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Ray Edwin Gallo

Litigation Attorney at San Francisco, CA

5.0   86 reviews

also known as Ray E. Gallo

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  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Ray

Learn Ray’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    80%
    Business, consumer, and employment litigation on behalf of businesses, executives, and consumers, and including principally complex business litigation, class and mass actions, and arbitration swarms. We do NOT handle individual consumer matters.

    32 years

  2. Contracts and agreements
    20%
    Corporate finance, acquisitions, sales, employment, and vendor agreements informed by 30 years of negotiation and litigation experience showing what goes wrong.

    30 years

RAY GALLO IS A TRULY GREAT AND LIKEABLE LAWYER, WHETHER YOU NEED A PROBLEM SOLVED, A DEAL MADE, OR A CASE TRIED. VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT GALLO.LAW TO LEARN MORE. GO TO HTTPS://INTAKE.GALLO.LAW TO SUBMIT YOUR MATTER FOR PROMPT REVIEW.

Ray Gallo's results at trial have been outstanding, as is his ability to create and negotiate great deals for his clients that work for everyone. Blessed with uncommon legal analytical skills, Ray succeeds by adding what many others don't have: a disarming and friendly demeanor, great business sense, great sales skills, and the instincts and touch of a great negotiator. As a result, his clients recommend him highly, as do his former opponents.

 

Most recently, Ray has begun to revolutionize aggregate litigation (class action practice) by developoing and promoting a technological alternative to class certification.  Leverage makes justice possible where it otherwise is not.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2021,2017,2016,2015,2012
Client's Choice
2023 2021 2017 + 3 ...

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Location

Gallo LLP
100 Pine Street, Suite 1250
San Francisco, CA, 94111
Gallo LLP
5901 W. Century Blvd., Suite 750
Los Angeles, CA, 90045
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gallo LLP - Exceptional Service
Ray has been representing me in a case. He was very professional, advisory and responsive. I was very much pleased with the results! Thank you Ray and your entire law firm for all of the hard work and commitment throughout my case. If I ever need a lawyer, I would retain you. Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Ray was an outstanding lawyer for me and my family. Throughout our case he fought hard and was able to get us a great outcome. I cannot recommend him enough to anyone who might need a lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb Attorney
Thank you, Ray, for your excellent guidance and support throughout our case. Your expertise, dedication, and strategic approach played a pivotal role in achieving a successful outcome for us. I highly recommend your services to others in need of exceptional legal support. Best wishes for continued success in your legal endeavors.
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2023
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Highly recommend
I enthusiastically endorse Ray Gallo!!! He is a fantastic attorney. His results exceeded our expectations. He’s very knowledgeable. He’s very meticulous in his preparation. He always kept us well informed during the entire process. If you need an attorney Ray Gallo is the one you want on your side!
Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I highly recommend Ray Gallo to anyone looking for a lawyer. Not only does he fight tirelessly for his clients but he is also respectful and kind. He makes an otherwise stressful civil case as stress-free as possible.
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional
Ray helped me out in a time sensitive situation. He gave me better advice in a half hour than I had received from the attorney I hired in over six months. He's a great listener and strategist.
Posted by Allan | February 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Change my Attitude about Lawyers - sooo impressed
I have to say that I heard about Ray regarding a potential law suit and I was very reluctant to go forward. I had never done anything like that. After talking a our company lawyer and looking into tit with him he said he was over his head with the whole thing and advised me to look at going with Ray. Ray you were so patient with me - took me a while initially to get back to correspondence request. Well after I saw the quality of communications and the transparency I was sold. I went from slow coms to fast coms. Loved listing to the video casts Ray put together. It has been a real pleasure. I am super delight with the outcome and would be more than happy to recommend Ray. Please give him a shot - he is worth a try and I guarantee you will not be disappointed. Thank you sooo much Ray!
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Posted by Parker | March 31, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, responsive, communicative and really knows his stuff.
Ray has been representing me in a case around an unlawful change in employment agreements resulting in a high tax liability. Ray has been communicative throughout the process and I have known what is going on at every step along the way. Recently I needed legal help around the structure of a consulting agreement. I reached out to several friends who work on the corporate side of the house and got answers that they really didn’t have anything that was consultant favorable or middle of the line as a template. A bit discouraged, I emailed Ray for his advise on a few provisions - he immediately responded and provided invaluable feedback. I did not need much of anyone’s time, but am not a lawyer and was out of my element. I truly appreciate Ray’s advice even though he was in no way obligated or engaged for this manner and did it pro bono. He will be my first point of contact going forward.
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Posted by K | October 15, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Good advice
Ray will call you. He provided me with a realistic option and clarity for whether or not i truly have a case. He called me within 1 hour from sending an email.
Posted by Iraida | January 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional
Dear Mr. Gallo, You and your firm went beyond my expectations and I greatly appreciated all of your work and the continued communication throughout every step of this process. Thank you for your work and commitment on this matter.
Posted by Jacqueline | January 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Throughout this lawsuit, I was very impressed with the high level (timely, thorough) of communications from Ray and his staff, and if I had questions, I was able to depend on the response to be rapid - not always the case with attorneys, but Ray is in my opinion a huge cut above the rest. Plus I was very pleased with the results!
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Posted by Nancy | January 25, 2021
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A consummate professional
I have worked with Ray on several matters and he is truly one of a kind. He has a mind like a steel trap and carefully analyzes every situation. It is a pleasure and a privilege to work with him.
Posted by Jeff | January 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Push Ups at 3 AM
We hired Ray to prosecute a big arbitration for us. He positioned us beautifully for a big win - so much so that the other side requested mediation on the eve of trial. Ray didn't relent and the mediation went through the night as we pressed to get in settlement just about everything we could have won in the arbitration - in the wee hours of the morning after an all nighter, Ray was doing push ups to keep himself sharp. We settled for a no-risk, fantastic result!
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Posted by Harry | January 25, 2021
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Tough, smart and capable
I am a lawyer and I worked with Ray on a big case. Ray fights exceptionally hard for his clients, and is willing to ruffle feathers to get the best results for them. He works tirelessly and efficiently, and manages his staff to ensure they do the same. He is smart and thorough, and projects a confidence that rattles lawyers on the other side of his cases. He is truly fearless in his pursuit of his clients' interests. Consider yourself lucky if you have a case and Ray agrees to take it. You won't regret it.
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Posted by Ivy | January 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Results!
Gallo LLP went beyond my expectations! The follow up was unbelievable. Ray Gallo kept me informed throughout the entire process.
Posted by Lawrence | January 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful service
In all ways considered Gallo LLP did a remarkable service for me. No detail missed and always timely, Gallo stayed in touch. Further, I received my settlement check a few days ago and was amazed at the amount! A very well done.
Posted by Michelle | January 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceeds Expectations
Mr. Gallo and his team worked tirelessly on my behalf to favorably settle a lawsuit. He provided regular updates over a two year period to keep me apprised on the status of the case. He is the sharpest and most professional lawyer I have ever known and it was an honor to have him represent me. I highly recommend Mr. Gallo and his exceptional legal team!
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Posted by Thomas | January 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superior Service With Results!
Thank you again to you and your team for your tireless work on my behalf! The team at Gallo LLP made a difficult claims process simple and provided for a quick settlement. I highly recommend your services!
Posted by John | January 20, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Gallo LLP gets it done!
Hi Ray, Thanks for following up. I have received and cashed the check you sent. I can't thank you enough for the opportunity to be involved in the lawsuit. I appreciate your diligence and honesty throughout the process, and wish you and your staff all the best. Thanks aqain, JC
Posted by Trina | January 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Happy With Ray’s Work
I was extremely happy with Ray’s communication skills throughout the case. He did not leave me doubting, and left me reassured. He worked diligently, making sure of a good outcome and putting forth great effort. If I have a need in the future, I will use him again and I recommend him highly.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 10 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 900-1000 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Gallo LLP
  • 1994 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Compex Services, Inc.
  • 1996 - 1996
  • Associate
  • Crosby Heafey Roach & May
  • 1992 - 1994

Education

  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Yale University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bottoni v. Sallie Mae
  • $67 Million of charges removed, $1M in refunds.
  • Vasquez v. California School of Culinary Arts
  • $19.5M for Plaintiffs
  • Amador v. California Culinary Academy
  • $40 million class action settlement agreement, subject to Court approval.
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Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Presidents Club
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Consumer Lawyers of California
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2018

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Legal Consultants in America
  • Lawdragon
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Innovators
  • ABA Journal
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Innovators
  • The Recorder
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Rated (Preeminent)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Rated (Preeminent)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Rated (Preeminent)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Rated (Preeminent)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • Southern California Rising Star
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2006
  • Southern California Rising Star
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2005
  • AV Rated (Preeminent)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Rated (Preeminent)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • Southern California Rising Star
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2004
  • AV Rated (Preeminent)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Rated (Preeminent)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Rated (Preeminent)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • AV Rated (Preeminent)
  • Martindale-Hubbell (Lexis-Nexis)
  • 2000
  • AV Rated (Preeminent)
  • Martindale-Hubbell (Lexis-Nexis)
  • 1999
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Publications

  • The Corporate Board
  • Time to Fire Your CEO?
  • 2005
  • Andrews Litigation Reporter
  • Do Executive Employment Agreements Need Morality Clauses?
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • CELA Advanced Wage & Hour Seminar
  • Success Stories: Technology Driven Mass Action Litigation
  • 2014
  • Bridgeport class Action Litigation & Management Conference
  • Class Action Settlements
  • 2013
  • UCLA Anderson School of Business
  • Managing Executive/Company Employment Relationships
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (30)
Given (21)
Endorse Ray
Litigation Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ray and I worked as co-counsel together. Ray is an aggressive advocate who is skilled at identifying the issue that will make or break a case, which is important at every step of litigation. I also found Ray to be a very practical professional, who was able to get to the point and clearly communicate it."
Business Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is smart, careful, determined and has the stamina to win any case that can be won, and even some that can't."
Consumer protection Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ray Gallo is one of the most innovative lawyers in America. I've had the pleasure of working with Ray closely. He is smart, creative and tenacious. I hope to have many more opportunities to work with this exceptional lawyer."
Class action Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ray is the idea co-counsel. He is a brilliant strategist, aggressive litigant, and generous team member."
Consumer protection Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ray and I have worked together on a number of consumer actions vindicating consumer rights against large financial institutions. Our results have been excellent due, in no small part, to the contributions of Gallo LLP and Ray. Ray is always encouraging the team to push forward aggressively for the best consumer outcome."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ray is a creative and entrepreneurial lawyer. He has a great understanding of the dynamics of how a case unfolds and how to cost effectively pursue a matter. He is dedicated to his craft, clear in his communication and very effective."
Class action Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ray Gallo is a leader. He has the vision to foresee excellent outcomes and the expertise to forge a plan to get there."
Class action Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ray and I have worked together on several matters. Ray is a creative lawyer who thinks out of the box. He is tenacious in litigation and dedicated to his clients. I highly recommend Ray."
Class action Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ray Gallo is dedicated to using the law to hold win justice for as many consumers, employers, and investors as possible. He wants to hold the powerful accountable for cheating them. We need more lawyers like him."
Consumer protection Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Ray on a couple complex multi-plaintiff consumer protection cases. He has always been accessible and insightful and made important contributions to overall success. I highly recommend him to consumers for a wide range of cases and other attorneys looking for co-counsel on complex cases."
Consumer protection Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Ray is a great attorney. He puts his clients first and fights hard for them, whether they are CEOs or individual consumers. Ray is a fierce advocate, a creative problem solver, extremely honest and ethical, and he has a natural ability to simplify the complex. Ray also has a dedicated, capable, and experienced team supporting him. I would highly recommend Ray and Gallo LLP."
Class action Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Ray Gallo for well over a decade. He's one of the best informed, innovative lawyers in this area in his field. He cares about clients' and succeeding for them in an ethical but aggressive way."
Class action Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ray is a colleague, mentor, and friend. As an advocate, he fights vigorously for his clients. As a mentor, he has helped me develop my practice."
Class action Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ray is a force to be reckoned with in class action litigation."
Class action Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Ray Gallo as both an attorney and a knowledgeable mentor. He approaches potential cases with optimism and intelligence. It's my pleasure to endorse his work."
Class action Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Class action Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Well-known, well-respected lawyer who fights hard for his clients. Highly recommended."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ray was opposing counsel on a matter that was very important to our respective clients. He was straightforward, genuine, bright and very professional. He represented his clients' interests well. He's the type of attorney that I would hire if needed."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ray co-counseled with our firm in an employment defense case. Ray is a talented litigator with a great wealth of experience and strategic insight. I would welcome the chance to work with Ray again."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ray is an excellent plaintiffs' employment lawyer. Ray was on the opposite side of a significant, executive level employment case. He demonstrated aggressiveness, while not compromising his professionalism. He is bright, dedicated to his clients, and an excellent advocate. I endorse and recommend him."
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