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Sandra "Sandy" Lundy

Of Counsel

(617) 218-2045 | | PDFPrint Bio

Sandy brings a wealth of insight into appellate advocacy and practice to Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, where she has been instrumental in expanding the firm’s Appellate Practice Area. Sandy joined Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers after serving as Senior Attorney to the Justices of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court for twelve years. In that capacity Sandy worked closely with the Justices on matters of first impression concerning constitutional, statutory, and common law in civil and criminal appeals. In 2009 Chief Justice Margaret M. Marshall and Chief Justice Robert A. Mulligan appointed Sandy as the SJC Deputy Advisor to the Trial Court for Access to Justice Initiatives, a position that makes her intimately familiar with the often complex operations of the Trial Court. 

Sandy also provides sensitive and experienced advocacy in Domestic Relations. Sandy is a Certified Financial Litigator, and has developed a robust and sophisticated practice representing parents in complex litigation involving issues of custody and finance. She works closely with medical and therapeutic providers, counsels clients faced with guardian ad litem investigations, and provides strong, effective representation to obtain maximum financial results for her clients and their children.  Sandy’s experience encompasses all areas of family law, including divorce, modification, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, paternity, interstate custody, adoption, and domestic violence for traditional and same-sex couples. 

Practice Areas

  • Appellate Law
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Honors & Awards

  • Top 50 Women of Law, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, 2016
  • Massachusetts Bar Association Public Service Award 
  • Women’s Bar Association award for representation of battered women
  • Jane Doe Safety Fund Unsung Hero Award 
  • Instructor of courses in law and legal writing at Boston University School of Law, Northeastern Law School, and Wheelock College
  • Frequent lecturer in domestic relations and domestic violence


  • Certified Financial Litigator (CFL™), American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators (AACFL)
  • BA, American University, magna cum laude
  • MA, PhD, Columbia University
  • JD, Yale University School of Law, Executive Editor of Yale Law & Policy Reviews

Community Involvement

  • Board of Editors, Boston Bar Journal
  • Board of Directors, Women’s Bar Association 
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association
  • Faculty, MCLE and Social Law Library
  • Brookline Rotary



“Domestic Violence,” Paternity and The Law of Parentage, MCLE, 3rd Edition (forthcoming)

“Magazu and the Expansion of Agency Power,” Boston Bar Journal, Fall 2016

“Change from Within: The Massachusetts Trial Court’s Access to Justice Initiative,” New England Law Review on Remand, 2013

“Challenging the Status Quo: Divorce,” in Breaking Barriers: The Unfinished Story of Women Judges and Lawyers in Massachusetts (Eds. Saris, Botsford and Berenson), MCLE, 2012

“Challenging the Status Quo: Nonmarital Children,” in Breaking Barriers: The Unfinished Story of Women Judges and Lawyers in Massachusetts (Eds. Saris, Botsford and Berenson), MCLE, 2012

“Preventing and Protecting Against Domestic Violence,” in Nontraditional Families (Ed. Triantifillou), MCLE, 2000 and 2006

“Same-Sex Domestic Violence: Strategies for Change,” (co-edited with Beth Leventhal), Sage Publications, 1999

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