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.