John Q. Gale

John Q. Gale. LLC


363 Main St. FL 4
Hartford, CT 06106-1885
(860) 522-8296
(860) 522-8298 fax

Practice Areas


University of Pennsylvania

University of Connecticut

Connecticut - 1977 United States District Court for District of Connecticut - 1978 Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Hartford County Bar Association Connecticut Bar Association American Bar Association

JOHN Q. GALE 6 Cone Street Born 6/16/51 Hartford, Connecticut 06105 Married (860) 232-9019 4 Children EDUCATION: Post University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, CT Graduate Participant in civil, criminal and mental health law clinics. Graduated 1977, Juris Doctorate College University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Moore School of Electrical Engineering; Elected to Eta Kappa NU, National Honor Society for Electrical Engineers Graduated 1973, B.S.E.E. Secondary Hartford Public High School, Hartford, CT Graduated 1969, High Honors WORK EXPERIENCE: Attorney Law Office of John Q. Gale, LLC, Hartford, CT Partnership engaged in general practice of law. Trials in all courts; Administrative and General Appeals. Practice includes the following areas: Administrative, Bankruptcy, Business Law, Criminal, Family, Personal Injury, Property, Real Estate, Wills, Worker’s Compensation and Zoning 1977 to Present: Principal 1980 to Present. Current entity is the successor to Calvocoressi & Gale and Gale & Kowalyshyn, LLC. Corporation City of Hartford, Hartford, CT Counsel Staff attorney in the City’s Corporation Counsel’s office 1977 Electrical General Electric Company, Valley Forge, PA Engineer Worked in the Space Services Lab on research projects in low power transmission television, optical scanning and detection devices. Secret Clearance granted by federal government. 1972-1974 John Q. Gale Page Two PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: Member - Hartford County Bar Association - Connecticut Bar Association Special Recognition Award given in 2009 For 20 years of Service to the Bar Association Professional/Discipline Committee (1990 - present) Chairman (1994 - 2009) Administration Law Committee (1989 - 1990) - American Bar Association - Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association - Association of Trial Lawyers of America - Phi Delta Phi Honorary election 1995 Listing -Who’s Who in American Law First listed in 1996-1997 Edition -Who’s Who in America First listed in 1997-1998 Edition COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE: Editor Professional Discipline Digest Founder and writer of digest which summarizes for the Connecticut Bar Association all disciplinary action taken against Connecticut Attorneys. 1991 to Present Director New Horizons, Inc. New Horizons is a non-profit business which provides housing for disabled persons by way of about a 100 unit village in Farmington for independent living, a five unit condominium in Woodbury and a 100 bed convalescent facility (Cherry Brook) in Canton. 1988 to 2013 Chairman of the Board - 1998 to 2000 Director Immanuel House Immanuel Church Housing Corporation, a non-profit, owns and operates Immanuel House, a nine story 190 unit residential complex on Woodland Street in Hartford providing low-income housing and assisted living for the elderly. In 2009, construction completed on new 40 unit complex on Hudson Street in Hartford now known as The Seasons. 1998 to Present. John Q. Gale Page Three Trustee Hartford Public High School Alumni Association Association invests alumni fund ($1.5 Million +) created in 1889 and determines scholarship recipients yearly. 1998 to Present Treasurer 2003 to Present Executive West End Civic Association Board Local civic association in Hartford’s West End residential neighborhood. Chair of the Planning and Zoning Committee. 1997 to Present Member Hartford Democratic Town Committee 1992 to 2002 Treasurer 1994 to 2002 Parliamentarian 2003 to Present (selected meetings) Trustee Noah Webster School Alumni Association Founder of 501(c)(3) non profit alumni association for local elementary school. 1998 to Present Trustee Johnny Duke Memorial Trust Fund Founder of 501(c)(3) non profit in memory of Hartford youth boxing coach legend. 2007 to Present Member Lions Club of Hartford, Inc., The Lions Club is a non-profit group which raises money to support local charities in Hartford including Brotherhood Homes, Connecticut School for the Blind and Hartford Neighborhood Centers. 1980 to Present President 1988-1989 Secretary 1983-1986 Director Silver Service, Inc. Silver Service provides programming and programming services to the elderly in Hartford. It considers itself a “Senior Center without walls.” 2001 to Present. Treasurer 2001 to present. Director Peace Train Foundation, Inc. Peace Train is a non-profit organization which created and produced the New England Fiddle Contest, held in Hartford. 2003 to 2005 John Q. Gale Page Four Director Connecticut Vision Services, Inc. Connecticut Vision Services is a non-profit business which sells, markets and administers vision care insurance. Territory rights sold to Vision Service Plan, company dormant since 1992. 1983 to 1992 Trustee Bloomfield United Methodist Church 1991 to 2000 Member Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce 1988 to 1998 Business Council’s Legislative and Government Affairs Committee 1988 to 1996 Elected Justice of the Peace Official Performing marriages for friends and relatives. 1976 to present. Rear Wethersfield Cove Yacht Club Commodore Local yacht club on Wethersfield Cove in Wethersfield, Connecticut, in existence since 1908. COMMUNITY AWARDS and RECOGNITION Fellow Connecticut Bar Foundation, Life Fellow status granted in 2011 on the basis of demonstrated superior legal ability and devotion to the welfare of the community, state and nation, as well as to the advancement of the legal profession. Graduation Hartford Public High School, Class of 2009 Commencement Keynote Speaker Address, June 2009. “We Must Each Tend our Own Garden.” Community Hartford Courant, Salutation for Improving the City from then Recognition columnist, now editor, Tom Condon, 1993 John Q. Gale Page Five COMMUNITY RELATED BUSINESS VENTURES: Business Mo’s Midtown, Hartford, CT Ventures Founded with two partners a breakfast/lunch diner in Hartford’s West End in 1987, financing from CBT. Business sold in 1989. Diner continues to win awards with menu and recipes we provided. Jambalaya On The River, Hartford, CT Founded, with partners, in 1992. Produced riverboat entertainment cruises sailing from Hartford. Self-financed. Joint Venture with Deep River Navigation Company from 1995 - 1999. Cruises with live music and Cajun cuisine ran from Memorial Day to Columbus Day. No cruises since 2000, except for a revival cruise in the summer of 2012 as a joint venture with Black Eyed Sally’s Restaurant in Hartford. The Alley, Hartford, CT Founder and one of three member-managers of company comprised of 45 West Enders, which purchased its local duckpin bowling alley in 2000. Self financed. Business was renovated with loan from Hartford Economic Development Corporation and sold in 2006. LEGAL CASES OF NOTE: Supreme Unkelbach v McNary. Represented woman where her ex-husband sought Court to reduce child support after losing his job. His new girlfriend supported Cases his lifestyle so he did not replace job. Trial court agreed that new girlfriend’s contributions could be considered in setting child support. He appealed. Supreme Court agreed with our position Boyce v. Allstate Insurance Company. Trial counsel for homeowner in fire insurance claim. Allstate claimed arson. Won substantial verdict at trial. Allstate appealed. Supreme Court overturned. Brooks v. Sweeney. Represented property owner, arrested for failing to repair a leaky septic system, in action against town and health district employees, alleging malicious prosecution, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and selective prosecution. Supreme Court upheld lower court’s Summary Judgment against plaintiff. John Q. Gale Page Six Appellate Reid and Riege, P.C. v. Bulakites. Set out, for the first time, that an oral Court settlement agreement made in court is not subject to the statute of frauds. Superior Heath, et al v. Heath, et al. Represented defendant in an intra-family Court dispute involving the interpretation of a gas and oil royalty trust created in Cases 1953 and the monies distributed therefrom since 1967 to the marital trust created for the benefit of client by his then deceased wife. Judgment in client’s favor; case is presently on appeal. Scott, et al v. 240 Church Street Associates, et al. Represented over 60 of the tenants of the former Hartford Hotel when they were evacuated from their residences after the building became unstable due to excavation in the street. Substantial damages obtained from the owners, contractors and City of Hartford. Ayala, et al v. Carey, et al. Represented Assembly District Town Committee in claim that opponents were committing absentee ballot fraud. After trial lasting until 8:30 pm the night before the election, the court called off the election. May be the first time in Connecticut history that an election was postponed by court order. Evidence at trial led to arrest and conviction of former State Representative Edwin Garcia and others. Crawford v. Osgood. Represented plaintiff, a gay woman, in a palimony trial against her ex-lover. May be first time a court in Connecticut allowed such a claim. Rossetti v. Amenta. Represented conserved plaintiff against his ex-sister-in-law where he claimed she and her lawyers had defrauded him of his home. Won substantial judgment at trial. Case highlighted by Connecticut Law Tribune. Victims September 11, 2001, World Trade Center. Volunteered as an American Compensation Trial Lawyer Association member to join Trial Lawyers Care (TLC). Fund Through TLC, represented, on a Pro Bono basis, a claimant before the Special Master to obtain compensation for the death of her husband on 9/11 at the World Trade Center in New York. Client received 3rd highest award issued by Special Master Feingold. Plaintiff John Q. Gale v. Chicago Title, et al. Class action lawsuit brought on behalf of all Connecticut attorneys against every title insurer writing in Connecticut (except for CATIC) to stop illegal writing of title insurance policies. I am the only class representative.

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