Ann Hetherwick "Hether" represents beneficiaries and fiduciaries in fiduciary, probate and trust disputes. Her practice focuses on probate, trust, equity, guardianships, and conservatorship litigation. Hether also serves as trustee of private trusts and personal representative of estates.
Hether advises clients at every stage of litigation, sometimes avoiding litigation entirely or resolving issues through mediation. As a former law clerk of the Massachusetts Appeals Court, she brings her strong writing skills and knowledge of the appellate process to contested matters, trials, and appeals. Above all, Hether appreciates that clients are often going through a difficult time of their lives and their legal and emotional needs are unique.
Hether handles wide-ranging probate and trust disputes, including:
Selected to The Best Lawyers in America list of Ones to Watch (Woodward/White, Inc.) for Family Law, 2024; Litigation – Trusts and Estates, 2024
Selected to the list of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's "Top Women of Law," 2020
Selected to the list of Massachusetts Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), Estate and Trust Litigation, 2020-2023
Selected to the list of Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Thomson Reuters), Estate and Trust Litigation, 2009, 2011-2012, 2017-2018
Participated in the Boston Chamber of Commerce Women's Leadership Program, 2016-2017
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Brookline Community Foundation, Professional Advisors Committee, Vice-Chair
The Mount, Boston Committee
Certified Bar Association of Norfolk County Pro Bono Conciliator
Ran Boston Marathon with Team Brookline, 2019