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Steven R. Ballard

About Steven Ballard

About me

I represent individuals in divorce and family law and criminal defense cases in the Greater Boston area. I regularly appear in the probate and family courts of Middlesex, Norfolk and Worcester Counties, and the other counties throughout Eastern Massachusetts.  I represent a very diverse group of people with  divorce and family law cases, and have developed substantial expertise in this area, as well as in the related areas of practice, such as criminal defense, and particularly domestic violence.  I also appear regularly in district court and superior courts throughout the state of Massachusetts, in criminal cases of many kinds, but now mostly domestic violence and restraining order cases and sexual assault cases.  I have successfully handled family law and criminal defense appeals, in the state and federal courts of appeal, and presently take appellate cases in the Massachusetts state court system.  


I have been quoted several times in the past few years as a divorce and family law expert, in the Boston Globe, the Boston Business Journal, and elsewhere.   I am the publisher and author of the Massachusetts Divorce and Family Law Blog, one of the most frequented and widely read family law blogs in the nation.


I am very experienced and very successful in high conflict cases, especially those which involve custody and visitation disputes, but also in high asset cases and all other divorce and family law matters, whether requiring skilled negotiation of agreements outside of court, or instead requiring expert litigation and trial advocacy.