about BG


Founded in 1995 (with origins tracing back to 1984), Barton Gilman LLP is a thirty lawyer law firm with offices in Boston, Providence, New York City. Our experienced attorneys represent a variety of clients in a wide range of matters, and our trial attorneys appear regularly in the federal and state courts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, as well as before various administrative agencies.

The firm has been named a "Best Law Firm" for the past five years and three of our colleagues have been named “Best Lawyers in America,” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. Five of our partners maintain an AV-Preeminent rating by the Martindale-Hubbell National Law Directory, and fourteen of our attorneys were named New England Super Lawyers in 2017. One of our partners was honored by the Providence Business News as a “Woman to Watch” in professional services, and four of our attorneys have been selected as “Forty under 40,” also by the PBN. Two of our partners are members of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Barton Gilman has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Rhode Island by Providence Business News eight times in the past decade.  

In addition to our professional achievement, virtually all of our attorneys provide pro bono legal services on an annual basis and are actively involved in leadership roles at several non-profits, in addition to serving these organizations as mentors, advisors, and volunteers. In 2015, Barton Gilman received the Rhode Island Outstanding Philanthropic Business award, given by the Rhode Island Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. We are particularly proud of this honor, as it was the result of a nomination by our client, the Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program (UCAP).