History Our Firm
Firm was founded by John Hackett, James L. Williams, and Cyrenus P. Bordland as Hackett & Williams at 226 Union Street in Poughkeepsie, in what was known as Lawyers Row.
Henry T. Hackett joined the firm. He served as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s personal attorney and Executor of his Last Will and Testament
Charles J. Corbally joined. He became a City Court Judge under Mayor George V.L. Spratt and served as a Trustee of the Poughkeepsie Savings Bank and a Director of the Farmers’ and Manufacturers’ National Bank.
John Mulford Hackett, as a partner and state assemblyman, co-introduced state legislation which initiated the building of the Mid-Hudson Bridge
John J. Gartland joined. He established and directed the James J. McCann Trust and oversaw many important community endeavors, including the reconstruction of the historic Bardavon Building, the development of Marist College, St. Francis Hospital and Our Lady of Lourdes High School and the construction of the Mid-Hudson Civic Center and McCann Ice Arena.
Firm changes name to Corbally & Gartland
Allan E. Rappleyea joined. He was a part of the Judge Adjutant General’s Commission, U.S. Army Counsel, New York State Committee of Ethics and Guidance, and the Poughkeepsie Corporation Counsel.
Richard V. Corbally joined, thirty-eight years after his father.
Firm moves to 25 Market Street in Poughkeepsie.
Firm changes its name to Corbally, Gartland and Rappleyea.
Michael G. Gartland became Partner.
Firm moves to 35 Market Street in the Bardavon Building.
Vincent L. DeBiase became Partner.
Paul O. Sullivan became Partner.
William F. Bogle became Partner.
Firm opens a satellite office in Millbrook, NY
Firm changes its name to Corbally, Gartland and Rappleyea, LLP
Rena M. O’Connor became our first female Partner.
Allan B. Rappleyea became Partner.
Patrick T. Gartland joined as Partner, nearly a century after his great grandfather, Charles J. Corbally.