Molly Gallivan is a cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where she received a B.A. in English and Sociology in 1997. A native Utahn, she then moved to New York where she volunteered for Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service, an East Harlem community advocacy center. In 2001, Molly received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, where she excelled on both the Moot Court and Trial Advocacy competition teams and participated in the Criminal Defense Clinic.
Molly has practiced criminal defense in Brooklyn since 2001, first with the Legal Aid Society Criminal Defense Division and then in private practice. During her time in private practice, she was also a member of the Assigned Counsel Plan. Over the years, Molly has tried numerous misdemeanor and felony jury trials. She is also an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law where she teaches Fundamental Lawyering Skills, and coaches trial advocacy competition teams. Molly is excited and honored to now join Brooklyn Defender Services.