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Reed W. Gallogly currently serves as Assistant City Attorney to the City of Half Moon Bay, Deputy City Attorney for the cities of Santa Cruz and Capitola, and Deputy District Counsel to several regional special districts.  He advises public entity clients on all legal issues ranging from compliance with the Brown Act and other public governance statutes to constitutional and labor law. He counsels elected officials, executive city management, and city staff on compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and requirements. He represents public agencies and public employees in administrative and judicial hearings.  Mr. Gallogly’s diverse practice also includes civil litigation (both trial and appellate, state and federal), construction law, criminal prosecutions, code enforcement, and land use law.  He is a published attorney, having successfully defended citizens’ right to participate in local ballot elections.  (Eblovi v. Blair, Court of Appeal, State of California, First Appellate District, Division Three, Case No A148275 [2016].)

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gallogy served as a Deputy City Attorney for the cities of Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Watsonville, and represented private clients while working at the Grunsky Law Firm in Watsonville . He obtained his B.A. from Stanford University in 2004 and his J.D. magna cum laude from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2010, where he interned with San Diego Coastkeeper, an environmental non-profit, the San Francisco office of the international law firm Cooley, LLP, and later the Environmental Crimes Division of the Santa Cruz District Attorney’s Office.  He has practiced in the municipal sector, both in-house and as outside counsel, ever since.

In addition to his work as an attorney, Mr. Gallogly currently sits on the Board of the Advocates, a subsection of the Santa Cruz County Bar Association, volunteers with the Best Day Foundation (https://www.bestdayfoundation.org/) and Ride-a-Wave (https://www.rideawave.org/) non-profits, and also serves as an on-call Marine Rescue Swimmer for the Santa Cruz Fire Department.


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