Deborah M. Faenza

Top rated Family Law attorney in Walpole, Massachusetts

Ryan Faenza Carey, P.C.
Deborah M. Faenza
Ryan Faenza Carey, P.C.

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Massachusetts since: 1994

Education: New England Law | Boston

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023

Ryan Faenza Carey, P.C.

825 Main Street
Walpole, MA 02081 Visit website


A partner at Ryan Faenza Carey, P.C., Deborah M. Faenza focuses her practice exclusively on family law matters. The firm is based in Walpole, Massachusetts, and she represents clients in the greater Boston metropolitan area and throughout the eastern part of the Commonwealth. As an undergraduate, Ms. Faenza attended what was then known as Boston State College and received a Bachelor of Science in 1976. Some years later and determined to pursue a legal education, she enrolled at what is now called New England Law | Boston, and in 1993, she was awarded her Juris Doctor.

Between college and law school, Ms. Faenza spent several years as a social and family services officer at the Norfolk Probate and Family Court, where she handled custody and other domestic relations disputes. After her law school graduation, she joined the predecessor of her firm. Ms. Faenza is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ms. Faenza’s family law practice encompasses a variety of matters. A significant portion of it is devoted to her representation of people whose marriages are coming to an end, and she uses her experience in mediation and collaborative law to help them come to an accord on child custody and visitation, spousal and child support, and the division of marital property. When litigation proves to be necessary, however, Ms. Faenza aggressively advocates on their behalf in family court.

Ms. Faenza’s caseload has additionally included support and parenting order modifications and enforcement, the representation of victims of domestic violence, and the preparation and review of prenuptial agreements. Her professional memberships include the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Marital Property, Paternity

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1994, Massachusetts

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • Volunteer, Court Approved Conciliator, Conciliation Program of the Bar Association of Norfolk County
  • Volunteer, Lawyer of the Day - Norfolk Probate & Family Court
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Restraining Orders and how they impact matters of custody; The use of Guardians ad Litem in the Probate and Family Courts, Speaker, Massachusetts Probation Department
  • Practical Approaches to Parenting Plans; Paternity Challenges, Speaker, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • Basics in Family Law; Sophisticated Issues - Custody Issues; Paternity Basics; Solo Practices; Health Care Coverage after Divorce., Speaker, Massachusetts Bar Association
Educational Background:
  • B.S., Boston State College, 1976
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Admitted Massachusetts State Courts, 1994
  • Admitted to United States Supreme Court, 2004
  • Member Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member Norfolk County Bar Association
  • Member Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
  • Former Member American Bar Association
  • Numerous Court appointments as Conciliator for Interdisciplinary Settlement Conference (IDSC) in family law high conflict cases
  • Certified Mediator and Member of Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation
  • Former Member of General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section Council, Massachusetts Bar Association 
  • Certified in Collaborative Law - Member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Certified in Collaborative Law - Former Member of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council
  • Former Member Individual Rights and Responsibilities (IRR) Section Council, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Former Member of Family Law Section Council, Massachusetts Bar Association
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Mediator; successfully completed Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Family Law Mediation Workshop, 2018
  • Mediator; successfully completed Mediation Works, Inc. Mediation Training Program, 2017
  • Certification in Collaborative Law Practice, Collaborative Training Solutions, LLC, Annapolis, Maryland, 2009
  • Accredited with A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), Better Business Bureau, 2019
  • AV Rating Preeminent Legal Ability & Ethical Standards, 2014-2019, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Attorneys of North America, 2016 and 2017, The Who's Who Directories
  • Women in Law Awards, Lawyer Monthly Magazine, 2015
  • Top 100 Matrimonial and Family Lawyers in Massachusetts, The National Advocates, 2015

Office location for Deborah M. Faenza

825 Main Street
Walpole, MA 02081

Phone: 508-668-9112


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  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023

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