In 1960, Attorneys Leonard E. Gibbons and Ann M. Gibbons, husband and wife, opened the law firm Gibbons & Gibbons in Holyoke, Massachusetts. They enjoyed a general practice of law as they handled a variety of legal issues for their loyal clients. From real estate closings to personal injury actions to estate planning to business matters, the attorneys of Gibbons & Gibbons were true general practitioners. Leonard Gibbons was also First Assistant District Attorney for Hampden County, which was, for several years, a part-time position.
Ann Gibbons left the law firm when she was appointed Assistant City Solicitor for the City of Holyoke in 1972. She was then appointed Presiding Justice of Ware District Court in 1977. Upon her retirement from the bench in 1997, she re-joined her husband and they continued to practice law together until Leonard’s death in 2003.
Over the years, as the needs of their clients changed, and the practice of law became more specialized, Gibbons & Gibbons focused on elder law, estate planning, guardianships and probate of estates. In 2000, Ann and Leonard’s daughter, Mary Gibbons Stevens, joined the firm. In 2013, Gibbons & Gibbons became Gibbons Stevens Law Office with an office in Kittery, Maine in addition to the office in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Attorney Mary Gibbons Stevens continues to provide trusted legal advice and representation in matters involving probate of estates, estate planning and wills and trusts. Attorney Stevens is a rostered guardian ad litem in Maine and serves as the voice for children in child protection matters and family matters. She also works to ensure the educational rights of children with disabilities by representing parents and children at IEP meetings and before the Department of Education.