Spotlight on . . . Devorah Levine
March 22, 2022
Devorah Levine joined the firm’s Boston office in 2004. She grew up in South Hadley, Massachusetts. “For those of you who are baseball fans, Bart Giamatti, a former Commissioner of Major League Baseball and the father of actor Paul Giamatti, grew up on my street,” she says.
Today, she lives in South Boston (a.k.a. “Southie”) with her husband Ashish, a Senior Manager, Institutional Markets, at Boston Trust Walden, and their six-year-old twin girls. The girls are kindergarteners at the Oliver Hazard Perry School, where they are developing an expertise in coloring (within the lines).
Devorah focuses her practice on civil litigation and administrative law matters with an emphasis on special education law. Prior to joining the firm, she concentrated her practice in the area of professional malpractice, representing architects, engineers, accountants, lawyers, and other professionals.
What led you to pursue a career in law?
I was inspired by my grandmother, who practiced law at a time when few women did so. To give you some perspective, there were only three women in her law school class.
What do you enjoy most about your practice?
I have the opportunity to work with the family members of individuals with special needs. I enjoy the fact that I am helping these family members secure necessary treatment and care for their loved ones.
What is your favorite place?
Sitting poolside on a vacation. I do love Miami and San Juan.
What’s one of your favorite hobbies or pastimes?
Travel, although that has been de-railed since having the girls, who are their own adventure!
What is an app that you can’t live without?
Uber. Otherwise I would never get to work on time. And second prize goes to the Weather Channel. I hate not being dressed appropriately for the weather.
In view of Women’s History Month, who is a woman you admire and why?
I admire my mother, a retired physician, who has always been an amazing caregiver to both her patients and her family. She was one of fourteen women in a medical school class of over two hundred people. Despite many obstacles, she managed to rise to the top of her medical school class and later ran a private practice and the medical staff of her hospital. She always pushed me to be the best version of myself, both professionally and personally.