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Christina R.
Gallagher

Associate

Christina R. Gallagher counsels and represents educational entities on a wide range of matters, including Title IX, personnel matters, and litigation.

Let's Talk
460 Norristown Road, Suite 110
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Assistant
Drew Wicas
Phone: (610) 825-8400
Fax: (610) 828-4887

Christina R. Gallagher focuses much of her practice in Title IX. Ms. Gallagher advises and trains Title IX coordinators for educational entities about Title IX and its daily impact on the operation of schools. She also investigates Title IX complaints for public school districts and other educational entities.

Additionally, Ms. Gallagher advises school administrators on legal issues regarding student services, personnel matters, and special education and develops related policies. She also litigates matters involving alleged IDEA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX, First Amendment, and Civil Rights issues on behalf of educational entities in state and federal court and administrative agencies.

In college, Ms. Gallagher worked as a journalist and wrote for various publications, including: The Associated Press, Philadelphia Daily News, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Allentown Morning Call, and McClatchy Newspapers.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

• Obtained dismissal of a Sunshine Act lawsuit filed against a school district regarding virtual school board meetings held during the COVID-19 pandemic.

• Successfully represented a school district that complied with the IDEA by developing educational programming for a twice-exceptional high school student in an administrative hearing and subsequent federal court appeal.

• Successfully represented a school district in a temporary restraining order proceeding, in which families argued that the district’s compliance with a state masking order violated their religious beliefs. The federal judge ruled in favor of the school district, finding that the district did not infringe upon the families’ religious beliefs and denied their requests for a restraining order.

• Successfully represented a school district that complied with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the IDEA, and Section 504 when the district declined to adopt and warned a family not to use an educational methodology (Spelling 2 Communicate) in a federal court appeal.

PERSONAL INTERESTS:

Ms. Gallagher is an active alumna of Mount St. Joseph Academy and serves as a member of the Mount’s Alumnae Board. She lives in Montgomery County with her husband and dog Lulabelle, a treeing walker coonhound they rescued.

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Education

The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law (J.D., 2017)

The Pennsylvania State University (B.A., Journalism, with distinction; B.A., Political Science, with distinction, 2014)

Professional and Civic Memberships

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Montgomery Bar Association

Honors and Awards

Pennsylvanians for  Modern Courts Writing Competition (First place, 2017)

William Randolph Hearst Foundation Personality Profile Writing Competition (First place, 2014)

William Randolph Hearst Foundation National Writing Championship (Second place, 2014)

Christina R.
Gallagher

Associate

Christina R. Gallagher counsels and represents educational entities on a wide range of matters, including Title IX, personnel matters, and litigation.

Let's Talk
460 Norristown Road, Suite 110
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Assistant
Drew Wicas
Phone: (610) 825-8400
Fax: (610) 828-4887

Christina R. Gallagher focuses much of her practice in Title IX. Ms. Gallagher advises and trains Title IX coordinators for educational entities about Title IX and its daily impact on the operation of schools. She also investigates Title IX complaints for public school districts and other educational entities.

Additionally, Ms. Gallagher advises school administrators on legal issues regarding student services, personnel matters, and special education and develops related policies. She also litigates matters involving alleged IDEA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX, First Amendment, and Civil Rights issues on behalf of educational entities in state and federal court and administrative agencies.

In college, Ms. Gallagher worked as a journalist and wrote for various publications, including: The Associated Press, Philadelphia Daily News, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Allentown Morning Call, and McClatchy Newspapers.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

• Obtained dismissal of a Sunshine Act lawsuit filed against a school district regarding virtual school board meetings held during the COVID-19 pandemic.

• Successfully represented a school district that complied with the IDEA by developing educational programming for a twice-exceptional high school student in an administrative hearing and subsequent federal court appeal.

• Successfully represented a school district in a temporary restraining order proceeding, in which families argued that the district’s compliance with a state masking order violated their religious beliefs. The federal judge ruled in favor of the school district, finding that the district did not infringe upon the families’ religious beliefs and denied their requests for a restraining order.

• Successfully represented a school district that complied with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the IDEA, and Section 504 when the district declined to adopt and warned a family not to use an educational methodology (Spelling 2 Communicate) in a federal court appeal.

PERSONAL INTERESTS:

Ms. Gallagher is an active alumna of Mount St. Joseph Academy and serves as a member of the Mount’s Alumnae Board. She lives in Montgomery County with her husband and dog Lulabelle, a treeing walker coonhound they rescued.