Biography

Kyle truly enjoys working with people and has found her calling as a domestic relations lawyer. She handles all areas of family law litigation and negotiation, including complex divorce, modification, paternity, custody, and international and domestic removal cases, as well as abuse prevention orders and pre-and postnuptial agreements.

A trial attorney, Kyle has gained experience advocating for clients in Massachusetts state courts. Whether serving as an advocate, counselor, or negotiator, Kyle is committed to focusing on each client's individual needs and guiding him or her through the legal process until resolution is reached. She also devotes a part of her practice to pro bono matters and has represented clients in complex asylum and adoption cases. Kyle is certified to conciliate and mediate all types of domestic relations matters, assisting couples and families in privately resolving their disputes, and is privately retained to serve as a parent coordinator and parent mediator. She is a frequent panelist and speaker at the Boston Bar Association and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.

During law school, Kyle served as a legal intern in the Office of the Maine Attorney General, was Co-chair of the Women's Law Association, and served as a teaching assistant for the first-year writing program. She was a summer associate at Verrill in 2008. As an undergrad, Kyle double-majored in government and French studies. Prior to law school, Kyle led language study abroad programs for high school students in France. Kyle enjoys running in road races and spending time in Maine.

Services/Industries

Education

  • University of Maine School of Law  (J.D., cum laude)
    • Head Case Note & Comment Editor, Maine Law Review
  • Colby College  (B.A., cum laude)

Public Service

  • Member, Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project's Pro Bono Panel
  • Board Member, Strong Women, Strong Girls

Bar Admissions

  • Maine
  • Massachusetts

Memberships

  • Boston Bar Association Family Law Steering Committee
  • Boston Bar Foundation Junior Fellow
  • Founding Member, Greater Boston Family Law Inn of Court

Honors

  • National Association of Women Lawyers Recognition Award
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© under Family Law
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© under Family Law each year since first listing in 2012

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Firm Highlights

Blog

Massachusetts Now Requires Paid COVID-19 Leave for all Employees

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News

Advice from Former Portland Charter Commission

On June 23, Portland Phoenix published an article, "Those who have been there predict Portland Charter Commission faces steep learning curve," discussing the organizational meeting with Portland's newly elected Charter Commission. In the meeting...

Blog

Future of Non-Competes: Insights into Executive Order Promoting Competition in the American Economy

Publication/Podcast

Can Nonprofits Require COVID-19 Vaccines?

On June 10, employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez spoke with Maine Association of Nonprofits for its blog post "Help Desk FAQ: Can Nonprofits Require COVID-19 Vaccines?" As MANP continues to receive questions from...

Matter

Trademark Litigation: Software

Represented trademark owner in litigation with foreign software company. Successfully defeated motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds, which was affirmed on appeal. Also successfully defeated summary judgment motion, which resulted in case settling before...

Event

MAME's 32nd Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

Please join us as we sponsor MAME’s 32nd Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament! Proceeds go to the MAME Scholarship Fund to help support students interested in entering the manufacturing and trade industry in Maine. At...

Blog

Connecticut Employers Take Note – Cease Seeking Past Pay Information

Big changes are coming to Connecticut employers and with it, many organizational hiring practices with the passage of HB Number 6380. HB Number 6380 limits the disclosure of wage information from past positions. Currently...

Matter

Copyright Litigation: Software

Defended equipment manufacturer in copyright dispute involving firmware for digital subscriber line access multiplexers (“DSLAMs”). Case resolved favorably.

Publication/Podcast

Portland Maine Business Podcast with Tawny Alvarez

On this week's Portland Maine Business Podcast , a podcast with Shelby Turcotte of Shelby Trained, he interviews employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez who shares stories that contributed to shaping her as a...

News

Maine's Evolving Economy and the Future of Remote Work

On June 8, Maine Public published "The Future of Remote Work: The Outlook for Maine Employers and Workers As Offices Re-Open," covering its Maine’s Evolving Economy series that focuses on the shifts in Maine’s...

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