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Justin Lee Kelsey

Justin Lee Kelsey

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Mediation, Business

About Me

Justin L. Kelsey has been a practicing attorney since 2004.  He is the owner of Skylark Law & Mediation, P.C., in Framingham, Massachusetts. Justin is the author of Scaling the Summit: Divorce, Families & Options.

Justin concentrates his practice on Collaborative Divorcedivorce mediation and representation,  paternity, 209A, and modification cases.

Justin graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (B.S. 2001) and Boston University School of Law (J.D. 2004).  Justin was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in December 2004 and is also a member of the Bar of the Federal District Court for Massachusetts and the First Circuit Court of Appeals.

Justin is the Treasurer of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, and is also a member the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Council of Family Mediators.  Justin also sits on the Family Law Steering Committee of the Boston Bar Association.  Justin is also a member of the The Divorce Center, and was preivously on their Board of Directors.  

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    10 years, 250 cases
  2. Mediation: 45%
    6 years, 20 cases
  3. Business: 5%
    10 years, 33 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($350/hour), Contingent (15-33%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

  • Jason V. Owens

    Prior to starting Kelsey & Trask, Attorney Kelsey was an attorney at Stevenson & Lynch. I took Attorney Kelsey's full-time spot at Stevenson & Lynch when he and Attorney Trask started their practice, and then worked with him on numerous matters as he transitioned his workload to his new firm. I am uniquely qualified to speak to Attorney Kesley's abilities, given that so many of my own cases were shaped by his earlier involvement. His abilities are, in a word, excellent. Virtually every client I have encountered at Stevenson & Lynch has raved about Justin's professionalism, temperament and clear judgment as an attorney. And in case after case, I observed that Attorney Kelsey's work placed the client's family law and/or bankruptcy case on solid footing, built on a bedrock of fundamentally sound legal work that, in turn, provided the groundwork for positive legal and real world outcomes. I would endorse Attorney Kelsey without hesitation for any client considering Kelsey & Trask.

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    Jason Owens Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Stephen F. McDonough

    I have met Attorney Kelsey a number of times over the last few months. Prior to that, I have been a fan of his firm's blog on family law and bankruptcy. I am especially interested in law firm management and client relations, and am impressed with the innovative ways that Justin is reaching out to clients through the use of social media and the web. Justin and I shared many of the same thoughts on helping clients through divorce and other family law issues. I can understand how his relaxed demeanor will help put clients at ease when undergoing stressful situations. Justin and I are both divorce lawyers and mediators, but I would refer people to his firm in the future, whether for a family law issue or bankruptcy and feel very comfortable doing so.

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    Stephen McDonough Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Skylark Law & Mediation, P.C.

160 Speen St.
Suite 202
Framingham, MA, 01701

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive200404/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
First Justices' Award for Pro Bono Publico ExcellenceSouth Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc.2013

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerSkylark Law & Mediation, P.C.2008 - Present
Associate / Of CounselStevenson & Lynch, P.C.2004 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Boston Bar Association, Family Law Steering CommitteeMember2013 - Present
Massachusetts Council on Family MediationBoard Member2013 - Present
Massachusetts Collaborative Law CouncilBoard Member2013 - Present
Massachusetts Collaborative Law CouncilMember2011 - Present
The Divorce CenterBoard Member2010 - 2013
Massachusetts Council on Family MediationMember2010 - Present
Boston Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
The Divorce CenterMember2008 - Present
Norfolk County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawN/AJuris Doctorate2004
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteMechanical EngineeringBachelors2001
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteHumanities / ArtsBachelors2001

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
MCFM Member's MeetingMediation Issues for Unmarried Parents2014
Family Law Brown Bag CLEThe Initial Divorce Filing: Complaint v. Joint Petition2014
Affinity Bar Leadership Institute SeriesMarketing & Event Planning2014
2014 MCLC Advanced Training Interdisciplinary Forum WorkshopA Case Study on Building a New Team2014
Spreading the Collaborative Message with Social MediaSocial Media Engagement2013
CLE10 Tips for New Lawyers2013
Changes to the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines for MediatorsChild Support Guidelines2013
Suffolk Law Alumni Association Invites You to a Discussion About Social MediaHow Can I Use Social Media to Attract Clients?2012
MCFM Professional Development WorkshopAlimony Reform: Where Does Child Support End and Alimony Begin?2012
Using Social Networking Technology to Build your PracticeUsing Social Media to build your practice2010