- Labor and Preventive Practices
- General Employment Litigation
- Management and Employee Training
- Wage and Hour
|University ||Kenyon College, A.B., with distinction, 1977 Junior Year Abroad at University of Exeter, Exeter, England|
|Law School||Southern Methodist University, J.D., 1980|
|Admitted||1981, Texas; 1981, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; 1985, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; 1987, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 1989, U.S. Supreme Court; 1992, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas|
Bar & Professional Association Memberships
Houston Bar Association
Texas State Bar
Joseph G. (Chip) Galagaza is a Shareholder in the Houston office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has represented employers in a wide variety of labor and employment law matters before both administrative agencies and in state and federal courts. This experience has covered discrimination claims of every variety under both federal and Texas state law, wrongful discharge cases, a broad range of employment law torts, ERISA litigation, workers' compensation retaliation cases, federal wage and hour claims (including collective action lawsuits), and matters arising under OSHA. In the traditional labor area, Mr. Galagaza has experience in union elections, unfair labor practice charges, collective bargaining, and arbitration.
Joseph G. (Chip) Galagaza
In addition, Mr. Galagaza has long counseled and advised clients in their preventative maintenance efforts, has conducted supervisory training seminars, and has conducted employee handbook and personnel policy reviews for them.
Mr. Galagaza has participated in 14 employment law trials to verdict, seven to juries and seven to the bench, and he has represented employers in several cases before both state and federal appellate courts.
Mr. Galagaza has authored and presented papers at local and regional continuing legal education seminars, and he has likewise made presentations to human resources professional groups. These presentations have covered both legal updates on topics of current interest and nuts and bolts/how-to subject areas.
Mr. Galagaza received his A.B. Degree, with Distinction, from Kenyon College, obtained his Juris Doctor Degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law, and is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
•Board Certified (Labor & Employment Law) - Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1986)
•Received a peer selected AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell
•Peer selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2010-14 for Labor and Employment Law
•Peer selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers 2003-2013 (Board Certified, Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization)
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