Attorney At Law
Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization Workers’ Compensation Law


COLIN V. GALLAGHER attended Harvard University, where he graduated cum laude, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in History and Literature. Mr. Gallagher received his Juris Doctor from U.C. Hastings College of Law and was admitted to the State Bar of California soon after. In 2009, Mr. Gallagher became a Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law through the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.


Mr. Gallagher is a seasoned litigator and has exclusively practiced Workers’ Compensation defense for over 14 years, successfully representing a variety of employers, insurance carriers and third party administrators. In addition to working for many reputable firms in the San Francisco area, Mr. Gallagher worked in-house for a large national insurance company, where he handled their Northern California complex claims. Over the course of his career, Mr. Gallagher has become well versed in court appearances, receiving many favorable outcomes and appearing before Workers’ Compensation Appeals Boards throughout the state. His wealth of experience accompanied by his superior negotiation skills makes Mr. Gallagher a valuable addition to our firm.

We are pleased to have Mr. Gallagher as an associate in the San Francisco office of Samuelsen, Gonzalez, Valenzuela & Brown, LLP.