Martha R. Bagley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Boston, MA

Weston Patrick PA
 | 84 State Street, 11th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: 6178806336
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Martha R. Bagley is the founder of Bagley law, P.C., located in Salem, Massachusetts, and is a Member of Weston Patrick, P.A. in Boston. Ms. Bagley serves the residents of the Boston area, along with the residents of Massachusetts' North Shore. Attorney Bagley specializes in the areas of probate and family law.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts in 1985 and a graduate certificate in government in 1988 from Boston College. She earned her Juris Doctor from New England Law in 1994. Before founding her current firm, Ms. Bagley practiced for 14 years with her father, Ralph Bagley, at Bagley & Bagley, P.C., in Boston.

In addition to her family law practice, attorney Bagley is a leader and advocate of education. She advises other attorneys on evidentiary issues and trial advocacy. She is also a frequent lecturer and faculty member at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., and a lecturer at New England Law. Each year, Martha Bagley teaches a class on the introduction and exclusion of evidence. In 2005, she became a member of the Oxford Round Table for her lectures on family law and writings on women's rights.

Attorney Bagley is qualified to practice before the courts of the commonwealth of Massachusetts and has appeared before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Superior Court and the Massachusetts Appeals Court. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Essex County Bar Association, as well as the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys.

Ms. Bagley is also heavily involved in the community. She serves as Secretary and Treasurer of the Boston Port and Seamen's Aid Society and sits on the Board of Advisors of East Boston Savings Bank, and is a Director of its Charitable Foundation.  Attorney Bagley was named an Honorary Trustee of the Boston Marine Society and elected the first woman officer in the organization's 272 year history.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (80%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Marital Property, Father's Rights

General Litigation (10%): Litigation

Appellate (10%): Appeals

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Marital Property, Father's Rights, Litigation, Appeals


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Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018

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About Martha Bagley

Admitted: 1994, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage:


  • Woman Achiever, New England School of Law, 1994
  • Member, Oxford Round Table, 2005

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board of Editors, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, 2013 - 2015
  • Member, Massachusetts Trial Lawyers Association
  • Director, Massachusetts Association Women Lawyers, Scholarship Committee
  • Secretary, Boston Inn of Court, 2005 - 2006
  • Executive Committee, Boston Inn of Court, 2000 - 2008
  • Board of Editors, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, 2005 - 2008
  • Manager, Boston Port & Seamen's Aid Society, 1999 - Present
  • Chairman, Cabral Committee, 2002 - Present
  • Faculty, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., 2008 - Present
  • Trustee, East Boston Savings Bank, 2008 - Present
  • Member/ Mock, Trial Judge Massachusetts Bar Association, 2009 - Present
  • Director, North Shore Women Lawyers Association, 2010 - Present
  • Secretary / Treasurer, Boston Port and Seamen's Aid Society, 2010 - Present
  • Master, Boston American Inn of Court, 2011 - Present
  • Board of Directors, Essex County Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • Massachusetts, 1994

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Oral Advocacy Law Students, 2012
  • Evidence, Presenting and Excluding Evidence, 2012
  • Evidence, Presenting and Excluding Evidence, 2013
  • Ready or Not..., Women's Business, 1999

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Named one of Massachusetts Lawyer's Weekly Top Woman of Law, 2014
  • Lawyer of the Year by North Shore Women's Lawyers Association, 2014

Educational Background:

  • Boston College, B.A. in Political Science, 1985
  • Boston College, M.A. in Political Science, 1988
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Office Location for Martha R. Bagley

84 State Street
11th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Phone: 6178806336


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Last Updated: 7/3/2018

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