Attorneys & Professionals

Lauren Clifford Galvin

TEL: (617) 479-5000
EMAIL: lgalvin@mhtl.com

Lauren Galvin practices in the areas of litigation and municipal law.  Ms. Galvin has successfully represented municipal clients at a variety of court proceedings including injunction hearings, civil contempt hearings, dispositive motion hearings and trials in the Superior Court and Land Court.  She conducts all states of litigation including initiation, discovery, trial preparation and appeals.  Recently, Ms. Galvin successfully argued the landmark case at the Supreme Judicial Court which established the standard of review for Conservation Commission enforcement actions and established the standard for extending deadlines set by the Wetlands Protection Act.  Additionally, Ms. Galvin regularly advises municipal clients on a wide range of issues that arise in the context of land use, eminent domain, local legislation, elections, public records requests, open meetings, conflicts of interest, trustee process, bankruptcy, licensing and contracts.    

Ms. Galvin graduated from Boston College in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English.  She received her law degree from Emory University School of Law.  While in law school, she was a Managing Editor of the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal.  Ms. Galvin was also a legal intern during law school for the Massachusetts Attorney General and the DeKalb County Public Defender.  Prior to attending law school, Ms. Galvin worked as a litigation paralegal at Hill & Barlow and Goulston & Storrs.

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