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Meet Bowditch

Bowditch is a highly regarded law firm handling sophisticated transactions, challenging litigation and complex regulatory issues for businesses, families and institutions throughout Massachusetts, the region and beyond.

With more than 70 lawyers seamlessly connected in three strategic Massachusetts offices – Boston, Framingham and Worcester ­– Bowditch is deep in the areas of business and finance, real estate and environmental, litigation, employment, family law, and estate and tax planning, delivering outstanding client satisfaction and quality legal services.

Bowditch is listed in the BTI Client Service A-Team Rankings for 2023 and 2024, which asks over 17,000 buyers of professional services to evaluate 17 activities essential to delivering superior client service. In BTI Brand Elite: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms, Bowditch earned a place on BTI’s Honor Roll of Most Recommended Firms. Law firms are listed based on top-of-mind recognition by corporate counsel and other legal-hiring decision makers.

Quick Facts

  • Established in 1914
  • 2023 Empowering Women award from Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly for a strong commitment to supporting and elevating women attorneys
  • 29 practices earned a place in U.S. News and World Report: Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in Boston, Worcester and nationally
  • 27 attorneys listed in Best Lawyers in America and 13 attorneys recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America
    • David Felper, Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law – Management
    • Mark Powers, Lawyer of the Year in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • John Shoro, Lawyer of the Year in Trusts and Estates
  • Chambers USA ranked our Public Finance Practice as one of the most notable in Massachusetts. In addition, two of the firm’s attorneys were named leading practitioners in the 2024 publication:
    • Bob Cox, Environment, Massachusetts
    • Neal Pandozzi, Corporate/Commercial: Banking & Finance, Rhode Island
  • Samantha McDonald, Lynette Paczkowski, Rebecca MacGregor, Kristin Shirahama, Katherine Garrahan, Tracy Boland and Elizabeth Crowley named Top Women of Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly; Emily Weber named Excellence in the Law Honoree, Up and Coming Lawyers by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly listed Kristin Shirahama (Trusts & Estates), Bob Young (Employment), George Tetler (Business), Paul Bauer (Commercial Real Estate), and John Shoro (Tax) among the Top 20 lawyers in their respective areas of practice

Service to our Communities and Profession

As a firm, we encourage everyone to give back. Our lawyers and professionals serve on boards or hold other leadership positions for organizations located where we live and work as well as statewide and nationally. Many of our lawyers have served in government agencies and on government boards. These include zoning and planning boards and environmental, transportation, construction, labor, consumer affairs and anti-discrimination agencies.

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