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Rose Ellen McCaig

Family Attorney at Boston, MA

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Rose Ellen

Learn Rose Ellen’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Family Law or Domestic Relations includes Adoption, Non-Marital Relationships, Premarital Planning, Prenuptial, Post-Nuptial Agreements, Divorce Planning, Divorce, Child Custody and Support, Alimony, Division of Assets, Post-Divorce Issues such as Contempt or Modification of Agreements, Changes in Circumstances. Often Family Law cases include Business and/or Real Estate issues.

    31 years

  2. Business
    Business Law includes starting or expanding a business, Business Contracts, Independent Contractor Issues, Issues pertaining to Artists, Actors, Filmmakers, Writers.

    31 years

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Your situation is unique. I will develop a legal strategy to address your present circumstances and protect your interests going forward.
I have 25+ years of experience with Divorce and other Domestic Relations issues and interrelated fields of Business, Contracts, and Real Estate Law. Moreover, if your case involves Massachusetts and another state or country, I have successfully managed many such matters.

You owe it to yourself to work with an experienced professional who will establish your goals and priorities, develop a strategy, and work with that plan to empower you. I promise to work hard for you and guide you toward a purposeful rather than visceral approach.

No matter your situation, the sooner you consult with an experienced attorney in the appropriate field of law, the better results you can expect. If you hire MLO, whether we decide on a collaborative, aggressive, or hybrid plan, I will tailor the process to your needs.

--Rose Ellen McCaig



McCaig Law Offices
200 Berkeley Street
Floor 19
Boston, MA, 02116

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Posted by Katerina | September 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Rose Ellen McCaig is a fantastic lawyer that I would recommend to everyone! As my divorce attorney, her knowledge and skills made a difficult process very comforting. She guided me through each step and never once did I doubt that I had the best attorney on my side.
Posted by Beth | September 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top quality work
Ms McCaig is energetic, on top of complicated legal proceedings and equally capable of aggressive representation, or reasonable and efficient negotiations. She is also very personable and always returned phone calls promptly, met all deadlines, as well as my expectations. Her work, especially research and writing, is very good quality.
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Posted by Foley | September 24, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Damn Good!
Rose Ellen is and will continue to be my family lawyer. I looked at three lawyers before choosing her. I realized that she struck a balance between empathetic and object all the while maintaining being a bulldog. For my needs (custody), that type of lawyer was perfect. I wanted to be fair to my ex partner, but at the same time fair for myself in the negotiations. Rose has been great at coaching me and guiding the process to not exacerbate the situation, while still being able to obtain what was within my rights.
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Posted by Miss D. | September 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Rose Ellen gets an EXCELLENT FROM ME!!!!!
Rose Ellen McCaig represented me in my divorce. I was very impressed with her professionalism. From the first meeting through my final hearing, she explained every step of the process clearly and answered all my questions. She treated me as an "individual" and achieved for me the outcome I wanted. She was always in control of my case and I felt that the Judge was impressed by her during the temporary order hearings. This put me at ease and took a lot of the stress off of me. During this process I even recommended her to a friend of mine. I highly recommend Rose Ellen for any family law matter.
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Posted by Ruth | September 19, 2015
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Rose Ellen was my Divorce Lawyer
Rose Ellen is a very smart and beautiful attorney who knows the laws and how to protect her clients . My divorce proceedings were very long and complicated. Rose Ellen sat with me for 2 hours on my initial consult and helped guide me through the steps of separation. My husband was unemployed at the time living at the house. Rose Ellen helped me to remortgage the house in my name and have my husband to occur his own residence. I never had to pay alimony during the whole proceedings because of Roae Ellen diligents in preparing accurate information before each trial date in front of the judge. Unexpectedly my husband died during the 60 day divorce proceedings were finalized and once again Rose Ellen was right there for me helping me with the difficult road that was ahead for me. I cannot thank her enough for all the genuine sincere support she has given me. And my family.
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Posted by Reji | September 18, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Employment contract review
I had use Rose Ellen McCaig's services to review a contract opportunity. I am glad I did because she provided me some excellent feedback (direct and precise) that I was able to use effectively with the prospective employer. I would recommend her services strongly.
Posted by Richard | September 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Family Law Lawyer
Atty. Rose Ellen McCaig successfully helped me through issues of child support and visitation following my divorce. She listened to me, understood my needs, set realistic expectations, was fair and open in billing and obtained favorable results. She knows when to fight and when to settle and has an excellent grasp of the law and of the rules of the court. Rose Ellen works very hard, is diligent about filing on time with the court and opposing counsel and kept me informed of every development.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 400-510 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Legal Counsel
  • Unsure Positive
  • 2014 - Present
  • Legal Counsel
  • pretty strong girl productions, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Owner
  • McCaig Law Offices
  • 2003 - Present
  • Domestic Relations
  • Perkins, Smith & Cohen, LLP
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Lecturer
  • Womankind
  • 1998 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • Rose Ellen Kohn, Attorney at Law
  • 1994 - 2002
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  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Boston University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975


  • BNI
  • Family Law Seat
  • 2015 - Present
  • 2013 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Womankind
  • Board of Directors
  • 1998 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Dorothea Waltz Prize
  • Boston University
  • 1979
  • Cum Laude
  • Boston University
  • 1979
  • Distinction in French Language and Literature
  • Boston University
  • 1979


  • Money Order : The Money Management Guide for Women
  • Negotiation Skills
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Money Management for Women
  • Negotiation
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Rose Ellen
Family Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rose Ellen has been practicing in the area of family law for years and has vast experience litigating matters across Massachusetts. She is extremely cost-conscious and treats each case as if it were her only one."
Family Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rose Ellen McCaig is very knowledgeable in family law and provides excellent legal services to her clients. I have no hesitation referring my clients who are facing family law related issues to her."
Family Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer for excellent skills in family law litigation. Attorney McCaig is highly knowledgeable about the finer points of the law but is also a tough negotiator. She knows when to push ahead and when to hold back. She is also a pleasant person, a rarity for a tough negotiator. Any person with reasonable expectations in need of a family law litigation attorney would do well to hire Attorney McCaig."