Katie Menard Dalton



As an attorney in the firm’s Private Client Group, Katie Menard Dalton focuses her practice on all aspects of domestic relations law. Her areas of concentration include marital planning (pre- and post-nuptial agreements), divorce, custody, paternity, child support, alimony, asset division, modifications, contempts, and 209A restraining orders. Katie routinely handles high-net-worth divorces and high-conflict custody disputes.

In her practice, Katie manages all aspects of litigation. She is effective in forging complicated settlements, and is a skilled litigator when resolution is not a possibility. Her strategy throughout a case is client-oriented with close attention to the ever-changing needs of her clients.

With more than a decade of experience, Katie recognizes the client’s need for a confident and resourceful attorney, as well as a compassionate and supportive advocate. She works closely with her clients to understand their needs and goals.

Prior to joining Burns & Levinson, Katie was an attorney at Todd & Weld, where she also practiced domestic relations law.


J.D., New England School of Law, 2006

B.S., Saint Michael’s College, 2003



honors & awards

The Best Lawyers in America© One to Watch, Family Law (2023-2024)

Massachusetts Rising Star (2014-2021)

community involvement

Greater Boston Stage Company

  • Board of Trustees

Lawyer for the Day Program

  • Volunteer

BBA Family Law Steering Committee

Middlesex County Probate and Family Court Conciliation Program

Middlesex County Probate and Family Court Attorneys Representing Children (“ARC”)

Middlesex County Probate and Family Court Lawyer for a Day


Boston Bar Association

Greater Boston Family Law American Inn of Court

Middlesex County Bar Association

Massachusetts Bar Association

Women’s Bar Association


Practice Tips: Client Contact and Preparation During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Boston Bar Association’s Family Law Newsletter, Fall 2020

speaking engagements

“Post-Nuptial and Holding an Impacted Marriage Together,” Panelist, Social Law Library Family Law, Fiduciary Litigation and Trusts & Estates Series, September 2022

“The Hague Convention & International Child Custody Disputes: Understanding Your Rights & Avoiding Pitfalls,” Webinar Host, Burns & Levinson’s Divorce Law Monitor, April 2021

“Divorce Law Fundamentals: The Initial Client Interview,” Presenter, Boston Bar Association, Brown Bag Training Series, September 2016