Reed W. Gallogly


Reed W. Gallogly currently serves as Deputy City Attorney for the cities of Santa Cruz and Capitola, and Deputy District Counsel to several regional special districts.  From 2015-2017, he served as the Acting City Attorney for the City of Half Moon Bay.  Mr. Gallogly 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.  At the beginning of his career, 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. 


Prior to joining ABC, Reed 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, located in the heart of Monterey Bay.  As part of his regular practice, Reed advises government clients on all legal issues ranging from compliance with Brown Act and other public governance statutes to constitutional law and land use. He counsels elected officials, executive city management, and city staff on compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and requirements, and he represents municipal agencies and their employees in administrative and judicial hearings.  Reed’s diverse practice also includes civil litigation (both trial and appellate, state and federal), mediation, and arbitration in the fields of construction law, criminal prosecutions, code enforcement, land use, and civil rights.  He is also a published attorney in the field of elections law. (Eblovi v. Blair (2016) 6 Cal.App.5th 310.)


In addition to his work as an attorney, Mr. Gallogly is a member of the Advocates, a subsection of the Santa Cruz County Bar Association, volunteers with the Best Day Foundation ( and Ride-a-Wave ( non-profits, and works as a Marine Rescue Swimmer for the Santa Cruz Fire Department.