Grace C. Roessler

Legal Administrative Assistant Marie L. Ritt

617.391.2161
mritt@mirickoconnell.com

Grace is an associate in Mirick O’Connell’s Family Law and Divorce Group and was named a Massachusetts “Rising Star” Super Lawyer by Boston magazine and Law & Politics in 2019.  

Grace concentrates her practice in the areas of divorce and family litigation, including pursuing and defending the following actions:

  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Child Support
  • Modification
  • Contempt
  • Requests to permanently remove children out of the Commonwealth
  • Paternity
  • Restraining Orders
  • Department of Children and Families Investigations
  • Elder Divorce

She also represents clients in equity actions, including petitions to partition real estate, claims for life insurance proceeds against an ex-spouse’s estate, and actions for relief from a court order or judgment.

Grace has experience serving as a third party neutral, including court-appointed discovery master, and is a certified mediator. While she aims to settle cases amicably and efficiently, including attending voluntary mediation or conciliation, Grace is prepared to litigate the matter if it is in the best interest of the client.

Grace regularly appears before Probate and Family Court judges for motions and trials to litigate on behalf of her clients. She volunteers with the Middlesex Probate and Family Court Lawyer for the Day program, is an active member and contributor to the Boston Bar Association, and serves as co-chair of the Boston Bar Association Family Law Newsletter. 

Prior to joining Mirick O’Connell, Grace was an associate at the firm of Brick, Sugarman, Jones & McBrien, LLP.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Wisconsin
  • Certified Mediator
  • New England School of Law JD, cum laude (2011), named “Most Promising Mediator”; associate editor, New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement
     
  • University of Wisconsin BA, with honors (2009), Phi Beta Kappa National Honors Society

Publications/Presentations

Professional / Community Affiliations

  • Boston Bar Association, co-chair Communications and Family Law Newsletter
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Harvard Radcliffe Community Chorus
  • Wisconsin Alumni Association, Boston Chapter
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