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Galvin B. Kennedy

Employment and labor Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Galvin

Learn Galvin’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    50%
    FLSA claims, wage and overtime claims, unpaid commissions, unpaid overtime

  2. Personal injury
    50%
    Trucking accidents, Trucking company negligence, Defective Products, recalled products, DePuy hip implant attorney, medical malpractice.

Founding Partner

Galvin Kennedy has been appointed as class counsel in more than 70 wage and hour class and collective actions around the country. He champions the rights of employees in all sectors from oil field workers to nurses. Unlike many wage and hour attorneys, Galvin has actual trial experience. In fact, he has been Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2004, an achievement based on first chair trials obtained by less than 3% of all Texas attorneys.   He has recovered tens of millions of dollars for his clients. 

  • Galvin has run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, twice.
  • Galvin completed the Rome, Italy, marathon in 2009. 
  • Galvin competes in regional and national triathlons on a regular basis.

Photos and videos

Media interviewing Galvin Kennedy at Harris County Court House.

Location

Kennedy Law Firm, LLP
2925 Richmond Avenue Suite 1200
Ste 200
Houston, TX, 77098

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Posted by Marco | May 23, 2011
The best team to fight for you, they are thrustworthy, very reponsive, very knowlegable and have always kept me informed
I hired thm after I had fired another attorney for not working my case. Before I hired this firm, I saw close to eight other firms and noone wanted to take my case. This firm stuidied the case and even do they saw potential problems with the case, they took it while seeing al lthe favotable aspects of my case and what it meant to me. They have kept me always informed and being very honest and thruthful with their representations to me, I will not hesitate to recommend them to anyone, I carry their business cards with me just in case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Greenberg, Peden, Siegmyer & Oshman, P.C.
  • 1996 - 2000

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Workers we have helped
  • Overtime and Wage Claims
  • Waiters and Kitchen Staff
  • Successful
  • Call enter Employees
  • Successul
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Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Order of Barristers
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers Magizine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2006
  • Best Lawyers of Houston
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2004
  • Invited Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2002
  • Best Speaker Blakely Moot Court Competition
  • University of Houston
  • 1996
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Advocacy
  • American Jurisprudence
  • 1995
  • Champion Hippard Mock Trial Competition
  • University of Houston
  • 1994
  • Best Speak Hippard Mock Trial Competition
  • University of Houston
  • 1994
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Constitutional Law
  • American Jurisprudence
  • 1994
  • National Speaker Awards Various Dates
  • CEDA Debate Organization
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

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

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse Galvin
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kennedy is very respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"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."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Galvin Kennedy since law school. Even back then, I knew that he was going to become one of the best lawyers in the country. Galvin is a brilliant trial lawyer who gives outstanding representation to every one of his clients. He has developed the skills necessary to achieve outstanding verdicts and settlements while at the same time gaining the trust and confidence of his clients. His attitude is always to put clients first. I give him my highest possible recommendation and endorsement."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
Unknown Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"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."
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