In 1980, I joined Jim Talley and Bob Wood to form the law firm of Galyean, Talley & Wood. Ever since that time, the three of us have been practicing civil law in North San Diego County, representing people in litigation and resolution of disputes involving “broken bones, broken hearts, and broken promises”.
I am a native Californian and was raised in San Marcos, CA. I graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1968 with a degree in Political Science and that same day, I was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army. I served four years as a helicopter pilot in the Army, during which time I did a one-year tour of duty in Vietnam, and was awarded the Bronze Star and numerous other military combat decorations.
After discharge from the U.S. Army, I attended California Western School of Law, where I was the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Law. I earned my Juris Doctorate degree in 1975 and was admitted to the California bar that same year. My law practice is a California Law Corporation. I am married with three adult children and my wife, Barbara, is the probate paralegal for our law firm. Additional information about my legal career and experience, as well as my specialized Mediation training and experience is listed below.