Vaughn-Martel Law was founded in 2007 with the goal of providing clients with exceptional civil legal representation in a personal and responsive small-firm setting. Our firm provides clients with quality representation and counsel in a variety of practice areas and we are proud to be a leader in the area of LGBT rights and protections. Because your legal issue or concern is unique, we offer results-driven legal representation and advocacy with an emphasis on custom-tailored client services. Make us your law firm today.
Chris Vaughn-Martel received his B.A. from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to founding Vaughn-Martel Law, Chris worked as a Clerk and First Year Associate for a small real estate firm on Boston's South Shore.
Chris is currently admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is an active member of the American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, and Boston Bar Association, as well as the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association. He serves as a private pro bono attorney in connection with the Rape Survivors' Law Project at Boston's Victim Rights Law Center, providing legal representation for victims of sexual assault in privacy, safety, housing, education, employment, and financial compensation matters.
Chris lives in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston with his husband, Brian, and their springer spaniel, Charlie.
Hourly ($200-300/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Pro bono (5%)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2011 Shining Star Award||Victim Rights Law Center||2011|
|Rising Star||Boston Magazine||2009|
|Owner||VAUGHN-MARTEL LAW||2007 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||The Hawthorne Law Office||2005 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Massachusetts Transgender Legal Advocates||Pro Bono Mentor Attorney||2009 - Present|
|Victim Rights Law Center||Pro Bono Attorney, Rape Survivors' Law Project||2006 - Present|
|Boston Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Same-Sex Surrogacy and Pre-Birth Order||Success|
|Same-Sex Divorce: Adam v. Steve||Favorable divorce settlement for client.|
|Landlord v. Tenant||Following a bench trial on the parties' claims and counterclaims, damages were awarded to my clients, including triple damages and attorney's fees.|
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|Brochure||Vaughn-Martel Law Firm Prospectus||2012|
|Brochure||Co-Parent Adoption: A Guide for Same-Sex Parents in Massachusetts||2011|
|Suffolk University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY||History and Secondary Education||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|Scuola Lorenzo De' Medici||Spring Semester||Florence, Italy||1999|
|Simsbury High School, Simsbury, CT||College Preparatory||Diploma||1996|
|Shining Start Awards Gala||Introduction of Shining Star Recipient for Representation of Sexual Assault Survivors||2012|
|Tenant-Landlord Workshop||Tenant's Rights & Strategies in the Wake of Sexual Assault/Rape||2011|
|Shining Star Award Reception||Sexual Assault Advocacy||2011|
|Hanging Your Shingle Panel Discussion||Panel Member||2011|
|Annual Diversity Dinner Reception||Participant||2009|
|Annual Diversity Dinner Reception||Participant||2008|
|Annual Diversity Dinner Reception||Participant||2007|