. Tim's experience in the area of probate and trust administration includes the drafting of estate plans for both individuals and families, and assisting them through the probate process. He also advises institutions on a variety of trust administration issues.

Honors & Recognitions

Selected as Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch 2021 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Selected as a recipient of the American Bar Institute and American Bar Association Scholar/Leader Award, 2010

Recognized as a Rising Star by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine 

Timothy J. Gallagher
Rated by Super Lawyers

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Community & Professional

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, member

Ohio State Bar Association, member

Parma Bar Association, member

Juvenile Diversion Program in Parma, Ohio, volunteer magistrate


For a more complete list of trial results, please contact attorney.


Speaking Engagements



  • Opening an Estate and Spousal Rights
    Ohio State Bar Association – Basics of Estate Administration Webinar, Jun 4, 2020
  • Probate Law Journal of Ohio , Feb 2020
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, December 2019 Issue, Dec 2019
  • Adding Injury to Insult: Litigating and Planning with In-Terrorem Clauses in Ohio
    Probate Law Journal of Ohio, March/April 2019, Mar 2019

Blog Posts


J.D., The University of Akron School of Law, 2010
-Student Bar Association, Executive President

B.S., Ohio University E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, 2007


  • State of Ohio, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2015
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