By: Terry Bennett
When we refer to our law firm as “the team at Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson & Pike” we aren’t just referring to the lawyers. The fabric of our firm is made up of a bigger group of people that allows our day-to-day operations to be a success. Our Office Manager, Mary Gallant, is a perfect example of someone who works behind-the-scenes and plays a critical role in all the firm’s accomplishments.
Mary has worked for our team now for 37 years, longer than most of our attorneys. As Office Manager, her favorite duty is handling real estate closings because it gives her the opportunity to meet new people and talk about other ways the attorneys at Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson & Pike can be of assistance.
When she isn’t working, Mary enjoys riding her horse, Chance. She got her love for horseback riding from her father, who was a warm-up jockey for the New York Riding Club.
The Vine Grove native doesn’t just love horses, though. She is an animal activist and former volunteer at the Humane Society. According to Mary, she had to stop going, though, because her husband wasn’t thrilled at the number of animals she kept bringing home.
Mary is married to Chris Gallant who works for Fed-Ex. Her oldest child, Lauren Miller, works for the Bourbon Review, while her son, Aaron Miller, works for Farm Credit Mid-America. Both reside in Lexington, Ky.
Our firm wouldn’t be what it is today without the influence of Mary! We are blessed to have her on our team.
Terry joined the practice in 1974. His areas of focus include personal injury law, real estate law, probate law, estate planning, business law, corporations, and adoptions. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, United States District Court Western District of Kentucky, United States Court of Military Appeals, and all Kentucky courts.
A Hardin County native and former Army office in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps, Terry graduated from William and Mary in Virginia with an undergraduate degree in government. He received his Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest Law School in Winston Salem, North Carolina, where he graduated with honors.