Attorney Brad Gallant is a Partner in the law firm of Day Pitney LLP. His practice includes traditional trust and estate planning and administration, special needs and disabilities planning, planning for same-sex couples and their families, planning for incapacity, and all types of probate litigation.
Mr. Gallant is the immediate past Chair of the Estates & Probate Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, and serves on the executive committee of the CBA's Elder Law Section. He is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and a Life Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation. Since 2005, Brad has been designated by Worth magazine as one of the top 100 lawyers in the United States serving individual clients. In 2006 he was named one of "the top ten" of all Connecticut lawyers by Connecticut Magazine.
Mr. Gallant has litigated a wide variety of matters in probate and appellate courts, including lost wills, paternity disputes, will and trust constructions, contested conservatorships and accountings, and undue influence cases. He has appeared on behalf of clients in more than seventy-five probate courts as well as numerous Connecticut and federal trial and appellate courts. He was lead counsel for the amicus curiae in the landmark Connecticut Supreme Court case, Department of Social Services v. Saunders.
Mr. Gallant volunteers with numerous organizations that provide services to persons with special needs. In 1994 the Connecticut Probate Courts recognized his advocacy on behalf of persons with disabilities by naming him "Citizen of the Year."
Brad Gallant received a B.A., with Honors, and an M.A. from Cambridge University, England, where he was a member of Pembroke College. He received a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Connecticut School of Law and an LL.M. from the University of London.
Brad Gallant has served on the Center for Medicare Advocacy Board since 2006.