Donna Lagana-Silva, Attorney at Law

Donna Lagana-Silva Attorney at Law Somerville MAAttorney Donna Lagana-Silva is a trial attorney with vast and diverse experience. She studied international relations at the University of San Diego and Merrimack College before earning her Juris Doctorate from Massachusetts School of Law.

Upon graduation from law school, Donna went to work for the renown criminal defense Attorney Ralph F. Champa, in Cambridge, MA. Together they successfully defended hundreds of cases in the district, superior, and federal courts. “Ralph taught me that being book smart was a mere fraction of what it takes to be a good lawyer and that how you treat people, from clients to court officers to judges will make or break you.” After Attorney Champa’s passing Donna began her solo practice focused in civil litigation , family law and criminal defense applying the same principles.

Donna balances being a wife, mother, and attorney, which allows her to genuinely relate to her clients and the everyday issues they face. Her client retention and referral rate is self evident that her clients like and respect her straightforward approach.

A little over twenty years into her legal career, Donna mentored and teamed up with, Attorney Christina Lagana. Donna believes Christina represents the next generation of legal assistance who brings new ideas and technology to the table. Together they are growing her solo firm into a respected family law and civil litigation practice with the same attention to detail, compassion for clients, and honest advice.



We work as a united team, for modern families, for couples, single parents and grandparents, while giving our clients the highest quality advice possible.