Prominently known as Philly Gay Lawyer, Angela Giampolo is an expert on LGBTQ legal issues and has been featured as a national leading expert as a Fox News Analyst and on NPR, Wall Street Journal, American News Radio, and several Sirius stations. She actively blogs at Lawyer.LGBTQ and is a legal columnist for the Legal Intelligencer Philadelphia Business Journal, The Philadelphia Gay News and Curve Magazine, the only national magazine dedicated to lesbian issues.
“Philly Gay Lawyer” is the advocacy arm of Angela’s law firm, Giampolo Law Group (GLG), based in the heart of the Gayborhood. GLG is a boutique law firm with the mission to change what people expect from their attorneys. GLG provides a wide range of legal services including LGBTQ Estate Planning and Adoptions, Employment Discrimination, Transgender Law, Business Law, and Real Estate.
Angela is also on the board of many local, statewide, and national non-profit organizations, including the Philadelphia Bar Associations Board of Governors, the Victory Fund, the Liberty City Democratic Club and National Adoption Center, and she serves as President of Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia (GALLOP).
In her career thus far, Angela has been bestowed the honor of being the National LGBTQ Bar Association’s Top 40 Under 40 LGBTQ Attorneys, Legal Intelligencer’s Most Diverse Attorney, Philadelphia Business Journal’s Woman of Distinction and Top 40 Under 40 Business People in Philadelphia, and the firm has been named Top 25 LGBTQ Owned Businesses 3 years running.
Angela has also worked in government at the Office of General Counsel in Harrisburg mainly with the Corporations Bureau and the Election Law Division, as well as with the United Nations at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in prosecuting those responsible for the Rwandan Genocide of 1994.