It's not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It's our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.

L.R. Knost

Briana Cummings

Briana has litigated civil rights, employment rights, prisoners' rights, and patent infringement lawsuits; petitions to expunge criminal records; and Social Security disability, termination of parental rights, juvenile delinquency, and death penalty appeals. She has clerked for Judges Raymond Lohier of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Elizabeth Stong of the Bankruptcy Court, E.D.N.Y, and Leo T. Sorokin and M. Page Kelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She is trained in negotiation and mediation and is a member of the North Shore Community Mediation Center and the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation.


  • Massachusetts

  • New York

  • California

  • U.S. District Courts for Massachusetts, Northern District of California, Central District of California


           J.D., Columbia University School of Law (Articles Editor, Columbia Law Review)
          M.Ed., Quantitative Methods in Human Development, Harvard Graduate School of Education
          A.B., Psychology, Harvard College



French, German