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Tansley Halloran, LLC

Worcester's Premiere Women-Owned Law Firm Tansley | Halloran brings an individualized approach to every client. We are zealous advocates with compassion for those we serve in the criminal and family courts.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and has no record of discipline from the Massachusetts bar association. *

Tansley Halloran, LLC

Tansley Halloran, LLC

Open for Business
Offers Video Calls

Worcester's Premiere Women-Owned Law Firm Tansley | Halloran brings an individualized approach to every client. We are zealous advocates with compassion for those we serve in the criminal and family courts.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and has no record of discipline from the Massachusetts bar association. *

Firm Overview

Worcester's Premiere Women-Owned Law Firm

Attorneys Maura J. Tansley and Elizabeth K. Halloran met as adversaries when Attorney Tansley was a staff attorney in the Worcester District Court Public Defender's Office and Attorney Halloran was an Assistant District Attorney in the Worcester County District Attorney's Office. They each developed a great deal of respect for one another as they tried the early cases of their careers as opponents.

Nearly a decade later, after spending time in the private sector expanding their trial expertise in a broader variety of criminal defense and family law matters, the two have come together to open their own law practice. As partners, Attorneys Tansley and Halloran have a demonstrated commitment to powerful and aggressive advocacy. The all-women firm sets an example of strong female leadership both in the courtroom and in the community.

Tansley | Halloran brings an individualized approach to every client. We understand that navigating the legal system, whether in a criminal matter or in the family court, has a significant impact on the lives of our clients and their families. We are zealous advocates with compassion for those we serve.

Main Office

Main Office
11 Pleasant Street
Suite 110
Worcester, MA 01609

Phone

(774) 420-2084

Fax

(508) 796-4173

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Yes (30 mins)

Hourly Rates

Varies

Office Information
Office Hours

24 hours

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Child Custody

Child custody matters are among the most important in the Probate & Family Court. Ensuring the safety and well-being of children is paramount in any child custody case.

The attorneys at Tansley | Halloran aid clients in understanding the fundamental differences between legal and physical custody, developing parenting plans that are a good fit for your family, and maintaining stability for your children.

These cases are often emotional and overwhelming. At Tansley | Halloran, we understand and have ease of access to the tools available in litigating these matters, as well as the idiosyncrasies of the courts in Massachusetts in making custody determinations.

It is imperative to have effective legal counsel in dealing with matters involving investigations by the Department of Children and Families, allegations of substance use, domestic violence, mental health diagnoses, parental alienation and the impact of these events on a child and in turn, child custody decisions.

If you are facing a child custody matter in Worcester County or throughout Massachusetts, contact the attorneys at Tansley | Halloran.

Divorce

Going through a divorce is often emotionally taxing, financially challenging and legally complex. It is imperative to have a Worcester Family Law Attorney who is well-versed in all aspects of family law and divorce litigation.

Whether there are highly contested custody issues, or high-net worth asset disputes, Tansley | Halloran will provide you the tenacity that is required to obtain favorable results. Our attorneys will share their knowledge and experience of the process to advise you in the many decisions that will be made during the course of your divorce.

Divorce matters involve a wide variety of legal issues, including child custody, child support, alimony, division of assets and allocations of debt. They involve decisions that will have tremendous impact on your family and your future. Our attorneys conduct a comprehensive analysis of your case and identify the specific needs and goals of each individual client. We are skilled in artful negotiation and drafting agreements that are individually customized and detail oriented to resolve your case while limiting the need for future court intervention. At Tansley | Halloran, we have a comprehensive skill set in zealous litigation. For matters that proceed to trial, we are always well-prepared for rigorous cross-examination, the presentation of expert witnesses, introduction of exhibits and persuasive oral argument.

Our combined background and experience have provided a unique insight to the aspects of divorce that may involve domestic violence, restraining orders, and the Department of Children and Families. Understanding how these matters interplay with a divorce matter sets Tansley | Halloran apart.

Whether you are considering filing for divorce, or are amidst a contested litigation, the Worcester County divorce lawyers at Tansley | Halloran understand the process and will protect your family’s best interests.

Criminal Defense

The attorneys at Tansley |Halloran recognize that any criminal charge can have a devastating and long-lasting impact on our clients. Our attorneys are aggressive, experienced, and not afraid to take your case to trial.

The attorneys at Tansley |Halloran recognize that any criminal charge can have a devastating and long-lasting impact on our clients. Our work begins the moment a client contacts us. We develop a comprehensive plan for representation beginning with investigation by law enforcement and continuing through trial and other collateral consequences. Our attorneys are aggressive, experienced and not afraid to take your case to trial.

Our attorneys are experienced defending clients against allegations ranging from OUI, assault and battery, and drug offenses, as well as serious felonies like rape, drug trafficking and manslaughter.

If you are facing a criminal charge in Worcester County or throughout Massachusetts, contact the attorneys at Tansley | Halloran.

DUI and DWI

Drunk driving offenses, otherwise known as Operating Under the Influence (OUI) can have a serious impact on your daily life as well as long term restrictions on your license as well as the potential of jail.

Drunk driving offenses, otherwise known as Operating Under the Influence (OUI) can have a serious impact on your daily life as well as long term restrictions on your license as well as the potential of jail. The attorneys at Tansley |Halloran are experienced at evaluating an OUI case and helping clients decide their best option whether that means resolving quickly to restore your license or taking the case to trial.

The attorneys at Tansley | Halloran are especially qualified to defend operating under the influence of drug (OUI-Drugs) charges. Attorney Tansley led litigation challenging the use of the standardized field sobriety tests (SFSTs) in OUI-Drugs cases. She has a detailed understanding of the Drug Recognition Expert protocol and the most up to date case law applicable in these cases.

If you are charged with OUI drugs in Worcester County or throughout Massachusetts, contact the attorneys at Tansley | Halloran today.

Sex Crimes

The attorneys at Tansley | Halloran understand that being charged with a sex offense is one of the most devastating allegations a client can face. If you are facing a sex offense in Worcester County or throughout Massachusetts, contact us today.

The attorneys at Tansley | Halloran understand that being charged with a sex offense is one of the most devastating allegations a client can face. Sex offenses are among the most serious charges prosecuted in Worcester County and across Massachusetts. Our attorneys have years of experience defending clients facing a range of sex offenses including indecent assault and battery, rape, and possession of child pornography. Many sex offenses carry mandatory minimum periods of incarceration and a requirement of registration as a sex offender among other lifelong impacts. The attorneys at Tansley | Halloran regularly represent clients facing sex offense charges and are prepared to handle your case from investigation through trial.

If you are facing a sex offense in Worcester County or throughout Massachusetts, contact the attorneys at Tansley | Halloran today.

The penalties for rape charges vary widely with some even carrying a mandatory minimum ten years in prison. Whether you are facing charges of rape, statutory rape, or rape of a child, the attorneys at Tansley |Halloran are experienced advocates that understand DNA, consent, and delayed disclosure by a child. The sooner you contact one of our attorneys, the better.

If you are facing a rape charge in Worcester County or throughout Massachusetts, contact the attorneys at Tansley | Halloran today.

If you are convicted of a sex offense in Massachusetts, you will likely have a classification hearing with the Sex Offender Registry Board also known as SORB to determine if you should be classified as a Level 1, 2, or 3 sex offender. Classification determinations are made on a specific set of criteria that the attorneys at Tansley | Halloran have experience navigating for our clients. SORB decisions can be reviewed in the Superior Court and appealed. After a period of time, you may be eligible to reduce your classification level.

If you have received notice that the Sex Offender Registry Board is classifying you as a sex offender in Worcester County or throughout Massachusetts or you would like to find out if you can reduce your level, contact the attorneys at Tansley | Halloran today.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Tansley | Halloran is a women-owned law firm in Worcester that zealously advocates for their clients. They have nearly two decades of combined experience litigating matters in the criminal and family courts for their clients. A client represented by Tansley | Halloran will find that they are guided and represented by the highest quality attorneys.

Tansley Halloran, LLC
Maura J. Tansley

Attorney Tansley is a highly experienced litigation attorney with a focus on all aspects of criminal defense. Attorney Tansley trained in the Boston University School of Law Criminal Defense Clinic before graduating law school and joining the Massachusetts public defender's office. As a public defender, Attorney Tansley distinguished herself as a fierce advocate and skilled trial attorney.

Early in her career, Attorney Tansley led litigation challenging the use of standardized field sobriety tests in operating under the influence of drug cases. The resulting decision by the Supreme Judicial Court limited the scope of officer testimony and established new jury instructions. (Commonwealth v. Gerhardt (477 Mass. 775, 2017)

Throughout her career Attorney Tansley has represented clients from the initial stages of police investigation through trials in the District and Superior Courts. She has extensive experience handling rape, sexual assault and sexually dangerous persons matters as well as representation before the Sex Offender Registry Board.

Attorney Tansley has been certified to accept murder cases.

Attorney Tansley recognizes that every case has the potential to have a lifelong impact on her clients and structures her representation to consider all of the implications on a client including immigration, employment, and criminal history.

Attorney Tansley's litigation skills and experience are also assets to clients in the probate and family court as well as personal injury claims.

Areas of Practice
- Criminal Defense
- Sex Offender Registry Board
- Sexually Dangerous Persons Civil Commitment Trials
- CORI Sealing
- Operating Under the Influence (Alcohol and Drugs)
- Registry of Motor Vehicle Appeals

Bar Admissions:
- Massachusetts, 2012
- United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2017

Honors and Awards:
- Qualified to accept court appointed Superior Court and Murder cases

Professional Associations:
- Worcester County Bar Association
- Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Pro Bono Activities:
- Representation through the National Lawyers Guild
- Mentor, Boston University School of Law Criminal Defense Clinic
- Westover School, Board of Trustees, Secretary, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Task Force Member




License

Bar Number: 685825
Massachusetts, 2012

Education

Boston University School of Law
J.D., 2012

Simmons University
B.A., 2005

Tansley Halloran, LLC
Maura J. Tansley

Attorney Tansley is a highly experienced litigation attorney with a focus on all aspects of criminal defense. Attorney Tansley trained in the Boston University School of Law Criminal Defense Clinic before graduating law school and joining the Massachusetts public defender's office. As a public defender, Attorney Tansley distinguished herself as a fierce advocate and skilled trial attorney.

Early in her career, Attorney Tansley led litigation challenging the use of standardized field sobriety tests in operating under the influence of drug cases. The resulting decision by the Supreme Judicial Court limited the scope of officer testimony and established new jury instructions. (Commonwealth v. Gerhardt (477 Mass. 775, 2017)

Throughout her career Attorney Tansley has represented clients from the initial stages of police investigation through trials in the District and Superior Courts. She has extensive experience handling rape, sexual assault and sexually dangerous persons matters as well as representation before the Sex Offender Registry Board.

Attorney Tansley has been certified to accept murder cases.

Attorney Tansley recognizes that every case has the potential to have a lifelong impact on her clients and structures her representation to consider all of the implications on a client including immigration, employment, and criminal history.

Attorney Tansley's litigation skills and experience are also assets to clients in the probate and family court as well as personal injury claims.

Areas of Practice
- Criminal Defense
- Sex Offender Registry Board
- Sexually Dangerous Persons Civil Commitment Trials
- CORI Sealing
- Operating Under the Influence (Alcohol and Drugs)
- Registry of Motor Vehicle Appeals

Bar Admissions:
- Massachusetts, 2012
- United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2017

Honors and Awards:
- Qualified to accept court appointed Superior Court and Murder cases

Professional Associations:
- Worcester County Bar Association
- Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Pro Bono Activities:
- Representation through the National Lawyers Guild
- Mentor, Boston University School of Law Criminal Defense Clinic
- Westover School, Board of Trustees, Secretary, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Task Force Member




License

Bar Number: 685825
Massachusetts, 2012

Education

Boston University School of Law J.D., 2012


Simmons University B.A., 2005


Tansley Halloran, LLC
Elizabeth K. Halloran

Elizabeth K. Halloran concentrates her practice in all aspects of divorce and family law, criminal defense, estate planning and administration and civil litigation. Attorney Halloran began her practice of law in 2012 after earning her Juris Doctor from New England Law | Boston.

Prior opening Tansley | Halloran, Attorney Halloran was an attorney in private practice where she focused on family law and criminal defense. She has also worked as a Prosecutor/Assistant District Attorney with the Worcester County District Attorney's Office where she handled the prosecution of various felonies and misdemeanors before the District and Superior Courts. She has extensive experience working with domestic violence and child abuse related crimes and matters involving the Department of Children and Families. She has appeared and tried numerous matters before the District and Superior Courts throughout Massachusetts.

Attorney Halloran practices Family Law in Worcester County and across the Commonwealth. She is well-versed in high-conflict custody matters and high-net worth divorces. Her attention to detail and the unique needs of her clients is key to her obtaining favorable results.

Attorney Halloran is currently a member of the Worcester County Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Attorney Halloran regularly attends Continuing Legal Education classes to stay current on best practices and new trends in the law. She brings a client-focused approach to the law that combines superior legal aptitude with practical solutions. Ms. Halloran was selected as a 2018, 2019 and 2020 Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Areas of Practice:
- Divorce & Separation
- Family Law
- Criminal Defense
- Estate Planning & Administration
- Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions:
- Massachusetts, 2012
- United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2018

Honors and Awards:
- Super Lawyers Rising Star 2018, 2019, 2020

Professional Associations:
- Worcester County Bar Association, Committee Chair
- Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Pro Bono Activities:
- Attorneys Representing Children (ARC) appointments in Worcester Probate & Family Court
- LIFT, Board Member, 2016-2019

Teaching:
Becker College Adjunct Professor in School of Graduate and Professional Studies - Criminal Justice

License

Bar Number: 685069
Massachusetts, 2012

Education

New England Law
J.D., 2012

Providence College
B.A. Political Science, 2007

Tansley Halloran, LLC
Elizabeth K. Halloran

Elizabeth K. Halloran concentrates her practice in all aspects of divorce and family law, criminal defense, estate planning and administration and civil litigation. Attorney Halloran began her practice of law in 2012 after earning her Juris Doctor from New England Law | Boston.

Prior opening Tansley | Halloran, Attorney Halloran was an attorney in private practice where she focused on family law and criminal defense. She has also worked as a Prosecutor/Assistant District Attorney with the Worcester County District Attorney's Office where she handled the prosecution of various felonies and misdemeanors before the District and Superior Courts. She has extensive experience working with domestic violence and child abuse related crimes and matters involving the Department of Children and Families. She has appeared and tried numerous matters before the District and Superior Courts throughout Massachusetts.

Attorney Halloran practices Family Law in Worcester County and across the Commonwealth. She is well-versed in high-conflict custody matters and high-net worth divorces. Her attention to detail and the unique needs of her clients is key to her obtaining favorable results.

Attorney Halloran is currently a member of the Worcester County Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Attorney Halloran regularly attends Continuing Legal Education classes to stay current on best practices and new trends in the law. She brings a client-focused approach to the law that combines superior legal aptitude with practical solutions. Ms. Halloran was selected as a 2018, 2019 and 2020 Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Areas of Practice:
- Divorce & Separation
- Family Law
- Criminal Defense
- Estate Planning & Administration
- Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions:
- Massachusetts, 2012
- United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2018

Honors and Awards:
- Super Lawyers Rising Star 2018, 2019, 2020

Professional Associations:
- Worcester County Bar Association, Committee Chair
- Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Pro Bono Activities:
- Attorneys Representing Children (ARC) appointments in Worcester Probate & Family Court
- LIFT, Board Member, 2016-2019

Teaching:
Becker College Adjunct Professor in School of Graduate and Professional Studies - Criminal Justice

License

Bar Number: 685069
Massachusetts, 2012

Education

New England Law J.D., 2012


Providence College B.A. Political Science, 2007


Firm Overview

Worcester's Premiere Women-Owned Law Firm

Attorneys Maura J. Tansley and Elizabeth K. Halloran met as adversaries when Attorney Tansley was a staff attorney in the Worcester District Court Public Defender's Office and Attorney Halloran was an Assistant District Attorney in the Worcester County District Attorney's Office. They each developed a great deal of respect for one another as they tried the early cases of their careers as opponents.

Nearly a decade later, after spending time in the private sector expanding their trial expertise in a broader variety of criminal defense and family law matters, the two have come together to open their own law practice. As partners, Attorneys Tansley and Halloran have a demonstrated commitment to powerful and aggressive advocacy. The all-women firm sets an example of strong female leadership both in the courtroom and in the community.

Tansley | Halloran brings an individualized approach to every client. We understand that navigating the legal system, whether in a criminal matter or in the family court, has a significant impact on the lives of our clients and their families. We are zealous advocates with compassion for those we serve.

Main Office

Main Office
11 Pleasant Street
Suite 110
Worcester, MA 01609

Phone

(774) 420-2084

Fax

(508) 796-4173

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Yes (30 mins)

Hourly Rates

Varies

Office Information
Office Hours

24 hours

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Child Custody

Child custody matters are among the most important in the Probate & Family Court. Ensuring the safety and well-being of children is paramount in any child custody case.

The attorneys at Tansley | Halloran aid clients in understanding the fundamental differences between legal and physical custody, developing parenting plans that are a good fit for your family, and maintaining stability for your children.

These cases are often emotional and overwhelming. At Tansley | Halloran, we understand and have ease of access to the tools available in litigating these matters, as well as the idiosyncrasies of the courts in Massachusetts in making custody determinations.

It is imperative to have effective legal counsel in dealing with matters involving investigations by the Department of Children and Families, allegations of substance use, domestic violence, mental health diagnoses, parental alienation and the impact of these events on a child and in turn, child custody decisions.

If you are facing a child custody matter in Worcester County or throughout Massachusetts, contact the attorneys at Tansley | Halloran.

Divorce

Going through a divorce is often emotionally taxing, financially challenging and legally complex. It is imperative to have a Worcester Family Law Attorney who is well-versed in all aspects of family law and divorce litigation.

Whether there are highly contested custody issues, or high-net worth asset disputes, Tansley | Halloran will provide you the tenacity that is required to obtain favorable results. Our attorneys will share their knowledge and experience of the process to advise you in the many decisions that will be made during the course of your divorce.

Divorce matters involve a wide variety of legal issues, including child custody, child support, alimony, division of assets and allocations of debt. They involve decisions that will have tremendous impact on your family and your future. Our attorneys conduct a comprehensive analysis of your case and identify the specific needs and goals of each individual client. We are skilled in artful negotiation and drafting agreements that are individually customized and detail oriented to resolve your case while limiting the need for future court intervention. At Tansley | Halloran, we have a comprehensive skill set in zealous litigation. For matters that proceed to trial, we are always well-prepared for rigorous cross-examination, the presentation of expert witnesses, introduction of exhibits and persuasive oral argument.

Our combined background and experience have provided a unique insight to the aspects of divorce that may involve domestic violence, restraining orders, and the Department of Children and Families. Understanding how these matters interplay with a divorce matter sets Tansley | Halloran apart.

Whether you are considering filing for divorce, or are amidst a contested litigation, the Worcester County divorce lawyers at Tansley | Halloran understand the process and will protect your family’s best interests.

Criminal Defense

The attorneys at Tansley |Halloran recognize that any criminal charge can have a devastating and long-lasting impact on our clients. Our attorneys are aggressive, experienced, and not afraid to take your case to trial.

The attorneys at Tansley |Halloran recognize that any criminal charge can have a devastating and long-lasting impact on our clients. Our work begins the moment a client contacts us. We develop a comprehensive plan for representation beginning with investigation by law enforcement and continuing through trial and other collateral consequences. Our attorneys are aggressive, experienced and not afraid to take your case to trial.

Our attorneys are experienced defending clients against allegations ranging from OUI, assault and battery, and drug offenses, as well as serious felonies like rape, drug trafficking and manslaughter.

If you are facing a criminal charge in Worcester County or throughout Massachusetts, contact the attorneys at Tansley | Halloran.

DUI and DWI

Drunk driving offenses, otherwise known as Operating Under the Influence (OUI) can have a serious impact on your daily life as well as long term restrictions on your license as well as the potential of jail.

Drunk driving offenses, otherwise known as Operating Under the Influence (OUI) can have a serious impact on your daily life as well as long term restrictions on your license as well as the potential of jail. The attorneys at Tansley |Halloran are experienced at evaluating an OUI case and helping clients decide their best option whether that means resolving quickly to restore your license or taking the case to trial.

The attorneys at Tansley | Halloran are especially qualified to defend operating under the influence of drug (OUI-Drugs) charges. Attorney Tansley led litigation challenging the use of the standardized field sobriety tests (SFSTs) in OUI-Drugs cases. She has a detailed understanding of the Drug Recognition Expert protocol and the most up to date case law applicable in these cases.

If you are charged with OUI drugs in Worcester County or throughout Massachusetts, contact the attorneys at Tansley | Halloran today.

Sex Crimes

The attorneys at Tansley | Halloran understand that being charged with a sex offense is one of the most devastating allegations a client can face. If you are facing a sex offense in Worcester County or throughout Massachusetts, contact us today.

The attorneys at Tansley | Halloran understand that being charged with a sex offense is one of the most devastating allegations a client can face. Sex offenses are among the most serious charges prosecuted in Worcester County and across Massachusetts. Our attorneys have years of experience defending clients facing a range of sex offenses including indecent assault and battery, rape, and possession of child pornography. Many sex offenses carry mandatory minimum periods of incarceration and a requirement of registration as a sex offender among other lifelong impacts. The attorneys at Tansley | Halloran regularly represent clients facing sex offense charges and are prepared to handle your case from investigation through trial.

If you are facing a sex offense in Worcester County or throughout Massachusetts, contact the attorneys at Tansley | Halloran today.

The penalties for rape charges vary widely with some even carrying a mandatory minimum ten years in prison. Whether you are facing charges of rape, statutory rape, or rape of a child, the attorneys at Tansley |Halloran are experienced advocates that understand DNA, consent, and delayed disclosure by a child. The sooner you contact one of our attorneys, the better.

If you are facing a rape charge in Worcester County or throughout Massachusetts, contact the attorneys at Tansley | Halloran today.

If you are convicted of a sex offense in Massachusetts, you will likely have a classification hearing with the Sex Offender Registry Board also known as SORB to determine if you should be classified as a Level 1, 2, or 3 sex offender. Classification determinations are made on a specific set of criteria that the attorneys at Tansley | Halloran have experience navigating for our clients. SORB decisions can be reviewed in the Superior Court and appealed. After a period of time, you may be eligible to reduce your classification level.

If you have received notice that the Sex Offender Registry Board is classifying you as a sex offender in Worcester County or throughout Massachusetts or you would like to find out if you can reduce your level, contact the attorneys at Tansley | Halloran today.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Tansley | Halloran is a women-owned law firm in Worcester that zealously advocates for their clients. They have nearly two decades of combined experience litigating matters in the criminal and family courts for their clients. A client represented by Tansley | Halloran will find that they are guided and represented by the highest quality attorneys.

Tansley Halloran, LLC
Maura J. Tansley

Attorney Tansley is a highly experienced litigation attorney with a focus on all aspects of criminal defense. Attorney Tansley trained in the Boston University School of Law Criminal Defense Clinic before graduating law school and joining the Massachusetts public defender's office. As a public defender, Attorney Tansley distinguished herself as a fierce advocate and skilled trial attorney.

Early in her career, Attorney Tansley led litigation challenging the use of standardized field sobriety tests in operating under the influence of drug cases. The resulting decision by the Supreme Judicial Court limited the scope of officer testimony and established new jury instructions. (Commonwealth v. Gerhardt (477 Mass. 775, 2017)

Throughout her career Attorney Tansley has represented clients from the initial stages of police investigation through trials in the District and Superior Courts. She has extensive experience handling rape, sexual assault and sexually dangerous persons matters as well as representation before the Sex Offender Registry Board.

Attorney Tansley has been certified to accept murder cases.

Attorney Tansley recognizes that every case has the potential to have a lifelong impact on her clients and structures her representation to consider all of the implications on a client including immigration, employment, and criminal history.

Attorney Tansley's litigation skills and experience are also assets to clients in the probate and family court as well as personal injury claims.

Areas of Practice
- Criminal Defense
- Sex Offender Registry Board
- Sexually Dangerous Persons Civil Commitment Trials
- CORI Sealing
- Operating Under the Influence (Alcohol and Drugs)
- Registry of Motor Vehicle Appeals

Bar Admissions:
- Massachusetts, 2012
- United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2017

Honors and Awards:
- Qualified to accept court appointed Superior Court and Murder cases

Professional Associations:
- Worcester County Bar Association
- Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Pro Bono Activities:
- Representation through the National Lawyers Guild
- Mentor, Boston University School of Law Criminal Defense Clinic
- Westover School, Board of Trustees, Secretary, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Task Force Member




License

Bar Number: 685825
Massachusetts, 2012

Education

Boston University School of Law
J.D., 2012

Simmons University
B.A., 2005

Tansley Halloran, LLC
Maura J. Tansley

Attorney Tansley is a highly experienced litigation attorney with a focus on all aspects of criminal defense. Attorney Tansley trained in the Boston University School of Law Criminal Defense Clinic before graduating law school and joining the Massachusetts public defender's office. As a public defender, Attorney Tansley distinguished herself as a fierce advocate and skilled trial attorney.

Early in her career, Attorney Tansley led litigation challenging the use of standardized field sobriety tests in operating under the influence of drug cases. The resulting decision by the Supreme Judicial Court limited the scope of officer testimony and established new jury instructions. (Commonwealth v. Gerhardt (477 Mass. 775, 2017)

Throughout her career Attorney Tansley has represented clients from the initial stages of police investigation through trials in the District and Superior Courts. She has extensive experience handling rape, sexual assault and sexually dangerous persons matters as well as representation before the Sex Offender Registry Board.

Attorney Tansley has been certified to accept murder cases.

Attorney Tansley recognizes that every case has the potential to have a lifelong impact on her clients and structures her representation to consider all of the implications on a client including immigration, employment, and criminal history.

Attorney Tansley's litigation skills and experience are also assets to clients in the probate and family court as well as personal injury claims.

Areas of Practice
- Criminal Defense
- Sex Offender Registry Board
- Sexually Dangerous Persons Civil Commitment Trials
- CORI Sealing
- Operating Under the Influence (Alcohol and Drugs)
- Registry of Motor Vehicle Appeals

Bar Admissions:
- Massachusetts, 2012
- United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2017

Honors and Awards:
- Qualified to accept court appointed Superior Court and Murder cases

Professional Associations:
- Worcester County Bar Association
- Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Pro Bono Activities:
- Representation through the National Lawyers Guild
- Mentor, Boston University School of Law Criminal Defense Clinic
- Westover School, Board of Trustees, Secretary, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Task Force Member




License

Bar Number: 685825
Massachusetts, 2012

Education

Boston University School of Law J.D., 2012


Simmons University B.A., 2005


Tansley Halloran, LLC
Elizabeth K. Halloran

Elizabeth K. Halloran concentrates her practice in all aspects of divorce and family law, criminal defense, estate planning and administration and civil litigation. Attorney Halloran began her practice of law in 2012 after earning her Juris Doctor from New England Law | Boston.

Prior opening Tansley | Halloran, Attorney Halloran was an attorney in private practice where she focused on family law and criminal defense. She has also worked as a Prosecutor/Assistant District Attorney with the Worcester County District Attorney's Office where she handled the prosecution of various felonies and misdemeanors before the District and Superior Courts. She has extensive experience working with domestic violence and child abuse related crimes and matters involving the Department of Children and Families. She has appeared and tried numerous matters before the District and Superior Courts throughout Massachusetts.

Attorney Halloran practices Family Law in Worcester County and across the Commonwealth. She is well-versed in high-conflict custody matters and high-net worth divorces. Her attention to detail and the unique needs of her clients is key to her obtaining favorable results.

Attorney Halloran is currently a member of the Worcester County Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Attorney Halloran regularly attends Continuing Legal Education classes to stay current on best practices and new trends in the law. She brings a client-focused approach to the law that combines superior legal aptitude with practical solutions. Ms. Halloran was selected as a 2018, 2019 and 2020 Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Areas of Practice:
- Divorce & Separation
- Family Law
- Criminal Defense
- Estate Planning & Administration
- Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions:
- Massachusetts, 2012
- United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2018

Honors and Awards:
- Super Lawyers Rising Star 2018, 2019, 2020

Professional Associations:
- Worcester County Bar Association, Committee Chair
- Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Pro Bono Activities:
- Attorneys Representing Children (ARC) appointments in Worcester Probate & Family Court
- LIFT, Board Member, 2016-2019

Teaching:
Becker College Adjunct Professor in School of Graduate and Professional Studies - Criminal Justice

License

Bar Number: 685069
Massachusetts, 2012

Education

New England Law
J.D., 2012

Providence College
B.A. Political Science, 2007

Tansley Halloran, LLC
Elizabeth K. Halloran

Elizabeth K. Halloran concentrates her practice in all aspects of divorce and family law, criminal defense, estate planning and administration and civil litigation. Attorney Halloran began her practice of law in 2012 after earning her Juris Doctor from New England Law | Boston.

Prior opening Tansley | Halloran, Attorney Halloran was an attorney in private practice where she focused on family law and criminal defense. She has also worked as a Prosecutor/Assistant District Attorney with the Worcester County District Attorney's Office where she handled the prosecution of various felonies and misdemeanors before the District and Superior Courts. She has extensive experience working with domestic violence and child abuse related crimes and matters involving the Department of Children and Families. She has appeared and tried numerous matters before the District and Superior Courts throughout Massachusetts.

Attorney Halloran practices Family Law in Worcester County and across the Commonwealth. She is well-versed in high-conflict custody matters and high-net worth divorces. Her attention to detail and the unique needs of her clients is key to her obtaining favorable results.

Attorney Halloran is currently a member of the Worcester County Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Attorney Halloran regularly attends Continuing Legal Education classes to stay current on best practices and new trends in the law. She brings a client-focused approach to the law that combines superior legal aptitude with practical solutions. Ms. Halloran was selected as a 2018, 2019 and 2020 Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Areas of Practice:
- Divorce & Separation
- Family Law
- Criminal Defense
- Estate Planning & Administration
- Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions:
- Massachusetts, 2012
- United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2018

Honors and Awards:
- Super Lawyers Rising Star 2018, 2019, 2020

Professional Associations:
- Worcester County Bar Association, Committee Chair
- Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Pro Bono Activities:
- Attorneys Representing Children (ARC) appointments in Worcester Probate & Family Court
- LIFT, Board Member, 2016-2019

Teaching:
Becker College Adjunct Professor in School of Graduate and Professional Studies - Criminal Justice

License

Bar Number: 685069
Massachusetts, 2012

Education

New England Law J.D., 2012


Providence College B.A. Political Science, 2007


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This lawyer is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and has no record of discipline from the Massachusetts bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.