Gerald S. Garnick (Jerry) graduated from American International College in Springfield 1965. Following graduation, he pursued his Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University of Law School and became a lawyer in 1968. He is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and the Federal District Court of Boston, MA.
After completing basic training with the United States Army and during his time in the Army Reserves, he became employed by Pike and Pike Attorney’s at Law in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1969 he became associated with Morris Goldman of Brewster, Massachusetts and in 1973, opened a law office in Hyannis, MA specializing in civil litigation, business transactions, and domestic relations. In 2014 he focused his legal skills on mediation. In 2016, Jerry reconnected with his former partner, Michael Princi, and now practices with Princi Mills Law PC.
Jerry’s career has been varied and exciting. In 1986 he created new Massachusetts law, which allowed the second highest bidder at a foreclosure to be the successful bidder if the highest bidder defaulted.
Jerry’s accomplishments include establishing the Ridge Club, successfully representing clients in real estate transaction, business buy and sell transactions, divorce matters, probating of Wills and Estates, Will contests, construction disputes and various other litigation matters.
Jerry is well recognized locally for his service to the Town of Yarmouth (Board of Health), the Cape Cod Symphony for forty-seven (47) years as a board member, committee chair, Vice President, and President. He also served on the Board of the Cape Museum of Fine Arts as well as the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. Jerry was an active participant in the Supreme Judicial Courts Racial and Ethnic Bias Committee which examined discriminations within the Massachusetts Court system, helping to establish the Rules and Regulations requiring interpreters where necessary. In addition, Jerry was a co-founder of the Cape Cod Ski Club, which today boasts a membership of almost 500 Cape Cod residents.