Derek Poirier

L/O John Q. Gale, LLC


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

Practice Areas


St. Michael's College

Roger Williams University School of Law

CT State and Federal


Education: Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island Juris Doctor, May 2009 Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, Vermont Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, May 2005 Honors: Saint Michael’s College Academic Scholarship, 2001-2005 Legal Experience: Law Offices of John Q. Gale, LLC., Hartford, CT Associate Attorney, September 2010 - Present Currently focusing on personal injury, bankruptcy and housing law. The firms general practice includes the following areas: Administrative, Bankruptcy, Business, Criminal, Housing, Personal Injury, Property, Real Estate, Wills, Worker’s Compensation and Zoning. (Current entity is the successor to Gale & Kowalyshyn, LLC). Roger Williams University Community Justice & Legal Assistance Clinic, Providence, RI Student Attorney, January 2009 – May 2009 Represented various low income families and individuals through nominal divorce hearings, civil protection order hearings, child visitation rights, and child support modifications. Work Experience G.E. Poirier Inc., New Hartford, CT Vinyl Siding Applicator, 1995 - Present Worked for my father's vinyl siding business for as long as I can remember. Professional Societies 1) American Bar Association 2) Connecticut Bar Association 3) Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Bar Information Admitted to Connecticut Bar November 6, 2009.