David T. Gay, Esq.
David T. Gay, Esquire, a native of Taunton, Massachusetts, is a graduate of Monsignor James Coyle High School, Magna Cum Laude; Boston College Cum Laude; and Boston College Law School Cum Laude. A partner in the law firm of Gay & Gay, P.C. he has practiced law for over 43 years specializing in municipal law, school law and administrative law including arbitration cases involving construction of public buildings and grievances of public employees. He has represented and continues to represent various cities and towns within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts serving as Town Counsel or Special Town Counsel/City Solicitor. He is presently Legal Counsel to the Roman Catholic Bishop of Fall River, a corporation sole.
He has appeared before the U.S. District Court, First Circuit; Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Massachusetts Appeals Court, the Military Court System and State Superior, District, Probate and Land Court and numerous administrative bodies.
He served in the United States Navy August 1968 to 1985 (active duty February 1, 1971 through October 24, 1974) as Base Legal Officer, NAS Jax Florida and as trial/defense counsel for the Navy in the Military Court System. Nominated to serve as a Military Judge, he was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal by Commander Naval Air Forces Atlantic Fleet for Outstanding Professional Achievement in service as Legal Officer, Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida. He was promoted to Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy Reserve in 1978.
A past President of the Taunton Bar Association and the Bristol County Bar Association. He is currently the Treasurer of the Peter B. Gay Lodge #540, Order Sons of Italy in America; present Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Columbia Cultural Trust and the Trust/Lodge Scholarship Committee Chairman. He is a past Clerk for the Morton Hospital and Medical Center Board of Trustees and is presently is Chairman of the Morton Health Foundation, Inc. He serves on the Board of Directors of Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc., a non-profit charitable corporation, providing therapeutic services to disabled children and adults in the Southeastern Massachusetts/Rhode Island area.
He has been a member of many other civil and professional committees serving as Executive Chairman of the March of Dimes, Massachusetts Bay Chapter in 1986. He is presently a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association; Taunton Bar Association; and City Solicitors and Town Counsel Association. He is also a fellow at the Massachusetts Bar Association Foundation and a volunteer Judge in the Massachusetts Bar Association, Mock Trial Competition for the past twelve (12) years. He is a former member of the Old Colony YMCA, Taunton Division, Board of Management; a coach and officer in the Taunton Western Little League and Taunton Area Babe Ruth League; serving as District 6 Commissioner for the Eastern Massachusetts Babe Ruth League for five (5) years. He has served as a member of the alumni volunteer admissions department, Boston College and member of the Boston College Law School Alumni Council.
He has received the Massachusetts Bar Association distinguished attorney award and in September of 2011 was awarded the St. Thomas More medal by the Diocese of Fall River.
In addition to his law practice he spends as much as possible with his six (6) grandchildren. He and his wife enjoy some quality time in Florida each year.
Thomas P. Gay, Esq.