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Richard Galex

Richard Galex

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Richard Galex has distinguished himself as one of the leading personal injury attorneys in New Jersey. He specializes in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury and product defect litigation, including consumer fraud, and consumer class action litigation. He was certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney in 1985, and has been continuously recertified thereafter. He has recovered over $60,000,000 for asbestos victims throughout New Jersey and internationally.

Mr. Galex is a nationally recognized authority on tort law who has served as a contributor to Smart Money Magazine, has appeared on the CBS Evening News and has been quoted by the BBC and newspapers throughout Europe. He is a speaker at programs designed to educate lawyers in the field of pharmaceutical litigation and medical malpractice.

Many of Mr. Galex’s landmark cases are continuously relied upon by the courts on issues involving the statute of limitations, direct to consumer advertising, defective medical devices, patient’s rights, workers compensation and toxic exposure. His arguments before the New Jersey Supreme Court have advanced the rights of victims of catastrophic injuries, birth injuries, construction accidents and toxic exposure.

Mr. Galex has dedicated his practice to securing substantial awards for his clients that cause corporations to consider the safety and protection of consumers in the design and manufacture of their products.

Mr. Galex changed the law in New Jersey with respect to direct to consumer advertising. His advocacy resulted in a landmark decision entitled Perez v. Wyeth-Ayerst, where the highest court in New Jersey recognized that a patient who is influenced to request medications based upon television and magazine advertising is entitled to be warned by the drug company of the risks of use of the drug and the learned intermediary rule does not apply.

Mr. Galex is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, Florida, Ohio, Texas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Federal District Courts of New Jersey and Florida, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Galex, formerly of Galex, Tortoreti & Tomes, and Garruto, Galex & Cantor, is a member of multiple legal organizations, including the American Trial Lawyers Association; American Association for Justice; The Middlesex County Trial Lawyers; the Middlesex County Bar; and The District VIII Ethics Committee.

Mr. Galex was recently named a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. In 2010, he was made an Emeritus member of the New Jersey Bar.

Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 1970
  • Florida, 1992
  • Ohio
  • Court of Special Appeals
  • Texas
  • Federal Middle and Southern Dist. FL
  • Virgin Islands
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court – District of New Jersey

Supreme Court Certifications:

  • Board Certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey


  • J.D., Cleveland State University, 1970
  • B.A., Rutgers University, 1967