Angela D. Giampolo, Principal (View my profile on LinkedIn)
Prior to forming Giampolo Law Group, Ms. Giampolo worked in several facets of the legal field. She worked in a franchise boutique law firm and worked primarily with clients focused on expanding internationally. She also worked in government at the Office of General Counsel in Harrisburg mainly with the Corporations Bureau and the Election Law Division. Lastly, she worked with the United Nations, a non-governmental organization assisting the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in prosecuting the masterminds of the Rwandan Genocide of 1994.
Ms. Giampolo’s practice focuses mainly on corporate transactions, civil rights, employment discrimination, real estate, domestic and international adoptions, and estate planning and administration.
In addition to working on corporate transactions, Ms. Giampolo helps U.S. businesses navigate the Chinese legal landscape and assists Chinese businesses in expanding globally. Ms. Giampolo also has wide-ranging knowledge of the legal systems of several countries in Africa through her time working at the ICTR in Tanzania.
Judge Jianli Song, Supreme Court Justice for the People’s Republic of China
Honorable Frank Palumbo of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
State of New Jersey
District of Columbia Admission is pending.
Ms. Giampolo currently holds membership in the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association, and the Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia.
Ms. Giampolo received her Juris Doctorate degree from the Temple University, Beasley School of Law. While completing her Juris Doctorate, Ms. Giampolo earned a Certificate of Law in Chinese Law from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China and took joint JD/MBA classes at Temple University, Fox Business School. Prior to graduating, Ms. Giampolo was inducted as a Fellow of the Rubin Public Interest Society.
Ms. Giampolo received her Dual Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Psychology and Minored in Women’s Studies and International Relations at La Salle University.
In addition to the practice of law, Ms. Giampolo enjoys writing. She co-authored a Continuing Legal Education textbook entitled Resolving Real Estate Title Defects for the National Business Institute and she also published a Note in the Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review (16 Temp. Pol. & Civ. Rts. L. Rev. 195 (2006)) and the International Lawyer (41 Int’l Law. 643, 661 (2007)) on the laws in the United States aimed at fighting human trafficking.
She also periodically publishes legal and political columns in various publications and maintains two blogs; http://phillygaylawer.com/ and http://lifeinhouse.com and is currently working on a book highlighting the architecture, design and skyline vistas from rooftop bars around the world.
Ms. Giampolo complements her practice by actively engaging in several associations and non-profit organizations. In addition to having volunteered with the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Women’s Law Project and Lawyers Without Borders, she is currently the President of the Board of Directors of the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund (www.dvlf.org). DVLF is a philanthropic organization that engages in capacity building and leadership development for LGBT organizations in the area.
Ms. Giampolo is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States and speaks fluent French.