Timothy J.F. Gallagher Honored with the Albert Vreeland Pro Bono Award
MIRIMAR BEACH, Fla. and MONTGOMERY, Ala.—The Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program has awarded Timothy J. F. Gallagher with the 2022 Albert Vreeland Pro Bono Award.
Gallagher was presented with the award at the 145th Annual Meeting of the Alabama State Bar on June 25, 2022, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Miramar Beach, Fla. Gallagher was celebrated for the many ways he has impacted his community and profession through his pro bono work.
Gallagher was a 2007 graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law. He is a shareholder with Sasser, Sefton and Brown, P.C., in Montgomery. His practice focuses on financial services, litigation, business law, and nonprofit and grant funded organization. He has provided pro bono legal services since his admission to the bar in 2007.
Alabama State Bar President Taze Shepard said, “The Alabama State Bar is proud to award Timothy Gallagher with the Albert Vreeland Pro Bono Award. He exemplifies a dedication to helping other through his pro bono work and volunteer services.”
He initially volunteered through the Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program and then through the Montgomery County Volunteer Lawyers Program since its inception in 2013. Gallagher was key in setting up the foundation and hiring the first director of the Montgomery VLP. In 2013, Gallagher was elected the first president of the Board of Directors of the Montgomery County Bar Foundation and served as president from 2013-2016.
Since then, he has regularly attended advice and counsel clinics in Montgomery, Montgomery VLP District Court Help Desk and Lawyer for a Day clinic, and other specialty clinics. He also takes cases for extended representation from the clinics and direct referrals. Through his clinic work and extended representation pro bono cases, Gallagher provides 25-50+ hours of pro bono legal work annually.
“Timothy Gallagher is very deserving of this award,” Alabama State Bar Executive Director, Terri Lovell, said. “We have all benefited from his pro bono work with the Alabama State Bar.”
The Alabama State Bar (ASB) is the official licensing and regulatory organization of lawyers in Alabama. Created in 1879, the Alabama State Bar became an integrated bar in 1923 by an act of the legislature. Since then, ASB programs and activities have continuously served the public and improved the justice system. It is dedicated to promoting the professional responsibility and competence of its members, improving the administration of justice and increasing the public understanding of and respect for the law.
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