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Joseph G. Galagaza

Principal
Houston

P 713-568-7878
F 713-650-0405
Joseph.Galagaza@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

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

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Professional Associations and Activities

  • Houston Bar Association
  • SHRM Houston
  • Texas State Bar

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The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys

August 15, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 210 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been recognized in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive... Read More

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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Honored with 2019 Client Choice Awards

March 6, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (March 6, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Principals Kelvin C. Berens, Joseph G. Galagaza and Gillian P. Yee have been named winners of the 2019 Client Choice Awards. The Client Choice Awards, in conjunction with International Law Office and... Read More

August 15, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

August 15, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal... Read More

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How to Respond [Effectively] to Union Organizing in the Chemical Industry

June 26, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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