Paula Finley Mangum’s practice is focused on domestic relations and family law. Paula provides experienced representation in the areas of divorce, paternity, child custody and support, alimony, asset division, contempt and modification actions, non-traditional family law, and domestic violence issues.

Paula has been an adjunct professor at Suffolk University Law School, Boston, where she taught Family Law. She also taught at New England Law Boston, where she was an adjunct instructor in legal research and writing for second-year law students.

Paula received her J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School. She previously served as legal director for the Victim Rights Law Center in Boston, as assistant district attorney in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and as law clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court. Paula also served as a commissioner on the State Ethics Commission, appointed by Governor Deval Patrick in 2010.

Paula has presented programs on domestic violence and sexual assault at a number of national conferences funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. She co-edited the Attorney Practice Manual, Beyond the Criminal Justice System: Transforming Our Nation’s Response to Rape, published by the Victim Rights Law Center; and authored Reconceptualizing Battered Woman Syndrome Evidence: Prosecution Use of Expert Testimony on Battering, published in the Boston College Third World Law Journal. Paula received the 2012 Pro Bono Award from the Women’s Bar Foundation in recognition of her work on behalf of the Family Law Project. In 2005, she received the Shining Star Award from the Victim Rights Law Center in honor of her pro bono service on behalf of victims of sexual assault.