These under-40 influencers are making their mark. Meet Michael Galey, The legal eagle.
Michael Galey, Age 37
Attorney/Vice President West Chester Borough Council, Third ward Representative.
When Michael Galey and his wife, Rachel Kagan, were looking for a place to settle down, they wanted a community where they could walk to parks, stores and restaurants. And soon after Rachel started working nearby, they discovered that West Chester is just that. This fall will mark their 10th anniversary living in the borough, and Galey has embraced his adopted home-town fully.
A Mercersburg native, he’s a partner at the law firm of Fisher & Phillips LLP, a labor and employment defense firm with 34 offices across the country.He was named in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers’Rising Stars list from 2013 through 2017, and in 2019, was chosen as a “Client Service All-Star” by the BTI Consulting Group, a designation honoring attorneys who“demonstrate an unrelenting pursuit to find what best fulfills clients’ needs. Legal decision makers say these attorneys have an unquenchable thirst to understand their clients better than all other attorneys.”
Galey took his dedication further, currently serving as Vice President of Borough Council representing the Third Ward. Prior to his election to council, he was a member of the Zoning Hearing Board and Planning Commission. He and his wife are also supporters of the West Chester Public Library,and their home was on the Library’s Holiday Home Tour last year.
Michael’s goals include continuing to work on environmental initiatives in the borough and continuing to develop the thriving downtown he has grown to love.Indeed, he says he cannot imagine living anywhere else.