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Gail P. Otis

President
Otis & Associates, P.C.
160 Old Derby Street, Suite 452
Hingham, Massachusetts 02043-4064
Peer Rating
4.7 of 5.0
Client Rating
5.0 of 5.0
AV Rated
Experience & Credentials
Practice Areas
Family Law (50%); Mediation (50%); Divorce; Child Custody; Paternity; Adoption Law; Guardianship; Premarital Agreements; Advance Directives; Modification; Alimony; Domestic Relations; Equitable Distribution; Marital Agreements; Gay and Lesbian Family Law; Marital Property Distribution; Marital Property Law; Marital Property Settlements; Matrimonial Law; Name Changes; No Fault Divorce; Non-Traditional Family Law; Post Divorce Modification; Spousal Support; Restraining Orders; Uncontested Divorce
University
University of Massachusetts, B.A., 1994
Law School
Northeastern University, J.D., 1997
Admitted
1997, Massachusetts
ISLN
912765868
Peer Reviews (17)
AV Rated
4.7/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Family Law, Guardian Ad Litem, Guardianship, Estate Administration, Divorce, Domestic Relations, Estate Planning and Child Custody
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
4.7/5
Analytical Capabilities
4.7/5
Judgment
4.6/5
Communication Ability
4.6/5
Legal Experience
4.7/5
Peer Reviews (17)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 05/27/14
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Judge on 10/23/09
I have appointed Attorney Gail Otis as Guardian Ad Litem on a number of occasions, and on each and every case she has done a superb job.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Judge on 10/23/09
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Judge on 10/23/09
I hold Attorney Gail Otis in the highest esteem. She is a truly wonderful attorney, always practicing to the highest standards.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 10/22/09
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 10/22/09
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/20/09
We worked together closely over many months after she was appointed guardian of my client, who was drinking heavily, in a divorce with complex custodial and financial issues. I doubt that my client would have attained sobriety without the extraordinary coordinated efforts that Attorney Otis and I made to get her into treatment. I relied on her ability & judgment throughout. I will continue to refer cases to her with confidence.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Senior Associate on 10/19/09
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Senior Associate on 10/19/09
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 10/18/09
Very reasonable and cooperative attorney. Willing to negotiate, but zaelosuly litigates when necessary.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 07/28/09
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 07/28/09
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 07/28/09
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 08/13/09
I worked closely in collaboration with Gail Otis on a difficult matter. She is smart, experienced and responsive. I have referred matters to her since then and will continue to do so.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
4.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
4.6/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 10/29/09
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
4.0/5
Communication Ability
4.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 08/05/09
Legal Knowledge
4.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
4.0/5
Judgment
4.0/5
Communication Ability
4.0/5
Legal Experience
4.0/5
1.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 10/26/09
Gail is an extremely knowledgable domestic relations attorney. Her focus on a client's needs and concerns are unparalleled. Gail is always professional in her demeanor and practice, whether in the courtroom or in her office. I have found Gail to be an invaluable source of advice and knowledge. In my opinion Gail more than merits the highest possible rating. She is a credit to the domestic relations bar and attorneys throughout the Commonwealth.
Legal Knowledge
1.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
1.0/5
Judgment
1.0/5
Communication Ability
1.0/5
Legal Experience
1.0/5
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Client Reviews

Overall Client Rating

in Family Law, Divorce and Child Custody
5.0 out of 5.0
Communication Ability
5.0
Responsiveness
5.0
Quality of Service
5.0
Value for Money
4.8
  • Data based on 4 reviews
  • Recommended by 4 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 10/13/09
Posted by a on 10/13/09
5.0 out of 5.0  
Gail was diligent during the discovery period. Did not leave one stone unturned. Unroofed subtle disparities on the part of the opposing attorney and maintained our integrity throughout the process. In the end, I felt that the settlement was fair and equitable.
Posted by a on 10/05/09
5.0 out of 5.0  
I trust her very much. She is a common sense attorney who is caring and thoughtful.
Posted by a on 09/17/09
5.0 out of 5.0  
Gail explained legal issues in a manner that was easy to understand by removing the legal jargon. Gail provided fervent representation that yielded many favorable rulings. Although opposing counsel resorted to bully tactics, Gail remained the consummate professional and not deterred in her efforts in securing a 'victory'- if there is such a thing in family law. Gail and her very talented associate provided me with judicial relief that words can't begin to describe. Gail,a preeminent lawyer.
Posted by a on 04/14/09
4.8 out of 5.0  
Gail is very professional and extremely competent. She, as well as her associate, Katie Lenihan, were excellent to work with. They negotiated with opposing counsel in good faith and communicated every detail and strategy with me on an ongoing basis. I would highly recommend Gail and Katie for legal counsel.
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