About Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A.

Founded in 1978 by Mike Kennedy and Mike Gallagher, the firm has become the sixth largest law firm in Arizona. At its founding, Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A. focused on insurance and litigation, but it soon expanded its expertise to business law services, environmental law, personal injury & wrongful death, bankruptcy & creditors' rights, intellectual property and criminal law.

While the firm takes on clients beyond the Southwest (and even the United States), it still stays true to its Grand Canyon State roots, representing everyone from individuals and small business in the local vicinity to Fortune 500 companies, among which is Bank of America.

Sporting the Best

The firm gains loyalty from clients and attorneys alike; more than half of the firm's employees have been with the firm over a decade. For the past two years, Gallagher & Kennedy is continuously ranked among the "Best Law Firms" by numerous publications, such as U.S. News and World Report and Chambers USA. In addition, the firm's work environment has led to its ranking in the Phoenix Business Journal as the Valley's "Best Place to Work" for two consecutive years. In 2016, the firm was named Sports Law - Law Firm of the Year in Arizona by Corporate INTL, a fact that should not come as a surprise since the firm has touted the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Arizona Cardinals as loyal clients. This isn't where the firm's sports involvement stops; the firm served as lead counsel in the financing and construction of both Chase Field and the University of Phoenix Stadium.

A Team on the Run

Gallagher & Kennedy attorneys are constantly on the move - and for a better cause. The firm regularly sponsors a team for the Susan G. Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure in support of the nine employees who have battled breast cancer while working at the firm. The team's solidarity has been a tradition for the past 14 years and Gallagher & Kennedy has singlehandedly raised over $200,000 in that time. But that's not where the running stops; 65 year old Mark Dangerfield, a commercial litigator at the firm, has run a marathon in all 50 states and on all seven continents. The firm's attorneys are truly always on the move. 

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Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A.

2575 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 530-8000


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing Partner: Dean C. Short, II
  • Hiring Attorney: Amanda Powell
  • Total No. Attorneys 2016: 102

  • Base Salary
    Firm did not provide salary information

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Administrative Law • Aviation Law • Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights • Business Law & Transactions • Church & Ministry Law • Condemnation & Valuation • Construction • Criminal Law • Data Privacy & Security • Employment & Labor Law • Environmental • Franchising & Distribution • Government Affairs & Lobbying • Health Care • Insurance • Intellectual Property • Land Use & Zoning • Litigation • Native American Law • Natural Resources • Plaintiff’s Personal Injury & Wrongful Death • Products Liability • Professional Liability • Public Bidding & Procurement • Public Utilities • Real Estate • Securities • Sports Law • Tax Law • Wealth Management 

Major Office Locations

  • Phoenix, AZ (HQ) • Santa Fe, NM