Andrea Dunbar is an attorney in the firm's Private Client group and a member of the Divorce & Family Law, Fiduciary Litigation and Trusts & Estates practices. She concentrates her practice on all aspects of probate and family court litigation in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. This includes divorce, paternity, child custody, alimony, modification matters, will contests, representation of trustees, executors and beneficiaries, guardianships and conservatorships.
J.D., cum laude, Roger Williams University School of Law, 2008
B.A., summa cum laude, Salve Regina University, 2005
honors & awards
Lawdragon 500: Leading Family Lawyer (2024)
Massachusetts Rising Stars (2013-2018)
CALI Excellence for the Future Award – Family Law (Spring 2007)
CALI Excellence for the Future Award – Employment Law (Fall 2006)
Regina Scholarship recipient
- Represented client in a RI custody matter that resulted in custody of child being returned to client after eight (8) years.
- Obtained lucrative financial settlement for RI divorce client who faced possibility of serious financial complications.
- Represented client in extremely contentious custody battle involving multiple states and successfully reversed adverse decision handed down prior to my representation on appeal.
- Successfully settled multiple high net worth divorces which required substantial knowledge of complicated assets and executive compensation.
Boston Bar Association
Rhode Island Bar Association
“Litigating Will Contests,” MCLE Fiduciary Litigation in the Probate Court 3rd Edition, November 2016
“Potential Changes to Interstate Custody Dispute Law in Massachusetts,” Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, July 2016
“Divorce and Lottery Winnings: What Are the Chances?” Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, January 2016
“What You Need to Know About Changes to Social Security,” Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, November 2015
“Divorce and the Common Interest Privilege,” Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, October 2015
“Are Custody Laws Different in MA and RI?” Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, July 2015
“Gray Divorce: Retirement Accounts and Estate Planning,” Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, May 2013
“Gray Divorce: Social Security and Medicare,” Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, May 2013
“Parental Alienation in Divorce: The Kelly Rutherford Divorce Saga,” Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, October 2012
“Reclaiming Your Name,” Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, April 2011
“Q&A with Leading Divorce Attorneys at Burns & Levinson,” Boston Citybizlist, November 2020
“Q&A with Leading Divorce Attorneys at Burns & Levinson,” Boston Citybizlist, July 2020
“Handling Unique Assets in Prenups & Divorce,” Chair, MCLE New England, November 2023
“Co-Parenting During the Holidays,” Webinar Host, Burns & Levinson’s Divorce Law Monitor, November 2020
“So You Are Ready to Divorce… What is the Process?” Webinar Host, Burns & Levinson’s Divorce Law Monitor, July 2020
“Family Violence: A Primer for Practitioners and Guardians Ad Litem,” Speaker, Lorman Webinar, March 2020
“For The Record: Boston to Providence, The Cradle To The Grave,” Featured Guest, Radio Entrepreneurs, March 2020