A Boston native with deep community roots, Attorney P. Tyler Summers litigates and mediates complex family law matters for clients throughout Massachusetts.
Attorney Summers' boutique practice focuses exclusively in divorce litigation and mediation, child custody, property division, child support, alimony, paternity, relocation / removal, parenting time, post-judgment modification, and contempt actions.
In addition to his divorce practice, Attorney Summers regularly drafts, reviews, and negotiates prenuptial agreements, working to protect clients' interests before marriage. He has also developed a niche consulting for members of the LGBTQ community, who face unique issues in family law.
Highly regarded by his peers, Attorney Summers has received a "Superb" rating from Avvo, was named a "Top 10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction" by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, and has been voted a "Super Lawyer Rising Star" since 2017, an honor reserved for only 2.5% of attorneys in the state.
Attorney Summers founded Summers Family Law in 2015 to provide state-of-the-art and compassionate representation to individuals in crisis and/or navigating a major life transition.
Before establishing his own firm, Attorney Summers honed his litigation and client management skills at a prominent domestic relations firm in the Greater Boston area. Prior, he clerked for judges at multiple levels of the state's trial courts. At the federal court in Boston, he gained exposure to high-profile matters requiring media savvy and the utmost sensitivity, including the criminal cases against the Marathon bomber and mobster James "Whitey" Bulger.
Suffolk University Law School
New York University
Massachusetts (all courts)
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Massachusetts Bar Association
Boston Bar Association
LGBTQ Bar Association
Attorney Summers holds a Bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism and political science from New York University. He received his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, where he was a member of Phi Delta Phi, the international legal honor society. While in law school, Attorney Summers was certified to represent the government in criminal matters, and to represent indigent litigants in the Probate and Family Court, where he successfully handled high-conflict divorce and child custody matters. He is admitted to practice before all Massachusetts state and federal courts, including the Supreme Judicial Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
The former co-chair of the Family Law Section of the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association, Attorney Summers is an active participant in several other legal organizations, including the Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations. He is also involved with various nonprofit organizations, including Fenway Health and The Lenny Zakim Fund. In his rare free time out of the courtroom and his office, Attorney Summers enjoys traveling, attending concerts, and staying current with local and national politics.
Attorney Julie A. Gallup
Julie joined Attorney Summers and his firm, Summers Family Law in 2018. Together, Julie and Tyler have represented clients in numerous contested divorce and related family law matters. An empathetic and dedicated attorney, Julie has substantial motion and trial experience in the Probate and Family Court. She is regarded for her practical approach to attaining outcomes that achieve each client’s specific goals.
With a heart for public service, Julie began her career as an attorney serving in AmeriCorps. At the same time, she served at Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, where she worked on family, child welfare, and immigration law issues. Notably, Julie collaborated with a team of legal services attorneys on an Amicus brief whose case outcome earned indigent parents the right to counsel in guardianship of minor proceedings. Julie also worked with immigration attorneys to plan, coordinate, and host a screening of over 350 individuals seeking immigration relief.
In 2016, Julie founded a solo practice with a primary focus in family law litigation. Julie continues to split her time between Summers Family Law and her own practice, where she now focuses primarily on child welfare cases in the Juvenile Court.
Julie earned her Bachelor of Arts in History from Johns Hopkins University and her Master’s in History from Boston University. Thereafter, in 2012, she earned her Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School.