• Summary
  • Professional Affiliations
  • Publications
  • Education
  • Areas of Practice
  • Classes and Seminars
  • Honors & Awards
  • Representative Matters
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    Laura Ruzzo Reale

    Associate Rhode Island Family Law Attorney

    Laura is an associate at McIntyre Tate.Prior to joining the firm, Laura was an associate at the venerable law firm of Atwood & Cherny, P.C. in Boston, Massachusetts where she practiced matrimonial law exclusively.As a Rhode Island native, Laura was eager to return to Rhode Island and joined McIntyre Tate in August 2015.

    Laura has been named a Rhode Island Super Lawyers’ Rising Star since 2017.In her brief time practicing in Rhode Island, Laura has already successfully argued two cases in the Rhode Island Supreme Court with significant precedential import in family law.Laura focuses her practice in all areas of matrimonial law including divorce, child custody, spousal and child support, premarital and post-marital agreements, and post-divorce matters.

  • Professional associations and memberships:

    • Rhode Island Bar Association, 2011 - Present
    • Massachusetts Bar Association, 2011 - Present
    • American Bar Association, 2011 - Present
    • Rhode Island Family Court Bench/Bar Committee, 2015-Present
    • Edward Gallogly Inns of Court, 2015-Present
    • Program Committee Member of Edward Gallogly Inns of Court, 2018 – 2019

    Bar admissions:

    • Rhode Island, 2011
    • Massachusetts, 2011

    Past employment positions:

    • Atwood & Cherny, P.C. , Associate, 2011 - 2015

    Fraternities and sororities:

    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Published works:

    • The Testimonial Nature of Multidisciplinary Team Interviews in Massachusetts: Applying Crawford to the Child Declarant, 16 Suffolk J. of Trial & App. Adv. 227, Spring 2011
    • Relocation of Children, Chapter 11, A Practical Guide to Divorce in Rhode Island, MCLE New England, 2016 Supplement
  • Education:

    • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
      • J.D. (cum laude) - 2011
      • Honors: Moot Court Honor Board: Suffolk Journal of Trial & Appellate Advocacy, Executive Editor, 2010-2011
    • Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York
      • B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) - 2007
      • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
  • Areas of practice:

    • 100% Family Law
  • Classes and seminars:

    • Child Support Beyond High School and Age 18, Boston Bar Association, 2014
    • Planner and Participant, Negotiation and Mediation, Edward Gallogly Inns of Court (2019)
  • Honors & Awards:

    • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017 – present

  • Representative cases:

    • Trojan v. Trojan, 208 A.3d 221 (R.I. 2019)
    • Wu-Carter v. Carter, 179 A.3d 711 (R.I. 2018)