Over 100 Years Of Service

Melanie Maria Amaral

  • Associate/Law Clerk





I pursued a career in law because people often seek attorneys when they are experiencing trying times in their lives and it is extremely rewarding to help people navigate complicated issues while providing support and empathy.
I have a passion for family law because of my interest in familial relationships and their complexities. As a student attorney in law school working in a family advocacy clinic, I represented domestic violence victims and helped them access justice.
Now as a new associate at Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, I am privileged to work in other areas of law as well. I am excited for the relationships I will build within the Berkshire Community.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers Compensation
  • Business Law


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 2022
  • Framingham State University, Framingham, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 2019
    • Major: Political Science

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer for South Middlesex Opportunity Council, 2018 to 2020
  • Volunteer Coach for Town of Natick's Girls U18 Soccer, 2016 to 2016

Honors And Awards

  • Catherine T. Judge Scholar - Suffolk University Law School
  • John Ambacher Award - Framingham State University


  • English

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