DANIEL T. GALO

15715 Meadow Wood Drive
Wellington, FL 33414

CONTACTS

Tel: 561-373-2785
dangalolaw@gmail.com

EDUCATION

Awarded Jurist Doctor Degree with Honors from the University of Florida, received the Book Award in Evidence, on Deans List for four semesters.

Awarded Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors from the University of Florida, (Economics major); recipient of the Bethesda-by-the Sea Scholarship.

D
ANIEL T. GALO.

Member of the Florida Bar 

EDUCATION

Awarded Jurist Doctor Degree with Honors from the University of Florida, received the Book Award in  Evidence, on Deans List for four semesters. 

Awarded Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors from the University of Florida, (Economics major);  recipient of the Bethesda-by-the Sea Scholarship. 

EXPERIENCE

LIGMAN MARTIN P.L.  

Wellington, Florida June 2013 to Present 

Practice in the areas of first party property and insurance coverage matters. Duties included defending  examinations under oath, drafting coverage opinions, drafting pleadings and motions, conduct discovery,  attend depositions and trials.  

YOUNG AND STEIN ATTORNEYS AT LAW 

Boca Raton, Florida 

Associate January 2013 to May 2013 

Plaintiff personal injury: duties include drafting pleadings and motions, drafting written discovery requests,  drafting responses to written discovery, take and defend depositions, argue motions, attend mediation and  responsible for all aspects of trial.  

GROELLE AND SALMON P.A.  

Wellington, Florida  

Associate January 2010 to December 2012 

Practice in the areas of first party property and insurance coverage matters. Duties included undertaking  examinations under oath, drafting coverage opinions, drafting pleadings and motions, conduct discovery,  attend depositions and court room matters.  

OFFICE OF THE STATE ATTORNEY FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT  West Palm Beach Florida 

Assistant State Attorney May 1988 to December 2009  Certified Legal Intern May 1986 to August 1986   

Positions: 

Homicide Division/Senior Attorney  

Prosecute homicide and other criminal cases punishable by life, trying to verdict over 25 homicide cases.  Some cases of special interest include: 

State of Florida v. Nicolas Hardy (first degree murder of a law enforcement officer, death sentence  imposed),  

State of Florida v. Lloyd Johnson and Randal Leighty (triple homicide at a local restaurant),  State of Florida v. Jorge Cortez (double shooting of two men who were being swindled by the  defendant)  

State of Florida v. Byron Bryant (shooting of a shop keeper during a robbery, defendant was sentenced  to death which was upheld)  

State of Florida v. Sergio Soto (car jacking, kidnapping and murder of a Sunday school teacher) State of Florida v. Fred Keller (wealthy man shot his former wife and brother-in-law)  State v. David Miller, (man who violently attacked young women in Boca Raton) 

Chief Assistant West County Office  

Supervised all aspects of all prosecutions as well as personally prosecuted felony cases arising within the  jurisdiction of the office. 

Crimes against Children Division  

Investigated and prosecuted child physical and sexual abuse cases including child homicide and adult sexual  battery cases. 

Felony Trial Assistant  

  

Prosecuted all types of felony cases including special assignments with the Major Crime’s division (high  profile/complicated cases) and Economic Crimes division. 

Chief D.U.I. Prosecutor  

Responsible for all D.U.I. prosecutions at the County Court level; supervised a staff of 15 attorneys and 35  support personnel. Conviction rate for D.U.I. prosecutions rose from 69% to 87%. Authored two published  articles: “Prosecuting the D.U.I.” and “The Accident Report Privilege”. Recognized by the Florida  Prosecuting Attorneys Association as an expert in D.U.I. prosecution.  

FARISH, FARISH & ROMANI, West Palm Beach, Florida 

Associate Attorney January 1987 to May 1988 Law Clerk January 1985 to May 1985 

A general practice law firm with emphasis on litigation. Successfully litigated criminal cases, mechanics  lien cases, personal injury cases, complicated marital dissolutions and U.C.C. actions.  

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, COLLEGE OF LAW 

Research Assistant June 1985 to May 1986 

STEPHEN P. RAKINSON, P.A. 

Law Clerk February 1986 to May 1986  

CIVIC LEADERSHIP POSITIONS AND AWARDS 

Commissioner on the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics 03/2012 to December 2013;  Recipient of the Palm Beach County School Board’s Gold Medal Award as a Community Leader  2006; Member of the Village of Wellington Planning and Zoning Board 2006 – 2008; Member of  School Advisory Committees for Binks Elementary School and Wellington Landings Middle  School, positions held include Chairman and Vice Chairman; Board member of Meadow Wood  Home Owners Association; Member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association; Past Treasurer  for the local chapter of the Inns of Court.

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