Robert L. Galligan
Robert L. Galligan came to the Valley in 1964 as a teacher and coach with the Mission Independent School District. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Tennessee in 1963 and a Master's Degree in Education from Memphis State University in 1967. Bob attended law school at St. Mary's University in San Antonio and received his J. D. Degree in 1973. He was the Articles Editor of "The Law Journal" (1972-73) and recipient of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel's "Outstanding Law Journal Article Award" in 1972.
Bob entered practice with the law firm of Rankin, Kern & Martinez, in McAllen, specializing in litigation. He joined Forrest L. Jones in the practice of law in early 1975 and became a partner in Smith, McIlheran, Lauderdale & Jones in 1976. He took a leave of absence to become Associate Professor of Law at St. Mary's University during the years 1980-82. He taught trial advocacy, legal research and writing, and coached moot court and mock trial teams. He is licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Bob is a former Director of the City National Bank in Weslaco and is a former member of the Donna (past president) and Weslaco Rotary Clubs. He is a former director and is currently a member of the Hidalgo County Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas.*