Galen Baynes is an associate attorney at Pechman Law Group PLLC. Prior to joining Pechman Law Group PLLC, Mr. Baynes served for two years as a law clerk to Chief Judge Wilma A. Lewis at the United States District Court of the Virgin Islands on St. Croix. He received his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2017, where he was a Federick K. Cox International Law Center Fellow and senior editor of the Case Western Reserve University Law Review. Mr. Baynes participated in the Milton A. Kramer Civil Rights, Human Rights, and Immigration Clinic and externed with United States District Judge Christopher A. Boyko and the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Ohio.
Before attending law school, Mr. Baynes was an investigator with the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board, where he conducted investigations into allegations of police misconduct. He also lived for five years in Managua, Nicaragua, where he worked for various nonprofit organizations including American Jewish World Service, World Learning, and Witness for Peace. Mr. Baynes is a fluent Spanish speaker.
Bar Admissions and Memberships
- New York State
- New York State Bar Association
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
Associate Editor, CWRU Law Review 66
Senior Editor, CWRU Law Review 67
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Fellow
NCSC Juvenile Justice in Central America Fellow
B.A., cum laude, in International Studies with Minors in Hispanic Studies and English
- Spanish – Fluent
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