Attorney Anthony Gemma’s practice is devoted to probate administration, probate litigation, will contests, as well as comprehensive estate and trust planning, including Medicaid planning.
With more than twenty years of law practice, Mr. Gemma is a highly-experienced litigator and trial attorney. Prior to commencing his civil practice, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office and the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office. He prosecuted over 35 jury trials before the Superior Court, including high-profile criminal cases. Since starting his own civil practice, Attorney Gemma has continued his trial practice in the civil arena through representing clients in probate litigation, actions for declaratory judgments, rescission of property transfers, intentional interference with an inheritance, and will contests.
Representative probate litigation cases include both helping clients defend a valid will from unwarranted challenges, as well as to help beneficiaries challenge a will that is not valid due to undue influence, lack of testamentary capacity, fraud or some combination of those factors.
After entering the civil arena, Attorney Gemma earned an LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University School of Law. While earning the master’s degree, Attorney Gemma focused his studies on general and advanced estate planning techniques, gift and estate tax issues. Mr. Gemma’s estate planning practice is focused on helping clients develop the best estate plan for their needs, with an emphasis on estate tax minimization, efficient asset transfer, achieving client’s goals, and protecting client interests during life through living trusts, living wills and durable powers of attorney. He also advises clients in Medicaid trust planning, and represents clients in guardianship and conservatorship matters, including petitions for court established estate plans for incapacitated individuals.
In his probate practice, Mr. Gemma helps personal representatives with all aspects of estate administration. He provides guidance, takes the time to answer client questions when representing clients who are acting on behalf of estates as the estate legal representative.
Mr. Gemma is active in the Massachusetts Bar Association, where he has given annual presentations at local Councils on Aging on elder law and topical issues affecting seniors. He has also served on the Massachusetts Bar Association Elder Law Advisory Committee (2019-2020), and serves as a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association Probate Law Section Council (2019-present).
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Outstanding Service to the Norfolk District Attorney's Office||William R. Keating District Attorney||2005|
|President||Gemma Law Office, P.C.||2005 - 2017|
|Assistant District Attorney||Norfolk County District Attorney's Office||1998 - 2005|
|Assistant District Attorney||Middlesex County District Attorney's Office||1989 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||2016 - Present|
|Boston Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association Elder Law Advisory Committee||Member||2019 - 2020|
|Massachusetts Bar Association Probate Law Section Council||Member||2019 - 2020|
|South Shore Senior News||Nursing Home Resident Loses Medicaid Case||2009|
|Boston University School of Law||LL.M - Master of Laws||2015|
|Boston College Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|Boston College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1984|
|Mass Bar Assocation Elder Law Education Program||Elder Law issues including probate, estate planning, guardianship, & trust planning||2017|
|Mass Bar Association Elder Law Education Program||Elder Law issues including probate, estate planning, guardianship, & trust planning||2016|
|MBA Elder Law Community Presentation||Elder Law Issues in Massachusetts||2015|
|Elder Law Education Program||Elder Law issues||2014|
|Elder Law Education Program||Elder Law||2013|
|Elder Law Community Presentation||Elder Law Issues in Massachusetts||2012|
|Elder Law Community Presentation||Elder Law Issues in Massachusetts||2011|
|Elder Law Community Presentation||Elder Law and Property Tax Abatement Issues in Massachusetts||2010|
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