Galas, Roman T.

1600 JFK BoulevardSuite 900Four Penn CenterPhiladelphia, PA 19103

Updated: 01/04/2016

Overview

Mr. Galas joined Ansa Assuncao in September 2009 after a judicial clerkship with US Magistrate Judge David R. Strawbridge, in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. As a partner in the firm, Mr. Galas conducts a diverse, nationwide civil litigation practice, which includes defense of wrongful death, personal injury, property damage, and commercial claims across the country. He represents companies of all sizes, ranging from an international motor carrier and an elevator/escalator manufacturer...

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Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2012
  • Federal District Court of New Jersey

Other Affiliations

  • Villanova Law J. Willard O'Brien American Inn of Court, 2008 - Present (Associate)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, August 1, 2012 - Present (Member)

Honors

  • 2012 Lawyer on the Fast Track in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, The Legal Intelligencer, - August 6, 2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation from Chief Judge J. Curtis Joyner for service to EDPA Pro Se Prisoner Civil Rights Panel, - May 1, 2012
  • Perfect Attendance award, Villanova Law J. Willard O’Brien American Inn of Court, - May 1, 2011
  • 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star, - May 20, 2013
  • 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star, - May 22, 2014
  • 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star, - May 1, 2015

Classes and Seminars

  • "Proof of Damages in a Commercial Case," co-presenter, co-author (Part Two of the presentation), Villanova Law J. Willard O'Brien American Inn of Court, - 2011
  • "Ethics of Social Media," co-presenter, NALS, Region 2 Conference, July 21, 2012
  • “Basic Motion Drafting,” co-presenter, co-author, Ansa Assuncao in-house CLE presentation, January 1, 2012
  • "Don't Just Roll the Dice: Successful Strategies for Handling a New Case," co-presenter, co-author, New Jersey State Bar Association, Mid Year Meeting, October 13, 2012
  • "To Recuse or Not to Recuse," co-presenter, co-author (Part One of the presentation), Villanova Law J. Willard O'Brien American Inn of Court, - March 11, 2014
  • "Should I Take That Case?" co-presenter, co-author, New Jersey State Bar Association, October 23, 2014

Pro Bono Activities

  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania's Pro Se Prisoner Civil Rights Panel, coordinator of firm entry, and lead counsel in firm's first appointment. Mr. Galas has devoted approximately 180 hours of pro bono time since December 2010., December 1, 2010 - Present
  • Villanova Inn of Court Pro Bono Committee, member, September 1, 2014 - Present

Past Positions

  • Honorable David R. Strawbridge, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Law Clerk, 2007 - 2009
  • Center for Disability Law and Policy, Intern
  • Farmworkers Legal Aid Clinic, Intern
  • Professor Patrick M. Brennan, Villanova University School of Law, Research Assistant

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania, 2007
    J.D.
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Herman J. Obert Award recipient (Highest Grade in Corporations Class)
  • Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2004
    B.S.
    Major: Economics

Articles

Published Works

  • Using Bankruptcy Filings To (Es)Stop a Plaintiff In His Tracks (with John Mueller), DRI Committee Newsletter In Transit, Vol. 14, Issue 2, 2011

Office Information

Address

1600 JFK BoulevardSuite 900Four Penn CenterPhiladelphia, PA 19103

Fax

  • 267-528-0726

Email

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