Dean R. Galigani is the owner and managing partner of the Galigani Law Firm with wife, Lea Galigani, and partner Layne Prebor. He is Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law by the Florida Bar Certification Board. This prestigious distinction is held by only a small number of attorneys in the state of Florida.
Alachua County criminal defense lawyer Dean Galigani has over 20 years experience and defended hundreds of clients through state and federal criminal case processes. As a board certified criminal attorney, Dean Galigani is one of the select litigators recognized as a specialist or expert in criminal defense.
Several qualifications must be met in order to receive such an esteemed certification, such as satisfying CLE (Continuing Legal Education) course and test requirements, years of participation in the field of law for which certification is sought and colleague evaluations for exceptional character, ethics and professionalism.
Defense Attorney Dean Galigani represents clients in almost every type of criminal litigation, including but not limited to DUI, domestic violence, assault and theft crimes in Gainesville. He represents clients throughout the Gainesville, Florida area including Alachua, Marion and Columbia Counties.
As a criminal defense attorney, Dean Galigani practices with dignity and dedication. He exhausts all opportunities for each case whether dealing with a small misdemeanor infraction or a more serious felony offense. Besides making an aggressive defensive strategy preparing for trial, Dean Galigani may file to dismiss a case entirely or reduce sentencing before going to trial.
When he is not pouring every effort in a case for a client's defense, Dean Galigani enjoys biking, relaxing and spending time at home with his family and dogs. He also volunteers time as a board member to the Big Brother-Big Sister of Greater Gainesville program.
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I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Mr. Galigani for the past 15 years. Dean is the type of lawyer that other attorneys go to for advice. His knowledge and experience is second to none and he's handled every type of criminal case possible. If you have a criminal case in Alachua County or the surrounding areas, Mr. Galigani is the attorney you need to handle your case.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1990||06/19/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Eighth Judicial Circuit Court Judge (Nomination)||Eighth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission||2012|
|Elected President of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Chapter||Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL)||2011|
|Eighth Judicial Circuit Court Judge (Nomination)||ighth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission||2011|
|Eighth Judicial Circuit Court Judge (Nomination)||8th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission||2010|
|Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law||Florida Bar Certification Board||N/A|
|Owner||Galigani Law Firm||2004 - Present|
|Division Chief and Assistant Public Defender||8th Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office||1990 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association (EJCBA)||Member||2005 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Chapter Representative||2012 - 2013|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Lee County chapter)||President||2012 - 2012|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2006 - 2006|
|Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Greater Gainesville||Board Member||2003 - 2007|
|Ex-teacher found not guilty on sex charges||Not Guilty|
|Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (3rd degree felony)||dismissed|
|Possession of Cocaine (felony), Possession of Cannabis (misdemeanor), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.||All charges dismissed|
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|PRWEB||Privacy Under Fire in U.S. Supreme Court Maryland v. King Case; Gainesville Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains Potential Ramifications||2013|
|The Gainesville Sun||Six Candidates Remain for Judicial Vacancy||2012|
|EZine Articles||First DUI in Florida||2012|
|Ezine Articles||Florida DUI and Student Disciplinary Hearings||2012|
|PR Web||Florida Supreme Court Rules Drug Law Constitutional; Gainesville Drug Lawyer Dean Galigani Explains Verdict||2012|
|PRWeb||Gainesville Criminal Defense Lawyer Elected President of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Chapter of the FACDL||2011|
|The Gainesville Sun||Continuance in Carl Johnson case||2009|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|University of Florida||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1985|
|Public Defender Trial Clinic / Gerald T. Bennett Prosecution||Instructor||2013|
|Dial Center for Written and Oral Communication||Speaker||2013|
|Alachua County Teen Court||Judge||2013|
|Pre-Legal Honor Society Debate||Law||2012|
|Joint Comparative Law CLE: The London Symposium, Comparative Criminal Law Panel||Comparative Criminal Law||2012|
|Gerald T. Bennett Prosecution/Public Defender Trial Training||Instructor||2012|
|Scheduled political forums||Eighth Judicial Circuit||2004|