Attorney Laurie A. Sanford

I'm Laurie A. Sanford, a Massachusetts attorney at the Driscoll Sanford Family Law firm. Like attorney Will Driscoll, I am a general practice lawyer practicing in the areas of family law, civil law, and criminal defense. I handle the following types of cases:

  • Criminal defense, including drunk driving (OUI), assault and battery, sexual assault, theft, breaking and entering, domestic violence, harassment, property crimes
  • Family law and divorce, including child custody, child support, property division and alimony
  • Obtaining restraining orders in domestic violence, assault, and harassment cases
  • Civil cases involving consumer protection and bankruptcy


  • Juris Doctor (JD)., Southern New England School of Law, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA, 2010
  • B.A., Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island, 2006

Life experience has also informed my practice of the law. In criminal defense law whether a person is guilty or innocent, they need and deserve to have their legal rights protected and be aggressively represented in court. Everyone should have a good criminal defense attorney if they are charged with a crime.

I have many years of experience in family law dealing with divorce, modifications, child visitation and child custody issues. In divorce cases I have defended fathers who have been unjustly accused and are wrongly subjected to an abuse prevention order.

I also represent wives (and husbands) who are seeking restraining orders to protect them from real abuse and harassment. I have a good understanding of domestic abuse issues and its impact on child development, which is crucial in obtaining a child custody arrangement that protects all parties, especially the child.

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I can assist you with your criminal defense or your Rhode Island divorce case. Your initial consultation is FREE. Call (508) 672-8718.

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