Judith E. Galeano
  • Partner


Dublin, OH





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Judith E. Galeano (Partner) was born in New York, New York, and was raised in New York City and Toledo, Ohio. Ms. Galeano received her B.A. in Economics from the University of Toledo and her J.D. from The Ohio State University College of Law, where she was the recipient of the DeArce Koch Scholarship. Ms. Galeano was formerly the judicial clerk for the Presiding Judge of the Third District Court of Appeals. She concentrates her private practice in the areas of general civil litigation, employment discrimination law, labor law litigation, and domestic relations law. Ms. Galeano has represented clients before the U.S. Court of Claims, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, federal courts, state courts, as well as federal and state agencies. She is AV rated, the highest attorney rating, by the Martindale-Hubbell Attorney Directory. Ms. Galeano is a member of the Women Lawyers of Franklin County, the Inns of Court, the Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association, the American, Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations. She is also a member of Dublin Chamber of Commerce, a Board member of the Dublin Foundation and formerly, the Dublin Women in Business and Professions.

Areas Of Practice

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Employment Discrimination Law
  • Labor Law Litigation
  • Domestic Relations Law

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1991


  • The Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Recipient, DeArce Koch Scholarship
  • University of Toledo
    • B.A.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Walls Full Academic Scholarship
    • Major: Economics


  • Presenter, Retaliation Under Title VII: Still A Growth Area, Columbus Bar Association, 2010 to 2010

Honors And Awards

  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Attorney Directory
  • Ohio Super Lawyers - 2009-2021
  • Ohio Super Lawyers Top 25 Women -2021
  • Ohio Super Lawerys Top 25 Women - 2013

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Women Lawyers of Franklin County, Member
  • Inns of Court, Member
  • Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio Bar Association, Member
  • Columbus Bar Association, Member
  • Dublin Chamber of Commerce

Past Employment Positions

  • Presiding Judge of the Third District Court of Appeals, Judicial Clerk

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board Member, Dublin Foundation