Meet Bowditch

Bowditch & Dewey, LLP is a midsize law firm with the comprehensive skills and knowledge to handle transactions and solve legal issues confronting businesses and institutions.

With more than 60 lawyers in three Massachusetts locations -- Boston, Framingham and Worcester -- and a presence in Washington, DC, Bowditch & Dewey offers a depth of practice in its core areas of business and finance, real estate, litigation, labor and employment, and estate and tax planning that rival much larger firms.

In addition to practicing law, many Bowditch & Dewey lawyers serve on boards or hold other leadership positions for organizations located where we live and work. Many attorneys have served in government agencies and on government boards, including zoning and planning boards, and environmental, transportation & construction, labor, consumer affairs, and anti-discrimination agencies.

In the recently released BTI Brand Elite 2016: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms, Bowditch & Dewey earned a place on BTI's Honor Roll of Most Recommended Firms. Law firms are included on this list based on top-of-mind recognition by corporate counsel and other legal hiring decision makers.


The firm known today as Bowditch & Dewey, LLP was established in 1914 under the name of Thayer, Smith & Gaskill. Three distinguished Worcester natives, all graduates of Harvard Law School, combined to form the firm. The firm's name over the years has undergone several changes and now bears the names of the two most senior partners of the firm in the late 1970s - Robert S. Bowditch and Henry B. Dewey.

In 1984, most of the members of the Worcester firm of Cope & Wilson merged into Bowditch & Dewey, adding a Framingham branch office to the firm.

In 2004, the firm opened an office in Boston at One International Place.

In 2015, the firm established a presence in Washington DC to support the expanding needs of our clients.