A partner in the firm's Divorce & Family Law Litigation Group, Ron Barriere represents clients in all aspects of divorce and family law. A zealous advocate and litigator, Ron is skilled in negotiation and is a trained family mediator and conciliator.

Ron has extensive litigation experience as a trial attorney in the areas of divorce, abuse prevention orders, custody disputes, actions involving the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, paternity actions, post-divorce modification and enforcement of alimony, child support, and other judgments. He routinely negotiates and drafts prenuptial, cohabitation, and divorce agreements. 

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J.D., cum laude, Suffolk University Law School, 2002

B.A., English, summa cum laude, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1999



U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

honors & awards

The Best Lawyers in America© Best Lawyer, Family Law (2018-2024)

American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators

  • Certified Financial Litigator (2015)

National Tax Moot Court Champion (2001)

First Justices’ Award for Pro Bono Publico Excellence

  • From the First Justices of the Barnstable, Bristol, and Plymouth Probate and Family Courts

community involvement

Attorneys Representing Children – Barnstable, Bristol, and Plymouth Probate and Family Courts

Plymouth Rock Youth Lacrosse

  • Active Board Member
  • Vice President
  • Coach

Massachusetts Bar Association Statewide High School Mock Trial Program

  • Coach


Barnstable County Bar Association

Boston Bar Association

Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation

Phi Beta Kappa

Plymouth District Bar Association

American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators

  • Founding Member



“Child Support,” MCLE Massachusetts Divorce Law Practice Manual, September 2016

“Military Pensions Could See Significant Changes,” Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, August 2016

“New Changes to the Parent Education Program in Massachusetts,” Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, May 2016

“Military Divorce and the ’20/20/20 Rule,'” Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, November 2015

“Top 4 Questions About Divorce and Special Education,” Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, September 2015

“Top 9 Tips to Make Your Deposition Less Stressful,” Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, July 2015

“Imputed Income and Health Insurance in Divorce Settlements,” Burns & Levinson Tax Update, February 2014

“When is a Mom Not a Mom? De Facto Parenting in Massachusetts,” Burns & Levinson Focus Newsletter, Spring 2013

“How Real is Your Love? Divorce, Annulment, and Reality TV,” Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, February 2013

“Considering Military Pensions in Divorce Cases,” Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, May 2012

“Fighting at Home and Abroad: Child Custody and Visitation of Deployed Service Members,” Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, July 2011

speaking engagements

“Divorce Litigation: Preparing for a Deposition or Trial Testimony,” Webinar Host, Burns & Levinson’s Divorce Law Monitor, January 2021

“Divorcing an Abusive Spouse: What Do You Need to Know?” Webinar Host, Burns & Levinson’s Divorce Law Monitor, August 2020

“How to Know When You Are Ready to Divorce,” Webinar Host, Burns & Levinson’s Divorce Law Monitor, June 2020

“Family Violence: A Primer for Practitioners and Guardians Ad Litem,” Speaker, Lorman Webinar, March 2020

“Probate & Family Law Discussions,” Featured Guest, Radio Entrepreneurs, January 2020

“Financial Aspects of Divorce in Massachusetts,” Lecturer, MCLE Seminar, December 2018

“What Happens to the Home?” Speaker, ReDefining Divorce Seminar, February 2017