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Judith E. Galeano

  • Partner
Rated by Super Lawyers(R) - Judith E. Galeano | 10 Years
Rated by Super Lawyers(R) - Top 50 - Columbus |
Rated by Super Lawyers(R) - Top 50 Women - Ohio |
Rated by Super Lawyers(R) - Top 100 Women - Ohio |
Super Lawyers | Top 25 Women | Columbus
Judith E. Galeano Best Lawyers Lawyer of the year 2020 Employment Law - Individuals Columbus, OH, United States
Best Lawyers Best Law Firms U.S. News & World Report 2022


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 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 Arts Council and formerly, the Dublin Women in Business and Professions.


  • 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

Practice Areas:

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


  • Best Lawyers 2016 - 2024
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Attorney Directory
  • Ohio Super Lawyers 2009 - 2024
  • Top 25 Women Columbus Super Lawyer 2021 - 2024
  • Top 50 Women Ohio Super Lawyer 2022 - 2024
  • Top 50 Columbus Super Lawyers 2022 - 2024
  • Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyer 2022 -2024
  • Top Lawyer Columbus - CEO Magazine - 2022-2024
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year - Employment Law - Individuals - 2020
  • Best Law Firms in Ohio, US News and World Report 2020 - 2024

Bar Admission

  • 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

Professional Associations

  • Women Lawyers of Franklin County, Member
  • Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio Bar Association, Member
  • Columbus Bar Association, Member
  • Dublin Chamber of Commerce
  • Columbus Bar Association Board of Governors
  • Ohio Employment Lawyers Association

Classes & Seminars

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

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Past Board Member, Dublin Arts Counsil

Past Positions

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