Paul DePalo Katie Toomey Mary Keefe Joyce McNickles

Worcester Telegram

October 20, 2020

About Paul

Councillor DePalo is an attorney, special education teacher, father of two daughters, and member of the Worcester Planning Board. His priorities are ending the trauma-to-prison pipeline, addressing mental health in our courts, remedying racial injustice in our criminal system, and building a parole system that better serves our Commonwealth and our communities.

As an attorney, Paul has represented international corporations in state and federal courts at a Boston firm, been recognized for his pro bono work in education law, and managed a solo practice.


As an educator, Paul has taught in a variety of settings, including alternative programming for kids with social and emotional disabilities. He was also a Principal Resident in Boston Public Schools.

Wesleyan University, BA

Northeastern University School of Law, JD

Fitchburg State University, MEd



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