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Of Counsel

Al Wallis, Esq.

Al is the former Executive Director of the Center For Public Interest at Brown Rudnick.  The Center coordinated the pro-bono efforts of lawyers in the firm and also promoted and oversaw the volunteer efforts of firm members.  In that role, Al was the recipient of the BBA's 2015 Thurgood Marshall Award and was recognized for his extraordinary leadership in the public interest and corporate social responsibility communities.

Previously Al was a partner in the law firm of Shaevel & Krems, LLP, ane practiced labor law, employment law, and public law.  Al presented the oral argument in Blanchette v. School Committee of Westwood, 427 Mass. 176 (1997).


Al was the Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston under Mayors Flynn and Menino and in that role, he managed the law department for the City.


  • Boston University School of Law,  J.D.

  • Hofstra University, B.A. Political Science

Memberships, Community and

Professional Involvement

  • Association of Pro Bono Counsel ("APBCo")

  • Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association

  • Past lecturer New England Law - Boston

  • Former Board member of The Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action

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