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Elena Tsizer

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Wills & Living Wills, Trusts

About Me

I graduated from New England School of Law cum laude, in the top 15% of the class and then earned Master of Law degree in Taxation with concentration in Estate Planning from Boston University.  After graduation from law school, I had the honor of serving as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Justices of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court in Suffolk, Middlesex, Bristol and Worcester Counties, where my duties included conducting research on complex legal issues, writing legal memoranda, drafting decisions, findings of fact, and conclusions of law while working under close supervision of the Justices.  Currently, I regularly serve as a pro bono attorney for the clients of the MetroWest Legal Services.


 


I worked full-time while completing my law degree at night.  In law school, after a school-wide writing competition, I was awarded membership onto the New England Journal on Civil and Criminal Confinement, where I served as a Case Comment & Note Editor.  Also, during that time, I worked at the New England Innocence Project, reviewing files of inmates in search of various physical evidence which would make inmates’ acquittals through DNA testing possible.


 


Before earning my Juris Doctor Degree, I have been in a legal profession for nearly a decade.  I immigrated to the United States in 1993, first settling in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  In 1996, I began working as a secretary in a solo practice that served Russian and Ukrainian immigrants.   Always working full-time and studying, I earned my Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies from Community College of Philadelphia and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from Temple University.


 


Before immigrating to the United States, I was a ballet dancer, performing for National Opera of the Ukraine, Kiev Classical Ballet Theater and other dance companies in Kiev, Ukraine.

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Languages Spoken: Russian, Ukrainian

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Divorce & Separation: 65%
    9 years
  2. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 15%
  3. Trusts: 10%
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

22 total 

  • Jennifer S. Bernstein

    I highly recommend Ms. Tzizer. She is a pleasure to work with and constantly shows a genuine concern for her clients. In addition, she is a highly respected member of the legal community and has a reputation as a tireless worker.

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    Jennifer Bernstein Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jason V. Owens

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Jason Owens Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Law Office of Elena Tsizer

188 Union Avenue, Suite 301
Framingham, MA, 01702

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive200604/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
New England Scholar Award (Top 10% for 2005-2006 academic year)New England School of Law2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Principal AttorneyLaw Office of Elena Tsizer2014 - Present
PartnerLewis & Leeper, P.C.2012 - 2014
Associate AttorneyGroup W Legal Partners, PC2011 - 2012
AttorneyLaw Office of Elena Tsizer, LLC2009 - 2011
Judicial Law ClerkMassachusetts Probate and Family Court2006 - 2008
Legal Administrative AssistantDay Pitney LLP2002 - 2006

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Boston Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Women's Bar Association of MassachusettsMember2008 - Present

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2010
New England School of LawLawJuris Doctor2006
Temple UniversityJournalism and CommunicationBachelor of Arts2002
Community College of PhiladelphiaParalegal StudiesAssociate Degree1999