Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

In Memoriam: Judge Gerard ‘Jerry’ Shellan

June 2017 Bar Bulletin

By Stew Cogan and 
Michelle Nemeth

The world lost a larger-than-life character when Judge Gerard “Jerry” Shellan passed away on April 1 at the age of 95. It is difficult to summarize the impact this one man had on so many in our legal community. From his gravelly voice, dapper suits and pipe smoking, to his beautiful homegrown roses, Judge Shellan was certainly one-of-a-kind. 

A very social and generous person, he regularly treated friends and co-workers to lunch and dinner and never missed an opportunity to give a speech or MC an event at social gatherings, of which there were many. He loved to play tennis and did...

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