Maritza  Karmely

Clinical Professor of Law

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Professor Maritza Karmely teaches in the area of Family Law and Domestic Violence. She directs the Family Advocacy Clinic and teaches Family Law and Trial Advocacy. Prior to joining the Suffolk University Law School, Professor Karmely was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at Boston College Law School. Professor Karmely worked as a Staff Attorney at Casa Myrna Vazquez where she represented victims of violence in family law matters in the Boston area. She also worked as a litigation associate with the Boston law firms Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and Todd & Weld.


  • BA, Boston College
  • JD, Boston University



Forcing Shared Custody Would Make for Protracted Conflict, May 25, 2014, BOSTON GLOBE 

Professional Activities

Professor Karmely serves on the Board of Trustees for the Women’s Bar Foundation and sits on the Family Law Committee for the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission. Professor Karmely mentors young attorneys and conducts trainings for the Woman's Bar Association's Family Law Project. She also is a member of the Family Law Task Force against Domestic Violence and participates in state-wide advocacy efforts to improve family law outcomes for indigent and unrepresented victims of violence.

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Clinical Professor of Law Maritza Karmely

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