Michael P. ShlanskyMichael P. Shlansky

Admitted to Bar: 2014, Louisiana State; 2017, Connecticut State; 2015, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Education: Tulane University (B.S., 2002); Tulane Law School (J.D., 2012); Tulane Law School (LL.M., 2013).

Member: Connecticut Bar Associations, Fairfield County Bar Association.

Practice Areas: Admiralty & Maritime Law, Civil Litigation, Residential and Commercial Real Estate; Probate, Estate Planning and Estate Settlement.

Michael was raised in Weston Connecticut, where he attended kindergarten through twelfth grade. He received his law degree, as well as his Master’s Degree in Admiralty & Maritime Law from Tulane Law School. Thereafter, he continued to live and practice law in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he specialized in maritime law, commercial litigation, and insurance defense.

Michael and his wife returned to Weston, Connecticut in 2017. He promptly took the Connecticut State bar exam and began working as an attorney at a litigation firm in Stamford, Connecticut. Michael joined Sherwood & Garlick, P.C. in the fall of 2019. He has a general law practice with an emphasis on admiralty and maritime law, real estate, and estate planning.

Additionally, Michael has been an active member of his community since joining the Weston Volunteer Fire Department in 1996. In 2006 and again, after his return in 2018, he was elected to the position of Lieutenant. He was then promoted to the position of Captain in 2020.


Nancy D. Gallagher

Admitted to Bar: 1991, Connecticut; 1995, US District Court, District of Connecticut.

Education: Heidelberg College (B.A.); University of Bridgeport (J.D., 1990).

Member: Connecticut Bar Association, Fairfield County Bar Association, Westport Weston Chapter of the Connecticut Bar Association.

Practice Areas: Real Estate, Estate and Trust Planning, Probate, Litigation.