My son was 14 and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. Due to the severity of the charge, the case went to trial and Mr. Gillis suggested the strategy which would let the facts speak for themselves and let the justice system work the way it was intended. Mr. Gillis was extremely skillful, helpful and patient with our family during this very trying experience. Although the prosecutor's hand was forced with the charges filed by an inept police department, Mr. Gillis was patient and thorough, in completely exonerating my son. He also counseled my son about being in the wrong place at the wrong time and not to be there again. I learned a great deal from Mr. Gillis, who drew from his experience as a Marine, MA State Trooper and an attorney. I have and will continue to recommend Mr. Gillis to anyone who has business with the legal system.