Tannaz N. Saponaro

Top rated family law attorney in Wellesley, Massachusetts

Saponaro Law Offices PLLC
Tannaz N. Saponaro
Saponaro Law Offices PLLC

Practice Areas: Family law, Criminal defense; view more

Licensed in Massachusetts since: 1995

Education: Suffolk University Law School

Languages Spoken: English, French, Persian (Farsi), Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022 Selected to Rising Stars: 2005, 2008

Saponaro Law Offices PLLC

103 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02482 Visit website


Attorney Tannaz N. Saponaro is a partner with Saponaro Bingham LLP law firm in Wellesley, Massachusetts. A top-ranked attorney with more than 25 years of total legal experience, Ms. Saponaro focuses her practice primarily on family law, and she provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Boston metro and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       High net worth and high-asset divorces

·       Divorce litigation

·       Child custody and support

·       Alimony and spousal support

·       Modifications and enforcements

·       Paternity and fathers' rights

·       Pre- and postnuptial agreements

·       International divorce and jurisdictional matters

·       Parental kidnapping and Hague Convention issues

·       Removal matters

·       Family law appeals

Early in her legal career, Ms. Saponaro served as Assistant District Attorney in Plymouth County, where she led the organization's Domestic Violence Unit. During this time, she gained invaluable trial experience, and she continues to serve as the county's special prosecutor in cases involving a conflict of interest. Following that, she worked for almost 11 years with another prominent law firm in her area, where she helped develop the firm's domestic relations department.

Over the course of her legal career, Ms. Saponaro has gained a reputation for her compassion and integrity when dealing with her clients along with her unwavering commitment to protecting their rights and interests and helping them achieve their goals and the favorable outcomes they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. She is also a leader in her field, having published articles and conducted many lectures and seminars on a variety of legal topics related to family law.

Honored for her success, Ms. Saponaro has earned designation as one of Massachusetts' Top Women in Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly along with consistent recognition as among the top 2.5% of lawyers in her region. She has also received recognition from Best Lawyers in 2020 and 2021. 

A 1991 graduate of California State University, Northridge, Ms. Saponaro studied at L’Université Pour Les Étudiants Étrangers in Aix-en-Provence, France, before returning to the U.S. to work on her legal degree. She attended Suffolk University Law School, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 1995.

Practice areas

Family law, Criminal defense

Focus areas

Alimony & spousal support, Child support, Custody & visitation, Divorce, Name change, Paternity, Prenuptial agreements, Father's rights, Arrest & arraignment, Assault & battery, Criminal fraud, Criminal law, Debt, Drug & alcohol violations, Failure to pay child support, False accusations, Criminal domestic violence

  • 80% Family law
  • 20% Criminal defense

First Admitted: 1995, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: https://saponaro-law.com/team/tannaz-saponaro

  • , Best Lawyers in New England Edition (2021)
  • , Boston Magazine, Rising Star (2005,2008)
  • , Super Lawyers Top Women (2018-present)
  • , Boston Magazine, Super Lawyer (2018-present)
  • , Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Top Women of Law (2017)
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Boston Bar CLE – Blended Families: What Trust & Estate Lawyers Need to Know About Divorce Law – February 2020
  • Co-author: “Navigation of the Culture of the Immigrant Experience in the Family Courts”, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Journal, Vol. 32 2019, No. 1, January 2020
  • Co-author: “Chapter19: Appellate Procedure,” Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education – New England Law Institute  
  • AFCC 54th Annual Conference – On Two Fronts: Culture, Custody and Courts – June 2, 2017
  • MCLE – Domestic Abuse in Divorce & Custody Litigation – June 27, 2018
  • MCLE CLE – Trust and Inheritance Issues in Divorce: A Practical Guide to Discovery, Evidence, and Experts – June 10, 2019
  • Presentation to Probate and Family Court Judges – “Understanding the needs of poor and disenfranchised litigants” – October 24, 2019
  • MCLE – TURBOCHARGED Estate Planning Practice Upgrade 2019 – October 25, 2019
  • Mass Bar Association 7th Annual Probate Law Conference – Divorce Proceedings Involving Trusts – November 1, 2019
  • MCLE – Navigation of the Culture of the Immigrant Experience – December 2, 2019
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • I am a faculty member at the Massachusetts Bar Association, the MCLE, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts of America.
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts (2001) 
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1995) 
  • Greater Boston Family Law Inns of Court, Member
  • Massachusetts Family and Probate American Inn of Court
Educational Background:
  • L'Universite pour les Etudiants Etranges (1990)
  • California State University- Northridge (B.A., 1991)

Office location for Tannaz N. Saponaro

103 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02482

Phone: 781-776-3099


5 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2005, 2008

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