Anita Wyzanski Robboy

Anita Robboy Partner

Phone 617-456-8190 Email


Anita Wyzanski Robboy focuses her family law practice on all aspects of prenuptial agreements, separation, divorce, and post-divorce actions.

A well-respected leader in the legal industry, Anita was recognized as a “Massachusetts Super Lawyer” from 2005-2007, and was named “Most Valuable Partner” by Senior Partners for Justice for her contributions as author and litigator. Senior Partners for Justice is a pro bono partnership with the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association, providing legal services to low-income families and individuals in Greater Boston.

In 2009, Anita received the “Gideon’s Trumpet Award” from the Volunteer Lawyers Project for her outstanding pro bono contributions and steadfast commitment to access to justice for all.

Anita spent two years as a Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University, Cambridge, England and is widely known for her professional writing, including her well-known book, Aftermarriage: The Myth of Divorce, Alpha Publication (2001). Anita’s other written contributions include:

  • “Alimony Reform Act One Year Later: Early Lessons to be Learned,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (2013)
  • “Hot Tips about Social Security for Lawyers,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • “What Family Law Attorneys Need to Know About the Social Security Act,” Massachusetts Family Law Quarterly
  • “Family Law Guidebook: A View from the Bench,” Butterworth Legal Publishers, (1993)
  • “C.C. v. A. B. and Beyond,” Boston Bar Journal, Vol. 35, No. 1, (January-February 1991), (co-author with Judge Edward M. Ginsburg)
  • “A Black Conductor on the Underground Railroad,” published in The Many Voices of Boston: A Historical Anthology, 1630-1975, H.M. Jones Little Brown Co., Boston, (1975), pp 204-212
  • “Lewis Hayden: From Fugitive Slave to Statesman,” New England Quarterly, 46: 591-613, (1973)


  • Boston University School of Law, J.D.
  • Tufts University, M. Ed.
  • Swarthmore College, B.A.

bar admission

  • Massachusetts
  • Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Boston Bar Association – Co-chair, Senior Lawyers Section
    Family Law Section of the Boston, Massachusetts, and Women’s Bar Associations
  • Senior Partners for Justice


  • 2009: Recipient of Volunteer Lawyers Project,”Gideon’s Trumpet Award”
  • 2005 – 2007: Named a “Massachusetts Super Lawyer” in the areas of Family Law and Litigation


  • 2013: Presenter, Senior Partners for Justice: “Pearls and Pitfalls of the Alimony Reform Act”
  • 2012: Presenter, Senior Partners for Justice: “Social Security and Family Law”
  • 2008: Presenter, National Conferences for the Institute of Financial Analysts