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 Divorce, divorce 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.
Licensed since 2004
Hourly ($350/hour), Contingent (15-33%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)
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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.
Jason Owens Divorce & Separation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
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.
Stephen McDonough Divorce & Separation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|First Justices' Award for Pro Bono Publico Excellence||South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc.||2013|
|Owner||Skylark Law & Mediation, P.C.||2008 - Present|
|Associate / Of Counsel||Stevenson & Lynch, P.C.||2004 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Boston Bar Association, Family Law Steering Committee||Member||2013 - Present|
|Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation||Board Member||2013 - Present|
|Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council||Board Member||2013 - Present|
|Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council||Member||2011 - Present|
|The Divorce Center||Board Member||2010 - 2013|
|Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation||Member||2010 - Present|
|Boston Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|The Divorce Center||Member||2008 - Present|
|Norfolk County Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|MCFM Family Mediation Quarterly||When They Said "I Do" But it Turns Out they "Didn't": Mediation Annulments||2014|
|MCFM Family Mediation Quarterly||A Mediator's Guide for Understanding the 2013 Child Support Guidelines Changes||2013|
|Family Mediation Quarterly||Modifications Under the 2011 Alimony Reform Act: With an Alimony Modification Decision Tree||2012|
|Kelsey & Trask, P.C.||The Divorce Spousal Support Calculator: An Alimony Formula Resource||2010|
|Boston University School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctorate||2004|
|Worcester Polytechnic Institute||Mechanical Engineering||Bachelors||2001|
|Worcester Polytechnic Institute||Humanities / Arts||Bachelors||2001|
|MCFM Member's Meeting||Mediation Issues for Unmarried Parents||2014|
|Family Law Brown Bag CLE||The Initial Divorce Filing: Complaint v. Joint Petition||2014|
|Affinity Bar Leadership Institute Series||Marketing & Event Planning||2014|
|2014 MCLC Advanced Training Interdisciplinary Forum Workshop||A Case Study on Building a New Team||2014|
|Spreading the Collaborative Message with Social Media||Social Media Engagement||2013|
|CLE||10 Tips for New Lawyers||2013|
|Changes to the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines for Mediators||Child Support Guidelines||2013|
|Suffolk Law Alumni Association Invites You to a Discussion About Social Media||How Can I Use Social Media to Attract Clients?||2012|
|MCFM Professional Development Workshop||Alimony Reform: Where Does Child Support End and Alimony Begin?||2012|
|Using Social Networking Technology to Build your Practice||Using Social Media to build your practice||2010|