About GGM

With 40 years of service to our clients, German, Gallagher & Murtagh is a firm of accomplished litigators who represent a diverse group of regional and national clients, from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses, including insurance companies, product manufacturers, and healthcare providers. Over the years, our firm has earned a reputation for excellence, integrity, and innovation in civil litigation.

GGM is a full-service law firm headquartered in Philadelphia. The firm also has an office in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, to support its significant New Jersey practice. Approximately one-half of the firm’s attorneys are licensed to practice both in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The attorneys in the firm have diverse supplementary professional backgrounds and experience that greatly assist them in handling various areas of the law.

While the firm provides full legal services, the ability to litigate matters for its clients swiftly, economically, and successfully has been a firm trademark since its inception. GGM has emphasized the necessity of having strong trial experience as well as the ability to resolve lawsuits effectively out of court. The members of the firm are experienced litigators and negotiators. This experience in litigation benefits all aspects of the firm’s practice. Interdisciplinary groups of lawyers within the firm focus their practice on specialized areas of the law including medical liability, casualty, premises liability, transportation, worker’s compensation, professional liability, environmental law, and toxic torts. 


Susan M. Patterson is an experienced Firm Administrator with a passion for providing efficient and effective support to law firms. Proven track record of managing all aspects of office operations, including HR, billing, and marketing. Excels at creating systems and processes that improve workflow and optimize efficiency.

GGM has a team of experienced litigators and negotiators. 

ALFA International

Our firm is a founding member of the ALFA International legal network. ALFA is comprised of approximately 150 law firms, of which 80 are in the United States. GGM serves as the ALFA firm for the Eastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey areas. As an ALFA member, the firm is able to draw upon the vast resources of the network’s membership to better serve its clients. At German, Gallagher & Murtagh we produce results consistent with our clients’ goals while continually emphasizing the traditional values of dedication, hard work, and quality service.

At the heart of our success is the concept of open and timely communication with our carriers and clients. We recognize that the way to achieve the best results is to ensure a “team approach” between our lawyers and the individuals handling the claim. In addition to providing ongoing litigation analysis, we encourage constant communications and interaction with the client as a means of securing their trust and achieving a comprehensive decision making process. In other words, our ultimate goal is to work with our clients to design the most successful and efficient litigation plan for each case.

Many of our clients have specific reporting and budgetary requirements. The firm maintains a system of internal checks and balances designed to ensure that all provisions relating to case handling, reporting, and billing are satisfied. We pride ourselves on assigning each case a dedicated team of individuals responsible for knowing the client’s guidelines and expectations and appropriately advancing the case forward. These capabilities are described in more detail throughout our website. We would be delighted to answer any specific questions that you may have about our practice, our fees, or any other matters that are not covered.

Pennsylvania & New Jersey

With offices in both Philadelphia and Cherry Hill, approximately one-half of the firm’s attorneys are licensed to practice both in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.