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Attorney Otis has been appointed as a Guardian ad Litem in more than 65 family law and elder cases since 1997.  


An article featuring Attorney Otis discussing the practice of family law appeared in the Workforce section of the weekend Patriot Ledger, August 4-5, 2007, and she has been named a rising star in Boston Magazine.  Attorney Otis has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating available and is based upon review by clients and peers.   


In addition to her mediation and law practice, Attorney Otis has for many years volunteered with animal welfare groups both in New Jersey and Massachusetts.  She is active in local efforts to reduce the unwanted animal population by trap, neuter/spay, and release.  Attorney Otis is also an avid sailor and motorcyclist. 


Practice areas


  1. Family: 20%
    19 years, 600 cases
  2. Child Custody: 20%
    19 years, 550 cases
  3. Divorce: 20%
    19 years, 600 cases
  4. Mediation: 20%
    3 years, 4 cases
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($285-300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

2 total 

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  • Carolan Kiely Hardy

    I endorse this lawyer. From my discussions with Gail at various legal events, I found Gail to be knowledgeable and articulate on family law.


    Carolan Hardy Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Leanna Hamill

    I have worked with Gail on several cases and have been very impressed with her work, and the way she interacts with her clients. It is clear to me that Gail is an experienced and savvy family law attorney, and an excellent advocate for her clients. She is the attorney I refer my clients to when they need someone who practices family law.


    Leanna Hamill Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Otis & Associates, P.C.

160 Old Derby Street
Suite 452
Hingham, MA, 02043-4064

Meeting of the Minds Mediation LLC

160 Old Derby Street
Suite 452
Hingham, MA, 02043



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentOtis & Associates, P.C.2008 - Present
OwnerLaw Office of Gail P. Otis, LLC2004 - 2008
AssociateWhite, Inker, Aronson, P.C.1999 - 2004
Chief Law ClerkMassachusetts Trial Court - Probate & Family Court1998 - 1999
Probate & Family Court Judicial Law ClerkMassachusetts Trial Court - Probate & Family Court1997 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Academy of Professional Family MediatorsMember2013 - Present
Massachusetts Council on Family Mediationmember2013 - Present
Bar Association of Plymouth CountyMember2011 - Present
Norfolk County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Massachusetts Association of Guardians ad Litemmember2006 - Present
Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers (MAWL)Member2004 - Present
Boston Bar Association, Family Law Section, past member Steering CommitteeMember2001 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember; Past member, Family Law Section Council1999 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Women's Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2007
Massachusetts Association of Women LawyersMember, Past member Board of Directors2004 - 2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of MassachusettsN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Divorce Finance SummitBusiness Valuation2011
Surviving Divorce: The Road AheadLegal, Financial, and Credit in Divorce2009
Panel on small and medium firm practicepanel for first year students on small and medium firm practice2009
WANSS Family Law PanelWorking with a Guardian ad Litem2008
Northeastern University Law School Family Law SocietyFamily Law Practice2008