Born in Boston to Irish parents, Jack received his undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, and received his law degree from Dalhousie University, also in Halifax. He began his legal career in 1970 with the United States Marine Corps as a legal officer with the First Marine Division. Jack attended the Naval Justice School in Newport, RI, after which he served as a Chief Defense Counsel for First Marine Division in Vietnam.
Jack has long been an active member of the Damariscotta community, having served as President of the Board of Trustees for Lincoln Academy, Board of Trustees for Skidompha Public Library, and the Damariscotta Appeals Board. He also served as President of the Parish Counsel for St. Patrick’s Church. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Lincoln County Theatre.
Jack lives in Damariscotta with his wife Martha. They have two grown daughters. When not at the office, Jack can be found either building stonewalls with his tractor or playing with his grandchildren.