Skip to main content

About me

Mr. Rivers concentrates his law practice in all areas of family law litigation, both at the trial court and appellate levels.  Mr. Rivers is a Fellow in the Massachusetts Chapters of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML) and has been awarded the “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is granted to a select group of attorneys and indicates the highest possible peer rating within a particular practice area.  He has also been recognized as a Top 100 Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” by Boston Magazine and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Naifeh and Smith’s The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Family Law.


Contact info

Lee & Rivers LLP

222 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA, 02116-3748

Practice areas


  1. Family: 75%
  2. Appeals: 25%



Retainer (always)

Payment types:


Attorney endorsements

3 total 

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

  • Jeffrey A. Soilson

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Jeffrey Soilson Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Boston Family Law "Lawyer of the Year"Best Lawyers in America - Naifeh & Smith2015
Top 10 Mass. Super LawyersBoston Magazine2013
Listed - Family LawBest Lawyers in America - Naifeh & SmithN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLee & Rivers LLP1995 - Present
AssociateWhite, Inker, Aronson, P.C.1991 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Massachusetts Chapter)Fellow2007 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Massachusetts Chapter)Fellow2004 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersPresident (MA Chapter)2013 - 2014
MCLE - Family Law Curriculum Advisory CommitteeMember2006 - 2010
Mass. Child Support Guidelines Task ForceTask Force Member2006 - 2009
Mass. Bar Association, Family Law Section CouncilMember2004 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Khan v. Saminni, 446 Mass. 88 (2006)Judgment for Plaintiff (Client) Affirmed By Supreme Judicial Court
See all legal cases 
Publication nameTitleDate
Massachusetts Lawyers Journal - Section ReviewChild Support Orders in High Income Cases - Searching for Guidelines2011
Massachusetts Family Law JournalChild Supports Orders in Paternity Cases1999
Massachusetts Bar Association Family Law Section NewsJurisdiction to Modify Foreign Child Support Orders-The New Statutory Requirements1996
Suffolk Transnational Law ReviewIntentional Infliction of Emotional Distress-Recovery for Mental Injuries Unaccompanied by Physical Injury Permitted Under Warsaw Convention, Floyd v. Eastern Air Lines, Inc., 872 F. 2d 14621990
Suffolk Transnational Law ReviewImmigration Law - Attorney's Fees - Equal Access to Justice Act Applies to Naturalization Proceedings, Abela v. Gustafson, 888 F. 2d 12581990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Boston CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law ConferenceFamily Law2013