Listee Features — November 30, 2017


Focusing on personal injury, medical malpractice and social security and disability, Gayle Gerling Pettinga has served as the owner and managing attorney of Gerling Law since 1994. The firm operates under a set of core values, including integrity, civility, and respect, that ensure the client comes first. Under that mindset, Ms. Pettinga has become a well-respected figure in both her personal and professional lives. She is lauded as engaged, empathetic, and compassionate, all assets in her endeavors. ​ One of the things Ms. Pettinga is most proud of is her community involvement. She believes it’s important to use her abilities to give back in whatever way she can, and her firm does too. Thus, she has founded programs like the

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Marion Fremont-Smith


A pioneering woman in law, Marion R. Fremont-Smith has been excited to see women’s effective presence in the field grow through the years. She initially became interested in law after studying political science at Wellesley College, which she believes was an excellent foundation. With the support of her husband, she earned an honorary Bachelor of Arts form the school in 1948, and went on to obtain an LLB, cum laude, from Boston University in 1951. After being admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, Ms. Fremont-Smith was set to make a difference and change the field for the better. She furthered her education by being admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States in 1979. ​ Ms. Fremont-Smith’s connection to nonprofit

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