Thoughts from the Supreme Court


"Without doubt, laws protecting biological fathers' parental rights can lead- even outside the context of ICWA- to outcomes that are painful and distressing for both would-be adoptive families, who lose a much wanted child, and children who must make a difficult transition."

-Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Dissenting in
  Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, 2013
 
Our Appellate Cases Available Online:

(click on the name to open each case)
These are examples of what we do:

  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Youthful offender (juveniles charged with serious crimes)
  • Child Requiring Assistance (CRA) (formerly CHINS)
  • Divorce
  • Divorce modification
  • Paternity
  • Custody
  • Adoption
  • Guardianship
  • Care and Protection


  • Grandparent Rights
  • Foster Parent Rights
  • Fair Hearings with Department of Children and Families (formerly DSS)
  • Appeals to Massachusetts Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court
  • Wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care proxy.
Our Cases
2017
2015
2008
2005
2005
2005
2001
1995
1993
1990
476 Mass. 491
473 Mass. 64
450 Mass. 491
63   Mass. App. Ct. 398
445 Mass. 55
443 Mass. 567
435 Mass. 331
420 Mass. 716
46   Mass. App. Ct. 615
408 Mass. 52
All cases linked to with permission from the Mass Trial Court Law Libraries