Kristen S. Rufo


Kristen was born and raised in Plymouth. She graduated from Plymouth Carver High School and the University of Massachusetts. In 1997, Kristen graduated from New York Law School with honors and distinction as the sole recipient of the Dr. Max Reich Award for Excellence in Civil Trial Advocacy. Kristen also served as the Managing Editor of the Journal of Human Rights and earned the New York Law School Journal of Human Rights Award for Outstanding Editorial Contribution.

After law school, Kristen served as a Law Clerk to the Judges of the Connecticut Superior Court for one year before joining the Law Office of George H. Romania in Hamden, Connecticut where she concentrated her practice in family law and civil litigation. Kristen joined La Tanzi, Spaulding & Landreth in 2009, where she concentrates her practice in the area of family law. Kristen became a partner in the litigation department in 2014. She is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York.

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  • J.D., cum laude, New York Law School, 1997
    Dr. Max Reich Award for Excellence in Civil Trial Advocacy
    Journal of Human Rights Award for Outstanding Editorial Contribution
  • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Massachusetts, 1994
  • MCLE – Family Law Mediation Certification, 2017

    Bar Admissions

    • Massachusetts, 2008
    • Connecticut, 1997
    • New York, 1999

    Professional & Civic Activities

    • Massachusetts Bar Association
    • Barnstable County Bar Association

    Professional History

    • The Law Office of George H. Romania, Hamden, CT,
      December 1998–January 2002, Associate
    • Law Clerk with Connecticut Superior Court,
      September 1997–September 1998

    Community Involvement

    • Student Council, Hyannis West Elementary School, 2008–2010
    • Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation, Board Member, April 2013–July 2014
    • We Can, Attorney Volunteer, 2012-Present
    • Massachusetts Bar Foundation Fellow, 2016-Present
    • Massachusetts Bar Association Mock Trial Judge, 2013-Present
  • Barnstable County Bar Association, Executive Committee, September 2019-Present

Kristen S. Rufo

Family Law Litigation; Family Law Mediation

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