Boston Divorce Attorney Dana Lauer - Cordell & Cordell

Dana Lauer

Litigation Manager

Lauer_DanaBoston divorce attorney Dana Lauer understands all the intricacies that go into family law. It is Ms. Lauer’s attention to the minutiae of the law that makes her an expert on the topic, and enables her to more effectively serve clients.

She understands how critical preparation, including legal research and writing, are to the success of a client’s case, whether it be at a motions hearing, settlement conference or a trial.

“I will use all resources available to me to help achieve the results clients want,” Ms. Lauer said. “These resources include conferencing matters with other family law attorneys for strategic purposes, preparing diligently at every step in your case, and asking the right questions to present the case in the most favorable light.”

Ms. Lauer finds family law compelling because it is a narrow area of law that allows her to truly be an expert in the law and procedure. Specializing on the topic gives her the ability to represent clients both effectively and efficiently, but she also realizes that every case presents a unique set of circumstances.

“That gives rise to interesting challenges regarding strategy and implementation of resources,” Ms. Lauer said.

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Lauer is licensed in Massachusetts.


Ms. Lauer received a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and criminal justice from Benedectine College. She received her Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Lauer worked for a law firm handling civil litigation cases, in both state and federal courts, as well as family law cases, including initial complaints, contempt complaints and petitions to modify alimony, custody and child support.

She also previously worked for a law firm in Denver where her clients were small- and medium-sized businesses. She helped provide business clients with services from incorporation through litigation, if necessary.



Ms. Lauer was recognized in 2016 and 2017 as a Massachusetts Rising Star in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers.

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

  • Ms. Lauer was interviewed by Fox 25-Boston about how the COVID-19 pandemic made child support payments more difficult.
  • For four and a half years, Ms. Lauer taught in the Criminal Justice Department at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, Mass. There she taught a variety of courses, including criminal law, constitutional law and evidence and court procedures.
  • Ms. Lauer joined DadsDivorce Live to discuss a shared parenting bill that died in the Massachusetts Senate during the 2016 legislative session.

  • Ms. Lauer joined DadsDivorce Live to discuss decisions by the Massachusetts Supreme Court regarding the Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act.


"Dana is great! She seems like she definitely wants to help and get the most she can for me. I don't have to bring things up to her, she's spontaneous and aggressive. Dana is tenacious! She really knows her stuff. She is not only knowledgeable in family law, but criminal law as well. This has been very helpful considering the issues with Opposing Party's background. I'm very impressed with that. I appreciate everything Dana brings to the table!"
"Dana has done a great job on advising me and helping me understand the law and my options. She's taken a ton of stress off of me. Dana has a very professional, humanistic manner about. her. I've never been through a divorce, and I appreciate everything she's done for me to get me through this."
"Things are going very well with Dana. She does a really good job of understanding [when] I want her opinion on and when I'm very clear on the direction I want to take. She is very good at conducting a productive conversation around what I want and what needs to be done."
"Dana was great! She was very helpful and understanding, and always quick to answer all my questions. Had I chose to move forward, Dana would have had me well prepared. Dana really knows her stuff. ... I would like to thank Dana. She gave me the best options possible for this difficult journey that may not be over yet."
"Dana is great. I work in the restaurant industry and my schedule is very hectic and limited, and Dana has been very accommodating. She has given me nothing but accurate and sound advice the whole time. It's been a pleasure. Dana is helping to make an otherwise unpleasant experience a little more tolerable."
"I think Dana has done a really good job for me so far. I usually email her, and she always gets right back to me. She is excellent and I would absolutely refer her if anyone asked."
"Dana was great! I've never been through anything like this before, and she was extremely knowledgeable and so helpful. She broke everything down for me since I don’t have any law background, and she really helped me to understand. ..."
“Dana is very professional, and I think she is an all-around good person. I am very comfortable with having her as my lawyer."
​"Dana was persistent, knowledgeable and most importantly effective in getting my alimony payments terminated. ​The court and QDRO process was a long slog, but she got the job done. Highly recommend!​"

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