Attorney Cheryl Garrity

Attorney Garrity has broad experience in all aspects of family and probate law including divorce, paternity, adoption, child support, alimony, and modification or contempt actions; guardianship and conservatorship of children or incapacitated adults, administration of estates for decedents, estate litigation; drafting estate plans including wills, health care proxies, powers of attorney, and various trusts.

Attorney Cheryl Garrity founded The Law Office of Cheryl Garrity in 1994, originally in Boston, Massachusetts, and in 2001 relocated the firm to Burlington, Massachusetts where it remains today.  Prior to opening the firm, Attorney Garrity worked at Ronan, Segal, & Harrington in Salem, Massachusetts and served as a legislative liaison for the Massachusetts National Organization for Women.

Attorney Garrity graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 1991.  While at NUSL she completed coops at two small general practice law firms, the Board of Bar Oversees, and Greater Boston Legal Services as a student attorney in the Family Law Unit. In 1988, Attorney Garrity graduated as a Commonwealth Scholar, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a B.A. in Political Science.  At UMASS Amherst she interned at the Student Legal Services Center, was secretary of the Honors Society, and was elected as a representative member to the Town of Amherst Town Meeting.

Attorney Garrity has contributed to each of the three editions of the MCLE publication, Family Law Advocacy for Low and Moderate Income Litigants. (MCLE 1999, revised 2007, revised 2018; contributing author Chapter 2:  Overview of the Probate and Family Court; and to prior Chapter 6:  Alimony, Pensions and Other Relief).

Attorney Garrity’s Awards include:

  • SuperLawyer, each year from 2015 through 2021.  SuperLawyers a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Thomson Reuter’s selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
  • Designated a Certified Financial Litigator from the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators after completing course and successfully passing certifying exam.
  • Mass. National Organization for Women, Wonder Woman Award, 2014
  • New England School of Law, Women’s Caucus, April 19, 1996