Past Eminent Archon, Michael Gallagher, AZ Beta ‘66, was our guest speaker offering 50 years of sports history in Phoenix.


The Capital Grille Camelback


December 5, 2018


Stan Strom
Bill Wienke

Brother Gallagher is a co-founding partner of Gallagher & Kennedy, and practices in a wide variety of litigation matters. Since 1995, he has been consecutively recognized as a Best Lawyer by Best Lawyers of America. Most recently, he was awarded the “2015 Phoenix Sports Law Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers. Mike has been recognized as a Southwest Super Lawyer from 2007-2017.

Over Mike’s career, he has represented national and local airlines, physicians and healthcare providers, insurance companies, attorneys and law firms, architects, engineers, manufacturers of numerous products (including automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles, farm, heavy duty construction and sports equipment), municipalities, public utilities and other local and national clients on litigation matters. In the area of professional sports, he has represented athletes, franchises, leagues and cities.

Mike is a former professional athlete and major league baseball scout.


Arizona State University J.D., 1970

Arizona State University B.A., 1966


Arizona, 1970 Montana (inactive), 1992 U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1970 U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1978 U.S. Supreme Court, 1982 U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia, 1989


State Bar of Arizona, Member State Bar of Arizona Foundation, Founding Fellow International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Founding Fellow Arizona Court of Appeals, Judge Pro Tem Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Past President Maricopa County Superior Court, Judge Pro Tem Maricopa County Bar Association, Founding Benefactor Peter Kiewit Foundation, Trustee Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, Director Arizona Public Service Company, Director SunCor Development Company, Past Director El Dorado Investment Company, Director Omaha World-Herald Company, Director Americo (U-Haul), Director Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Western Region, Director Arizona State University Law Society, Member and Past President Arizona State University, Sun Angel Foundation, Director and Past Chairman Verde Vaqueros, Director Emeritus Charlie Russell Riders, Director Maricopa Mounted Sheriff's Posse, Member and Past President Rancheros Visitadores, Member Phoenix Thunderbirds, Life Member American Board of Trial Advocates, Phoenix Chapter, Past President Arizona State University, College of Law, Board of Visitors, Member Arizona Trial College, Faculty Member National Association of Corporate Directors, Member Association of Professional Ballplayers, Life Member YMCA Metro, Board of Directors, Past Chair AMEC Inc., North American Advisory Board, Director Governor's Advisory Committee on Professional Football, Past Chair Action Performance Companies, Inc., Board of Directors Mayor's Advisory Committee on Professional Sports, Past Chair Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Director Maricopa County Sports Authority, Founder Arizona Baseball Commission, Member Phoenix Grand Prix, Charter Committee, Member Arizona State University, Varsity A Club, Member Phoenix Country Club, Member

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