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Joseph G. (Chip) Galagaza


P 713-568-7878
F 713-650-0405


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.

Honors and Recognitions

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Houston Bar Association
  • SHRM Houston
  • Texas State Bar

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August 15, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More

December 1, 2016
Houston Chronicle

Chip Galagaza Comments on the Blocked Overtime Rule

December 1, 2016

Chip Galagaza comments on salary and overtime compliance with now blocked overtime rule in "Injunction Last-minute injunction creates a patchwork of compliance with overtime rule that’s now likely dead," published by Houston Chronicle. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

August 15, 2016
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America© 2017

August 15, 2016

WHITE PLAINS, NY August, 15, 2016 – Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that more than 145 attorneys throughout the firm’s 57 locations have been named to the Best Lawyers in America© 2017. In addition, 13 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the... Read More

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