Edward Notis-McConarty


  • d 617-557-9719
  • 60 State Street
  • Boston, MA 02109

Practice Focus

Edward Notis-McConarty concentrates his practice in the areas of probate litigation, civil litigation, dispute resolution, and fiduciary work.  Through his work on estate and probate matters, Ned handles matters relating to fiduciary administration and estate planning.

In recent years, Ned has become increasingly involved in the firm's fiduciary services practice.  He also represents a number of nonprofit and religious organizations, providing general counsel and litigation services.

Representative Clients

  • Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Children's Hospital, Boston
  • St. Jude's Hospital for Children
  • Needham Advisory Group, Inc.

Activities and Publications

Ned has served in numerous leadership roles at the Boston and Massachusetts Bar Associations, including:

  • Treasurer, Boston Bar Foundation
  • Member, Council of the Boston Bar Association
    • Co-chair, Summer Jobs Program
    • Chair, Special Funds Project
    • Co-Chair, New Lawyers in Transition Working Group
    • Member, Sponsor Firm Study Group
  • Member, Boston Bar Foundation Board of Trustees
    • Member, Investment Committee
  • Co-Chair, Supreme Judicial Court's Working Group on Expanding Access to Justice
  • Member, Probate and Family Court's Task Force on Implementation of Massachusetts Probate Code
  • Past Chair, Probate Law Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Appointments, and as Co-Chair of the Delivery of Legal Services Section of the Boston Bar Association and the Access to Justice Section of the Massachusetts Bar Assocation

Ned has also served as Co-Chair of the Legal Advocacy and Resource Center in Boston and is the co-author of Ethical Lawyering in Massachusetts.  He has written and lectured extensively on issues relating to probate litigation and the challenge to the courts presented by increasing numbers of unrepresented litigants.

Community Involvement

  • Chancellor, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
  • Clerk, Dean Foundation for Little Children
  • Member, Trustees of Donations of Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
    • Member, Investment Committee
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