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Lavinia M. Weizel

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Education

  • Boston College (JD, summa cum laude)
  • Dartmouth College (BA, cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire

Lavinia’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation across a variety of areas, including securities litigation, shareholder suits and insurance disputes in both state and federal court.

Lavinia is also active in the firm’s pro bono practice, focusing on representing survivors of human trafficking in criminal matters and post-conviction relief proceedings.

Prior to joining Mintz Levin as an Associate, Lavinia was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Bruce M. Selya of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and before that clerked for the Honorable Francis X. Spina of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

Lavinia graduated first in her class from Boston College Law School and upon graduation received the Philip Joseph Privitera ’95 Award for outstanding scholarship and exceptional contribution to the law school community.

During law school, Lavinia served as executive articles editor of the Boston College Law Review and president of the Boston College Women’s Law Center, and she and her teammate won the Wendell F. Grimes Moot Court Competition. She also worked as a Mintz Levin Summer Associate and was a legal intern for the Policy & Government Division of the Executive Bureau of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. In 2011, she was one of 12 Boston-area law students selected to participate in the Rappaport Fellowship Program in Law & Public Policy.

Prior to law school, Lavinia worked first as the community education and youth violence prevention program coordinator and later as the development director for WISE, a New Hampshire–based nonprofit serving victims of domestic and sexual violence. She also worked as an assistant director of undergraduate admissions at Dartmouth College.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts