Sarah S. Barron
Attorney Mark A. Gallant has been licensed to practice law in Massachusetts since 1981 and in New Hampshire since in 1984. He is admitted before both state and federal courts. He was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in 1986. Prior to opening his own law office, Attorney Gallant was a partner in a Topsfield Law Firm for nine years and associated with a Reading law firm for six years.
He has had extensive trial experience over the past 20 years. He tried his first criminal trial during law school as a student prosecutor specially certified by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Since then, he has tried civil, commercial, divorce and criminal trials through out the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New Hampshire. He has represented businesses in litigation, corporate and contractual matters. He was corporate counsel for Spaceflight Systems Corporation. He has represented businesses and developers before various local boards in the permitting process. He was Chairman of the City of Peabody Conservation Commission for five years and held over one hundred hearings involving wetlands protection issues on proposed developments in the City of Peabody. He was appointed to the panel of arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association. He currently is a Notary Public in Massachusetts and a Commissioner of Deeds in New Hampshire.
He attended Suffolk Law School and received his Juris Doctor cum laude (with honors) in 1981. He graduated from Suffolk University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude (with high honors). In 1977, he studied English Law and International Relations as an exchange student at the University of London (Southland College) in London, England. He attended the local school system in the City of Salem.
He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the New Hampshire Bar Association, the Essex County Bar Association and the Peabody Bar Association. He held the position for two years as the Secretary of the Peabody Bar Association.
In addition to his service to the community as Chairman of the Conservation Commission, Attorney Gallant has volunteered his time as the Squadron Commander of the Beverly Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, Inc (the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary). The Squadron is located at Beverly Airport and its 85 members (both teenagers and adults) provide aerospace education and emergency services (including search and rescue). He has received numerous Commanders Commendations for his Outstanding Duty Performance in Civil Air Patrol. Mark Gallant is also a FAA licensed Instrument Rated Private Pilot as well as a CAP Mission Pilot. He is a member of the Peabody Chamber of Commerce.
Areas of Practice
- Business & Commercial Law
- Business Organizations
- Criminal Law
- Estate Planning
- Family Law
- Child Support
- Custody & Visitation
- Insurance Defense
- Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
- Probate & Estate Administration
- Real Estate Law
- Massachusetts, 1981
- U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1982
- U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire, 1984
- U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1982
- U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
- Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
- Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts