MATA Mourns the Loss of Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants

The Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA) joins our brothers and sisters of the Massachusetts bench and bar in mourning the tragic death of Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants.  Chief Justice Gants represented everything that is good about our justice system and reflected the best of Massachusetts jurisprudence.  


Chief Justice Gants was an intellectual powerhouse - his knowledge and ability to apply the law was without dispute.  However, the real legacy of Chief Justice Gants was his personal decency, generosity, and kindness.  He was unfailingly dedicated to the people of Massachusetts and the cause of access to justice for all people. 


This is a monumental loss for the Massachusetts legal community and all the people of Massachusetts.  MATA members, leadership and staff deeply appreciate Chief Justice Gant’s willingness to always be accessible and responsive to our members’ concerns.  This was never more evident than during the past six months as the courts struggled with the challenges of Covid 19.  Our deepest thoughts go out to his friends, colleagues, and family during this difficult time.


Brendan G. Carney

President, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys

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