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Dave Galbenski

David Galbenski is an entrepreneur, lawyer, author and public speaker with global reach. His entrepreneurial achievements include being recognized as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winner and a two-time recipient of the Inc. 500 award which celebrates the 500 fastest growing, private companies in the USA. In July of 2020, the company that David founded in 1993, Lumen Legal, was acquired by Lexitas, a Houston, Texas based legal support services company, backed by the leading global private equity firm, Apax Partners.

He is a frequent contributor to the ongoing dialogue of transformation in the legal services industry. His first book "Unbound: How Entrepreneurship is Dramatically Transforming Legal Services Today" has been sold throughout the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia and Russia. His follow-up book, “Legal Visionaries: How to Make Their Innovations Work for You” is helping organizations gain the confidence to implement change in the rapidly evolving legal services industry. David has also published an entrepreneurial mindset book entitled “Make it a Great Day” to inspire individuals to achieve their potential.

David is a passionate supporter of building the next generation of entrepreneurs to innovate and create products and services that help to solve some of the world’s biggest issues. He is a past Global Chairman of The Entrepreneurs’ Organization where he helped fuel the entrepreneurial spirit in over 40 countries around the globe.

During his role as Chairman, David founded the EO Leadership Academy to help foster growth and create a movement of global leaders driving positive change. Since serving as Chairman, David has continued to serve EO in a variety of roles, including chairing the 2012 Istanbul University, leading the CEO search process and serving as the EO Detroit ambassador to the EO Central Region Regional Leadership Academy (RLA) Committee for the RLA in Detroit in 2018 which achieved an overall rating of 10 from all participants, the first in EO history.

David graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan Business School in 1990 and cum laude from Wayne State University Law School in 1993. David has a keen interest in the evolution of the legal education system. As such, David serves on the Wayne State University Law School Board of Visitors to provide strategic direction on the future direction of the Law School.

David resides in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, USA with his wife of 25 years, Lynn. They have a daughter, Sarah, who is currently a senior majoring in Global Affairs and Spanish at the University of Notre Dame.

Married to Lynn for 25 years, you have one daughter, who is in university at the moment.

Feb. 14, 2022

64 Dave Galbenski on Learning While Teaching

“The best advice I can give myself as a dad is being a dad is a journey, not a destination. It’s about progress, not perfection. …

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