Mediation, Collaborative Law, Litigation
Mediation of family matters (with traditional and nontraditional families), including divorce, custody, parenting plans, pre-nuptial agreements, property division, separation, marital mediation, drafting separation agreements, elder mediation, mediation of family business disputes, and arbitration. Practice of law in same areas. Mediation to stay married and couples therapy (different fee structure).
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Degrees and Experience
J.D. University of Michigan Law School 1983
M.S.W. Boston University 1980
B.A. University of Michigan Residential College 1974
Practicing lawyer since 1983; admitted to the Bar in Minnesota and Massachusetts
Over 14 years experience in health care law (former General Counsel to New England Deaconess Hospital and former Counsel to Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing)
Trained in divorce mediation in 1990; practiced exclusively as a neutral 1998-2006, from 2010 to present also practicing divorce lawyer; trained in Collaborative Law as well
Trained social worker
Experience with nontraditional families
Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, Inc.
Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
Metro Boston area, Boston, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, West Roxbury, Newton, Brookline, Chestnut Hill,
Needham, Belmont, Watertown, Framingham, Natick, Lexington, Arlington, Cambridge
$400 per hour, shared by parties in mediation.
Drafting of Separation Agreement billed hourly.
Flexible rate available in appropriate financial circumstances.
Flexible hours including weekends and evenings; parking available (free)