Dirk A. Galbraith

  • Of Counsel
Dirk A. Galbraith



Mr. Galbraith joined Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP in 2017 and is Of Counsel with the firm at our 118 N. Tioga Place, Ithaca office. Prior to joining Coughlin & Gerhart, Mr. Galbraith was a Partner in the law firm of Holmberg Galbraith, LLP.

His practice includes civil litigation, personal injury law, divorce and family law, real estate law, land use planning and zoning law, business and commercial law.

Mr. Galbraith is a member of the New York State and Tompkins County Bar Associations. He currently serves as the Chairperson for the Appellate Division's Department Attorney Grievance Committee. Mr. Galbraith was a member of the Cornell Law Review and served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army (Field Artillery).

Practice Areas:

  • Litigation


  • Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York
    • J.D. - 1971
    • Honors: President, Cornell Law Student Association, 1970-1971
  • Davidson College
    • A.B. - 1968

Bar Admission

  • New York, 1972

Professional Associations

  • Tompkins County Bar Association, Secretary, 1977 to 1977
  • Tompkins County Bar Association, President, 1994 to 1994
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, House of Delegates, 1985 to 1988


  • Named to the Top 100 Jury Verdicts: All Practice Areas in New York State (2017) by TopVerdict.com

Past Positions

  • Lecturer, Law, Cornell University School of Law, 1975 - 1978
  • U.S. Army, Field Artillery, 1st Lt., 1971