Resolution with dignity, efficiency and practicality
I've been a practicing divorce attorney for thirty years, and a family mediator for fifteen years. I bring an informed and conciliatory ear to mediation. My hope is to allow the parties the gift of transformation through the mediation process - the simple and repeated process of question, answer, thinking, reflecting, disclosing and sharing thoughts, ideas, problems, numbers, and solutions. They say that a problem halved is a problem solved; in mediation, a problem heard is a problem solved. My job is to hear the problem, and then guide the parties to discover their own unique solution.
In addition to my practice as a mediator and divorce attorney, I also regularly participate in training mediators as part of MCLE and DMTA trainings. I particularly enjoy assisting new mediators in discovering and uncovering this new language.
Cambridge, MA 02141
Degrees and Experience
J.D. Suffolk University, 1987
A.B. Mount Holyoke College, 1984
Certificates in Mediation Training from the University of New Mexico, 2002 and Divorce Mediation Training Associates 2005
Massachusetts Bar Association
Mass Council of Family Mediation
Although most of my cases are in the Cambridge/Boston area, I practice throughout the eastern part of Massachusetts, up to Essex County and on the Cape and Islands as well.
I charge $450 per hour for mediation. That fee may be divided between the parties as they deem appropriate. I often request a retainer for divorce mediation, but the amount of the retainer depends on the anticipated length and complexity of the mediation. A common retainer is $4,500 representing ten hours.