Families in Western Massachusetts and the North Shore can visit us in one of our convenient offices.  We can also provide many services to families anywhere in the state by phone, email, and video conferencing.

Appointments at any location can be made by calling toll free at 1-833-RED-BOOT (833-733-2668) or email

Amherst MA Office –  11 Amity St, Amherst, MA 01002   Serving clients in Western Massachusetts, Springfield, Northampton, Amherst, and the entire Pioneer Valley

Newburyport, MA Office – 21 Pleasant Street, Suite 235, Newburyport, MA.  Serving clients on the North Shore & throughout Essex county (including the greater Newburyport area, Beverly, Danvers, Gloucester, Rockport, Hamilton, Boxford, Andover).

Meet the Attorneys

Hallie closer cropHallie C. Hughes

Hallie Hughes has been licensed as a lawyer in Massachusetts since 2008.  She started her law career as a law clerk for the Probate and Family Court. While clerking she dealt with issues relating to custody, guardianship, international removal cases, grandparent visitation, standing and termination of trusts.  Since then she has been a legal research and writing consultant and done pro bono work conciliating in the courts. In addition to the law, she is raising three spirited children. She has served on several school and nonprofit boards, and is an elected  member of the Amherst Town Meeting.



Lauren headshotLauren J.  Zonderman

Lauren’s greatest passion is working with and for the benefit and best interests of children with autism and other developmental and neurological disabilities, emotional behavioral disorders, and trauma.  This passion has led her to be both a licensed attorney in Massachusetts since 1992 AND a practicing Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Lauren received her law degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston MA, and her Master of Special Education with ABA Concentration from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She is also an enthusiastic University of Michigan alumni, where she received her B.A. in Psychology. Lauren’s greatest asset is the combination of her uniquely specialized experience, huge heart, and warm smile. When not working, Lauren enjoys yoga, horseback riding, and the ocean.