Caravan of Hope Team

Angela Giampolo

Founder

Prominently known as Philly Gay Lawyer, Angela Giampolo is an expert on LGBT legal issues and has been featured as a national leading expert on NPR, the Wall Street Journal, American News Radio, CBS, Fox News and several Sirius XM stations.

Angela also hosts the first LGBTQ specific radio segment for iHeardMedia’s Philly Pride Radio called SpeakOUT and is the OUTLaw 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 which is based in the heart of the Gayborhood. GLG is a boutique law firm whose mission is to change what people expect from their attorneys.

In her career thus far, Angela has been named the LGBT Bar Association Top 40 Under 40 LGBT Attorneys in the Nation, Legal Intelligencer’s 2015 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 LGBT Owned Businesses 3 years running.

*** Check back shortly as our team is growing and I will be announcing the full Board of Directors soon***

The American Law Journal television program was honored with two Emmy® awards for episodes covering equal protection under the law and workplace rights. The gala awards event was held September 24 at the Marriott in Philadelphia. This is a program excerpt of one of the winners; the full program is available on the ALJ YouTube channel.

Niko

An activist, a humanitarian, and an icon with too many accolades to list.

Niko prefers to growl when he greets you. It’s not that he’s unfriendly; he was raised on the streets of Philly, so he’s got some grit. But don’t let his sharp teeth fool you. Niko has a big heart. Most days he finds himself helping Angela in the office and escorting her on work trips. Niko is just as passionate as Angela is about supporting LGBTQ causes… he just prefers to do it from the comfort of a velvet-lined papoose hanging from Angela’s shoulder.

When he is not devoting his time to philanthropic causes, Niko spends most of his time catching up on episodes of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, eating freshly cooked chicken out of Angela’s hand, and biting strangers who don’t respect his personal space.

 

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