Law Offices of Michael Galletch

Well-prepared means proven experience and tireless effort

For over 20 years, businesses and individuals throughout the Puget Sound have sought out Mike Galletch as a partner to guide them through all sorts of matters and problems – large, small, and in between.


  • Negotiated and drafted acquisitions of over $100M in value
  • Managed issues and disputes in complex $20M development with multiple layers of entities, local and federal tax credits, and multiple financing sources
  • Defended two class action lawsuits, one outside Washington
  • Helped local company negotiate acquisition of local assets from national company
  • Negotiated and drafted licensing and manufacturing agreements to protect brand and designs of fast rising designer
  • In the midst of a bitter break-up of law firm, fended off $2+ million claim, and the deceptive statements and aggressive tactics of other lawyer
  • Overcame California’s employee-friendly laws and obtained a very favorable settlement, preserving the good name and reputation, of WA based company

In other complex cases, Mike…

  • Solved dispute over ownership of music content involving national recording company
  • Defended partner in multi-million dollar claims arising from downtown developments
  • Defeated misappropriation and unfair competition claim asserted against developer
  • Structured set up of start-up for multiple rounds of investments, maintaining governance in founders and key people
  • Established interference by landlord, and resolved for pennies on the dollar landlord’s claim against popular establishment

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A consummate professional

  • J.D., cum laude, Seattle University School of Law, 1999
  • National Order of Barristers
    (invited member), 1999
  • Dean’s Scholarship, 1998-1999
  • National Moot Court Appellate
    Team Member, 1998
  • CALI Award for Excellence (Professional Responsibility)

Teaching & public presentations

  • Seattle University School of Law, Adjunct Professor, Forensics course, 2011-2019
  • CLE Presenter, “Evidence and Objections Bootcamp” by WA State Bar, 2012
  • William M. Factory Incubator, Business Mentor, 2006-2010
  • Regional Small Business Development Program, Instructor, 2007-2008

Service to the profession

  • Professionalism Committee, Washington State Bar Association, 2009-2010
  • Court Rules & Procedure Committee, Washington State Bar Association, 2006-2008
  • William L. Dwyer Inn of Court, founding member (no longer active member)


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Arizona Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit