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Michael V. Galo, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in San Antonio, TX

Galo Law Firm, P.C.
4230 Gardendale, Building 401
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: 210-616-9800
Fax: 210-616-9898
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004, 2007 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004
Licensed in Texas Since: 1994
Education: Stanford Law School
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employee, Personal Injury - Products: Defense, Business Litigation
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

A labor lawyer in San Antonio, Texas, Michael V. Galo Jr. dedicates his practice to all areas of federal and state employment and labor law. Areas of particular focus relate to the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Texas Workers' Compensation Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. With more than 18 years of experience, Mr. Galo also has extensive experience representing management in matters relating to the National Labor Relations Act, including union-organizing campaigns, collective bargaining and union arbitrations. Mr. Galo is the principal of his firm, The Galo Law Firm P.C.

Mr. Galo has handled numerous cases and matters involving non-competition agreements, covenants of confidentiality, and the protection of trade secrets under both state and federal law. Having significant jury trial experience, Mr. Galo has tried a number of employment discrimination and retaliation cases to verdict in state and federal court.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Defense
  • 10%Business Litigation


17 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2004, 2007 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2004

About Michael V. Galo, Jr.

First Admitted: 1994, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Available upon request

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1995
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, San Antonio Young Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1994
  • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas, 1995 - Present
  • Member, San Antonio Bar Association
  • Texas, 1994
  • Member, Board of Directors, Laredo Young Lawyers, 1994 - 1995


  • Board Certified, Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • AV Rated under Martindale Hubbell's Peer-Review Ratings System (highest rating)
  • Notes Editor, Stanford Law Review, 1994
  • Consistently listed in Best Lawyers of Scene in San Antonio

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Educational Background

  • Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, B.A. in Art History, Archeology, Summa Cum Laude, 1991

Representative Clients

  • Qualls v. Lack's Stores, Inc., U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5731, N.D. Tex., 1999
  • Rodriguez v. Roadway Express, Inc., aff'd, 199 F.3d 437, 5th Cir., 1999
  • Seidler v. United Parcel Service, WL 831839, W.D. Tex., 2005
  • Pineda v. United Parcel Service, Inc., 360 F.3d 483, 5th Cir., 2000
  • Rodriguez v. Roadway Express, Inc., WL 839014, S.D. Tex. Dec. 2, 1997
  • Chavarria v. Despachos Del Norte, Inc., WL 1515472, S.D. Tex, Jun. 22, 2005
  • Lee v. Waste Management, WL 246374, S.D. Tex., 2008
  • Kanida v. Nursefinders, 363 F.3d 568, 5th Cir., 2004
  • Qualls v. Lack's Stores, Inc., aff'd, 210 F.3d 369, 5th Cir., 2000
  • Rook v. Xerox Corp., 55 Fed. Appx. 716, 5th Cir., 2002
  • Susan Esquivel et al v. Hillcoat Properties, 484 F.Supp.2d 582, W.D. Tex., 2007

Industry Groups

  • Banking
  • Construction
  • Hospitality
  • Oil And Gas
  • Retail
  • Transportation
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Office Location for Michael V. Galo, Jr.

4230 Gardendale
Building 401
San Antonio, TX 78229

Phone: 210-616-9800

Fax: 210-616-9898

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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