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Julianna Zane


Julianna Zane focuses her practice on all aspects of domestic relations law, which spans divorce, high-level asset division, high-conflict custody matters, child support and alimony, paternity, modification, and contempt actions.  Ms. Zane’s practice includes courtroom advocacy, litigation, and resolving cases outside of court through alternative dispute resolution programs such as conciliation and mediation.

In addition, she negotiates and drafts prenuptial agreements as well as defends against prenuptial agreement challenges and equity complaints involving both domestic relations proceedings and other non-domestic relations issues.

Ms. Zane regularly collaborates with experts on various issues, including psychological evaluations and business valuations.  She regularly appears in the Middlesex, Norfolk, and Essex Probate and Family Courts.

She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association Family Law Section Council, Massachusetts Family and American Probate Inn of Court, Massachusetts Bar Association, and Norfolk Bar Association.

Ms. Zane has organized, moderated, and participated in numerous CLEs and panel discussions involving domestic relations issues, including:

  • 2021 MCLE Family Law Conference on Temporary Orders re: Child Custody Issues
  • 2021 Massachusetts Bar Association Family Law Section Council panel, “Exploring the Intricacies of Rule 35 Mental Health Examinations in Custodial Disputes
  • Harvard Business School panel on prenuptial agreements

Ms. Zane conciliates cases through the Norfolk Bar Association Conciliation Program.


  • Todd & Weld LLP, 2017-present
  • Next Phase Legal LLC, 2017
  • Prince Lobel Tye LLP, 2016-2017
  • Sunshine, Isaacson & Hecht, LLP, 2015-2016



  • New England Law | Boston (J.D., cum laude, 2015) Recipient of Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award; served on Executive Board of the New England Law Review
  • Salve Regina University (B.S., magna cum laude, 2012) Graduated with honors, dual degree in Administrative Justice and English Literature

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts (2015)
  • New York (2016)

Professional Activities

  • Member, Family Law Section Council, Massachusetts Bar Association (2020-23)
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Norfolk County Bar Association


  • Panelist, Family Law Practice Guidance, New England Law Boston Family Law Society, February 2022
  • Chair/Moderator, "Exploring the Intricacies of Rule 35 Mental Health Examinations in Custodial Disputes," Massachusetts Bar Association webinar, April 2021
  • Panelist, "The Shak Decision and Beyond," Boston Bar Association webinar, June 2020
  • Exploring the Newly Enacted Massachusetts E-Discovery Rules, 49 New Eng. L. Rev. On Remand 85 (2015)

Honors and Awards

  • Named by Super Lawyers to Massachusetts Rising Stars for Family Law, 2019-2023

In the Community

  • Lawyer for the Day Program, Norfolk County Probate and Family Court