A local attorney recently was inducted into the Legal Practice Hall of Fame by the Senior Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association.

Marshall A. Gallop Jr. has practiced law in Rocky Mount with Battle, Winslow Scott & Wiley, P.A. since 1977 and presently serves as president of the firm.

Gallop grew up in Elizabeth City and graduated from Elizabeth City High School in 1963. He entered Duke University, where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees and a doctorate in electrical engineering.

A member of the Air Force ROTC, he served a five-year tour on active duty in the U.S. Air Force at a research lab near Boston from 1972-77, attaining the rank of captain. While there, Gallop attended night law school, obtaining his juris doctor from Suffolk Law, magna cum laude in 1976 and LL.M. from Boston University in 1977.

Gallop is a former member of the NCBA Board of Governors and NCBF Board of Directors, and a past chair of the Litigation Section.

He has also served as chair of the Civil Practice, Procedure and Evidence Committee, as a member of the Dispute Resolution Section Council and as a member of the N.C. Association of Defense Attorneys Board of Directors. Gallop is a past president of the Eastern N.C. Inn of Court and a former member of the Supreme Court Dispute Resolution Committee and the Civil Procedure Study Committee.

Throughout his career, Gallop has maintained a varied and multifaceted practice, which at present includes representation of Nash General Hospital. He also serves as an arbitrator and mediator and is recognized within the legal community as an outstanding lawyer and role model.

This is the second induction class for the recently renamed General Practice Hall of Fame, which was established in 1989 by the General Practice Section.