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.





I serve as a consultant to owners and developers before the Boston Redevelopment Authority and most every other city and state agency in the Commonwealth

My political memoir, Turmoil and Transition in Boston, was published by Hamilton Books in 2013. I have published many articles concerning issues of public policy, often collaborating with others.


I have extensive experience counseling clients on legislative matters at the federal and state levels. I frequently travel to Washington D.C., to represent clients and have been named Special Counsel to Massachusetts House of Representatives with respect to redistricting on several occasions.

I am a trained mediator specializing in complex commercial disputes, especially those focused on real estate transactions.


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.


 Supreme Court

The Supreme Court

October 16, 2020

There is a certain blindness which results from privilege and class. Some among the chattering classes along the coasts, who Professor Hersh refers to as “hobbyists”, have decided that the death of Justice Ginsburg provides an opportunity to reinvent the Supreme Court...


Ted Kennedy Would Be Proud

October 8, 2020

No thinking American does not value our right to vote. It is a cornerstone of our freedom. I am proud that I have never missed an election, any election, in 50 years. 

Image by Gayatri Malhotra

This Year's Election: Part II

October 1, 2020

Prior to the political earthquake resulting from the passing of Justice Ginsburg, and the New York Times report that the President of the United States was not accustomed to paying any income taxes, I had identified a number of major issues which I believe will influence what happens in this year’s election, now a month away.



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