Valerie J Anderson


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Practice Areas

  • Family Law/Divorce/Custody 90%
  • Criminal Law 10%


Attorney Valerie Anderson has been practicing law in Massachusetts since 2016. Her primary area of focus is family law, including divorce, child custody, modifications and contempt matters. She also practices criminal defense and has experience with restraining and harassment order proceedings. Attorney Anderson previously worked as a mental health attorney, concentrating on guardianships and conservatorships of incapacitated persons, in addition to civil commitments.

A Massachusetts native, Attorney Anderson graduated from St. Louis University Law school, and previously worked as an Assistant Circuit Attorney for the City of St. Louis, Missouri. As a former prosecutor of domestic violence crimes, Attorney Anderson is particularly sensitive to the highly emotional nature of family law and is adept at helping her clients navigate
the complex court process.

In her spare time, Attorney Anderson enjoys exploring walking and hiking trails throughout New England, spending time with family and friends, cooking and visiting antique shops.


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 2011
  • Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1995
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Member, National Order of Scribes
    • Major: Economics & French

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2016

Current Employment Position

  • Associate

Past Positions

  • Murphy & Rudolf LLP, Associate, 2021 to 2023
  • Zalkin Law Firm P.C., Associate, 2018 to 2021
  • St. Louis, MO Circuit Attorney, Assistant Circuit Attorney, 2012 to 2013


  • English

Professional Associations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Worcester County Massachusetts Bar Association