HON. DOROTHY GIBSON, (RET.)

Retired Justice of the Middlesex County Probate and Family Court. Awarded 'Jurist of the Year' by the Middlesex County Bar Association
The Honorable Dorothy Gibson

Available to:


  • Mediate with Attorneys present
  • Mediate without Attorneys present
  • Arbitrate
  • Serve as Discovery Master
  • Perform Case Evaluations
Education: 1972 Suffolk University, BA Government
1976 Suffolk University Law School, Juris Doctorate
Experience: Associate Justice Massachusetts Trial Court, Probate & Family Court Department, Middlesex Division


Circuit Justice Massachusetts Trial Court

Assistant Register of Probate Suffolk Division

Private Practice, Boston, MA

Employment Massachusetts General Court – House of Representatives Legislative Aide:
Committee on Natural Resources
Committee on State Administration
House Page
Affiliations Massachusetts Judges Conference
Probate & Family Inns of Court – Board of Directors
Middlesex Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar
Federal District Court – District of Massachusetts
Unites States Court of Appeals – First Circuit
United States Supreme Court
Committees Committee for Professional Responsibilities for Clerks of Court Member
Probate & Family Court Committee on Guardianships
Probate & Family Court Committee on Rules
Guest Lecturer – New England Law Boston
Contributor – MCLE (Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education)

Frequent Lecturer in the area of Domestic Relations and trial preparation, Trusts and Estates, Guardianships and Conservatorships, Introduction of the New Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code
Publications Contributor and Editor –

The New Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code

Fiduciary Litigation in the Probate Court

How to Try a Divorce Case

Awards: 2014 - Jurist of the Year, Middlesex Bar Association

2015 - Distinguished Jurist Award, Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers