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Gainesville Criminal Defense Attorney

Dean Galigani

Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law

With 20 years of experience representing clients in misdemeanor and felony criminal cases, defense attorney Dean Galigani has helped hundreds of clients achieve a brighter future. He has extensive experience litigating criminal cases, including 1st degree murder, domestic violence, DUI, theft, and a variety of other felony and misdemeanor cases. Dean Galigani represents clients throughout Alachua County, Marion County, Columbia County and the surrounding communities.

Dean Galigani is Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law. This distinction is granted by the Florida Bar's Certification Board after the attorney has proven skills in the courtroom, review by judges and lawyers, and rigorous examination. There are roughly 300 attorneys in Florida who can proudly call themselves Board Certified. They are the only attorneys permitted to state that they specialize or are experts in criminal defense.

As a criminal defense expert, Dean Galigani takes pride in his work, giving each client his utmost attention, regardless of the severity of the charges that they face. Dean Galigani has also been a three time finalist for county and circuit court judge since 2010.

When he isn't vigorously defending clients in work, Dean Galigani devotes his free time to biking, cinema, and spending time with the dogs.


  • 2004-present Owner, Managing Member, Galigani Law Firm (f/k/a Galigani Robertson Law Firm 2006-2011), Gainesville, FL
  • 1990-2004 Division Chief and Assistant Public Defender, 8th Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office, Gainesville, FL


  • J.D., University of Florida Law School - 1990
  • B.A., University of Florida - 1985

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Florida, 1990


Professional Memberships

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL)
    • Elected President in 2012 of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Chapter of FACDL
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association (EJCBA)

Speaking Engagements

  • Joint Comparative Law CLE: The London Symposium, Comparative Criminal Law Panel, May 22, 2012

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