Galia came to Durie Tangri after a career as a public defender, where she successfully represented many individuals facing criminal charges. Her victories include multiple acquittals and hung juries, as well as numerous case-dispositive motions to suppress and dismiss, including one motion which resulted in the dismissal of twelve pending federal criminal cases on the same day. In addition to her courtroom wins, Galia has successfully negotiated favorable resolutions for many clients including individuals facing RICO, conspiracy, corruption, bribery and fraud charges.
Galia taught the criminal defense clinic at Stanford Law School, and she was an invited speaker at the Advanced Defender conference on litigating national security cases. Galia served as member of both the trial and appellate Criminal Justice Act panels for the Northern District of California. Prior to her position as a federal public defender, Galia worked at Keker & Van Nest and clerked for the Honorable Royal Furgeson of the Western District of Texas.
Galia received her Juris Doctor degree from NYU School of Law, where she was a Robert McKay Scholar and a recipient of the Norma Z. Paige Scholarship. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University where she graduated with distinction in honors.
In her spare time, Galia practices Krav Maga because she believes you should know what to do in a street fight.