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 is a Partner at Pabian & Russell, LLC. Prior to joining P&R Laurel founded Millette Law, LLC and served as a Shareholder and Director at Davis, Malm & D’Agostine, P. C.

Since 2003, Laurel has served as a lecturer on estate planning and administration, volunteering her expertise on panels for 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 Mt. Auburn. She served as a member of the Development Committee for St. Boniface Haiti Foundation from 2017-2019 and also as a member of the SBHF Dinner Committee from 2016-2019. Laurel currently serves as a Corporator for Emerson Hospital in Concord, Massachusetts and has previously served as the Chair of Emerson’s Corporator Involvement Committee and on the Corporator Executive Committee. Laurel also exhibits her commitment to philanthropy through past service as a member of the Professional Advisors Network of The Boston Foundation and as a member of the first TBF Chartered Advisor In Philanthropy study group, as a past Co-Chair of the Central Massachusetts Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association and as a founding member of the Council of Visitor’s for Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Laurel has also served on the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army and on the Board of Friendly House, Inc.

Laurel received her J.D. from Boston College Law School and her B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Pomona College. Prior to attending law school, Laurel worked in the Assurance Division of PwC in Boston and graduated from the Coopers & Lybrand Academy at the Graduate School of Accounting at The University of Texas at Austin.

Laurel has been selected for inclusion in SuperLawyers Rising Stars and SuperLawyers Top Women In Law from 2009-2018. In 2013 Laurel was named as an honoree in the MassLawyersWeekly Excellence In the Law Event.

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