"Kevin O'Malley is a smart, sophisticated attorney who really knows how to get results, both inside the courtroom and in mediation and arbitration matters. He is very responsive and offers effective representation that delivers a tremendous amount of value to the client."
Anonymous client
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"I cannot say enough good things about Kevin O'Malley. He is smart, efficient, thorough, shows great judgment, is a man of integrity and, most importantly, it all resonates with the jury."
Anonymous client
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Head of the litigation department Kevin O’Malley is called "very impressive" by satisfied clients who attest, "I would recommend him to anyone."
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"Kevin O'Malley is very smart, with lots of great experience."
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"Kevin O'Malley at Gallagher & Kennedy is an outstanding attorney. His honesty, ability to digest complex legal issues and to devise strategies is exceptional. Kevin's ability to articulate critical legal issues and policy positions in simple manner is one of his many gifts that he offers to his clients. He has in incredible knowledge of Arizona construction law and in my opinion; he is the top construction lawyer in Phoenix."
Anonymous client
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"Kevin O'Malley leads a team of excellent litigators with good judgment and solid courtroom experience."
Anonymous client
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"O'Malley is one of the finest trial lawyers in the U.S."
James Howard, Dudley Ventures
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"Kevin is a 'very fine attorney who is very knowledgeable and very practical'."
Anonymous client
Chambers USA

"Kevin O'Malley at Gallagher & Kennedy was an invaluable asset in the swift and favorable resolution of our case."
T.J. Wead, Merit Partners
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Kevin E. O’Malley

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Kevin is a shareholder, member of the Gallagher & Kennedy board of directors, and head of the firm’s litigation and public bidding and procurement departments. He is keenly attuned to the needs of his clients, developing strategy and implementing solutions that are singularly focused on their goals.  Over his 30 year career, his litigation skills have been honed to a razor’s edge, and his civil litigation experience is extensive and far reaching, both in and out of the courtroom.  Kevin has managed many high profile and complex matters, including securities, commercial, environmental, governmental, construction, professional liability and insurance litigation cases.  He has significant class action and appellate experience.

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Education

  • Arizona State University
    J.D., magna cum laude, 1980
    Valedictorian
    Editor, Law Journal
  • Cornell University
    B.A., 1975