Mary Taylor Gallagher Partner



Mary Taylor Gallagher is a trial lawyer in GSRM’s Litigation and Labor and Employment sections.  Mary Taylor has tried jury and nonjury cases in state and federal courts throughout Tennessee.  In addition to general business litigation, Mary Taylor focuses her practice on the defense of employers in the railroad, transportation and healthcare industries.

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Mary Taylor advises clients on issues of labor and employment law compliance, including the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII).  She also works with clients to resolve wrongful discharge, harassment, discrimination, whistleblower and retaliation claims, as well as wage and hour dispute and class action litigation.

Mary Taylor has argued orally before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Tennessee Court of Appeals, and authored briefs before the Tennessee Supreme Court.  She is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Tennessee.

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Professional & Community Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
    • Vice Chair, Litigation Executive Committee
    • Chair, Litigation Section
  • Nashville Bar Association
    • Board of Directors
    • 2018 NBA Officer, Secretary
    • Past President, Young Lawyer’s Division
  • Nashville Bar Foundation
    • Co-Chair, Leadership Forum
    • Co-Chair, Leadership Forum Mentoring Committee, 2016-2019
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
    • Southeast Region Vice President, 2017-2018
    • Executive Committee
  • Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Member, Employment Law Committee
  • Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women
  • Lawyers’ Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter
  • Nashville Downtown Partnership
    • Board of Directors
  • Girls on the Run Nashville
    • Board of Directors, 2012-2019
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
    • Alumni Council

Honors & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Railroad Law and Employment Law-Management
  • Litigation Counsel of America – Fellow, The Trial Lawyer Honor Society
  • 2014 Nashville Emerging Leader Awards Winner – Legal Services Category