Gainesville Criminal Defense Lawyer Elected President of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Chapter of the FACDL

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Attorney Dean Galigani was elected to serve as the 2011 – 2012 chapter president of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL) for the Eighth Judicial Circuit, which serves Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy and Union Counties in Florida.

It will be a great honor to serve the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and represent this charitable organization’s efforts to the best of my ability throughout the upcoming term, said Dean Galigani, a Gainesville criminal defense attorney.

Criminal defense lawyer Dean Galigani of the Galigani Law Firm in Gainesville, Florida was elected to serve as the president of the Eighth Judicial Circuit chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL) for the upcoming 2011-2012 term.

Galigani has been a member of the FACDL since being admitted to the Florida Bar in 1990. After being nominated for the position, Galigani was elected president on September 16 without opposition.

“I am supremely honored to be nominated and elected for this position. It will be a great honor to serve the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and represent this charitable organization’s efforts to the best of my ability throughout the upcoming term,” said Dean Galigani, a Gainesville criminal attorney.

The FACDL is a non-profit organization that was created to pursue charitable, scientific and educational purposes, and is the only statewide organization in North Central Florida dedicated to criminal defense attorneys. The FACDL’s mission is to represent the criminal defense community in Florida, promote excellence in the practice of criminal law, improve the criminal justice system throughout all levels of government, insure the integrity and independence of criminal defense lawyers and promote the protection of the rights of all individuals.

The duties of the president of the Eighth Judicial Circuit branch of the FACDL are to organize monthly meetings with local members of the FACDL, plan charitable events and recognize criminal defense attorneys throughout the Eighth Judicial Circuit for their hard work in the legal community.

Galigani has extensive trial knowledge and possesses over 20 years of experience defending individuals charged with Florida state and federal crimes. He has also been Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law since 2009, which is an honor held by only a few hundred attorneys in Florida.

The Galigani Law Firm represents individuals who have been charged with various crimes and offenses, including DUI in Gainesville, murder crimes, criminal traffic offenses, theft crimes, assault, violent offenses, juvenile crimes, domestic violence, drug and marijuana crimes, and miscellaneous misdemeanor and felony charges throughout Alachua County and the surrounding counties.

In addition to serving as the president of the Eighth Judicial Circuit chapter of the FACDL, Galigani also maintains professional memberships in the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer (NACDL) and the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association (EJCBA). Prior to creating his own criminal law firm in 2004, Dean Galigani was employed as the Division Chief and Assistant Public Defender for the Eighth Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s office for nearly 15 years.

The criminal defense attorney in Gainesville stated, “I am confident my years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer in Gainesville and Alachua County have prepared me for this position, and I hope to substantially further the goals of the of the Eighth Judicial Circuit chapter of the FACDL in the upcoming year."

Dean Galigani of the Galigani Law Firm is a criminal and drug defense lawyer in Gainesville who represents clients charged with drug and marijuana offenses, theft crimes and various other criminal offenses throughout Alachua County, Florida and the surrounding areas in Marion County, Levy County, Gilchrist County, Columbia County, Baker County, Bradford County and Union County.

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