The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania temporarily suspended attorney Peter Andrew Galick from practicing law on Thursday, October 12, 2023, following a joint petition.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Peter Andrew Galick,” with case no. 126 DB 2023.
According to the filing, Galick is being placed on temporary suspension pending a criminal case against him in La Crosse County, Wisconsin.
In a report by the La Crosse Tribune dated December 1, 2022, Galick was convicted of second-degree sexual assault/use of force in La Crosse County Circuit Court. The conviction came after a three-day trial and seven hours of jury deliberation. Galick met the victim through a dating app and the two went to his residence on October 18, 2020, where the assault took place. The woman reported the assault to a national sexual assault hotline and a medical exam revealed numerous bruises and abrasions on her body. Galick had been free on a $2,000 signature bond with a no-contact order, but will now face sentencing at a later date.
Pennsylvania Rule of Disciplinary Enforcement 214(d)(5) allows for the temporary suspension of a lawyer’s license while charges of a “serious crime” are pending. The joint petition to suspend Galick’s license was granted due to the ongoing Wisconsin case. Galick has also been ordered to comply with PA Rule 217, which requires suspended attorneys to notify clients, other attorneys, and courts of the suspension and conclude pending legal matters.
According to avvo.com, Mr. Galick is an attorney in Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. He acquired his law license in Pennsylvania in 2013.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.