Timothy D. Braughler

Legal Administrative Assistant Christine A. Killian


Tim is a Partner of Mirick O’Connell specializing in all aspects of family law including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, paternity, adoption, restraining orders, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements.  In addition to family law, Tim handles a variety of probate litigation and estate/trust matters. 

Tim is a long-time member of the Boston Bar Association where he currently serves as Co-Chair of the Family Law Section.  Previously, Tim served as Co-Chair of the Family Law Section’s CLE committee, where he was responsible for organizing and moderating a wide variety of educational programs in the area of family law.  Tim is also a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association, and the Greater Boston Family Law Inn of Court.

Tim was named a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” by Boston magazine and Law & Politics in 2023, he was previously named a "Rising Star.”  In 2021,2022, and 2023 Boston magazine named Tim one of their Top LawyersTM in Family Law and Divorce.

Prior to joining Mirick O’Connell, Tim practiced family law and probate litigation at the Boston law firm of Taylor, Ganson & Perrin, LLP.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New England School of Law JD, cum laude (2008)
  • University of Pittsburgh BS (2001)


  • Quoted in “Ex-wife’s hatchet attack excuses husband’s performance under separation agreement,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, December 1, 2023
  • “In Honor of Pride Month, Attorney Timothy Braughler Discusses Same-Sex Divorces,” Authority Magazine, June 2023
  • “Mortgages and The Marital Residence,” The Divorce Hour with Ilyssa Panitz podcast (May 2023) (guest)
  • Quoted in “Divorce attorneys coming to grips with brave new world of AI,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, January 30, 2023
  • “The Financial Statement & Supplemental Rule 410,” Boston Bar Association (December 13, 2022)
  • "The Financial Statement & Supplemental Rule 410," Boston Bar Association  (December 20, 2021) (co-chair)
  • "The New 2021 Child Support Guidelines in Practice," Boston Bar Association  (December 6, 2021) (moderator)
  • Quoted in “Bar Adjusts as COVID Factors into Divorce Cases,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, September 23, 2021
  • The Basics of Alimony in Massachusetts (Part 2),” On Air with Mirick O’Connell legal podcast (April 30, 2021)
  • “The Financial Statement & Supplemental Rule 410,” Boston Bar Association (November 17, 2020)
  • The Basics of Alimony in Massachusetts (Part 1),” On Air with Mirick O’Connell legal podcast (October 28, 2020)
  • “Don’t Say That! Are Non-Disparagement Orders Lawful?,” Boston Bar Journal, August 17, 2020
  • "Sophisticated Financial Issues in Divorce Matters and the Impact on COVID-19,” Boston Bar Association (July 17, 2020) (moderator)
  • Division of Property Factors in Divorces,” On Air with Mirick O’Connell legal podcast (July 8, 2020)
  • Divorcing Couples’ First Amendment Rights to Disparage Each Other on Social Media,” On Air with Mirick O’Connell legal podcast (May 29, 2020)
  • Rights of Unmarried Couples Living Together,” On Air with Mirick O’Connell legal podcast (May 4, 2020)
  • “The Financial Statement and Supplemental Rule 410 and Section 34 - Income, Assets, Liabilities & Discovery,” Boston Bar Association (January 2020) (presenter)
  • “Trust and Inheritance Issues in Divorce: A Practical Guide to Discovery, Evidence and Experts,” Boston Bar Association (June 2019) (moderator)
  • “Supervised Parenting Time: When, How and Why Appropriate?,” Boston Bar Association (December 2019) (moderator)

Professional / Community Affiliations

  • Boston Bar Association, Family Law Section Co-Chair
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • LBGTQ Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, pro bono attorney
  • Veterans Legal Services, pro bono attorney
  • Waldorf School at Moraine Farm, board member