Bergen & Parkinson, LLC, announced the admission of two partners in 2020, one new and one returning.
William Gallitto has over a decade of commercial litigation experience in state and federal courts in Maine, Massachusetts and Connecticut. After graduating from New England School of Law and serving a fellowship in Massachusetts courts, William represented victims of toxic exposures at one of New England’s largest plaintiff’s law firms. He has defended complex product liability cases across New England and represented commercial clients of all sizes in industrial, manufacturing, retail, and service sectors. He has written on punitive damage reform and the Equal Pay Act and is in residence in the firm’s Saco office.
Michael Macleod-Ball rejoins the partnership after 13 years in the senior management of the American Civil Liberties Union. Michael was a founding partner of the firm in 1998, but departed in 2005 to head one of the ACLU’s state affiliates. He later managed ACLU’s federal advocacy office in Washington, DC, for ten years and, as its chief legislative and policy counsel, oversaw the organization’s advocacy on an array of constitutional rights. He testified before Congress on free speech and privacy issues and continues to consult for non-profit advocacy groups. He returned to the firm’s Kennebunk office in 2017, where his practice focuses on business and non-profit management, government relations consulting, and commercial transactions.
Bergen & Parkinson was formed in 1998 by partners from three of Maine’s largest law firms. It quickly grew to become York County’s largest firm providing a wide range of legal services including estate planning, probate, mediation, real estate, land use, and general civil litigation.