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Paul D. Galea

Detroit Office | Partner

Paul Galea joined Gallagher Sharp as a Partner in August of 2014.  His practice primarily involves defending commercial shipping companies, marinas and private pleasure boat owners and operators in all forms of maritime matters including, personal injury under the Jones Act, Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA), Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA), as well as injuries to passengers, longshoremen, seamen, wharehousemen, and marina employees. He assists in accident investigations, property damage claims, and in disputes involving employer liability, the Limitation of Liability Act, freight forwarders and NVOCC, attempted searches and seizures, and marine salvage.  He handles maritime matters throughout Great Lakes ports in Michigan and Ohio, and he has appeared before the National Labor Relations Board, United States Coast Guard, and the National Transportation Safety Board.  Other substantive areas of Paul’s law practice are professional liability, asbestos and toxic tort, insurance coverage, and ecclesiastical law.

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Professional Organizations

  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Detroit Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Association of Defense Trial Counsel