Samuel F. Galici, Esq.
Labor & Employment
Defamation and Personal Injury
Business Operations & Litigation
Based in Ventura County since 2003, for the first 3 years as a partner in Futoran & Galici and since as a sole practitioner, he has continued to handle business transactional matters, some related trusts, and business claims settlements and litigation, but his focus has been on plaintiff’s employment law. Sexual harassment cases Mr. Galici has brought have received the attention from the local TV network news, newspapers and radio, including a case of a dancer at a strip club who alleged she was raped by the club manager, and one of a married female police officer having had to endure many years of harassment and humiliation, especially after her harasser was made her supervisor. This is only a small sampling of Mr. Galici’s cases that have been covered by news media, trade publications and a book published by Harper Trade.
Mr. Galici believes that even though every person is entitled to be represented by an attorney in America, he has no duty to be the attorney to provide that representation to somebody just because her or she needs it. He is selective and morally driven in his decisions as to whom he represents; and he gives his efforts, talents, experience and established reputation to clients he regards as being on the right side of the dispute. Taking only strongly supported cases and truthful clients, he believes the cases he takes should not have to be litigated, and he explores settlement from the beginning of the case unless information in the possession of the opposing party is needed beforehand.
He represents some employers in their day-to-day consultation, policy and advocacy needs, and in litigation where necessary; but he represents mostly employees in a myriad of plaintiff’s employment law matters, in pre-litigation settlements, administrative proceedings, and at trial and on appeal. Just a few years ago, in a case on behalf of a postal clerk against the U.S. Postal Service, he won an appeal in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal and the very rare result of also the removal of the trial judge in the District Court from the case after the U.S. District Judge had thrown out his client’s disability discrimination case on summary judgment. The stunning victory on appeal was lauded by the California Employment Lawyers Association; and after victory on appeal, the case was successfully settled.
Sam Galici is regarded by bench and bar as very authoritative on the applicable law and procedure; an effective, straight-forward, to-the-point trial advocate; and a formidable adversary. He determines whether to represent a client based on an in-person consultation by appointment only.