Shanna Giora-Gorfajn

Shanna Giora-Gorfajn


Wellesley Hills Family Law Attorney

Shanna’s practice focuses on family law, estate planning, and probate administration. Her domestic relations experience includes matters of complex property valuation and division; child custody, visitation, and removal; and modification of alimony and child support. She believes that an objective viewpoint can bring clarity to emotionally charged situations, and she often uses quantitative analysis to aid her clients in understanding the issues at stake and making optimal decisions.

As a member of the Boston Agunah Taskforce, Shanna works with attorneys, rabbis, academics, and divorcing couples to address extortionate tactics and emotional abuse stemming from the intersection of religion and civil law in divorce. She also volunteers for the Family Law Project of the Women’s Bar Foundation, which provides pro bono representation to low-income victims of domestic violence.

Before entering private practice, Shanna served for two years as a law clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court. She has also worked as a speechwriter for Rotary International.

  • Columbia Law School, New York, NY Juris Doctor, Journal of Law and Social Problems
  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA, Visiting student, 3L year
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Bachelor of Arts in English, cum laude
  • Massachusetts (2004)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Completed forty hours of mediation training pursuant to M.G.L.c.