Gary B. Howell-Walton

Senior Associate

Gary Howell-Walton is a senior associate whose practice covers a variety of complex litigation matters, including commercial disputes, regulatory enforcement matters, and internal investigations. He has experience in all phases of civil litigation, including pleadings, discovery, trial, and appeals. Mr. Howell-Walton maintains an active pro bono practice, and has represented clients seeking support relating to housing, public benefits, and immigration status.

Mr. Howell-Walton joined WilmerHale as a summer associate in 2018. During law school, he served as a judicial intern for the Honorable George A. O’Toole of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and as a legal intern with the Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee.

Prior to law school, Mr. Howell-Walton earned a Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California and worked as a clinician in a non-profit setting.



  • Recognized in National Black Lawyers 2022 and 2023 Top 40 Under 40 for Massachusetts.
  • Named to Boston Magazine’s Top Lawyers list in 2023 in the area of appellate law.

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  • Education

    • JD, Northeastern University School of Law, 2019

      Senior Editor, Northeastern University Law Review
    • MA, Social Work, Community Organization, Planning and Administration, University of Southern California, 2014

    • BA, Psychology and Spanish Studies, Andrews University, 2010

  • Admissions

    • Massachusetts

    • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

    • US District Court for the District of Massachusetts



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