Nicole Bluefort, a practicing attorney, philanthropist, and community leader, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Woman of the Year Award, an award given each year in recognition of one’s commitment to public service, philanthropy, and community.
This year, the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce, a member-driven organization that provides businesses the opportunity to increase and strengthen their business relationships in the greater Lynn area, nominated three female business owners from across Massachusetts. Nominations came from Nahant, Lynnfield, Swampscott and Lynn.
Bluefort strongly believes in giving back to society and the community that has long supported her, and her vast philanthropic work and volunteer activities reflect this commitment and unwavering passion. She regularly assists in neighborhood community service projects, doing her part whenever possible to better the community and surrounding areas in which we all live. She serves as a volunteer for the Volunteer Lawyer’s Project of the Boston Bar Association, where she provides free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of the North Shore and Boston Area, and as a tutor and mentor for children in local neighborhoods.
“I am honored to have been nominated for this award, and even more humbled to have been named the 2019 recipient,” said Bluefort. “My passion for philanthropy and mentorship, and my commitment to this community, are central to who I am. I’m thankful each day that I’m in a position to have such a positive impact on this community.”
Attorney Nicole Bluefort is known for her aggressive representation as an experienced trial attorney leading a six-person law firm with offices in Lynn and Boston. With a practice focused on family law, criminal defense, probate, and general litigation, she has also served as an Adjunct Professor at North Shore Community College’s ABA Approved Paralegal Program, where she taught Civil Litigation, Legal Research, and Field Placement. A graduate of Boston College with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Hispanic Studies, she went on to earn her Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Tufts University School of Medicine.
After graduating from law school, Bluefort completed a two-year term as a judicial clerk for the first African American to be appointed to the Massachusetts Appeals Court, Judge Frederick Brown. Nicole is featured on billboards throughout the North Shore and Boston, has appeared on major networks such as CNN, ESPN, and FOX, and has commented on various legal issues in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. She has been named to the North Shore Community College’s Board of Trustees by Governor Charlie Baker, the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Top Women of Law 2018, the National Bar Association’s Top 40 Under 40 – Nation’s Best Advocates, and has received The Network Journal’s “40 Under Forty Achievers” Award, the President’s Marathon Challenge Award for Community-Based Research, and the Denise Carty-Bennia Memorial Bar Award.