Caitlin Ashton Ly

Caitlin Ashton Ly

Wellesley, Massachusetts

Caitlin A. Ly joined the Law Offices of Lisa A. Ruggieri, P.C. as an associate in 2013. Attorney Ly primarily concentrates in all aspects of domestic relations practice, including divorce, uncontested divorce, child custody and paternity actions, modification, contempt and equity actions. While attending Suffolk University Law School, Attorney Ly volunteered as a law clerk at the Suffolk Probate and Family Court. She has experience in drafting and preparing numerous pleadings as well as post-trial matters and oppositions.

Prior to joining the Law Offices of Lisa A. Ruggieri, she worked as a 3:03 Certified Public Defender with the Suffolk Defenders Program. She represented clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies in the Boston Municipal Court in all phases of the court process, including arraignment, bail hearings, suppression and discovery hearings, pretrial conferences, trials, sentencing and post-conviction hearings. Attorney Ly has also assisted clients in a variety of criminal matters, including OUI, restraining orders, assault and battery, crimes of violence, fraud, drug charges and motor vehicle offenses. She has extensive experience in issues relating to search and seizure and has been involved in numerous successful motions to suppress evidence and motions to dismiss.

Attorney Ly is a member of the American Bar Association, the Asian American Lawyers Association, and the National Association of Women Lawyers. Additionally, she is a member of the Wounded Warrior Project and Cradles to Crayons.

Areas of Practice

  • 80% Family Law
  • 20% Criminal Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2013


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 2013
  • Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York
    • A.B. - 2010
    • Major: Political Science, History

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, 2013


  • English
  • Spanish