Accomplished advocate with career as high school teacher, college adjunct faculty, and attorney. Recognized as having exceptional analytical and communication skills, insightful judgment and excellent management capabilities. Experienced trial litigator (plaintiff and defense) in personal injury, product liability, insurance claims and coverage, consumer protection, professional negligence, workers compensation, probate, and real estate litigation.
LAW OFFICE OF GEORGE A. BALKO III, Holden, MA
2018 – present
Represent and counsel clients in litigation and business matters; personal injury, product liability, consumer protection, business, probate, real estate litigation areas.
JOYCE & CURRAN, LLC, Canton, MA
Represent and counsel clients in litigation in state courts; supervise associate attorneys and paralegals in civil litigation matters involving both plaintiff and defense work.
BOWDITCH & DEWEY, LLP Worcester, MA
Litigation Partner (1996-2013); Associate (1987-1995)
Represent and counsel clients in all aspects of litigation in state and federal courts and before administrative bodies; leading teams of attorneys and paralegals in the investigation and discovery processes; executing case development and trial strategies and resolving matters through settlement or adversarial proceedings.
SWARTZ & SWARTZ, Boston, MA
Associate, 1986-1987, Plaintiff personal injury and product liability firm.
ANNA MARIA COLLEGE, Paxton, MA
Adjunct Professor, 1988-2000
Taught Basic and Advanced Civil Litigation, Personal Injury Law in paralegal program. Classes included mix of undergraduates, practicing paralegals, and adults looking for general education or to return to workforce.
THE WINCHENDON SCHOOL, Winchendon, MA
Faculty member, 1979-1982
Social Studies Teacher at coeducational college preparatory private high school Dorm parent for 16-student dormitory
Department Head, Social Studies (two years)
Chair, Judicial Board (student discipline) (two years) Coach, Varsity Soccer, Basketball, Tennis