Ronald P. Barriere

Partner

Boston, MA
D: 617.345.3654

"Good litigators need to be counselors as well as advocates. Giving sound, reasoned advice outside of the courtroom matters just as much - if not more - than being able to make a compelling argument in it."

Overview
Bar Admissions

Massachusetts

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Education

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

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

A partner in the firm's Divorce and Family Law Litigation Group, Ron brings a practical, no-nonsense approach to his representation of clients in all aspects of divorce and family law. A zealous advocate and litigator, Ron is also a skilled negotiator, and works with each individual client to seek the result that is best for that client. His experience as both an attorney and a trained family law mediator and conciliator gives him a unique perspective on the settlement process, and his compassionate "hands-on" approach is an asset to individuals and families in transition. His commitment to client service and holistic approach to addressing client concerns often makes him a trusted advisor to individuals and families even after the courtroom closes.

An experienced trial lawyer, in his family law practice, Ron has extensive litigation experience in the areas of divorce, abuse prevention orders, custody disputes, actions involving the Department of Children and Families, paternity actions, and post-divorce modification and enforcement of alimony, child support, and other judgments.  He routinely negotiates and drafts prenuptial, cohabitation and divorce agreements.  

Ron serves Barnstable, Bristol, Norfolk and Plymouth counties as a trained family law mediator. As a neutral mediator, he helps couples amicably resolve family law issues, such as divorces, custody and support disputes, and paternity matters, through informed negotiation. He is a trained conciliator, certified by the Barnstable County Bar Association.  

A member of firm’s Entertainment and Media group, Ron is experienced with the unique considerations of working with athletes, screenwriters, actors, songwriters and musicians in both litigation and non-litigation contexts.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators

  • Certified Financial Litigator (2015)

National Tax Moot Court Champion (2001)

Community Involvement

Community Involvement

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

Plymouth Rock Youth Lacrosse

  • Active Board Member

Massachusetts Bar Association Statewide High School Mock Trial Program

  • Coach

Memberships

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
Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

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

Articles & Publications

Articles & Publications

Articles

"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

Resources
Ronald P. Barriere
Practices
  • Divorce & Family
  • Probate & Trust Litigation
  • Entertainment & Media
Education

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

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

Admissions

Massachusetts

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Connect
vCardLinkedIn

Email Confirmation

Thank you for your interest in Burns & Levinson LLP. Please be aware that unsolicited e-mails and information sent to Burns & Levinson though our web site will not be considered confidential, may not receive a response, and do not create an attorney-client relationship with Burns & Levinson. If you are not already a client of Burns & Levinson, do not include anything confidential or secret in this e-mail. Also, please note that our attorneys do not seek to practice law in any jurisdiction in which they are not authorized to do so.

By clicking "OK" you acknowledge that, unless you are a current client, Burns & Levinson does not have any obligation to maintain the confidentiality of any information you send us.