Tannaz Saponaro Recognized for Success in Family Law

10/18/17

Tannaz Saponaro

Verrill Dana partner Tannaz Saponaro has been recognized as a Top Woman of Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 2017 for her professional accomplishments in and commitment to the legal field. She will be honored at the Top Women of the Law event, held in celebration of outstanding achievements made by exceptional women lawyers, on November 2 at the Marriott Copley Place Hotel in Boston.

Ms. Saponaro’s practice has concentrated in all areas of Domestic Relations and Family Law litigation, both at the trial court and appellate levels, as well as ancillary Business/Criminal litigation and Probate issues. 

This year, Ms. Saponaro was recognized by her peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America (24th Edition) in the area of Family Law for her high caliber of work in the practice area of Family Law- ranking among the top five percent of private practice attorneys nationwide as determined by her peers.  Previously, Ms. Saponaro was recognized as one of Massachusetts’ “Rising Star Super Lawyers” in Boston Magazine, Law & Politics and was also distinguished by her peers as a “Massachusetts Rising Star” in Family Law by Massachusetts Super Lawyers. Prior to entering the private practice of law, Ms. Saponaro served as an Assistant District Attorney for Plymouth County, where she was in charge of prosecuting district court domestic violence cases and other criminal matters. She continues to serve as Special Prosecutor for Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office, aiding the Commonwealth when conflicts of interest arise.  She is fluent in 4 languages. 

Ms. Saponaro lectures on Family Law issues, including recently at the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Annual Conference (2016) where she discussed, “On Two Fronts: Culture, Custody and Courts”, focusing on immigrant families assimilating in the U.S., and navigating through the judicial systems, from seeking help for a family crisis to custody matters. 

Ms. Saponaro joins fellow Verrill Dana attorneys Betsy Myers, Regina Hurley, and Gene Dahmen, who were all recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as Top Women of Law in prior years.

About the Top Women of Law event: The Top Women of Law event celebrates outstanding achievements made by exceptional women lawyers. Each year, Lawyers Weekly honors women attorneys who have made tremendous professional strides and demonstrated great accomplishments in the legal field, which includes: pro bono, social justice, advocacy and business. The awards highlight women who are pioneers, educators, trailblazers, and role models. To learn more, visit http://masslawyersweekly.com/top-women-of-law7/.

About Verrill Dana: Verrill Dana, LLP is a full-service law firm conducting a nationwide practice from offices in Boston, Mass.; Portland and Augusta, Maine; Providence, R.I.; Westport, Conn.; and Washington, D.C. To learn more, visit www.verrilldana.com.

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