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Kenneth G. Galica

Phone: 248.489.4100
Fax: 248.489.1726

Kenneth G. Galica has extensive litigation experience in the areas of federal civil rights claims, employment actions based on both federal and state law, as well as the defense of governmental entities. He has successfully defended counties, cities, townships, villages and their employees, including police officers, in multiple categories of litigation. Ken has the bragging rights of saying that he has never lost a case for the Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority. On his success, Ken explains, “I believe in thoroughness and extensive preparation. I strive to know more about each case than the plaintiff’s lawyer and more about an area of expertise than the plaintiff’s expert.”

Ken frequently presents seminars on police liability issues to the FBI National Academy, the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, the Michigan Sheriff’s Association, Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority, Michigan Public Risk Management Association and several local law enforcement agencies.

Ken is an AV-Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. Additionally, he is a member of the State Bar of Michigan (public corporations section, negligence section and employment section), the Oakland County Bar Association (municipal law committee and negligence committee), the American Bar Association (litigation and tort section and insurance section) and the Bay County Bar Association. Further, he is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel and the Association of Defense Trial Counsel. Ken has been a Mediator for the Wayne County, Oakland County and Bay County Circuit Courts.

He received a Juris Doctor degree from the Detroit College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Wayne State University.

Practice Areas

  • Municipal Law
  • Employment and Labor
  • Insurance Defense

Education

  • Detroit College of Law, J.D.
  • Wayne State University, B.S.

Professional Activities / Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys (MAMA)
  • Association of Defense Trial Counsel

Awards

  • "AV" Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for professional excellence

Publications / Presentations

  • Police Liability Issues, FBI National Academy
  • Police Liability Issues, Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Expert Witness Testimony, Michigan Public Risk Management Association
  • Developments in Governmental Law, State Bar of Michigan Quarterly
  • Various police-related seminars and presentations to local law enforcement agencies, including Bay City Police Department, City of Saginaw Police Department and Bay County Sheriff Department
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