Joe Dugan p: 410.951.1421

An associate in Gallagher’s Litigation Group, Joe has significant civil litigation experience. He has filed dozens of briefs, motions, and other pleadings; orally argued dispositive and discovery motions; and defended federal agencies at two bench trials. 

Joe joined Gallagher after working as a trial attorney with the Federal Programs Branch of the Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Division.  Prior to his work at DOJ, Joe served as a law clerk for Hon. James K. Bredar, now Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, and for Hon. David F. Hamilton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Joe graduated summa cum laude from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 2015.  While in law school, Joe served as Executive Editor of the Indiana Law Journal and was a tournament champion in the schoolwide Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition.


Area(s) of Practice

Court Admissions

  • Maryland State Courts
  • Ohio State Courts
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • Ohio


  • Indiana University School of Law, JD, summa cum laude, 2015, Order of the Coif
  • Cedarville University, BA, summa cum laude, 2007

Bar and Professional Memberships

  • Maryland State Bar Association