MA Divorce and Family Law Appeals


Any trial court decision can be appealed. But not every trial court decision should be appealed. The key is to carefully evaluate whether your case is truly appeal-worthy.


Attorney Driscoll provides thorough legal research, meticulous legal analysis, and persuasive appellate-level arguments. If your opponent filed for appeal then you have the option to either file a cross-appeal or to merely defend the lower court's decision.


Not all harms can be resolved by an appellate court. Attorney Driscoll explains whether your case raises an issue that can be corrected on appeal. He then discusses the cost-benefit factors so that his client can make an informed decision about whether to proceed with an appeal.


Attorney Driscoll is a proven appellate-level attorney. The right to appeal has a definite expiration date. To learn more, call Attorney Driscoll at (978) 846-5184 before your opportunity to appeal expires.


Representative Appellate Cases


Commonwealth v. Joseph Miller, 2021-P-0051, pending

Commonwealth v. Jauan X. Shepard, 2020-P-1325, pending

Commonwealth v. Evens Noel, 2020-P-0575, pending

Commonwealth v. Freidy Baez, 2020-P-0487, pending

Commonwealth v. Shane E. Harding, 2019-P-1786, pending

Commonwealth v. Johnavon J. Saint-Vill, 2019-P-1511, pending

Kelly Andrea v. Ralph Andrea, 99 Mass. App. Ct. 1101 (2020)

Commonwealth v. Ricardo M. Barbosa, 99 Mass. App. Ct. 132 (2021)

Commonwealth v. Fernando E. DaSilva, 98 Mass. App. Ct. 1120 (2020)

Commonwealth v. Anibal M. Gonzalez, 98 Mass. App. Ct. 1115 (2020)

Commonwealth v. Johan Sanchez Santana, 98 Mass. App. Ct. 1108 (2020)

Commonwealth v. Queito A. Miranda, 96 Mass. App. Ct. 1117 (2020)

Commonwealth v. Michael P. Ernst, 95 Mass. App. Ct. 1113 (2019)

Commonwealth v. Michael Fortune, 95 Mass. App. Ct. 1106 (2019)

Commonwealth v. Vicente Rivera, 94 Mass. App. Ct. 1120 (2019)

Commonwealth v. Maurice R. Pridgett, 418 Mass. 437 (2019)

Khurrum Chaudhry v. Iram Khurrum Mahmood, 94 Mass. App. Ct. 1119 (2019)

Commonwealth v. Erich G. Sorenson, 94 Mass. App. Ct. 1104 (2018)

Commonwealth v. Michael Tomaso, 93 Mass. App. Ct. 1124 (2018)

Commonwealth v. Luis Santiago, 92 Mass. App. Ct. 1113 (2017)

Commonwealth v. Juan G. Suriel, 91 Mass. App. Ct. 604 (2017), cert. denied, 138 S. Ct. 484 (2017)

Brian V. Jansen v. Tigist S. Alemu, 91 Mass. App. Ct. 1111 (2017)

Commonwealth v. Wilson Clay, 90 Mass. App. Ct. 1124 (2017)

Commonwealth v. Danielle Hillman, 90 Mass. App. Ct. 1114 (2016)

Commonwealth v. Panofsky Dieujuste, 90 Mass. App. Ct. 1110 (2016)

Commonwealth v. Kevin J. Harris, 89 Mass. App. Ct. 1116 (2016)

Harold Physic v. Maureen C. Physic, 88 Mass. App. Ct. 1103 (2015)

In Re: Estate of Charles Galatis, 88 Mass. App. Ct. 273 (2015)

Diane Lynn Ventrice v. Michael Charles Ventrice, 87 Mass. App. Ct. 190 (2015)

Rebecca H. Kelcourse v. Lawrence Kelcourse, 87 Mass. App. Ct. 33 (2015)

Deborah S. Creer v. James E. Creer, 84 Mass. App. Ct. 1133 (2014)

Mayra Beras v. Christopher Masterman, 83 Mass. App. Ct. 1134 (2013)

Mary Ann Z. Swistack v. William J. Stelmokas, 83 Mass. App. Ct. 1111 (2013)

Alicia Russo v. Susan Davis, 83 Mass. App. Ct. 1107 (2013)

Eugene M. Ostroff v. Betsy Ostroff, 80 Mass. App. Ct. 1111 (2011)