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Gelinas &  Ward LLP is a 7 Attorney Martindale-Hubbell AV rated firm (top 5% on peer review basis) that focuses its practice on commercial real estate, corporate acquisitions and sales, estate planning and estate administration.

The firm represents individuals and businesses in all aspects of real estate purchases, business acquisitions and sales, and commercial lending, involving transactions ranging between $100,000 to $50,000,000. The firm also represents individuals and business in estate planning and estate administration involving both small and large estates exceeding $15,000,000.

Gelinas & Ward, LLP has more than 42,000 back titles to real estate in Worcester County and Middlesex County.

The firm recognizes that the practice of law is a personal service profession, and that its clients come before all else. Gelinas & Ward aspires to be the pre-eminent law firm in Worcester County and Middlesex County by providing prompt, courteous, and cost effective legal counsel, solutions, and results.

Attorneys in the firm currently are Charles A. Gelinas, Sr., C. Theodore Mariolis, Justin P. Gelinas, Ashleigh C. Gelinas, Christine S. Brigham and Robert Myers. Detailed information for each attorney may be found at

The firm was founded in 1923 in Fitchburg by the late A. Andre Gelinas who was a Special Justice in the Fitchburg District Court and District Attorney for Worcester County, among many other legal, political and community endeavors with whom the late Bernard D. Ward joined in 1942 to form Gelinas & Ward.

Former members of the firm include Andre A. Gelinas, former Presiding Justice of the Fitchburg District Court and Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court; Edward J Reynolds, former associate of the Leominster District  Court; Elliott L. Zide, Associate Justice of the Fitchburg District Court; Kathleen Daigneault, Registrar of the Worcester Northern District Registry of Deeds; and Susan Gerry, Deputy Mayor, Yonkers, NY.

Members of the Firm are Active in the community and serve or have served in leadership positions on numerous community and civic boards and committees including;

  • United Way of North Central Mass.
  • Boys and Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster
  • North Central  Mass. Chamber of Commerce
  • North Central Mass. Community Foundation
  • Fitchburg State University Board of Trustees
  • Fitchburg State University Foundation
  • Leominster Education Foundation
  • Monty Tech Foundation
  • Community Health Connections Family Health Centers
  • Fitchburg Art Museum
  • Fitchburg Redevelopment Authority
  • Gardner Cultural Council
  • Fitchburg State Moot Court Competitive Team