Judith A. Wayne


Lynn, MA





Dean's List graduate of New England School of Law with 29 years of experience in civil and criminal litigation, including 3 1/2 years as an Assistant District Attorney and 24 years in private practice as criminal defense counsel as well as plaintiffs' and defendants' counsel in civil matters including personal injury, domestic relations, real estate transactions and bank representation for real estate closings.

  • Have tried hundreds of jury and jury-waived trials
  • Five years, Executive Council - Middlesex County Bar Association
  • Ten years, Secretary, Treasurer, Second V.P. and First V.P. – Middlesex County Bar Association
  • Chairperson, (five years), Educational Seminar Committee – Middlesex County Bar Association
  • Board of Trustees – New England School of Law, 1987 – Present
  • Board of Bar Overseers, hearing committee member – two years
  • Instructor of Criminal Law – Northern Essex Community College, 1982
  • Represented cross section of clients, including high profile members of the Boston Bruins and a New York Yankee, while more typically representing the less privileged
  • Pro Bono work – have represented many non-English speaking immigrants without a fee because of my fluency in French and their need for competent representation by someone speaking their language
  • Extensive experience in mediation
  • Chief Legal Counsel-Gulfstream Int'l Airlines-1995
  • Air Line Pilot's Association-Legal Counsel-Eastern Airlines-1986-1988.
  • Administrative Experience - 24 years of operating a business, purchasing and renovating office space, hiring and supervising staff and generating a clientele while responsible for implementing and maintaining a budget
  • Maintain an excellent relationship with many police departments

REGARDED as a seasoned veteran of the district courts by many judges, clients, police officers and colleagues, with knowledge of the relevant substantive law and district court procedure, and possess the instinct required to dispose of cases in the appropriate manner. Bilingually fluent (English/French), conversant in Spanish and speak some German.

Areas Of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Workers' Compensation Law
  • Child Support

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1977
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998


  • New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1976
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1973
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Liberal Arts

Past Employment Positions

  • Middlesex County D.A.'s Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1978 to 1981
  • Law Office of Smith, Bonaiuto, & Barton, Malden, MA, Law Clerk, 1976 to 1978
  • Law Office of Smith, Bonaiuto, & Barton, Malden, MA, Associate Attorney, 1976 to 1978

Pro Bono Activities

  • Representation of French Speaking Immigrants to Meet Their Need of Competent Counsel


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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