Joseph G. (Chip) Galagaza: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Joseph G. (Chip) Galagaza

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Houston,  TX  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • General Employment Litigation
  • Labor and Preventive Practices
  • Workplace Training
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Financial Services
  • Food Processing and Manufacturing
  • Gaming and Hospitality
  • Health Care
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Transportation and Warehousing
University Kenyon College, A.B., with distinction, 1977
Law SchoolSouthern Methodist University, J.D., 1980
Admitted1981, 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
SHRM Houston
Texas State Bar


Joseph G. (Chip) Galagaza is a Principal 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.

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 is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

In the News

August 17, 2015

Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016

August 17, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 17, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 137 of the firm's attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers. In addition, 10 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective (Board Certified, Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization)


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Joseph G. (Chip) Galagaza

1415 Louisiana, Suite 3325
HoustonTX 77002-7332


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