Attorney Profiles

Robert R. Careyrobert

rcarey@cccglaw.com

Admissions:
Massachusetts (1977)
U.S. Court for the District of Massachusetts

For over three decades clients have been coming to Bob for sound advice and representation on business, estate planning, and probate matters.  Bob has extensive experience in corporate law, taxation, estate planning and administration, probate, elder law, and real estate.   Currently serving on the Board of Directors for Greenfield Cooperative Bank, he is a former Executive Committee Member and Treasurer of the Franklin County Bar Association.   Bob is a member of the Massachusetts, American and Franklin County Bar Associations.

Education:
Stockbridge School/University of Massachusetts A.D. 1968;
Stonehill College, B.S. 1970;
Suffolk University Law School, JD 1974.


Jack D. Curtiss

jcurtiss@cccglaw.com

Admissions:
Massachusetts (1968)
U.S. Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Jack is a trial attorney.  Since starting his career at the Greenfield firm Trudel Bartlett, he has tried hundreds of cases in state and federal courts.  His areas of expertise include criminal law, domestic relations, personal injury, probate law, and workers compensation. Jack has successfully represented many clients in appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the Massachusetts Appeals Court, and the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.  Jack is a past president of the Franklin County Bar Association and a former Assistant District Attorney for the Hampshire-Franklin District Attorney’s Office.

In his spare time Jack enjoys reading and tennis.

Education:
University of Massachusetts, B.A.;
Boston College Law School, J.D. 1969


johnJohn C. Gates

jgates@cccglaw.com

Admissions:
Massachusetts (1977)
U.S. Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. Court for the District of Vermont

John is an experienced litigator and business attorney.  He currently works in the areas of civil litigation, commercial development, construction and labor and employment law. A recipient of the Massachusetts Bar Community Service Award in 1995 and Massachusetts Bar Pro Bono Award in 1986, John is also a past Director of the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, being appointed to that position by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, and a former Executive Committee Member of the Franklin County Bar Association.   He has served as member of the Joint Judicial/Bar Nominating Committee, and is a member of the Franklin County Bar Association.

John is a Catboat enthusiast and has a special interest in Admiralty Law.

Education:
High Point College, B.S. 1970;
Western New England College School of Law, J.D.  1977.


lukeGeorge L. Goodridge (“Luke”)

goodridge@cccglaw.com

Admissions:
Massachusetts (2004)
U.S. Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Luke works in the areas of estate planning and probate, business law, and intellectual property law.  He represents clients in a variety of matters in state and federal courts.  His experience extends to real estate – both commercial and residential, registration and licensing of trademarks, copyrights, and patents, entity formation and asset transfers.  Luke is a past President of the Franklin County Bar Association and sits on the Board of Directors for the Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra.   He has mentored young adults through the Massachusetts Bar Association Mock Trial Program as a coach for Pioneer Regional High School.

In his spare time Luke enjoys hiking and playing the cello.

Education:
University of Massachusetts Amherst, B.S. 2001, summa cum laude
University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D.  2004