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Jonathan E. Fields

Jonathan E. Fields

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Mediation

About Me

Mr. Fields believes that while the law is always critical in a family law case, his experience has taught him that most of the time it is the psychodynamics of the parties and counsel that determine whether and how a case settles.  That is why process is so critical to resolution — and why choosing the right “container” is vital.  Put another way: “getting there” is important but the way you get there is just as important.  Mediation may work for some clients.  Collaborative Law may work for others.  Sometimes, a more traditional representation or litigation is appropriate.  Often, there may be a creative combination of processes that will suit a certain dynamic.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Mediation: 50%
  2. Divorce & Separation: 50%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($395/hour)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Jeffrey Feulner

    I endorse Attorney Fields. He is an intelligent lawyer who cares for his clients.

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    Jeffrey Feulner Divorce & Separation Attorney
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  • Steven R. Ballard

    I highly endorse Jonathan Fields as a divorce and family law specialist and as a mediator. He has everything one should want in either a family law attorney or a mediator - the credentials, the knowledge, the keen intelligence, the people skills, the temperament, the wisdom. He is a true scholar and a gentleman. I would not hesitate to send friends and family to him and he'd be at the top of my list.

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    Steven Ballard Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Fields and Dennis, LLP

80 William Street.
Suite. 210
Wellesley, MA, 02481-4105

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive199704/17/2015
NYCurrently registered 199103/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
MCFM CertificationMassachusetts Council on Family Mediation2012
Exceptional Article Published in AAML JournalAmerican Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers2008
Completed Divorce Arbitration TrainingAmerican Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyFields and Dennis, LLP2004 - Present
Divorce Lawyer and MediatorResnek & Fields1996 - 2004
Director of Labor RelationsNYC Dept of General Services1993 - 1996
AttorneyRains & Pogrebin, PC1990 - 1993

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Massachusetts Collaborative Law CouncilBoard Member2013 - Present
Massachusetts Council on Family MediationPresident2012 - Present
Massachusetts Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsBoard Member2012 - Present
Board of Bar Overseers of the Supreme Judicial CourtFormer Hearing Committee Member2006 - 2012
Massachusetts Bar AssociationArbitrator, MBA Fee Arbitration Panel2005 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Retroactive Child SupportResolved
High Net Worth Asset DivisionResolved
Long Term MarriageResolved

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Family Mediation QuarterlyFamily Law Update (4x/year)2013
Family Mediation QuarterlyPresident's Letter (4x/year)2013
Family Mediation QuarterlyFamily Law Update (4x/year)2012
Family Mediation QuarterlyPresident's Letter (4x/year)2012
Massachusetts Lawyers WeeklyMore Questions Than Answers for Mediators After Bott2012
Family Mediation QuarterlyFamily Law Update (4x/year)2011
Family Mediation QuarterlyFamily Law Update (4x/year)2010
Family Mediation QuarterlyFamily Law Update (4x/year)2009
Family Mediation QuarterlyMediating Prenuptial Agreements in Massachusetts and the Problem of the 23C Disqualification2008
Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersForbidden Provisions in Prenuptial Agreements: Legal and Practical Considerations for the Matrimonial Lawyer2008
Family Mediation Quarterly2007 – Family Law Year in Review2008
MCFM Fall ConferenceA Brief History of the Enforcement of Prenuptial Agreements in Massachusetts2007
2006 Family Law UpdateProhibited Subject Matter in Prenuptial Agreements2006
Family Mediation QuarterlyFamily Team Decision Making2005

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Amherst CollegeAmerican Studies / EnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts, cum laude1986

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.Collaborative Law Introduction2014
MCFM Fall ConferenceFamily Law Year in Review2013
MCFM Fall ConferenceFamily Law Year in Review2012
MCFM Fall ConferenceA Brief History of the Enforcement of Prenuptial Agreements in Massachusetts2007