Associate Attorneys'

With a distinguished pool of legal talent, GAY & GAY, P.C. provides unsurpassed legal service to both institutional and individual clients. The legal lineage of our firm dates back to 1939, giving evidence of the strong ties and commitment we foster to our local business and legal community. A number of our attorneys are lifelong residents of this area, providing personal perspective and dedication to each client and business matter that we represent. 

If you need an attorney at law for a matter involving personal injury, business, real estate, divorce, criminal law or land use, our firm offers experienced, high-quality legal and client services. As an established firm, we are proud of our reputation for skilled, cost-effective counsel. Our attorneys are accessible, trustworthy, and highly effective in creating strategies to pursue your legal goal within your legal budget. 

GAY & GAY, P.C. is proud of the talent and dedication to excellence displayed by each of our highly qualified attorneys. 

John L. Holgerson, Esq.

John L. Holgerson is a Senior Associate who joined the firm in 2005 after three decades as a trial and appellate attorney with the Public Counsel Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services and the Mass Defenders Committee representing indigent defendants in serious criminal cases. He practices criminal, municipal and education law and has argued cases before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the Appeals Court. John is the community member on the School Council at Taunton’s Chamberlain Elementary School. He was an adjunct professor at Bridgewater State College for 14 years where he taught criminal law and procedure and constitutional law. John has published poetry in small literary journals and is the author of a collection of poems, Broken Borders (Wasteland Press, 2012). He reads his work at various poetry venues in eastern Massachusetts. He holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame Law School and the University of London in London, England. 

Matthew J. Costa, Esq. 

Matthew J. Costa has been an associate with the firm since 2007.  Matthew is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  He focuses his practice in the areas of municipal law, land use and zoning law and civil litigation. Prior to joining the firm he served as Law Clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court. Matthew is a cum laude graduate of the Roger Williams University School of Law, where he was Executive Notes and Comments Editor of the Law Review. He is a member of the Bristol County Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association and the Rhode Island Bar Association.  Matthew received his B.A. degree from the University of Massachusetts. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and two children. 

Leo M. Spano, Esq.

U-Mass Dartmouth School of Law


Practice Areas:  Divorce, Family Law, Probate 

​Thomas P. Gay Jr., Esq.


                         Suffolk University Law School 12'


                                                     Eckerd College 08'

Attorney Thomas P. Gay Jr.  recently  joined our team in November of 2012.  He is the grandson of founder Peter B. Gay and son of Thomas P. Gay Sr.  

A graduate of Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Thomas was involved in student organizations and was the Co-President of the Intramural Basketball Association.  In the Spring of his third year of law school Thomas traveled to Tulane Law School to compete in their National Baseball Arbitration Competition   

Thomas lives in Marion and when he is not at the office you can find him on the Golf Course or at the Beach with his family.  

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