Bigger isn’t always better…And for nearly thirty years, we have proven it time and time again. Thoughtfully structured to maintain a small footprint, but big stature, the firm’s flexibility has enabled it to successfully represent insurers, self-insured’s, businesses and individuals in the Greater New York area since its formation in 1992. Founded by current 1-800-Flowers.com Vice President and General Counsel, Gerard Gallagher and esteemed trial attorney, Robert J. Walker, GWBP has appreciated long term success in a cut throat New York market by staying true to its founding partners’ guiding principle: Always bring value to the client.
In the nearly three decades since its inception, GWBP has consistently excelled in its representation of its clients, whether it be in the defense of a product manufacturer facing a high exposure personal injury case, or through the imparting of strategic legal advice to a Fortune 500 company in furtherance of its business operations. GWBP’s utilization of a lean, experienced and dedicated team of trial and corporate attorneys enables it to provide a streamlined, cohesive and effective representation to a diverse group of clients. The firm’s small footprint model also enables it to provide premier legal representation at a reasonable cost. For these reasons, it is no surprise that the firm’s success has been noted not only by its clients, but also by its peers and various third-parties within the New York legal community. The firm’s recognition includes selection as a member of the Counsel on Litigation Management for excellence in adherence to the highest professional standards and integrity and is listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Its members have been individually acknowledged as The New York Times Top Attorneys in Metro New York; Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated for 20 Years; Pulse Magazine’s Long Island Top Legal Eagles; Super Lawyers in the New York Metro Area and as recipients of Long Island Business News’ Leadership in the Law Award. The firm has also been honored for its support and dedication to Smile Farms, a non-profit organization that provides housing, services and support for people with developmental disabilities in the New York area.
Members of the firm have been privileged to represent the insured’s of many prominent insurance carriers, including Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company, Chrysler Insurance Company, Chubb & Sons, Electric Mutual Insurance Company, John Deere Insurance Company, Employer’s Insurance of Wausau, The Hanover Insurance Company, Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Companies, Nationwide Insurance Company, Scottsdale Insurance Company, Physicians Reciprocal Insurers, Scottsdale Insurance Company, Shand, Morahan & Company, Sentry Insurance Company, The St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company, State Farm Insurance Company, Victoria Insurance Company, Wausau Insurance Company, MetLife and Whiting National Insurance Company. Legal representation has also included many prominent self-insured corporations including, Costco Wholesale Corporation, Terex, Air Products and Chemicals, Champion International, General Electric Company, John Deere & Company, McDonnell Douglas Corporation, Mobil Oil, National Broadcasting Company, Hewlett-Packard, Western Union, Yale Materials Handlers and 1-800-Flowers.com. Additionally represented were a number of self-insured private and municipal hospitals and health clinics including Booth Memorial Medical Center, Nassau County Medical Center, Brookhaven Memorial Hospital and the County of Suffolk network of health clinics. A complete list of our current representative clients can be found on our Representative Clients page.
If you are seeking a value based, cost efficient representation, without sacrificing quality, please feel free to explore the wide-range of legal services GWBP can provide for you by viewing our Litigation and Corporate & Individual Practice Areas pages.