J.D., Boston University School of Law (1996)
B.A., Political Sociology, Boston University (1992)
Christina (Tina) Paradiso worked at Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts for over 5 years before the program joined with Western Massachusetts Legal Services to form Community Legal Aid in 2011. Tina Paradiso is a senior supervising attorney in the Family Law Unit of Community Legal Aid (CLA). She handles complex divorce, custody, support, visitation, and abuse prevention matters at the trial and appellate level, and supervises all family law work at CLA. In 2006, Tina was chosen to serve on the Trial Court’s Child Support Guidelines Task Force to evaluate and redesign the Commonwealth’s Child Support Guidelines. In 2012, Tina was asked to serve on Governor Patrick’s Working Group on Child-Centered Family Laws. Tina received the Women of Justice Award in 2009 in recognition of her meaningful and inspiring contributions in the fields of social justice and advocacy. Tina is currently the co-chair of the Worcester County Bar Association’s Family Law Section.
Before joining CLA, Tina was a staff attorney at the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, Child Support Enforcement Division, where she was also a special assistant district attorney for nonsupport crimes. In that capacity, she successfully prosecuted many high-profile cases. Tina has participated as a lecturer, panelist, and author in numerous continuing legal education programs.