Gina Y. Walcott, Esq.

Civil Litigation Attorney

Attorney-Gina-WalcottGina Walcott is an accomplished and nationally recognized attorney with over 25 years of federal and state litigation, complex negotiation, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) experience, having served as both an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts and as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth.  Indeed, between her private practice and public sector experiences, Gina has argued at every level of the Massachusetts federal and state courts systems. Gina’s stellar reputation led to her invitation to join the prestigious Massachusetts Bar Foundation Society of Fellows –an honor extended to only ½ of 1% of the Commonwealth’s practicing attorneys.  Similarly, but on a national scale, she was also invited to be a member of the American Bar Foundation Society of Fellows.

Gina’s litigation practice focuses primarily in the following areas:  Family Law (Divorce, Child Custody, Adoption), Employment Law (Discrimination, Harassment, Hostile Work Environment), Civil Rights Law, Tort Law (Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury), Real Estate (Landlord/ Tenant, Eminent Domain), Business and Contract Law, Constitutional Law.

In addition to her legal experience, Gina has significant business and HR management experience, having served as Executive Director of two nonprofit corporations in the Commonwealth:  (1) the Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston (FHCGB), which is a civil rights organization charged with the elimination of housing discrimination; and, (2) Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Inc. (LCL), which is the state’s only lawyer assistance program.  As LCL Executive Director, Gina was the first African-American in the nation to direct a lawyer assistance program.

Gina has been an active member of the state’s bar, having served as the President of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, Chair of the Women’s Bar Association (Women of Color Committee), and a Member of the Boston Bar Association (BBA) governing Council –to name only a few.

Gina has received such prestigious awards as the “Top Women of Law Award” from Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (in conjunction with the Women’s Bar Association and the Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers), the “President’s Award” from the Boston Bar Association, and the “Ten Outstanding Young Leaders Award” from the Boston Junior Chamber of Commerce during its 50th year celebration –an award given in the past to such notable Massachusetts individuals as former President John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, and Leonard Bernstein.  She has been twice-featured in the Boston Business Journal, and is both a contributing author and featured attorney in the MCLE New England publication entitled, “Breaking Barriers:  The Unfinished Story of Women Lawyers and Judges in Massachusetts.” Additionally, Gina is listed as one of B.U. Law School’s “Historic Firsts.” These are but a few of her awards and distinctions.

Gina is a graduate of the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School (BB&N), Wellesley College, and Boston University School of Law.  An active alum, Gina has served as:  BB&N Trustee; Member, Wellesley College Lawyers; Member, Seven Sisters Legal Eagles; Executive Committee Member, B.U. Law School Alumni Association; Adjunct Faculty/ Lecturer-In-Law, B.U. Law School; ATLA Trial Teams Competitions Coach, B.U. Law School; and as a frequent guest lecturer and keynote presenter for all three of her alma maters.

Gina lives with her family in Belmont, Massachusetts.