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Linda Nutting Cummings

Attorney Cummings is an extremely dedicated and passionate lawyer. In addition to running her own successful legal practice, she is the proud mother to five children, through marriage and adoption, and two Labrador retrievers.  Not only has she practiced family law for many years, she has experienced many of the situations that her clients face. Linda is also an avid skier and loves to cook.

Attorney Cummings is very mindful of clients’ expectations.  At the end of the day most people simply want their lawyer to be honest, hardworking and responsive.  Attorney Cummings prides herself on being upfront and forthright with her clients.  She won’t paint a rosy picture during the initial consultation just to obtain the retainer.  She works extremely hard for all of her clients regardless of the size of their case because she understands that every case is important. She and her staff are committed to ensuring that all telephone calls are returned within 48 hours.  

Linda truly sees her practice as an opportunity to help people through what is likely to be one of the most difficult times in their lives. Linda’s life experiences as well as her vast legal/courtroom experience help her to be a compassionate listener and fierce advocate when necessary.

Linda spent seven years as a Massachusetts Assistant Attorney General. She was the lead prosecutor on dozens of high level political corruption, narcotics, organized crime, and firearms cases. She then spent six years at financial giant Fidelity Investments. Missing the courtroom, Linda decided to start her own law practice. She has been serving clients from her office in Andover, Massachusetts since 2003.

Since opening her office, Linda has handled hundreds of family law matters including, but not limited to, cases involving divorce, alimony, paternity, child support, child custody, visitation, and grandparent visitation issues. She has also handled hundreds of criminal defense proceedings, including cases involving alleged sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, narcotics, firearms, theft, drunk driving and homicide.

Areas of Practice

  • Child support
  • Criminal law
  • Divorce
  • Family law

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1990
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1992


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - June, 1990
    • Honors: Dean's List, American Jurisprudence Award, Massachusetts Criminal Procedure
    • Law Review: Suffolk University Law Review, Senior Author, 1989 - 1990
    • Law Review: Suffolk University Law Review, Staff Member, 1988 - 1989
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
    • B.A. cum laude - June, 1987
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Evidence-Superior Court Unnecessarily Impeded the Truth Seeking Function of the Courts by Failing to Extend the Impeachment Exception to the Exclusionary Rule to Include all of the Defendant's Witnesses, Suffolk University Law Review, Vol. XXIV, Case Comment, Spring, 1990
  • Criminal Law-A Significant Divergence from the Traditional Approach to Entrapment, Suffolk University Law Review, Vol. XXIII, Book 3 Case Comment Spring, 1989
  • Constitutional Law-Exigent Circumstances, an Exception to the Fourth Amendment Protection Requiring a Search Warrant, Suffolk University Law Review, Vol. XXIII, Rhode Island Survey, Book 2, 1987
  • Constitutional Law-The Sixth Amendment and the Right to Additional Cross Examination, Suffolk University Law Review, Vol. XXIII, Rhode Island Survey, Book 2, 1987


  • Training Seminar, Boston Bar Association, 1998
  • Training Seminar, Boston Bar Association, 1999
  • Annual Training, Juvenile Police Officers' Association, 1998
  • Annual Seminar, Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee, 1997
  • General Membership Meeting, High Technology Crime Investigation Association, 1997
  • Annual Training Conference, High Technology Crime Investigation Association, 1998
  • Legal Issues related to Computer Crime, Fidelity Sponsored Computer Search Training, 2000
  • Background Investigations and Other "Know Your Employee" Issue, ASIS CPP Conference, 2000
  • Presenter, Essex County Bar Advocate Training Program

Past Employment Positions

  • Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
  • Office of the Attorney General, Boston, MA, Chief, High Technology Crime Unit, Criminal Bureau
  • Office of the Attorney General, Boston, MA, Assistant Attorney General, Narcotics and Special Investigations Division, Criminal Bureau
  • Office of the Attorney General, Boston, MA, Assistant Attorney General, Appellate Division, Criminal Bureau
  • Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, Roxbury, MA, Student Prosecutor
  • Middlesex County District Attorney's Office, Woburn, MA, Student Prosecutor
  • United States Attorney's Office, Boston, MA, Law Clerk
  • Supreme Court of Rhode Island, Providence, RI, Law Clerk to the Chief Justice
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Law Offices of Linda Nutting Cummings
23 Main Street
Andover, MA 01810
Phone: 978-470-3535
Fax: 978-470-3585
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