Elisa PetriglianoElisa Petrigliano

Associate Attorney

Attorney Elisa A. Petrigliano became a member of the Massachusetts bar in November 2017. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School in 2017, graduating with distinction in her concentration, Employment & Labor Law. While in law school, she was a Staff Member on the Transnational Law Review and volunteered for the Housing Discrimination Testing Program. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in Women’s & Gender Studies from Rutgers University.

Attorney Petrigliano joins The Halks Firm after practicing family law for over three years in both the non-profit and private sector. Elisa practiced at Casa Myrna, where she strongly advocated for survivors of domestic violence. At Casa Myrna, she ran the Medical/Legal Partnership with local hospitals and advised on the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee. Most recently, Elisa practiced at a family law firm in Cambridge.

Attorney Petrigliano has extensive courtroom experience in the Family and District Courts. She has represented clients in divorce matters, custody disputes, child support, modifications, spousal support, and 209A extension hearings. Elisa has also done pro bono work for MetroWest Legal Services and the Women’s Bar Foundation of MA, representing low-income clients. As an Associate Attorney, Elisa will guide clients towards resolution of their family law matters with compassion, respect, and strong advocacy.

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