Debra L. Smith, Attorney at Law
Mediation for prenuptial, marital, unmarried parents, adoption, divorce, care and protection and other types of family issues.
Legal representation in mediated cases.
Watertown, MA 02472
Degrees and Experience
J.D. New England School of Law 1982.
B.S. Boston University 1975.
Licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and Colorado.
Mediator beginning in 1989 to date.
Training in mediation and arbitration in 1989.
Additional Basic mediation training 1994.
Advanced divorce mediation training 1997.
Attorney for 35 years with concentration in divorce, paternity, care and protection and other areas of law.
On panel as Arbitrator and Mediator for American Arbitration Association 1989-1996.
Mentor for attorneys in care and protection, termination, and CHINS cases for Committee for Public Counsel Services from 1996 to the present.
Massachusetts Bar Association,
Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, Inc., Director from 2019-2021,
Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, Inc.: Director from 2002-2010; Program Chair from 2005-2006; Institute Chair in 2005 and 2006,
The Divorce Center, Inc. and
Women's Bar Association.
Middlesex, Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk counties
$350.00 per hour, to be split between parties.