Marilynne (Mal) R. Ryan

Walpole, Massachusetts
Phone: 508-668-9112
Fax: 508-668-1285

Mal Ryan is the founding partner of Ryan Faenza Carey, LLC and has been a practicing attorney since 1986, concentrating exclusively in divorce and family law. Attorney Ryan is a seasoned practitioner and represents clients in all aspects of divorce and family law. She is certified in conciliation, mediation and collaborative law. Her vast experience and knowledge in the field of divorce and family law, coupled with her no-nonsense approach, qualify her as a worthy advocate for clients who desire a strong attorney with a sensitive approach. Attorney Ryan is an experienced trial attorney with a high rate of success in settling cases.

Practice Areas

  • All aspects of divorce and family law, including complex financial cases
  • Collaborative Law, Mediation, Conciliation,  litigation, case review and evaluation, second opinions, settlements

Honors and Awards

Selected as “Best Lawyers in America” — Family Law, 2017 & 2018 Editions

  • Designated as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer, 2008 – 2017
  • AV® preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Accredited with A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • 10 Best – – Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2014, 2015
  • Top 100 Family Lawyers in Massachusetts-American Society of Legal Advocates(ASLA), 2014 – 2016
  • Top Women of Law Award- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 2016
  • Top 100 Matrimonial and Family Lawyers, The National Advocates 2015
  • Boston’s Top Rated Lawyers in Family Law – Legal Leaders, 2014, 2015
  • Top Women in Law Award – Lawyer Monthly 2014
  • Top 10 Attorney Award for excellence in the field of Family Law – National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA), 2014, 2015
  • Boston Magazine Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts, 2013
  • Top Lawyers of Boston – Recognized for excellence and achievements by the legal community, 2013, 2015


New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, May 1986
  • New England Scholar Award, 1982-1986
  • American Jurisprudence Book Award for Criminal Law, 1984
  • Timothy J. Cronin Memorial Award, 1986

Stonehill College, North Easton, Massachusetts

  • Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, May 1981

The Center for Self Leadership/Boston Law Collaborative,

  • The Inner Dimensions of Mediation and Negotiation, 2014

Collaborative Training Solutions, LLC

  • Certification in Collaborative Law Practice, Annapolis, Maryland, January 2009

Haynes Mediation Training Institute

  • Certification in Divorce Mediation, New York, New York, 1987

New England Alcohol Education Institute, Stonehill College

  • Certificate in Alcoholism Counseling, 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts State Courts (1986)
  • United States District Courts in Massachusetts (1987)
  • United States Supreme Court (2004)