Witmer, Karp, Warner & Ryan LLP

Witmer, Karp, Warner & Ryan LLP


Firm Overview

Witmer, Karp, Warner & Ryan LLP has long been recognized as one of the leading law firms in Massachusetts. Representing clients in complex divorce and franchise and other business litigation matters, the attorneys at Witmer, Karp, Warner & Ryan LLP practice law at the highest professional and ethical levels and provide a complete range of divorce, business and franchise law services. Each of the firm's partners is listed in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and each is recognized in Naifeh & Smiths, The Best Lawyers in America, the nation's premier lawyer rating publication. The firm was recognized as one of the best law firms in America in U.S. News and World Report's 2010 inaugural edition of Best Law Firms, and again in its 2011-2012 editon.

The attorneys at Witmer, Karp, Warner & Ryan LLP are experienced professionals dedicated to providing the highest quality legal representation in a cost-effective manner. While well known and respected for zealous trial advocacy, Witmer, Karp, Warner & Ryan LLP is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, representing clients in mediation and arbitration settings with its attorneys acting regularly as court appointed masters. Our attorneys routinely participate as teachers and panelists in educational programs sponsored by the American Bar Association (ABA), Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE), the Boston Bar Association (BBA), and Boston area law schools.

Witmer, Karp, Warner & Ryan LLP is conveniently located in Boston's financial district and practices in all courts throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Main Office

Main Office
22 Batterymarch Street
Boston MA 02109-4812




We provide high quality legal representation in divorce, custody and other family law matters, with a focus on finding creative solutions to the challenging problems presented by complex family law cases.

Our team is comprised of skilled, dedicated and hardworking professionals who negotiate, mediate or litigate in our clients' best interests. The attorneys in our firm have over 150 years of collective experience in preparing and trying divorce, custody and other family law cases in Massachusetts.

Our attorneys are highly skilled in complicated cases which involve property division, alimony, child support, custody and parenting plans, modifications of prior judgments, relocation, premarital and postmarital agreements and same sex divorce. We have access to experts who undertake the valuation of complex business interests, analyze pensions and other retirement plans, address complicated tax issues and carry out forensic computer investigations. Other experts such as child psychologists and psychiatrists assist in difficult child custody matters. Real estate appraisers, financial planners and private investigators are also available to us when the need arises.

We believe in collaborating with our clients in developing the strategy to be pursued in each case. Our clients always know what is being done on their behalf. The circumstances and needs of each client, and the needs of any children who are involved, direct our approach to that client's case. Although over ninety percent of our family law cases are settled prior to or at trial, some clients are best served by a trial and decision by the court. In such a case, we spare no effort in protecting the rights of our clients and pursuing their goals in the litigation.

Ronald A. Witmer

Witmer, Karp, Warner & Ryan LLP


Admission Details
Admitted in 1975, Massachusetts

Law School Attended
Northeastern University School of Law
Class of 1975

University Attended
Albion College
Class of 1964

Union Theological Seminary
Class of 1967

Associations & Memberships
American, Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations; Massachusetts Family and Probate American Inn of Court (Founding Member); Frank J. Murray Inn of Court

Bar Fellowship
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Massachusetts Chapter Chairperson, Legislation Committee, 1994, 1995, 1996; Vice-President, 1997-1998; Treasurer, 1995-1997; Chairperson, Education Committee, 1996-1997; President, 2001-2002; Chapter Delegate to National 2003-2006; American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (National Member, Racial and Ethnic B... More


Northeastern University School of Law
Juris Doctorate,