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Philadelphia PA, 19103

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Roman T. Galas

Overview

Roman joined Ansa Assuncao in September 2009 after a judicial clerkship with U.S. Eastern District of Pennsylvania Magistrate Judge David R. Strawbridge.  As a partner with the firm, Roman conducts a diverse, nationwide civil litigation practice, which includes defense of wrongful death, personal injury, property damage, and contract claims across the country.  He represents companies of all sizes, ranging from an international motor carrier and an elevator/escalator manufacturer to small businesses in the Philadelphia area.  Roman has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2013 through 2016 and, in August 2012, was named by The Legal Intelligencer as one of 35 “Lawyers on the Fast Track” in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  He has published legal articles, presented continuing legal education courses, and substituted as an adjunct trial advocacy professor.

Education and Admissions

Admissions

Pennsylvania
New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Education

J.D., Villanova University School of Law (2007), cum laude
B.S., Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (2004)

Clerkship

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Magistrate Judge David R. Strawbridge (2007-2009)

Work Highlights

Accolades

  • 2012 Lawyer on the Fast Track in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, The Legal Intelligencer
  • 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Certificate of Appreciation from Chief Judge J. Curtis Joyner for service to EDPA Pro Se Prisoner Civil Rights Panel
  • Perfect Attendance award, Villanova Law J. Willard O’Brien American Inn of Court
  • Herman J. Obert Award recipient for Highest Grade in Corporations Class, Villanova Law

Publications/Speaking Engagements

  • Using Bankruptcy Filings To (Es)Stop a Plaintiff In His Tracks (with John Mueller), DRI Committee Newsletter In Transit, Vol. 14, Issue 2, 2011
  • The CSA Program Gets a FAST Fix: A Review of the 2015 FAST Act (with Christopher Lucca), 83 J. Trans. Law _ (forthcoming, Sept. 2016)
  • “Proof of Damages in a Commercial Case,” co-presenter, co-author (Part Two of the presentation), Villanova Law J. Willard O’Brien American Inn of Court
  • “Ethics of Social Media,” co-presenter, NALS, Region 2 Conference, July 21, 2012
  • “Basic Motion Drafting,” co-presenter, co-author, Ansa Assuncao in-house CLE presentation, January 1, 2012
  • “Don’t Just Roll the Dice: Successful Strategies for Handling a New Case,” co-presenter, co-author, New Jersey State Bar Association, Mid Year Meeting, October 13, 2012
  • “To Recuse or Not to Recuse,” co-presenter, co-author (Part One of the presentation), Villanova Law J. Willard O’Brien American Inn of Court
  • “Should I Take That Case?” co-presenter, co-author, New Jersey State Bar Association, October 23, 2014

Select Decisions

  • United Parcel Service, Inc., et al v. Air Transport International LLC, 3:12-CV-561, 2013 
    WL 2180788 (W.D. Ky. May 20, 2013) (W.D. Ky. 2013)
  • Grieser v. Montgomery, et al.,
    No. 3:11 CV 587, 2012 WL 1906379 (N.D. Ohio May 25, 2012) (N.D. Ohio 2012)
  • United Parcel Service, Inc. and Richard A. Bovino, Jr. v. The Eighth Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada, et al.,
    No. 56127, 2011 WL 3299028 (Nev. July 29, 2011) (Nev. 2011)
  • J. McIntyre Machinery v. Nicastro, 
    131 S.Ct. 2780 (2011) (U.S. Supreme Court 2010)
  • Associated Fin. Web Printing, LLC v. Kupchik, et al,
    A-1962-12T3, 2013 WL 5179412 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Sept. 17, 2013) (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. 2013)