Richard J. Galena is the founder and principal attorney of the Galena Law Firm. Mr. Galena has over 30 years of legal experience. His legal knowledge, broad experience, and community service has allowed him to develop a substantial practice representing clients in a variety of matters. Mr. Galena represents individuals, financial institutions, small and large business.
Mr. Galena has a strong client base in the areas of Real Estate, Business & Corporate Law, Commercial Transactions & Contracts, Wills, Trusts & Probate, Accidents & Personal Injury, Litigation. Mr. Galena has experience in the field of Public Rrelations and is often called upon to facilitate transactions and present matters before corporate boards and governmental bodies. When necessary, you will find Mr. Galena in Court representing his clients.
Mr. Galena is admitted to practice law in Minnesota, Nebraska, and the U.S. District Courts, District of Minnesota.
Mr. Galena believes strongly in community service. Over the years he has devoted much of his time to building consensus and making the community a better place in which to live and work. Mr. Galena is active in numerous organizations and in the continued development of White Bear Lake and the surrounding areas.
Mr. Galena is a member of the Minnesota Bar Association, the Ramsey County Bar Association, Main Street, Inc., White Bear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation, White Bear Lake Rotary Club, White Bear Center for the Arts, St . Paul Winter Carnival, and the White Bear Lake Historical Society. He is the Board Chair of the 4th of July Fireworks Committee, which puts on the annual firework display over White Bear Lake. He is a former board member of the White Bear Lake Conservation District, White Bear Lake Economic Development Corporation, YMCA, Family Service, Inc., University Film Society /MN Film, and a former memember of the Lake Area Optomist Club, Lions Club, St. Paul Jaycees.
Juris Doctor, Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, NE.
Bachelor of Arts (History/Political Science), Creighton University, Omaha, NE.
High School, St. John's Preparatory School, Collegeville, MN.
Minnesota Bar Association
American Bar Association
Ramsey County Bar Association
Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association
Listed in National Registry of Who's Who
Galena Law Firm & Richard J. Galena's Community Service Has Included:
Board of Directors:
Representative, White Bear Lake Economic Development Corporation, 1990-1997;
Representative, White Bear Lake Conservation District, 1988-1994;
Representative, East Communities Family Center for cities of Maplewood,
North St. Paul and Oakdale, 1984-1988.
Board of Directors:
4th of July Fireworks Committee
University Film Society / Minnesota Film Center;
Family Service, Inc., 1988-1994;
Northeast YMCA of St. Paul, 1984-1991, (Executive Committee);
Lake Area Optimist Club ;
St. Paul Winter Carnival, Order of the Royal Guards;
Creighton University Alumni Board - Twin Cities Chapter, 1989-1992.
Chair, 4th of July Fireworks Committee, 2008-present;
Initiated the revitalization of downtown White Bear Lake, 1989-present;
Member, City of Birchwood Blue Ribbon Park Committee, 1991;
Chair, Joint Forum for City of White Bear/Town of White Bear, 1990;
Merger Committee, Family Service of Greater St. Paul, 1988;
Chair, Government Affairs, White Bear EDC, 1989-1992;
Chair, Government Affairs, White Bear Chamber, 1985-1986;
Consultant, Junior Achievement / Project Business, 1985;
St. Paul Winter Carnival Royal Family member, 1979;
Fundraiser, various non-profit community service organizations.
4th of July Fireworks Committee, Chair
White Bear Lake Rotary;
White Bear Lake Chamber of Commerce;
Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corp;
St. Paul Winter Carnival Association;
Main Street, Inc.;
White Bear Lake Historical Society;
White Bear Center For the Arts;
White Bear Lake Optimist Club;
St. Paul Jaycees;
White Bear Lake Lions;
For additional information or to make an appointment please call 651- 429- 6555.
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