Selected to the "Boston" magazine Top Lawyers™ list for 2023 in Divorce and Family Law

Pasquale DeSantis is a family law attorney with extensive experience working with high-net-worth individuals and families that require sophisticated legal advice and counsel.  Clients rely on Pasquale to assist them in reaching fair and equitable resolutions to complex matters such as prenuptial agreements, business valuations, divorce, and custody arrangements.  Serving as partner, guide, and advocate, Pasquale successfully helps clients navigate through turbulent situations, while making certain that decisions made along the way serve the best interests of involved family members–especially children.

A skilled arbitrator, Pasquale makes every effort to reach a fair compromise so that the parties involved can heal and start to rebuild their lives.  However, when those efforts prove unsuccessful, Pasquale has extensive trial experience, working closely with accountants, advisors, mental health professionals, and other experts to meet the needs and goals of his clients.

For 18 years, Pasquale has been a highly-rated adjunct family law professor at Suffolk University School of Law.  Pasquale is a member of the board of directors of the Justinian Law Society of Massachusetts and is fluent in Italian.


Boston magazine Top Lawyers™ 2023
2022 Boston magazine Top Lawyer


  • University of Massachusetts, Graduate Program in Dispute Resolution, 1990-1991
  • Suffolk University School of Law, J.D., 1987
  • University of Massachusetts, B.A., magna cum laude, 1984

Bar Admissions

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

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Justinian Law Society of Massachusetts, Board of Directors
  • Massachusetts Bar Association