P. Tyler Summers is an attorney and native of Massachusetts, focussing on complex family law matters. He offers mediation and litigation to clients throughout the Commonwealth in issues concerning Massachusetts divorce, alimony, child custody, paternity, property division, child support, relocation, removal, parenting time, post-divorce modification, enforcement, contempt, and domestic violence actions.
He works towards protecting his clients’ interest before marriage and drafts, reviews, as well as negotiates prenuptial agreements. He specializes in consulting for members of the LGBTQ community and helps them resolve the unique issues they face in family law. The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys named him in the Top 10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction list.
He founded his law firm, Summers Family Law in 2015. He provides innovative and compassionate representation to people in crisis.
He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism and political science from the New York University in 2010. He attended the Suffolk University Law School in Boston and earned his Juris Doctorate in 2014. He was a member of the international legal honor society, Phi Delta Phi, while in law school.
He also acquired the certification as a law student to represent the government in criminal matters and well as to represent indigent litigants in the Probate and Family Court. He was successful in handling high-conflict divorce and child custody matters.
After obtaining the law degree, he secured admission to practice before all Massachusetts state and federal courts, including the Supreme Judicial Court and the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.
Before establishing his law firm, he worked at a prominent domestic relations firm, Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, LLP, and honed his litigation & client management skills.
Before this, he clerked for judges at multiple levels of the state’s trial courts such as the Boston Municipal Court, Massachusetts Superior Court, etc. He gained exposure to high-profile matters requiring media savvy and the utmost sensitivity at the federal court in Boston.
He served as the co-chair of the Family Law Section of the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association in 2015-2016. He has also acquired the membership of the Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations. He contributes to the community by getting involved with nonprofit organizations like Fenway Health and The Lenny Zakim Fund. The Supreme Judicial Court awarded him with the Pro Bono Honor Roll in 2013.
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