Bio of Miguel A. Gallardo, Legal Assistant/ITT Specialist/Interpreter/Translator
Miguel A. Gallardo serves the firm as an ITT specialist, legal assistant, and Spanish/English interpreter and translator.
Spanish-English Interpretation/Translation. Mr. Gallardo is a certified Court interpreter and translator, in both Maryland and Virginia. He translates and interprets for clients, potential clients and witnesses. Also researches Spanish-speaking media, as appropriate, for information relevant to cases and issue handled by the firm. Mr. Gallardo is a native of Panama, but attended American schools in the "Canal Zone" and grew up in near U.S. military various bases in various parts of the United States, including, most notably, New York.
Law Enforcement Expertise. Mr. Gallardo has more than 20 years of experience as a federal security officer and 5 years of experience as federal investigator. Mr. Gallardo has provided additional expertise in the firm's consulting services for police departments, as well as insight with respect workplace violence cases. Mr. Gallardo's expertise was an integral part of the firm's success in Gantt v. Security, USA, where the defendant was a private security company contracting with the federal government to protect federal buildings. Security USA was held liable for $2.25 million for a supervisor's facilitation of sexual harassment and workplace violence against an employee by a non-employee, her ex-boyfriend, against whom she had a restraining order. Mr. Gallardo brought the Gantt case to the firm. For a discussion of Gantt, see GanttvSecurityUSA, GanttDailyRecord and SexandWorkplacViolence.
Research and Support. Mr. Gallardo conducts legal and internet research, screens potential clients, attends and assists during Court appearances, depositions and client and witness interviews. He maintains files, organizes and prepares exhibits, provides technical management of computer and internet matters, and provides other support, as needed.
Education. Mr. Gallardo has a Bachelor of Science Degree, in criminal Justice, from Columbia Southern University. He also attended Catholic University in Washington, D.C., majoring in social work, with a concentration in criminal justice.
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