Our law firm was founded by Richard E. Gale in 1940 and has grown to become one of Brattleboro’s leading firms with the proven ability to meet our clients’ needs. Mr. Gale was joined by his son, Richard M. Gale, practicing as Gale & Gale in 1973. The Gale name has represented professionalism, quality and integrity for 75 years.
In 1982 Jesse M. Corum IV joined the firm, adding another level of professionalism and expanding the firm's clientele to include criminal defense. Jesse passed away in 2014 leaving a legacy of integrity and the highest level of competency.
John C. Mabie joined the firm in 2000. Attorney Mabie’s areas of practice include personal injury, family law, criminal defense, workers' compensation, real estate, and Social Security Disability. He has practiced law since 1985, first as a law clerk at the New Hampshire Supreme Court, and later as a litigator in New York City. He began practicing in Brattleboro in 1994.
In 2002, Joseph F. Cook joined the firm. Attorney Cook’s practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, guardianships, and real estate have their basis in over eighteen years of experience as a trust officer with a local bank.
Angela J. Prodan joined the firm in 2005. Prior to this, she was a partner in another local firm and has spent her career practicing in Windham County. She is skilled in all aspects of family law. She has over twenty years of legal experience dedicated solely to family and matrimonial law.
Jonathan D. Secrest joined the firm in 2007 and became a partner in 2010. His practice focuses on wills, trusts, elder law, and real estate. A member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, he is also admitted to practice in New Hampshire.
Samuel H. Angell joined the firm in 2007 and became a partner in 2010. He has practiced law since 1995, first as a litigator in New York and then as a partner at another local law firm. Sam's practice includes real estate, civil litigation, personal injury, criminal defense, family and juvenile law, environmental law, municipal law, and Social Security Disability.
Susan B. Cay joined the firm as an associate in 2014. Previously she was a Deputy State's Attorney in Windham County, Vermont, for nine years, and in a general practice firm in Keene, New Hampshire. Her practice areas are criminal defense, domestic relations, civil litigation, Social Security Disability, guardianships and real estate.
Our firm’s general practice continues to grow while the attorneys, individually continue to distinguish themselves as leaders in their respective fields of practice.