© 2018 by Molly Trowbridge

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Larry DiCara is among Boston’s most recognized civic leaders in addition to serving as a consultant, lobbyist, and trained mediator.

A frequent speaker at colleges, universities and other venues, as well as a regular go-to source in Boston media, Larry has taught at Harvard, Boston University and the University of Massachusetts.

Larry has practiced real estate and administrative law and has been intimately involved with the development process in and around Boston for more than 40 years.



Boston Latin School

1961 - 1967

Harvard University, A.B., Government


Suffolk Law School, J.D.


John F. Kennedy School of Government, M.P.A.


University of Massachusetts, L.L.D. (Hon.)



United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

United States District Court of Massachusetts

United States Supreme Court


Boston Bar Association

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law

Larry has been honored for civic leadership and has held leadership positions in a number of civic and charitable organizations over a period of decades.



Turmoil and Transition in Boston tells the personal and political story of Larry DiCara, the youngest person ever elected to the Boston City Council.


DiCara’s story is intimately woven into the fate of his hometown of Boston. Then a federal court order mandating busing to achieve racial integration in the public schools ripped apart his city. DiCara shows how public policy decisions and economic and demographic changes from that time transformed Boston into one of America’s most diverse, affluent, and successful cities in the twenty-first century.



Boston's Housing and Zoning Crises

November 22, 2019

 Even though I have lived in Jamaica Plain for 30 years, I am a native of Dorchester, and remember Dorchester and Mattapan as it were in the Post War era. 

A Look at Boston at the End of 2019

November 15, 2019

Since writing Turmoil and Transition early in this decade and retiring from Nixon Peabody over a year ago, I have had time to read and reflect upon the city I knew and the nation we have become. 

USA Presidential Election

November 1, 2019

A year or so from now, our national election will be in full swing. At this time, there is great uncertainty as to who the Democratic nominee will be.