Andrea Estes

Estes is an investigative reporter specializing in government accountability. She has covered the State House, Boston City Hall, and the federal courts and served on the Spotlight investigative team exposing corrupt hiring practices in the state Probation Department. Her reporting on former House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi led to federal corruption charges.

Latest stories


Former top Mass. lawmaker often helped his business, family

By , Globe Staff

Former House assistant majority leader Garrett Bradley had a pattern of taking actions that advanced his business and personal interests.

Spotlight Follow-Up

Regulator sees ‘evidence of violations’ at Thornton Law Firm

By , Globe Staff

Regulators told Attorney General Maura Healey they have evidence the law firm and its attorneys broke multiple laws.

Thornton Law, others to pay $2m for probe of their bills

By , Globe Staff

A federal judge has appointed a special master to investigate the legal fees.


Healey hands Thornton Law case to independent prosecutor

By , Globe Staff

Under pressure from Republicans, the Mass. AG said she would step aside in the probe of the firm, which donated to her 2014 campaign.