Attorney Judith M. Flynn
Judy received her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, summa cum laude, where she was also a recipient of the T. Scott Miyakawa Memorial Prize in Sociology. She received her J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School, cum laude, and was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Administrative Law.
After graduating from Suffolk, Judy worked as a contract attorney at a small elder law firm where she focused on guardianships and MassHealth applications. In 2002, she joined the Law Office of William Brisk in Newton as an Associate Attorney, where her practice focused on all aspects of elder law and probate litigation. She launched her own firm in Hingham in 2004, with her primary office in Rockland and a satellite office in Mansfield. Judy works with elders and their families in areas of elder law, estate planning, and special needs planning. (See "Areas of Expertise" for more detailed information on practice areas.)
In January 2016, Judy joined the team at Falco & Associates, P.C. in Quincy, where she is one of seven elder law attorneys who use the same holistic approach that Judy has employed for nearly 15 years. Judy is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and has served on a number of NAELA committees. She recently served as Co-Chair of NAELA's 2017 Annual Conference, which was held in Boston and coincided with the 25th anniversary of the Massachusetts Chapter of NAELA (MassNAELA). Judy served on the Board of Directors of MassNAELA for several years, serving as the Chapter President in 2014. She remains an active member of the MassNAELA Public Policy and Litigation Committees, working to advocate for the rights of seniors and those with special needs in the Commonwealth. Judy also served two terms as President of the Massachusetts Guardianship Association (MGA), in 2010 and 2011.
Judy was named a "Top Woman of Law" by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, which they award to "women who have made inspiring contributions in fields including pro bono, social justice, advocacy and business." She was named a Five Star Wealth Manager for Estate Planning in Boston Magazine for 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Judy has been designated a Massachusetts and New England Super Lawyer in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, and was named one of only seven Top Women Attorneys in Elder Law in 2017.
She also received the National Guardianship Association's Outstanding Affiliate Member Award in 2010. Judy is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the American Inn of Family and Probate Courts.
Judy and her husband, Bill, both grew up in South Boston. They now live in Hingham and have three children: Mackenzie (30), Christine (26), and Liam (20). Bill and Judy were the first married couple inducted to the South Boston Sports Hall of Fame, Bill for hockey and Judy for running/track and field.