Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate & Trust Administration


Juris Doctor, Boston College Law School
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Pomona College, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Honors & Awards

- Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2008-2016
- Super Lawyers Top Women in Law 2017-2018
- Mass Lawyers Weekly Excellence in the Law - Honoree 2013

Teaching & Speaking Engagements

- Boston Bar Association: Lecturer/Panelist
- Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education: Lecturer/Panelist
- The Massachusetts Justice Project: Lecturer/Panelist
- The Women's Bar Foundation: Lecturer/Panelist
- The Merrimack Valley Estate Planning Council: Lecturer/Panelist
- The Friends of Mount Auburn: Lecturer/Panelist

Professional Associations

Emerson Hospital Corporator Involvement Committee: Former Chair
Emerson Hospital Executive Committee: Member
NEID (New England Donors Association): Member
St. Boniface Haiti Foundation: Member of Development Committee and Gala Committee
- Central Massachusetts Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association: Co-Chair 2007-2010
- Council of Visitor's for Mt. Auburn Cemetery: Member 2011-2014
- Professional Advisors Network of The Boston Foundation: Member 2012-2015

Bar Admissions


About Me

Laurel Millette is a Partner at Pabian & Russell, LLC, concentrating exclusively in the areas of estate planning and the administration of estates and trust. Over the past 16 years, she has a worked primarily with high net worth families and individuals, as well as individuals serving in Fiduciary roles.

Before joining Pabian & Russell, Laurel was the founder of Millette Law, a boutique trusts & estates law firm. Prior to Millette Law, Laurel served as an Equity Partner/Shareholder in the trusts and estates department at Davis Malm & D’Agostine, P.C.

Laurel received her JD from Boston College Law School. Following her graduation and admission to the Massachusetts Bar, she was an associate at Keshian & Reynolds, LLP, Woodman & Eaton, P.C., and Bowditch & Dewey, LLP. As an associate, Laurel began practicing in estate planning, and estate & trust administration, and also worked in wealth management and tax planning. Prior to law school, she worked in the assurance division of Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Boston, and graduated from the Cooper’s & Lybrand Academy at the Graduate School of Accounting at the University of Texas at Austin. Laurel also received her Bachelors of Arts in philosophy, politics, and economics from Pomona College.

Since 2003, Laurel has served as a lecturer on estate planning and estate administration, volunteering her expertise on panels for groups such as the Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, the Massachusetts Justice Project, The Women’s Bar Foundation, The Merrimack Valley Estate Planning Council, and the Friends of Mount Auburn. She currently serves as a member of the Development Committee and the Gala Committee for St. Boniface Haiti Foundation and as a Corporator for Emerson Hospital. Laurel has formerly served as the Chair of the Emerson Hospital Corporator Involvement Committee and as a member of the Emerson Hospital Executive Committee. Laurel also exhibits her commitment to philanthropy through her membership in NEID (New England Donors Association), and as a member of the Professional Advisors Network of The Boston Foundation from 2012-2015, the Co-Chair of the Central Massachusetts Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association from 2007-2010 and as a member of the Council of Visitor’s for Mt. Auburn Cemetery from 2011-2014. Laurel has also served on the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army and on the Board of Directors of Friendly House, Inc.

Every year since 2008 Laurel has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Rising Stars and Super Lawyers Top Women in Law, and in 2013, she was named as an honoree in the Mass Lawyers Weekly Excellence in the Law Event.

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