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Helena S Friedman

Mediation Attorney at Springfield, MA

4.7   44 reviews
  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 38 years
    Connecticut - CT 31 years
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1985
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1992
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About Helena

Learn Helena’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Mediation
    I highly recommend and am proud to offer alternative dispute resolution processes such as collaborative law, family law mediation, martial mediation, and conciliation.

  2. Divorce and separation
    I represent parties in all areas of family law. This includes child custody, support, parenting time, alimony, division of property, prenuptial agreements, non-traditional families, actions to partition, guardianships of minors & DCF involvement.

    39 years, 700 cases

  3. Family
    Child custody, support, parenting time, emergency custody orders, establishing paternity, non-traditional families, nonmarital couples, adoptions, abuse prevention orders, grandparent visitation, guardianships of minors & DCF involvement.

I became a lawyer because I believe in justice. I help my clients attain justice by educating them about the law, offering support  and guidance and providing zealous representation.  My office provides client centered representation. As my client, you will have prompt and helpful responses to all telephone calls and emails. You will be able to meet with me at times which accommodate your schedule. 


Not all cases require expensive litigation,  but when they do, I am an experienced and skilled trial advocate.  It is often a better result when clients are able to attain a negotiated settlement. I am trained in and am able to offer alternative dispute resolution services such as mediation, conciliation and collaborative law.  Whatever type of representation you will need, "I will be there for you!"  Contact me to ask more about my services!


Law Offices of Helena S. Friedman
1380 Main Street
Suite 405
Springfield, MA, 01103

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4.7 / 5.0
  44 customer reviews
Posted by Jolanta | September 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Remarkable Legal Advocate
I recently had the privilege of working with Attorney Friedman, and I must express my immense satisfaction with her exceptional legal services. Attorney Friedman is, without a doubt, a remarkable legal advocate who goes above and beyond to ensure her clients receive the best representation possible. From the moment I first consulted with Attorney Friedman, I was impressed by her depth of knowledge and her ability to explain complex legal matters in a way that was easy to understand. This clarity and transparency put me at ease throughout the entire legal process. Attorney Friedman took the time to listen attentively to my concerns and provided me with realistic expectations for my case. If you are in need of legal representation and seek a lawyer who is not only highly skilled but also genuinely cares about your case, I wholeheartedly recommend Attorney Friedman. She is a true asset to the legal profession, and I am confident that anyone who works with her will experience the same exceptional service that I did.
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Posted by Melissa | August 31, 2023
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Wonderful Attorney
I've used Attorney Helena Friedman a couple times. She is a wonderful attorney. I'm very grateful for her!
Posted by Sanja | August 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
She's the best
Attorney Helena Friedman knows exactly what she's doing she responds accordingly and fast she also won my case she's honestly the best thank you attorney Friedman
Posted by NP | May 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Ever
I have a chance to work with Attorney Friedman for my custody case. I have never meet anyone who is as good as her. She listened to what I saw, always ask many details to understand my circumstance. She is very careful and details oriented and always provide many suggestions for me. She makes me think that she always at my side. I definitely recommended her if you are looking for an attorney.
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Posted by Jen | February 16, 2023
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Superior Representation
Attorney Friedman is a natural in court. She knows the law, is respectful and professional conducting herself, and pleaded our side of the case with keeping my daughter and I’s best interest in mind. For such a difficult and trying time for my family, I trust I am in the right hands with her. Thank you Helena, I look forward to continue working with you!
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Posted by Katelynn | September 19, 2022
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Excellent representation for custody & divorce
Helena was a pleasure to work with. She explained every step of the process to me and made sure I fully understood it. She was available to me whenever I needed her and always responded to emails promptly. She was originally only supposed to represent me for one day in court for a custody case but I ended up hiring her to help with my divorce as well. She not only helped with my custody and divorce but also made a last-minute appearance to help me with a restraining order. I would recommend her to anyone I could!
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Posted by Ronald | September 6, 2022
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Excellent Representation in Divorce
After failing with a mediator, I hired Attorney Friedman to defend me in a divorce case initiated by my now ex-wife. Throughout a contentious, more-than-year-long negotiation and facing an aggressive, antagonistic opposing counsel, Attorney Friedman stayed focused on my most important demands (I.e., fair division of assets and parenting agreement), brought research-based clarity to the deliberations, clearly articulated and strongly defended my position, and negotiated calmly and fairly. She represented my case with excellence.
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Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2022
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The Best Lawyer Around!
Atty. Friedman is a wonderful lawyer! If you are in need of a counselor that is caring, thoughtful, detail oriented beyond anything you thought was being detail oriented previously, always prompt to respond to any question at any time of the day, and always communicates all the facts and details easily and can be firm in her decision when necessary, well, this is your new lawyer. Attorney Friedman brings a humanity into your situation and it is easily felt and appreciated. I recommend this intelligent and compassionate woman to guide you through your tough situations. I would use her service, over and over again, if necessary! Thank you Attorney Friedman!!
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Posted by Delinette | July 12, 2022
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Helena is an amazing lawyer!! I hired Helena when my daughters father filed for full custody. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to Helena. Helena is very professional and did an amazing job representing me in court. This lawyer Only wanted what was best for my daughter. Any one dealing with a custody battle I really suggest getting in contact with Helena. If I had to hire her again I would!!
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Posted by Maria C. | December 10, 2021
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Highly effective and super professional!
I felt completely confident from the moment she responded to my first email. This was the first time I have ever had to deal with anything that involved the court system, so to say I was nervous would be an understatement. She made me feel protected and most importantly understood. I'm so grateful for her ability to turn a difficult situation into an effortless one.
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Posted by Rich | October 27, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
To the point
Helena answered all of my questions thoroughly, even if answers were not what I wanted to hear, they were legal, and truthful. She did not waste my time, and was very, very courteous, and understanding of circumstances.
Posted by Editha Friend | October 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
She’s very helpful and considerate.A good adviser and she knows what she’s doing, Always ready to listen .
She’s a very good lawyer, and her service fee is very considerate.She’s always ready to listen and giving a good advices, knows what’s she’s doing about the case.I would recommend her hundred percent.For her, is not about the service fee she could get.More on compassion and always about the benefited of her client. I was very thankful she was handled my divorce case.And until now, after winning my case. She’s still there and easily to reach and always ready to help. She’s a very good lawyer and you’re in a right path to get her service.
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Posted by Michael | October 16, 2021
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Very Professional
Helena was instrumental in winning my recent court case. She was very professional and did a great job preparing for court. I would recommend her services highly to all.
Posted by Pam | April 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Straight to the point
If you want to accomplish a resolution. Don't hesitate and call. Very professional and experience.
Posted by Sarah | March 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stellar Representation
I called Attorney Helena Friedman with need of immediate representation in a domestic matter. Even though that case was not her particular specialty, she took it and won. Immediately following she represented me through my separation and divorce. She protected me by preventing my spouse from selling the marital home without me. We were then able to come to agreement on the divorce without going to trial which saved a lot of money. In addition to this, Attorney Friedman works tirelessly. I received emails from her at all hours and even wondered when she slept. Her communication is top notch.She is a very down to earth woman that wants the best outcome for you and knows how to achieve it. She speaks to you in terms you’ll understand. You’ll never need to wonder what is going on because she always keeps you informed and makes sure you are prepared before going to court. Amanda, her paralegal is amazing as well.Amanda is very friendly, knowledgeable, and an instrumental part of your legal team. Your legal team is truly what they are. You never feel like you’re in it alone. Even when divorce is your choice, it is still a difficult process to navigate. The process was made so much easier by hiring Attorney Helena Friedman to represent me.
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Posted by Veronica | March 13, 2021
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She helps me with my divorce process. I'm very satisfied with the job did, I recommend her and her team.100%
Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helena represented me in my divorce, and made what was a very stressful matter much more manageable. She kept me informed of everything during the process, explained things I didn't understand, and was always helpful.
Posted by Ariella | March 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!
Helena pulled everything together for my divorce with great ease and efficiency. I could not be more grateful and appreciative.
Posted by Diane | March 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Super helpful
Attorney Friedman was patient and asked good discovery questions in order to help get the best outcome for my divorce. She explained the process and the paperwork that needed to done thoroughly and was timely in answering all questions that I had.
Posted by Christina | January 3, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Would highly recommend!!
I feel Helena fights for me is straight to the point a quick thinker. I tend to over think things with my anxiety I know nothing about a coustdy battle so it makes it much harder. Helana is patient and understanding with me. I love how she gets right to the point and tells me all I need to focus on so Im not worrying/overthinking . Since I have met helena I feel a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders! I feel she is a wonderful lawyer and my son and I are lucky to have such a wonderful kind hard working woman... I was worried with my last lawyer Im happy I made a decision to switch I went from having a lawyer I could never get ahold of to Helena who always answers me when I need her, when its not important and I may think it is, and on her personal time@ 8-9 o'clock at night ....i appreciate you for all the hard work your putting in to bring my little boy home and were both so very grateful for you. If your looking for a lawyer who will be by your side through thick and thin shes your woman she will always be there I can assure you she will bring it!!!! Thank you Helena! Happy new year From my family to yours
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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • 1988 - Present


  • Western New England College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • University of Massachusetts
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979


  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Connecticut Collaborative Divorce Professionals
  • 2014 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 1986 - Present
  • Hampden County Bar Association
  • 1986 - Present
  • Massachusetts Association of Family Law Mediatiors
  • 1986 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • 2005 - 2013
  • Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council
  • 2005 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Gideon's Trumpet Award
  • Community Legal Aid
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Service
  • Hampden County Legal Clinic
  • 2013
  • Providing Legal Representation to Low Income People
  • Volunteer Lawyers Service/ Massachusetts Justice Project
  • 2007
  • Legal Representation on Behalf of Children
  • Children's Law Project
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (6)
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Family Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Friedman works tirelessly for her clients and is excellent in advocating for their position. She always goes the extra step and has come up with unique solutions to family law issues. She is professional to the courts, opposing counsel and clients at all times."
Juvenile law Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Friedman is not only an experienced and knowledgeable attorney, she also practices with pure professionalism and respect for her clients and opposing counsel."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Helena is a very experienced attorney who is also easy going and personable. She has been an invaluable source of knowledge and support for myself and other newer attorneys in the area of family law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Helena is a knowledgeable, highly competent attorney and mediator to whom I often refer clients. She is dedicated to her clients and is well respected in the Family Law community."
Family Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Friedman is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. Although a fierce advocate, she is also personable - which is important for clients going through the stress of divorce or other family law matters."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. A true and dynamite advocate for her clients!"
Unknown Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having worked with Attorney Friedman on several child welfare matters, I can attest to her professionalism and diligence."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I sincerely endorse attorney Friedman! The answers of Ms. Friedman are consistently accurate, analytic and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are exactly the qualities that every client would be looking for in hiring an attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Friedman is an outstanding attonrney with an excellent reputation. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly reccomend her."
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Springfield Mediation Lawyer Helena S Friedman
Helena S Friedman
Mediation Attorney
Springfield, MA
Licensed for 38 years