Nancy A. Freed

Partner & Co-Chair, Family Law

Practice Areas

Nancy A. Freed is the co-chair of Prince Lobel’s Family Law Practice Group and one of the top family law practitioners in the state.  A formidable courtroom advocate, skilled negotiator, and compassionate counselor, Nancy uses her skills, knowledge, integrity, and reputation to promote her client’s best interests while also protecting the ability of the restructured family to function as well as possible once the legal matters are resolved.

Nancy was one of the earliest members of Prince Lobel, joining in 1988, and was the firm’s first female equity partner.  She has been instrumental in growing and expanding Prince Lobel into the full-service firm we know today.  Nancy’s dedication as an attorney, mediator, and advocate has helped grow our client base and her commitment to mentoring young attorneys has helped grow our firm.  She presently serves on the firm’s Management Committee and has served on the firm’s Investment, Social, and Compensation committees in the past.  Nancy was also a founding member of Women@Prince, a group dedicated to advancing the careers of our women attorneys and to supporting local female-based charities.

With her clients, Nancy is thorough and caring, working hard to guide them through the complex legal process, whether through litigation or dispute resolution.  In their time of need, Nancy’s clients know they can count on her expertise to help them resolve their matters and minimize the potential adverse impact on families and their children.  Nancy represents clients in high conflict matters, including custody disputes and issues involving child abuse or alienation.  She drafts complex divorce, cohabitation, paternity, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements.  She litigates in court on behalf of her clients and helps them navigate all manner of family law matters, such as the enforceability of pre- and postnuptial agreements, attribution of income; child custody, alimony, and child support; the treatment of inherited property; and the valuation of closely held businesses, trusts, and real estate.  Nancy also provides pro bono representation to children through the Probate and Family Court’s Attorneys Representing Children program.

In addition to serving her own clients, Nancy also leads a vibrant and diverse team of younger attorneys that make up one of the largest Domestic Relations departments in the city of Boston.  Employing this team approach enables clients with various legal needs and financial situations to benefit from her years of expertise in a cost-effective and efficient manner.  Nancy also promotes an interdisciplinary approach in the firm, working collaboratively with attorneys from the Trusts and Estates, Litigation, Corporate, and Real Estate practice groups to provide the best possible service to her clients and ensure that she can assist them with any and all of their legal needs.

Nancy holds an AV® Preeminent™ ranking by Martindale-Hubbell, signifying the highest possible peer review rating in terms of legal skills and ethical conduct.  She has been named a “Massachusetts Super Lawyer” for the past two decades and recognized as one of “The Best Lawyers in America” in the field of Family Law since 2012.  A well-regarded public speaker, she has given talks at conferences and seminars and frequently shares her knowledge and experience as chair and lecturer in numerous family law courses and seminars through Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.

Nancy represents clients across the Commonwealth in Probate and Family Courts in Suffolk, Middlesex, Norfolk, Essex, Plymouth, Barnstable, and Worcester counties, as well as in the Massachusetts appeals court in custody, family law, and estate-related matters.


  • New England School of Law, J.D., 1983
  • University of Buffalo, B.A., 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association