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Galvin B. Kennedy

Galvin B. Kennedy

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Personal Injury

    About Me

    • I taught English in Barcelona, Spain, where I honed my Spanish speaking skills that I use with many clients daily.

    • I completed the Rome, Italy, marathon in four hours in 2009. I also
      compete in regional and national triathlons on a regular basis.


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    Practice Areas

    Licensed since 1996

    1. Personal Injury: 50%
    2. Employment & Labor: 50%

    Attorney Endorsements

    5 total 

    • Christopher Michael Davis

      I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kennedy is very respected in the legal community.


      Christopher Davis Animal & Dog Bites Attorney
      Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

    • Donny J. Foty

      Galvin is one of the finest lawyers I have ever known. He has a superb knowledge of the law and his courtroom skills are phenomenal. I have watched him question witnesses with such finesse that the weaknesses of the opposing side’s case are quickly revealed. He easily develops a great rapport with juries and other attorneys in any case. One of his greatest traits is his ability to analyze complex legal situations and break them down to a manner that juries easily comprehend. He has a tremendous knowledge of overtime law and the Fair Labor Standards Act in general.


      Donny Foty Litigation Attorney
      Relationship: Worked for lawyer



    TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199608/25/2015

    Professional Misconduct

    We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

    Avvo Contributions

    Legal Answers


    Award NameGrantorDate Granted
    Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers Magizine2011
    Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2010
    Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2009
    Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2006
    Best Lawyers of HoustonH Texas Magazine2004
    Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2002
    Best Speaker Blakely Moot Court CompetitionUniversity of Houston1996
    American Jurisprudence Award for Trial AdvocacyAmerican Jurisprudence1995
    Champion Hippard Mock Trial CompetitionUniversity of Houston1994
    Best Speak Hippard Mock Trial CompetitionUniversity of Houston1994
    American Jurisprudence Award for Constitutional LawAmerican Jurisprudence1994
    AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
    National Speaker Awards Various DatesCEDA Debate OrganizationN/A

    Work Experience

    TitleCompany NameDuration
    AssociateGreenberg, Peden, Siegmyer & Oshman, P.C.1996 - 2000


    Association NamePosition NameDuration
    State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
    Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
    Houston Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
    the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate SpecialistsMemberN/A
    Million Dollar Advocates ForumMemberN/A
    Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate SpecialistsMemberN/A
    Order of BarristersMemberN/A

    Legal Cases

    Case NameOutcome
    Workers we have helpedOvertime and Wage Claims
    Waiters and Kitchen StaffSuccessful
    Call enter EmployeesSuccessul

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    Publication NameTitleDate
    Essential Guide for the Non-Lawyer10 Biggest Mistakes that Can Hurt your Wage and Overtime Claim2011
    Mexican American Bar AssociationFailure to Pay Overtime Under The Fair Labor Standards Act: Slave Wage Earners Get their Revenge2005


    School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
    University of Houston Law CenterCum LaudeJD - Juris Doctor1996
    Northern Illinois UniversityMagna Cum LaudeBachelor of Arts1992

    Speaking Engagements

    Conference NameTitleDate
    Texas Trial Lawyers Association Lubock LuncheonWage and Hour Claims in Texas: What every personal injury lawyer should know.2011
    Texas Trial Lawyers Association - Continuing Legal Education courseFailure to Pay Overtime Under The Fair Labor Standards Act: Slave wage earners get their revenge.2011
    Texas Trial Lawyers Association El Paso LuncheonThe Fair Labor Standards Act: How to Double the Value of your Wage Claim2011