Barbra Ilene Black

Managing PartnerDivorce lawyer in Woburn MA

Location:        Woburn, Massachusetts & Nashua, NH

Phone:            Woburn - 781-569-5840
Phone:            Nashua - 603-681-9126
Fax:                  781-569-5841


Barbra I. Black has been practicing law for over 30 years and is a founding member and the managing partner of Black, LaFrance & Bollinger, LLC. Attorney Black was a former partner at the Boston, MA law firm of Burns & Levinson, LLP, where she practiced for over eight years in the firm's Divorce and Family Law group. Prior to that, she was a solo practitioner for several years, focusing her practice in the area of domestic relations litigation.

Attorney Black concentrates her practice in the areas of divorce & family law in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Attorney Black has extensive litigation and trial experience and handles a variety of family law cases involving complex and diverse issues. Attorney Black's divorce & family law practice includes, but is not limited to, prenuptial & postnuptial agreements, joint petitions for divorce, contested divorce actions, same sex divorce actions, custody and or child support cases and modification and contempt cases. Ms. Black is a member of the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Bar Associations and the Massachusetts Family and Probate Inns of Court. She is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School and Brandeis University.

Attorney Black has been selected as a "Super Lawyer" for the past several years, as published in Boston Magazine.

Areas of Practice

Divorce and Family Law

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts, 1992

U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1995

New Hampshire, 2010


Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts

J.D. (Cum Laude) - 1992

Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

B.A. (Cum Laude) - 1988


Division of Inherited and Gifted Assets in the Context of Divorce, Focus (A Burns & Levinson LLP newsletter), 2002

The Massachusetts Divorce Law Practice Manual, co-author of Chapter 8; , Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE), 2008

The Massachusetts Divorce Law Manual, co-author of Chapter 8;, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE), 2011


Adjunct faculty member - Family Law, New England School of Law, 2007 - 2009

Mock Trial Judge, Massachusetts Bar

A Roadmap Through Divorce Proceedings, National Business Institute Seminar

Faculty panel member on divorce & family law related seminars, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education

Pre trial conferences in divorce - Judge Edward Ginsburg-family law class, 2011 to 2016

Honors and Awards

Attorney Black has been selected as one of Boston Magazine's Massachusetts Super Lawyers, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice.

  • 2005 – Rising Stars
  • 2014 – Super Lawyers
  • 2015 – Super Lawyers
  • 2016 – Super Lawyers
  • 2017 – Super Lawyers
  • 2018 – Super Lawyers
  • 2019 – Super Lawyers
  • 2020 – Super Lawyers
  • 2021 – Super Lawyers

Attorney Black has earned the prestigious honor of being one of our nation's most premier family law attorneys by The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys.

Professional Associations and Memberships

Massachusetts Bar

New Hampshire Bar

Massachusetts Family and Probate Inn of Court

Past Employment Positions

Burns & Levinson LLP, associate, 2001 - 2005

Burns & Levinson LLP, partner, 2005 - 2009

Pro Bono Activities

Big Sister Association of Greater Boston

Mock trial Judge - Massachusetts Bar Association - annual statewide high school mock trial competition