A team of talented family law attorneys

Graff & Dawson Law has been engaged in the practice of family law since 1992, previously under the name Law Offices of Lisa J. Graff, LLC. Attorneys Lisa Graff and Amy Dawson have been practicing together since 1997. In 2014, Attorney Jennifer Sarro joined the firm.

We devote our legal practice to complex family law matters. We have helped hundreds of people through this difficult time – whether through separation, divorce, mediation, custody, out of wedlock paternity, enforcement of judgments, modifications, prenuptial agreements, marital or post-nuptial agreements and separation of domestic partners. We provide legal services in traditional client representation and alternative dispute resolution including mediation.

When we represent individual clients, we take the time to understand their personal experience in order to craft a process that supports their needs. We believe that ideally, all matters can be resolved by agreement and when we represent a party, we strive to work collaboratively with the other side to negotiate a settlement. We are experienced negotiators and trial lawyers, as well as strong financial analysts and creative thinkers.

Meet our attorneys

Attorney Lisa Graff

Attorney Lisa J. Graff has been practicing in the field of family law since 1988. She practices primarily in Middlesex, Worcester, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Plymouth and Bristol Counties. She is President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and serves on the Communications Initiative for the AAML National. She has also been selected as a Super Lawyer for many years.

Attorney Graff represents individual clients in family law matters whether resolved through litigation, mediation, or other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Attorney Graff also serves as a neutral in the following functions: mediator, arbitrator, conciliator, and case evaluator.

Attorney Graff has presented to colleagues at continuing legal education seminars on a number of subjects including the following: child support; health insurance in divorce; enforcement of divorce judgments; family law discovery strategies; guardian ad litem training; out of wedlock paternity cases, lawyer civility and wellness and divorce trial preparation.

Attorney Graff’s pro bono work includes her work as a Conciliator for the Middlesex County Probate and Family Court and Lawyer for the Day programs at Middlesex and Norfolk Counties.

Attorney Graff is a Member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Family Law Division, the Middlesex County Bar Association and the South Middlesex County Bar Association.

Attorney Graff is also a member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

Attorney Graff has a B.A. in Economics from the State University of New York at Binghamton (1983) and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law (1986).

Attorney Amy Dawson

Attorney Dawson received her law degree from Suffolk University Law School in 1988 and her B.A. in Political Science from Boston College. After she graduated from law school, she began practicing family law in a private practice in Waltham, MA where she practiced for eight years. In 1997, she became an associate at the Law Offices of Lisa A. Graff where she continues practicing family law.

Attorney Dawson practices all aspects of family law litigation as well as serving as a mediator for parties desiring to avoid a long and lengthy litigation process. She is a trained and experienced mediator. In addition to mediation, she has provided pro bono family law legal services for Middlesex and Norfolk Probate Courts.

Attorney Dawson is a Member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Middlesex County Bar Association. She is also a member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Attorney Dawson has participated as a panel member in continuing legal education regarding divorce action and family for MCLE and Middlesex Bar Association.

Attorney Jennifer Sarro

Since joining the firm in 2014, Attorney Sarro’s primary focus has been guiding clients through the process of their case from initial filings, all discovery aspects of their case including assistance with financial statements and finalizing the divorce process.  Attorney Sarro works with the partners to support all aspects of each case.

Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Jennifer worked as an attorney for the Law Offices of Sherwin L. Kantrovitz, PC. In 2003, Jennifer graduated from University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore School of Business and went on to graduate from Massachusetts School of Law in Andover in 2006. Jennifer was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 2006.

Attorney Sarro is a Member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Family Law Division.

Robin Rines – Paralegal

Robin is a paralegal and office manager at Graff & Dawson, LLC. Before joining, Graff & Dawson in 2020, Robin worked at Nathanson & Goldberg, P.C. while attending Northeastern University. She subsequently joined the Boston firm of Brody, Hardoon, Perkins, & Kesten, LLP where she worked for many years. Robin will often be the voice you hear when calling the office.

Graff & Dawson Law services Eastern Massachusetts, specifically Middlesex, Worcester, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Plymouth and Bristol Counties.