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Ralph Gillis

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Ralph’s practice concentrates in estate planning, including wills & trusts, probate administration, commercial real estate and finance. He grew up in Hingham and is a graduate of Boston College High School, Villanova University and Northeastern University School of Law. Ralph received thorough legal training by working for various law firms for over ten years in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island before returning to Hingham to join the firm of his Boston College High School classmate, Brady McDevitt. Ralph’s background in complex commercial transactions affords him with an advanced skillset to assist clients facing complicated estate planning, probate or trust administration needs. Ralph is known for competently explaining complex legal matters, and his ability to narrow the issue so that clients can quickly make informed decisions and keep matters moving forward.

Ralph resides with his wife and two daughters in Lincoln, Rhode Island. When he is not preparing estate plans, he enjoys mountain biking, skiing and hiking. Ralph is a member of the Union Club of Boston, the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Bar Associations, the Real Estate Bar Association, the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Executive Success Club. Ralph serves as a director and volunteer of 1PVD Cycling, a nonprofit that enables Providence youth to take part in cyclocross and mountain bike racing. 

Practice Areas:

  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts
  • Estate Tax Planning
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Commercial Real Estate and Commercial Finance
  • Business Law


  • Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 2012
  • Villanova University
    • B.A. - 2006

Bar Admission

  • Massachusetts, 2012
  • Rhode Island, 2012


  • Superlawyers Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019, 2021 – 2023