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Galvin B. Kennedy

Galvin B. Kennedy

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Personal Injury

Galvin Kennedy

    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 

    • Kelly Earl Cook

      Galvin is an expert and past master in overtime litigation. He truly cares about his clients and makes sure that employers who exploit their workers are forced to pay full and fair compensation. With his encyclopedic knowledge of federal wage laws, he is able to ensure that his clients get every penny they deserve. Galvin is a dedicated warrior on behalf of his clients.


      Kelly Cook Personal Injury Attorney
      Relationship: Worked for lawyer

    • Ricardo Jose Prieto

      I have worked on many employment cases with Galvin. His attention to detail, vast knowledge of the law, and creative thinking has resulted in great recoveries to his clients time after time. His mastery of employment law and success has not gone unnoticed, as he has become a resource and go-to guy for many of us employment attorneys in the Houston area.


      Ricardo Prieto Employment & Labor Attorney
      Relationship: Co-worker


    TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199605/02/2015

    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

    See all Legal Cases 

    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