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Dale K. Galipo, Los Angeles Civil Rights Attorney

Out Of Love For The People…

  Dale K. Galipo is the founder and principal of The Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo, in Woodland Hills, California.  Originally from a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, he graduated from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a degree in business administration and obtained his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law in 1984.  Over the years, Mr. Galipo has earned a reputation as one of the top civil rights attorneys in the nation.

      With a highly successful trial record in both criminal defense and personal injury law throughout the 90’s, Mr. Galipo was dubbed “The Strikes Man” by the Daily Journal Los Angeles for multiple jury acquittals in “three strikes” cases.  From 1995 through 1996, Mr. Galipo obtained six consecutive jury acquittals on major felony cases, and continuing to prove his trial abilities, he soon began to obtain multimillion dollar jury verdicts in personal injury cases.

      Dale Galipo later focused his trial skills on civil rights cases involving police misconduct and by 2004, was achieving seven-figure jury verdicts for victims of excessive force and police abuse.  In 2011 he won ten civil rights cases in a single year!  In 2012, Mr. Galipo was awarded the Defender of the Constitution Award by the Inland Empire Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and was later the Honoree for the Martin Luther King award, presented in his name at the UC Davis School of Law.  In 2023, he was named among The Daily Journal’s Top Plaintiff’s Lawyers.

     Mr. Galipo has been selected to the Southern California’s Super Lawyers list for the past eleven years running and is an esteemed member of The Inner Circle of Advocates and Fellow of The American College of Trial Lawyers.  He was awarded the coveted CAALA Trial Lawyer of the Year award in 2020 and in the same year, received the prestigious award of CAOC Consumer Attorney of the Year!  In the last twelve years, Mr. Galipo’s cases have resulted in 15 published opinions on civil rights cases, and he has prevailed in 59 jury trials.  He has obtained more than 100 seven-figure verdicts and settlements in civil rights cases alone.  Mr. Galipo is widely considered to be one of the top civil rights trial attorneys in the country. 

Dale K. Galipo, Los Angeles Civil Rights Attorney

“Someone Has To Police The Police”

In 2002, Dale Galipo started to devote nearly all of his attention to civil rights cases involving police misconduct. The majority of his cases were excessive force cases, but he also handled jail cases, false arrest, denial of medical care and sexual misconduct cases. In 2004, Mr. Galipo started obtaining multi-million dollar jury verdicts for victims of police misconduct and police abuse. In 2012, Mr. Galipo received the Defender of the Constitution Award by the Inland Empire Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and was more recently the Honoree for the MLK award presented in his name at the UC Davis School of Law. In the last eight years, Mr. Galipo has prevailed in 57 Jury trials and obtained more than 100 seven-figure verdicts and settlements.

With fifteen published opinions in civil rights cases, Dale Galipo has been selected to the Southern California’s SuperLawyers list for the past eight years. As a 2018/19 finalist for the CAALA Trial Lawyer of the Year, he is often asked to speak at the annual CAALA convention as well as to law students and lawyers about his civil rights practice, most often on how to successfully try a civil-rights case. Recently inducted as a Fellow of The American College of Trial Lawyers and also an active member of The Inner Circle of Advocates, Mr. Galipo has gone to trial and won more cases against the police than any other attorney in the country.

Dale K. Galipo, Los Angeles Civil Rights Attorney
Dale Galipo

Raising the Legal Standard

Impressive Outcomes:

  • Secured over $500 MILLION in verdicts and settlements for clients.
  • Prevailed in 59 Jury Trials within the past twelve years.
  • Authored fifteen published opinions in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Industry Recognition:

  • UC Davis School of Law MLK Honoree for Social and Political Justice for the Disadvantaged
  • Daily Journal’s Top Plaintiff’s Lawyer for 2023
  • Federal Bar Association Defender of the Constitution Award
  • CAALA 2020 Trial Lawyer of the year!
  • CAOC 2020 Consumer Attorney of the Year!
  • Top100Lawyers.com - Attorney of the Year 2023
  • Top100Lawyers.com - Civil Rights Attorney of the Year 2024

Peer Recognition:

  • Member of the Inner Circle of Advocates (Top 100 Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in the U.S.)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers list 11 years.
  • Proud Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Exceptional Legal Expertise

Dale K. Galipo has been named CAOC Consumer Attorney of the Year and CAALA Trial Lawyer of the Year. Celebrate his outstanding achievements by watching the video highlights of these events below, showcasing his relentless pursuit of justice.

Dale K. Galipo, a renowned Southern California attorney, is celebrated for his deep understanding of the region’s diverse communities and law enforcement environments. Galipo, a tireless advocate for civil rights, has earned recognition as a reliable ally for individuals unjustly treated by law enforcement. His significant contributions to the legal community were acknowledged when he was named Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2020 and included in the Inner Circle of Advocates. Galipo’s commitment to his clients, dedication to the community, and proven trial expertise continuously result in significant courtroom victories, distinguishing him in the field of civil rights law.

Watch a Closing Argument Resulting in $33.5 Million Verdict

Watch Dale K. Galipo delivering the closing and rebuttal arguments in Archibald v. County of San Bernardino (2018).