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  • Jul 11, 2018Jerry Gallagher and Passaic Optimist Club Raise $18,600 for Passaic High School Students

    Jerome F. Gallagher Jr., a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Trustee of the Passaic Optimist Foundation, and Chair of its Golf Outing Fundraiser Committee, has raised more than $18,600, all of which will fund scholarships for Passaic High School students. Nearly 100 golfers, 50 sponsors, and countless others helped to make the 21st annual Passaic Optimist golf outing at Ballyowen Golf Club in Hamburg, New Jersey, on June 28 a success.  Due in part to the great support for this event, the trustees of the Foundation have approved more than $41,000 in scholarships, a new record for the Club.  To be a part of the Club’s fundraising efforts, visit passaicoptimistfoundation.org.

    Gallagher was asked about his motivation for chairing this event, and noted: “The best part of our fundraising efforts is listening to the stories of these young, motivated students, learning how these scholarships make a critical difference in their lives, and assuring them that others care about their success.”  Gallagher grew up in the City of Passaic and recalls the challenges of growing up in a poor, urban environment.  “I came from a family of modest means, but through hard work was fortunate to receive a quality education at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers School of Law.  I have made giving back an integral part of my community service to help create positive opportunities for these young, promising students.”  The outing is supported by many Passaic High School alumni, as well as friends and clients of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., many of whom are not from Passaic, but who readily support the firm’s efforts to fund scholarships for young graduates.

    Gallagher is a member of the firm’s Litigation, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights, and Construction Law Practice Groups.  He engages in civil trial and appellate practice, concentrating in the areas of commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, auto finance defense litigation, construction lien and contract litigation, and title insurance matters.  He is past Chair of the Industrial Advisory Board to NJIT’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, and in June 2018 was appointed to the NJIT Board of Visitors.  He also is a member of the Professionals Group Advisory Council for Provident Bank, the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, and the Metro Builders and New Jersey Home Builders Associations.  Gallagher earned his B.S., with distinction, from NJIT in 1980, and his J.D. in 1983 from Rutgers School of Law at Newark.

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  • Jun 25, 2018Jerry Gallagher Receives 2018 NJIT Alumni Achievement Award

    Jerome F. Gallagher, Jr., a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been honored by his alma mater, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), as an alumnus bringing honor to NJIT with exceptional accomplishment in his career, while also giving back to the school and community.  He received the 2018 NJIT Alumni Achievement Award during Alumni Weekend, which occurred May 18-20 on campus.  NJIT issued this press release prior to the event.  For more information, contact Michael K. Smullen at or Alumni Relations at (973) 596-3444.

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  • May 29, 2018Jerry Gallagher Appointed to NJIT’s Newark College of Engineers Board of Visitors

    Jerome F. Gallagher, Jr., a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been appointed to the Newark College of Engineers (NCE) Board of Visitors at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).

    One of the oldest and largest professional engineering schools in the United States, NCE has been providing quality engineering education since 1919 and is the largest of the colleges at NJIT.  An estimated one in four professional engineers in New Jersey are NJIT alumni.  The NJIT and NCE alumni work in virtually every region of the world, often as CEOs or presidents of large engineering companies.

    A member of the firm’s Litigation, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights, and Construction Law Practice Groups, Gallagher engages in civil trial and appellate practice, concentrating in the areas of commercial, creditors’ rights, construction lien, and contract litigation.  He regularly represents public and private companies in commercial loan and accounts receivable default matters.  He also represents contractors and owners in business contract and construction law litigation matters.

    Gallagher previously served as Chair of the Industrial Advisory Board to NJIT’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department.  He is a member of the Professionals Group Advisory Council for Provident Bank, the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, and the Metro Builders and New Jersey Home Builders Associations.  He is also a Trustee of the Passaic Optimist Foundation and Chair of its Golf Outing Fundraiser Committee, which funds scholarships for Passaic High School students.

    Gallagher earned his B.S., with distinction, from NJIT in 1980, and his J.D. in 1983 from Rutgers School of Law at Newark.

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  • Jul 14, 2017Jerry Gallagher and Passaic Optimist Club Raise $20,300 for Passaic High School Students

    Jerome F. Gallagher, Jr., a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Trustee of the Passaic Optimist Foundation, and Chair of its Golf Outing Fundraiser Committee, has raised more than $20,300, all of which will fund scholarships for Passaic High School students.  Nearly 100 golfers, 50 sponsors, and countless others helped to make the 20th annual Passaic Optimist golf outing at Ballyowen Golf Club in Hamburg, New Jersey, on June 29 a success.  Due in part to the great support for this event, the trustees of the Foundation have approved more than $37,000 in scholarships, a new record for the Club.  To be a part of the Club’s fundraising efforts, visit passaicoptimistfoundation.org.

    Gallagher was asked about his motivation for chairing this event, and noted: “One of the best parts of the Club’s fundraising efforts is meeting with these young, motivated students and reading their letters describing how grateful they are to receive these scholarships.”  Gallagher grew up in the City of Passaic and recalls the challenges of growing up in a poor, urban environment.  “I came from a family of modest means, but through hard work was fortunate to receive a quality education at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers School of Law.  I have made giving back an integral part of my community service to help create positive opportunities for these young, promising students.”

    The outing is supported by many Passaic High School alumni, as well as friends and clients of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., many of whom are not from Passaic, but who readily support the Firm’s efforts to fund scholarships for young graduates.

    Gallagher is a member of the Firm’s LitigationBankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights, and Construction Law Practice Groups.  He engages in civil trial and appellate practice, concentrating in the areas of commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, auto finance defense litigation, construction lien and contract litigation, and title insurance matters.

    Gallagher regularly represents public and private companies in commercial loan and accounts receivable default matters.  He also represents contractors and owners in business contract and construction law litigation matters.

    Gallagher serves as Chair of the Industrial Advisory Board to NJIT’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and is a member of the Professionals Group Advisory Council for Provident Bank, the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, and the Metro Builders and New Jersey Home Builders Associations.  He earned his B.S., with distinction, from NJIT in 1980, and his J.D. in 1983 from Rutgers School of Law at Newark.

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  • Apr 22, 2016Jerome Gallagher to Be Honored at NJIT Civil & Environmental Engineering Commencement Celebration

    Jerome F. Gallagher Jr., a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm, Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be honored at the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department’s Commencement Celebration in the Atrium at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Campus Center on May 17.

    Gallagher will receive CEE’s 2016 “Distinguished Alumni Award” for his exceptional achievements in career, public service, and volunteer activities, which have brought honor to the CEE Department.  The Awards Committee’s selections are based on important creative efforts; contributions to social, educational, or technological progress; and distinguished leadership in his profession, industry, or public service.

    Gallagher serves as a chair of the CEE’s Industrial Advisory Board.  He is a member of the firm’s Litigation, Banking & Financial Services, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights, and Construction Law Groups.  He engages in civil trial and appellate practice, and concentrates in the areas of commercial banking, creditors’ rights, auto finance defense litigation, construction contract litigation, and title insurance matters.

    Gallagher earned his B.S., with distinction, from NJIT in 1980, and his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law at Newark.

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