Edward F. Dombroski, Jr.
With nearly two decades of experience in all aspects of family law, Ed has developed a distinguished practice focused on sophisticated litigation, from complex financial issues to challenging child custody matters. He is also experienced in international custody litigation under the Hague Convention. Ed represents clients throughout Massachusetts, across the country, and around the world in matters in the Massachusetts state and Federal Courts.
Ed is often called upon by local and national media outlets to provide legal analysis and perspective on family law issues He also lectures on financial issues in family law. Consistently selected over ten years by Law & Politics as a MA Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” Ed has been featured in Boston Magazine.
As a Trustee of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, Ed helps oversee grantmaking to expand access to legal services. He previously served on the Board of Directors for RESPOND, Inc., New England’s first domestic violence agency. After serving on the Town of Wakefield's Finance Committee, Ed was elected as a Town Councilor, a position he currently holds, and was selected to serve a term as Council Chairman.
In his free time Ed enjoys snowboarding, running marathons, and competing in sprint triathlons.
Boston University School of Law (J.D., 2002); Third-Year Editor, American Journal of Law & Medicine. Finalist, Stone & Semi-Finalist, Esdaile Moot Court
Union College (B.A. cum laude, 1998; MBA Program,
Massachusetts, 2002; New York, 2003;
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2012
Boston Bar Association (Member, Family Law, Small and Sole Practitioners Section); Massachusetts Bar Association (Member, Family Law); New York State (Member, Family Law); and American Bar Association (Member, Family Law, Practice Management) Bar Associations; Massachusetts Bar Foundation (Life Fellow since 2006, Board of Trustees since 2018); Union College Alumni Club of Boston (Past President and Past Executive Board Member); Member, USA 500 Clubs; Past Member, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Emery v. Sturtevant, 91 Mass. App. Ct. 502 (2017)
Ortmeyer v. Billings, 91 Mass. App. Ct. 1125 (2017) (1:28 Decision)
Katherine E. Koontz
Katie's practice focuses on all areas of family and criminal law matters including divorce, custody, child support, alimony, division of assets, alimony, contempt proceedings, abuse prevention orders and all matters pertaining to DCF involvement. Further, Katie successfully represents clients in serious criminal matters and other related areas such as Title IX proceedings all across the Commonwealth. Katie has been selected for the Massachusetts Super Lawyer Rising Star in the area of criminal defense in 2021 and 2022.
Prior to joining the firm, Katie was an associate at a small firm focusing on domestic relations and criminal defense working on high-profile cases as an associate. She spent three years as a staff attorney at the Committee for Public Counsel Services representing parents and children in care and protections proceedings in an effort to keep families safely united. During law school, she primarily focused on appeals pertaining to juveniles charged with serious criminal offenses. Further, she studied international human rights at Lund University in Sweden.
In her free time, Katie enjoys running, traveling, Netflix, and spending time with her dog.
Suffolk University School of Law (J.D., 2015); Frankfurter Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta; Pro Bono Honors
West Virginia University (B.A, Criminology and Minor in Philosophy 2011)
Federal District Court for the District of Mass., 2018
Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers;
Women’s Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers;
Massachusetts Bar Association
Kevin A. Roberts
Theresa's practice is dedicated to all aspects of family law, from straightforward matters settled by agreement to contentious litigation. Her areas of focus include divorce, alimony, child support and custody, restraining orders, modifications, pre-nuptial agreements, and contempt actions.
During law school, Theresa interned and worked in Boston University's Civil Litigation Clinic where she worked on litigation matters such as domestic relations, employment, housing, and discrimination law. She also interned with Greater Boston Legal Services and worked on myriad immigration issues.
In her free time, Theresa enjoys going to comedy shows, concerts, and spending time with her friends, family, and cats.
Boston University School of Law (J.D., 2019); Research Assistant, Civil Litigation Clinic
The Catholic University of America (B.A. magna cum laude, Minors in Spanish and Theology, 2016)
Govind graduated from Boston College in 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Hispanic studies. During his time at BC, Govind was involved with multiple on-campus organizations, taking on leadership positions such as President of the South Asian Student Association and council member for the university's Anti-Racism Organization.
Additionally, Govind worked in the Political Science Department at Boston College, conducting research work on local government in Northern India for a professor's upcoming book on patronage politics.
In his free time, Govind enjoys playing basketball and football, cooking, and listening to music.
Boston College (B.A. in Political Science and Hispanic Studies, 2022)
Margaret S. Travers
Attorney Margaret S. Travers was a pioneer in the practice of Family Law in the Boston area and maintained a distinguished career spanning 50 years.
A graduate of Wellesley College in 1966, she headed to Boston College Law School with intentions of becoming a legal reformer. One of a handful of women in her law school class, Margaret qualified for law review in her first year, but she chose to participate in the founding of the Boston College Law School Legal Assistance Bureau in her second and third years of law school. Her experience in representing clients in family law matters redirected her interest from law reform to working directly with clients, which she enjoyed from initial interviews to final court appearances.
Early in her career, when she had small children, she practiced from an office in her home. Having built a full-time practice, she became a partner in a suburban firm and then of counsel to the 19th century Boston firm Powers and Hall. In 1984 she and eight other lawyers founded the civil litigation firm Taylor, Anderson and Travers, reported in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as the largest split-off from a Boston firm to date. Having doubled in size in a decade, TAT divided into three practice groups, and Margaret continued the practice of family law with Melanie Gargas. In 2002, Margaret hired newly-minted associate Edward F. Dombroski, Jr, who, after only five years, became a partner in the renamed firm Travers | Dombroski PC.
Over the years, Margaret built a reputation as a powerful force in the courtroom, trying countless successful cases before the Probate and Family Court. She prevailed in each of four reported appellate cases. Through her tireless dedication to her clients, Margaret gained both local and national recognition for her outstanding work in Domestic Relations. Margaret was an active member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, serving as a board member and officer, and on the Board of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation. She served as a board member of the Boston Bar Association. She was admitted as a Fellow of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers after only five years of practice; became president of the Chapter in 1989; served on the Board of national AAML, helped found the AAML Foundation, and served as its president. A believer in the importance of continuing legal education, she was active in the Family Law Sections of the American, Boston, and Massachusetts Bar Associations, and she lectured for MCLE. She was a charter member of the first group of lawyers belonging to AAML that has met for one weekend each year for over 35 years.
A devoted alumna of Boston College Law School, she served on its Alumni Association boards in the 1970’s and 1990’s and working on several class reunions. In 1987, she was appointed by Governor Michael Dukakis to serve on the Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Commission, a group that met weekly for 3.5 years, screening and recommending candidates for 105 positions in the Massachusetts judicial system.
Margaret is now enjoying a well-deserved retirement. She is remembered in the firm and the national legal community as a trailblazer, zealous advocate, and respected leader.
Boston College Law School (J.D., 1969)
Wellesley College (B.A., 1966)
Boston (Council, 1984-1987), Massachusetts (Council, Family Law Section, 1983-1987) and American Bar Associations; American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (President Massachusetts Chapter, 1989-1990; Member, Board of Governors, 1990-1993); American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation (President, 1991-1992); International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Massachusetts Bar Foundation (Trustee, 2001-2005; Treasurer 2002-Present); Member, Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Council, 1987-1990; Boston College Law School Alumni Council, 1995-1997; Treasurer, 1977-1981.
O'Meara v. Doherty, 53 Mass.App.Ct. 599, 761 N.E. 2d 965 (2002); Morris v. Morris, 403 Mass. 1001, 526 N.E.2d 244 (1988); Onorati et al. v. O'Donnell, 3 Mass.App.Ct. 739, 326 N.E.2d 367 (1975); Topalis v. Topalis, 2 Mass.App.Ct. 530, 316 N.E.2d 765 (1974).