Maria Torella


Maria Torella, Attorney at Law

Phone: 781-467-0046

619 High Street, Suite 100
Dedham, MA 02026
Profession(s): Family Law Attorney
Counties Served: Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk
About Me:

Attorney Maria Torella's professional background includes the representation of clients in family law and special education cases since 1992.

Attorney Torella was a legal services attorney from 1992 through 1998, and a sole practitioner from 1998 through the present. She has been a collaborative law attorney since 2001.

Attorney Torella also served as an assistant clinical instructor for a Probate and Family Court Litigation Seminar for Northeastern University School of Law. In addition, she has experience lecturing and conducting numerous workshops on family law and special education issues. Attorney Torella also accepts court appointments from the Probate and Family Courts and the Juvenile Courts as Guardian Ad Litem, Education Advocate, and Child Requiring Assistance ("CRA") counsel.

Attorney Maria Torella received a B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University in 1988, and her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 1992. Attorney Torella has had a license to practice law in Massachusetts since 1992. In addition to her experience in litigation, Attorney Torella is also trained as a Collaborative Lawyer, as well as a Mediator. Attorney Torella is also certified to accept cases for Limited Assistance Representation (LAR). Attorney Maria Torella's calm, honest, and respectful demeanor assists clients as they go through a very difficult time in their lives.

Professional Memberships:
Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council
Massachusetts Bar Association


Attorney Torella provides the following services in cases involving family law and/or special education issues:
Collaborative Law
Limited Assistance Representation (LAR)
Guardian Ad Litem and/or Education Advocate

Attorney Maria Torella has a private law practice focusing on Family Law. Attorney Torella also represents children with special education needs. Attorney Maria Torella's current areas of practice include Collaborative Law, Mediation, Limited Assistance Representation, and Litigation of Family Law cases, including Divorce, Paternity, Modifications, Custody and Visitation, Support, and Division of Assets.

Attorney Torella also accepts Guardian Ad Litem, Education Advocate, and Child Requiring Assistance ("CRA") Court appointments.

Fee Information:

Initial consultation rate: $275/hr
Routine hourly rate: $275/hr.
Retainers: Varies depending upon the complexity of the case and other
factors, but initial retainer usually between $1,500.00 and $12,000.00
Payments accepted: credit cards, checks, and money orders.