Bar News - July 19, 2017
Judge and Attorney Join Loyal Order
Rockingham County Bar President Susan Lowry (center) with the most recent inductees into the Loyal Order of the Rock, Ralph Barbagallo Jr. and Judge Sawako Tachibana Gardner.
The Rockingham County Bar Association recently inducted NH Circuit Court Judge Sawako Tachibana Gardner, of the 10th Circuit District Division in Portsmouth, and attorney Ralph Barbagallo Jr. into the “Loyal Order of the Rock.”
Each year, the Rockingham County Bar Association selects members who have made notable contributions to the profession and the community for induction into the order during a presentation at the association’s annual meeting.
Gardner began her law career as a public defender in Portsmouth. After switching to prosecution in Carroll County, she practiced in family court before being appointed to the bench.
Barbagallo is a former two-time President of the Rockingham County Bar Association and presently serves on its board. He is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association Legislative Committee and has a personal injury practice with offices located in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts.