Mr. Rivers concentrates his law practice in all areas of family law litigation, both... more
Mr. Rivers concentrates his law practice in all areas of family law litigation, both at the trial court and appellate levels. Mr. Rivers is a Fellow in the Massachusetts Chapters of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML) and has been awarded the AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is granted to a select gro... view profile
Len is a founding partner of Brister Zandrow, LLP, a civil litigation law firm with... more
Len is a founding partner of Brister Zandrow, LLP, a civil litigation law firm with offices in Boston and Plymouth, MA. Since its inception in November, 1995, Brister Zandrow, LLP has received an AV rating, the highest available in the legal profession for ability and ethics. Since 1995, Len has served as the General Counsel of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, Inc., the largest a... view profile
I have been practicing all aspects of family law for nearly twenty years and those... more
I have been practicing all aspects of family law for nearly twenty years and those who do this sort of work can tell you that it takes a great deal of patience, compassion and understanding to do it well. I live just north of Boston with my beautiful wife and our four (yes, four!) great kids. I am continuing to work on this Avvo profile because I think it is a great service to the community. I ... view profile
If you file a lawsuit and lose the case, you can appeal the decision to the next highest court, which is called the appellate court. Appellate lawyers often specialize in arguing appeals; that is, they specialize in arguing why the decision of the lower court was wrong (or why it was right, for the party that won). Appellate attorneys specialize in appeals because they understand the specific and detailed rules that must be followed. It is possible to lose an appeal on technicalities, even when the law is on your side. If you want to appeal the outcome of the trial court, or if you need to argue against another person's appeal, you should work with an appellate attorney.