The Honorable John M. Gallagher

Santa Cruz Superior Court

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Santa Cruz Superior Court, Department 4 (website)

Clerk phone: (831) 420­-2200

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In 2011 Hon. John Gallagher became a judge for the Santa Cruz Superior Court in California.


  • J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1980)
  • Bachelor's degree from United States Military Academy (1972)


  • Associate and then partner at Bosso Williams (1987 to 2011)
  • Associate attorney and assistant public defender at Biggam, Christensen and Minsloff
  • Airborne Ranger Infantry Officer at U.S. Army (1972 to 1977)