About the Firm

Firm History - How It Started

David’s Story

David Galbavy is the founding attorney of Galbavy Law.  He grew up in a small town in South Carolina and has been in North Carolina for his entire professional career.  David’s career began as an insurance defense attorney, where he represented both insurance companies and large employers.  He gained invaluable experience in how injuries claims are handled, how they are defended, and how they are valued.

In 2017, David started using his insurance experience to help the people that are injured.  David worked at a large plaintiff’s firm in Charlotte, where he grew his passion for helping people from all backgrounds and all walks of life. Now, David has taken all his knowledge and combined it into the ultimate experience for his clients at Galbavy Law, where clients come first.

 David strives to connect with each client by not only helping them receive the best outcome, but also by helping them recover from unexpected and life-changing injuries. His goal with each client is to educate them about the system, maximize their recovery, and put them in a position to make a good decision about their future. David wants to know his clients’ personal circumstances to see how he can best help obtain a favorable outcome, as both every case and every client is different. His job is to find out what works best for his clients, and then deliver.

David is a board-certified specialist in workers’ compensation and a certified superior court mediator. 

Why Hire a Small Firm Over a Big Firm?

David worked at big firms for 13 years.

There's a reason he left to start his own firm.

So that he could give his client's the custom experience they deserve.

David has extensive experience handling workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. As a defense attorney, he worked at a multi-state insurance defense firm with hundreds of attorneys.  As a plaintiff’s attorney, David worked at a large personal injury firm in the Charlotte area, one that frequently advertises on TV.  

David saw first-hand the inefficiencies of large offices, where clients become separated from their attorneys by too many staff members and where clients too often become a number. That’s why David started his own practice, so that he can give the highest client service possible without all the corporate governance in the way.  For David, it’s about helping people and being highly involved in each case.

Choosing a small firm can offer several advantages over opting for a larger firm. One of the most significant benefits is the personalized attention and tailored legal services that small firms typically provide. In a smaller setting, attorneys can afford to take a more individualized approach to each case, spending more time understanding the nuances of a client’s situation. This can lead to more thorough preparation and a stronger representation in negotiations or at trial.

Another advantage is the level of communication and accessibility a small firm can offer. Clients often find it easier to get in touch with their lawyers, receive updates about their case, and have their questions answered promptly. This open line of communication fosters a stronger attorney-client relationship, ensuring that clients feel supported and informed throughout the legal process. In contrast, clients at larger firms may experience longer wait times for responses and less direct interaction with the attorney handling their case. Big firms seem to minimize your contact with the attorney. They may sign you up without even talking to an attorney, and the first time you talk to your attorney may be when they are ready to settle your case.  That’s not how we do it at Galbavy Law. You talk to David early and often, because that is how it should be.

This combination of personalized service and accessibility makes small firms an attractive choice for many personal injury clients.

Quotes to live by:

"Begin with the end in mind" is a favorite quote of David's father, coming from Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey.

"Treat others how you want to be treated," also known as the golden rule, is how we should all strive to interact with others.
David Galbavy, Founding Attorney
David Galbavy's Licenses and Certifications
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Licensed in North Carolina