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About me

I am a former Assistant Criminal District Attorney for both Navarro & Ellis Counties.

My practice is 100% Texas State criminal defense.

I am a Baylor School of Law graduate with nearly 20 years experience in the practice of Texas Criminal law.

I am the past President of the Ellis County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association.

I also served as the Waxahachie Municipal Court Judge for 5 years.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

17 total 

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  • Stephen Alexander Keathley

    I have known Joe for about ten years and am familar with his work as an attorney, first as a prosecutor and then working for citizens accused of crime. I endorse him due to the high level of professionalism and throughness he brings to bear in representing clients. As a former Distirct Attorney, I am aware that having the perspective from both sides of the criminal justice system is an advantage for any practicing lawyer in this field. Joe has this experience and utilizes it well. He is a respected leader in his community, a loving father and husband. He is a credit to the legal profession and I am proud to call him a friend and colleague. Steve A. Keathley Attorney at Law Corsicana, Texas


    Stephen Keathley Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Lawrence G. Boyd

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Joe Gallo for almost ten years. He is genuinely passionate about his work and he puts the interests of his clients first. He is the "go-to man" in Waxahachie.


    Lawrence Boyd Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Gallo Joseph R Attorney At Law

114 East Main Street
Waxahachie, TX, 75165


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199608/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best in Ellis County: AttorneyWaxahachie Daily Light2014
Best in Ellis County: Law OfficeWaxahachie Daily LIght2014
Best in Ellis County: Elected Official (Municipal)Waxahachie Daily LIght2008
Outstanding Leadership Waxahachie AwardWaxahachie Chamber of Commerce2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Criminal Defense AttorneyLaw Offices of Joseph R. Gallo2000 - Present
Municipal Court JudgeCity of Waxahachie2009 - 2014
Assistant District AttorneyEllis County District Attorney's Office1999 - 2000
Assistant District AttorneyNavarro County District Attorney's Office1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
Texas State Bar CollegeMember2000 - Present
Ellis County Criminal Defense Lawyer's AssociationMember (Past President)2000 - Present
Ellis County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1996 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2007 - 2010
Waxahachie City CouncilCity Councilman2006 - 2008
Waxahachie Rotary ClubMember1999 - 2009
Texas District & County Attorney's AssociationMember1997 - 2001
Publication nameTitleDate
Ellis County Bar AssociationNo Contest2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
St Cloud State UniversityCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1991