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Warner Federico & Ryan LLP

United States 2024


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First established in January 1991, the firm now known as Witmer, Karp, Warner & Ryan LLP is well known in the Boston legal community as one of the top family law firms in Massachusetts. We have been listed for many years in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. The nine attorneys at the firm provide representation in a wide variety of contexts, including divorce, paternity and other family law matters. Our attorneys have become highly skilled in the areas of child custody and support, alimony, property division and premarital agreements.

The firm has an active probate litigation and equity practice and our attorneys have gained substantial experience in will contests and other probate cases. Our attorneys regularly participate as teachers and panelists in educational programs sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE), bar associations and Boston area law schools.

The firm's four partners and five associate attorneys are dedicated to providing clients with the highest quality of legal representation. We are sensitive to the emotional issues affecting clients who are in the divorce process or involved in other litigation. The firm is committed to resolving cases in a dignified, cost-effective manner and, where appropriate, encouraging clients to explore methods of alternative dispute resolution.

In addition to offering legal representation in family law and probate litigation, the firm has extensive experience in the area of business and franchise law.


Warner Federico & Ryan LLP is metro ranked in 2 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Tier 1 for Family Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Trusts and Estates


Regional Rankings

Tier 1 for Family Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Family Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Warner Federico & Ryan LLP has 4 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Warner Federico & Ryan LLP eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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