Kelly L. Petrakis graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, cum laude, with a B.A. and obtained her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School with a concentration in civil litigation. While in law school, Attorney Petrakis represented victims of domestic violence in divorce and paternity actions as a student attorney and she worked at a small firm specializing in defending parents against claims of child abuse and neglect. After law school, Attorney Petrakis worked at a small domestic relations firm for eight years before starting her own firm in 2020. Attorney Petrakis was admitted to the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Bars in 2011 and since that time, she has handled all types of family law matters from prenuptial agreements and uncontested divorces to high-conflict custody matters and divorces with complex financial assets, as well as ancillary matters including restraining orders and harassment orders, fair hearings in matters involving the Department of Children and Families, and guardianships for minor children.