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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.


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Practice areas


  1. Class Action: 50%
    13 years
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 30%
    24 years
  3. Employment: 10%
    22 years
  4. Contracts: 10%
    24 years



Hourly ($525-650/hour), contingent (20-50%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Timothy P. Harkness

    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.


    Timothy Harkness Commercial real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael Louis Kelly

    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.


    Michael Kelly Wrongful death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Gallo LLP

1299 Fourth St..
Suite 505
San Rafel, CA, CA, 94901-2903

801 S. Figueroa St.
Suite 2170
Los Angeles, CA, 90017



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Rated (Preeminent)Martindale-Hubbell2009
AV Rated (Preeminent)Martindale-Hubbell2008
AV Rated (Preeminent)Martindale-Hubbell2007
Southern California Rising StarLos Angeles Magazine2006
AV Rated (Preeminent)Martindale-Hubbell2006
AV Rated (Preeminent)Martindale-Hubbell2005
Southern California Rising StarLos Angeles Magazine2005
AV Rated (Preeminent)Martindale-Hubbell2004
Southern California Rising StarLos Angeles Magazine2004
AV Rated (Preeminent)Martindale-Hubbell2003
AV Rated (Preeminent)Martindale-Hubbell2002
AV Rated (Preeminent)Martindale-Hubbell2001
AV Rated (Preeminent)Martindale-Hubbell (Lexis-Nexis)2000
AV Rated (Preeminent)Martindale-Hubbell (Lexis-Nexis)1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
General CounselCompex Services, Inc.1996 - 1996
AssociateCrosby Heafey Roach & May1992 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Consumer Lawyers of CaliforniaMember2014 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Los Angeles Consumer Lawyers' AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bottoni v. Sallie Mae$67 Million of charges removed, $1M in refunds.
Amador v. California Culinary Academy$40 million class action settlement agreement, subject to Court approval.
Rusty Miller v. Hayward, Tilton, & RolappFull $650,000 jury verdict for Plaintiff (our client)
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Publication nameTitleDate
California Lawyer MagazineTalking to the Class2014
California LitigationA New Aggregate Litigation Model Emerges2014
California Lawyer MagazineThe Law on Workplace Romances2006
The Corporate BoardTime to Fire Your CEO?2005
Andrews Litigation ReporterDo Executive Employment Agreements Need Morality Clauses?2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Yale UniversityEconomics & Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Stanford Law School CodeXLeverage -- a technological substitute for class certification2015
CELA Advanced Wage & Hour SeminarSuccess Stories: Technology Driven Mass Action Litigation2014
Bridgeport class Action Litigation & Management ConferenceClass Action Settlements2013
UCLA Anderson School of BusinessManaging Executive/Company Employment Relationships2006