Tansley Halloran, LLC

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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

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

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


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.

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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.