Saying Good-bye To 'The Best'
"We have lost a truly great one," Ecker said. "He and a few other members of his generation were the real, complete, total-package, general practitioners of law they don't make any more. Bill could very ably handle everything from a real estate closing to a complex medical malpractice trial to a probate matter to a tax appeal to a zoning dispute to a criminal appeal, you name it."
Eckert noted that Gallagher handled hundreds of state and federal court appeals over the years. This was possible, he said, because Gallagher had an "almost superhuman work ethic combined with a deep passion for the law. He cared a great deal, not only about serving his clients, but also about serving his profession. He really wanted to get the law right, and help judges get the law right."•