Gabrielle R. Wolohojian received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Rutgers University in 1982; a Ph.D. from the University of Oxford in 1987; and a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1989, where she was an editor of the Columbia Law Review. After graduation from law school, she served as a law clerk, first to Judge Rya Zobel of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, then to Judge Bailey Aldrich of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
In 1991, Justice Wolohojian joined the Boston law firm of Hale and Dorr (later known as WilmerHale), where she became a partner in the firm's litigation department. Her practice focused on complex commercial litigation in State and Federal courts, including product liability cases, consumer class actions, false advertising claims, and other business and consumer transactions. In 1994, she left the firm to serve as an associate independent counsel on the Whitewater investigation, returning to her practice sixteen months later.
She was appointed to the Appeals Court by Governor Deval Patrick, who administered the oath of office on February 7, 2008. An accomplished musician, Justice Wolohojian is a performing member of the Boston Civic Symphony (where she also serves on the Board of Directors) and the Boston Bar Orchestra, and is an overseer for the radio show From the Top.