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Christopher Vaughn-Martel

Christopher Vaughn-Martel

Family Law, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Civil Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Massachusetts
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Chris is the founding partner and principal of Vaughn-Martel Law.

He received his Bachelor of Arts from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to founding Vaughn-Martel Law in 2006, Chris worked as a Clerk and First Year Associate for a small real estate firm on Boston's South Shore.

Chris is currently admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

He is an active member of the American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, as well as the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association. He serves as a private pro bono attorney in connection with the Rape Survivors' Law Project at Boston's Victim Rights Law Center, providing legal representation for victims of sexual assault in privacy, safety, housing, education, employment, and financial compensation matters.

Chris was named a Rising Star by Boston Magazine in its 2009 list of Super Lawyers.

Chris lives in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston with his husband, Brian, and their Springer Spaniel, Charlie.

Practice Area
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Suffolk University Law School
J.D. (2006) | Law
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Marist College
B.A. (2000) | History, Psychology, Secondary Education
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Shining Star Award for Pro Bono Service
Victim Rights Law Center
Super Lawyers - Rising Star
Boston Magazine
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1180 Washington Street
Suite 101
Boston, MA 02118
Telephone: (617) 357-4898
Fax: (617) 357-4899