Shawn N. Gallagher

Shawn N. Gallagher


Pittsburgh, PA

How Shawn Helps Clients

Shawn is a go-to lawyer for land use matters. He has an administrative law and litigation practice with particular emphasis on zoning, energy, environmental issues and land development matters. He is very familiar with regional governments at the state and municipal level, and is especially experienced in NIMBY (not in my back yard) situations.

He is known for his ability to successfully support clients through demanding and highly controversial issues, including many cases of first impression. 

To manage a case through volatility and controversy, you have to know the client's business inside and out and you have to believe in what you're doing.

Shawn brings a wealth of legal and business knowledge to clients in a variety of industries. He has represented a wide variety of clients, including oil and gas companies, real estate developers, professional sports teams, universities, wireless telecommunications providers, independent power producers, and extractive industries, among others.

What Clients Can Expect

Shawn is calm under pressure and knows how to maintain focus during difficult negotiations or volatile litigation. He comes prepared, he doesn't give up and he gets things done.

Proof Points

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (from 2008 to 2013).
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list, Land Use and Zoning and Energy categories.
  • The Best Lawyers in America® list, Real Estate Law category.
  • "Who's Who in Energy," Pittsburgh Business Times.