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Joanne E. Romanow

Senior Counsel

Administrative Assistant

Kim Sheard

Joanne E. Romanow handles high-conflict disputes in family law. Her practice encompasses all aspects of domestic relations and probate litigation, including divorce, custody, modification, child support, paternity, guardianship, and will contests. Joanne handles a variety of litigation involving asset division, complex business valuation, inheritances, custody disputes, domestic violence, and non-traditional family structure. She has been appointed as a guardian ad litem by the Probate and Family Court and regularly serves as parent coordinator in high conflict cases. She has also acted as a mediator and conciliator in domestic relations matters.

Prior to joining Casner & Edwards, LLP, Joanne was a partner at Schlesinger and Buchbinder, LLP in Newton where she concentrated in matrimonial and family law. Prior to law school, Joanne worked as a caseworker for the Onondaga County Department of Social Services, Children’s Protective Services.

Honors & Awards

Boston Magazine, "Top Lawyers" – Divorce & Family Law, 2021-2023

Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2006-2007, 2009-2023

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, "Top Women of Law," 2021

The Best Lawyers in America - Family Law, Family Law Mediation, since 2008

Boston’s Best Lawyers – Family Law




  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • New York

JD, Boston College Law School
BS, magna cum laude, Syracuse University

  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, Family law section steering committee, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, Family law section steering committee, Boston Bar Association
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Barry L. Price Rehabilitation Center, Inc.
  • Board of Directors, Medfield Coalition for Public Education; past chair of Coalition’s Grant Committee
  • Honorary Committee, The Price Center's "Fabulous & 40" fundraiser


  • Coach, Boston Bar Association Conciliation Training, 2018
  • Faculty Member, MCLE Family Law Trial Advocacy Workshop, 2017
  • Speaker, Divorce Law Fundamentals Seminar, Boston Bar Association, 2017

News for Joanne

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21 Casner & Edwards Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers 2022

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