Attorney Gale was born in Hartford in 1951, the first generation son of an Italian immigrant (the family name was changed from Gallucci to Gale before he was born). He attended Hartford Public Schools and returned to Hartford to attend law school at the University of Connecticut School of Law after completing his undergraduate work at the University of Pennsylvania.
He makes his home in Hartford to this day submersing himself in the life of the metropolitan area. John is visible in politics, a supporter of the arts, a neighborhood advocate and a community leader. He can occasionally be found playing bluegrass mandolin at a local fiddle festival.
Professionally, Attorney Gale has been the Chair of the Bar Association’s Professional Discipline Committee for many years after founding the Professional Discipline Digest – a quarterly summary of all ethical problems of the lawyers in Connecticut. Attorney Gale has frequently been retained to be an expert in attorney misconduct matters.
University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, CT
Participant in civil, criminal and mental health law clinics.
Graduated 1977, Juris Doctorate
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.
Hartford Public High School, Hartford, CT
Graduated 1969, High Honors
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.
City of Hartford, Hartford, CT
Staff attorney in the City’s Corporation Counsel’s office
General Electric Company, Valley Forge, PA
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.
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
Who’s Who in American Law
• First listed in 1996-1997 Edition
Who’s Who in America
• First listed in 1997-1998 Edition
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
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
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.
Hartford Public High School Alumni Association
Association invests alumni fund ($1.5 Million +) created in 1889 andm determines scholarship recipients yearly.
1998 to Present
Treasurer 2003 to Present
West End Civic Association
Executive Board Local civic association in Hartford’s West End residential neighborhood.
Chair of the Planning and Zoning Committee.
1997 to Present
Hartford Democratic Town Committee
1992 to 2002
Treasurer 1994 to 2002
Parliamentarian 2003 to 2013(selected meetings)
Noah Webster School Alumni Association
Founder of 501(c)(3) non profit alumni association for local elementary school.
1998 to Present
Johnny Duke Memorial Trust Fund
Founder of 501(c)(3) non profit in memory of Hartford youth boxing coach legend.
2007 to Present
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
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.
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
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
Bloomfield United Methodist Church
1991 to 2000
Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce
1988 to 1998
Business Council’s Legislative and Government Affairs Committee
1988 to 1996
Justice of the Peace
Official Performing marriages for friends and relatives.
1976 to present.
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.
Connecticut Bar Foundation
Fellow 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.
Hartford Public High School
Class of 2009 Commencement Keynote Address, June 2009. “We Must Each Tend our Own Garden.”
Salutation for Improving the City from then columnist, now editor, Tom Condon, 1993
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.
Mo’s Midtown, Hartford, CT
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.