Rosemary Wilson, JD
Rosemary Wilson has had an illustrious career serving over four decades as a trusts and estates lawyer. She practices in a large downtown Boston firm with offices in NY, DC, London and Tel Aviv. Her specialties include estate planning, estate administration and court interface on probate issues, including modification of old trusts to benefit adopted children or other changes to bring the beneficiary group or trust administration into line with modern society. She serves as a trustee for numerous trusts and makes discretionary decisions on how the funds are administered.
Ms. Wilson graduated from Concord Academy high school and has remained involved with the school, serving on the Alumni Association and Admissions Network where she screened potential applicants. She earned her B.A. from Northeastern University where she majored in modern languages. She earned her J.D. from Northeastern School of Law.
Ms. Wilson is a member of the Selection and Policy Committee for the Carroll L. Wilson Award, established at MIT in 1985 in honor of her late father. The award is given to a graduating member of the undergraduate program at MIT to pursue a yearlong project on sustainability, especially focused on developing countries.
Ms. Wilson has been a devoted volunteer despite a busy career. She spends several days a year volunteering as a free “Lawyer for the Day” in the Suffolk Probate Court serving low-income clientele seeking legal help for domestic problems such as paternity, custody and support of children, as well as annulment, divorce and separate support. In addition, for many years she has served as a mentor for middle school students in an inner city Boston school, following four students in their paths for 10 years. She also served as a host family for a college student from China who has become a part of her family and continues to welcome many international students to her home for meals and holidays. She has also volunteered abroad, traveling to China to work with HIV-positive orphans and to an orphanage in Quito, Ecuador to support teen mothers. Additional volunteer experiences include working at the Franciscan Hospital for Children and serving on a hotline for Planned Parenthood.