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Leila Judith Wons

Family Attorney at Northborough, MA

4.7   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Leila

Learn Leila’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    25%
    Includes complaints for support, custody and visitation, modifications to existing parenting and custody schedules, and contesting improperly filed complaints for lack of jurisdiction.

  2. Child support
    25%
    Includes establishment of original child support orders, modifications of existing orders, and registration of foreign support orders.

  3. Divorce and separation
    25%
    Includes establishment or termination of alimony orders, same-sex domestic relations matters, Joint Petitions for Divorce, Complaints for Separate Support and division of property.

  4. Family
    25%
    Includes contempt actions, modifications, paternity, mediation, collaborative law, grandparent's rights, abuse prevention orders, and other family law matters.

As founder of the Law Office of Leila J. Wons, P.C., I focus primarily on domestic relations matters, including divorce, child custody and support, paternity, modifications of prior and foreign judgments, contempts, same-sex family law matters, mediation, collaborative law and restraining order hearings.

In December 2010, I was fortunate enough to assist in the preparation of and sit second-chair at the oral argument of Smith v. McDonald,  a paternity and removal case argued before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. 

I am an active member of the Worcester County Bar Association, volunteering my time as an Attorney Representing Children, and Guardian ad Litem. As a trained Mediator and Collaborative Law practitioner, I also provide clients with information relating to Alternative Dispute Resolution so that they may find ways to resolve their family law conflicts outside of contested litigation. 

 

Location

Law Office of Leila J. Wons, P.C.
290 W. Main Street, Suite 7
Northborough, MA, 01532

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very competent.
I would like to thank attorney Wons, Leila, for all the help she has given me with my divorce and child custody issues. She was so engaged with the case. I could send her an email about a new issue and she always amazed me with a quick well thought out reply. This is only possible when an attorney takes the time to learn and remember all of your case issues. Mine was a very complicated contentious case, which had numerous issues that kept evolving. I always felt confident with her advice. I don't know how any attorney could be better than Leila. I found her thoughtful, courteous, knowledgeable, professional and easy to talk to. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Thomas | May 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
outstanding family law attorney
Leila was outstanding to work with. She is very experienced, detailed oriented and effective. She truly cares for her clients. I would highly recommend here as an attorney in family matters!
Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Straightforward and helpful legal advice
Like many people, I was nervous about consulting with an attorney. Attorney Wons put me immediately at ease. She spent an hour with me at an initial consultation and gave me excellent advice about how to go forward with my divorce. She listened to all the details of my situation before offering her advice. She was very knowledgeable about the entire court process and explained all of my options. While she was very sympathetic to my circumstances, she did not tell me only what I wanted to hear. She gave me straightforward input which allowed me to be realistic about the outcome of my case. In addition, she offered to assist me in any direction I decided to take, without pressuring me toward any one course of action. I was not ready to move forward at that time, but if and when I do, I believe Attorney Wons will be the best choice to assist me.
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Posted by Elias | November 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
I retained Leila for divorce counsel that was being mediated. Leila was very helpful, responded quickly to all questions and provided guidance that helped move the process along.
Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2015
Powerful blend of professionalism and compassion
I interviewed several lawyers before finding Attorney Leila Wons. It was important to me to find someone who was not only a knowledgeable expert, but who was also able to honor and uphold the unique path my former spouse and I were creating for our family through the divorce process. Our process involved children, co-parenting, choosing to live in a duplex to raise our children, and sensitivity to LGBT perspectives and concerns. We needed someone who would be efficient and thorough in her work, patient with our process, open-minded, and extremely knowledgeable. Leila was all of this and more. She created for us a legal document that addressed every aspect of our situation and that was approved by the presiding judge without any hesitation. Leila radiated a powerful blend of professionalism and compassion. My former spouse and I were able to settle in and trust the process, knowing that we were in good hands. Given the range of emotions that emerged throughout the divorce process, I was tremendously grateful to find someone who truly supported each of us in remaining positive and focused on moving forward in a productive and collaborative approach.
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Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2014
Very Client-centric Attorney!
Leila was very responsive even before I hired her and consulted her with my situation. And she has kept me posted through the entire case. She has rich expertise in the divorce field as I can tell from the way she led me through the process and she was quite flexible with client's requests. Most importantly, I can say from my own experience that she truly put client's interest in the first place, not only because she has dealt with various situations in her professional career, but also because she knows what would be the best for clients from legal perspectives. I would highly recommend her to any potential clients looking for legal assistance in her specialties.
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Posted by Beth | August 24, 2013
Very Pleased!
Attorney Wons was wonderful throughout my Collaborative divorce process. She made me feel confident, safe and completely advised of the law. With her help, my husband and I were able to reach an agreement within a few months and still remain on good terms. I feel very satisfied with our agreement and know that my children will be the ones to benefit the most from it.
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Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2012
caring and competent
Leila Wons represented me during a contentious divorce involving custody, child support, and division of assets and did a terrific job on all fronts. She is professionally knowledgeable and generally had an excellent sense of how things were likely to play out in court, and so she was able to advise me about the best course of action to pursue. Leila clearly cared about the outcome of my case and I am amazed at how she was able to stay on top of all the details in what turned out to be complicated and protracted litigation. She did everything she could to help me settle matters out of court, but when it became clear that that route was not going to be productive, she was an untiring advocate for my interests (even when I was worn down emotionally and not always able to see things clearly). She was always well-prepared in court: her written documents were thorough and meticulous, and during oral arguments she was poised and articulate. I also appreciated Leila's willingness to involve me in the process -- by explaining things to me, by having me take on as active/involved a role as I wanted to, and of course by communicating with me regularly. I would definitely recommend Leila Wons to anybody looking for a divorce lawyer who embodies both caring and competence!
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Posted by L.D.E. | March 4, 2011
Truly Caring Attorney
Leila Wons is the of attorney that anyone in need of a Family Law attorney, should seek out. She is first and foremost ~ compassionate. She helped me work through difficult situations regarding finances and Child Custody/Child Support agreements among others. She always returns calls/emails within 24 hours, and has sage words of advise to keep the tasks on-track, while working towards a palatable resolution. I highly recommend her!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2010
Highly Recommended
Attorney Wons assisted me through a very difficult divorce matter that involved various issues including child custody and developing a parenting plan. Throughout the entire process, Attorney Wons was there for me not only as an Attorney but as a friend; someone who really cared about me and my children and wanted to help me through such an emotionally draining process. I would highly recommend her for anyone dealing with a situation in the arena of domestic relations law.
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Posted by Tom | December 3, 2010
Wonderful!
Attorney Wons represented me in my divorce. She was always quick to respond to my emails or phone calls, answered all of my questions, and worked with the other attorney to come to an agreement. I am very happy with her representation.
Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Not a reliable nor expert opinion
I met with Leila a few weeks ago. She gave me no hope and an opinion full of false statements. Thank goodness I continued on my search for a more professional and seasoned attorney. I left Leila's office feeling like the world was caving in on me and very sad. Leila was rushing me out the door after 20 minutes. Now, I can can be more positive after retaining a "real" lawyer who actually reviewed the legal paperwork before we met to discuss. I'm thinking that Leila wasn't up for the legal or political challenge nor thought I had the money for it? I would not recommend her and glad that I listened to my inner self, use what strength I had left and continue my search.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Leila J. Wons, P.C.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Massachusetts Family Law Group, PC
  • 2008 - 2010

Education

  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2008
  • Wellesley College
  • B.A.
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Smith v. McDonald SJC-10670
  • Judge acted within her discretion in granting father substantial parenting time consistent with the child's best interests. However, she exceeded her statutory authority in requiring that the Mother return to Massachusetts with the child.

Associations

  • Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Worcester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators
  • Massachusetts Chapter Founding Member
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Worcester County Collaborative Law Practice Group
  • Co-Chair
  • 2011 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Law Firm
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2017
  • Merit Scholar
  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • 2007
  • Merit Scholar
  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • 2006
  • Merit Scholar
  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • 2005
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Women's Bar Association of MetroWest
  • The Collaborative Divorce Process
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (16)
Endorse Leila
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Exceptionally hard working attorney. Very knowledgeable and client focused. I wholeheartedly endorse Attorney Wons."
Family Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Wons is a knowledgeable, zealous advocate for her clients. She possesses a strong work ethic and a professional demeanor. Attorney Wons is a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with her in the future."
Family Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Wons was the opposing counsel in a highly contested family law matter. She was very professional and knowledgable. She was fair to both parties yet able to be aggressive in the pursuit of her client's interests."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Wons is knowledgeable, passionate and hard-working. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Leila as a fellow student in law school and as a practicing attorney. Leila is a dedicated and hard working attorney, who takes great care of her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Leila is an outstanding and respected attorney who I had met in divorce mediation training. Because I value her as experienced divorce attorney with an astute legal mind and integrity, I do not hesitate to pass her name along to clients who are in need of quality and effective representation in the greater Worcester area."
Family Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Wons'; her responses to inquiries are knowledgeable and thoughtful"
Unknown Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Wons, her thoughtful and insightful responses to the questions posed by AVVO visitors is a clear indication that Attorney Wons, should be highly regarded in the law and is a credit to the legal community. I would hire her, if the need arose."
Child custody Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leila is an extremely talented family law attorney who cares about her clients and works hard to represent their best interests. I feel confident referring cases to her. I highly endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Wons. She is a compassionate and hardworking lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leila is a trusted member of the legal community. Her clients' reviews speak for themselves. I would highly recommend Attorney Wons if you're looking for a dedicated and passionate family law attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leila is a dedicated practitioner of family law. She is a zealous advocate for her clients and really knows her stuff. I gladly endorse Attorney Wons."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She provides detailed and insightful analysis to questions posed by AVVO subscribers. The detailed responses and thorough explanations provided here display a vast knowledge of the law. She is an asset to the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leila is an intelligent and caring attorney. She is knowledgeable about divorce and family law and understands the importance of client service. Although I have not directly had a case with Leila, we have discussed many aspects of family law and I am confident that she would do a great job for her clients."
Family Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When I'm asked to consider writing an endorsement for a fellow attorney, the first question I ask myself is whether the attorney is someone I would feel comfortable referring my friends and family to. And in Attorney Wons case, the answer is easily, "Yes.""
Family Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leila is a very approachable individual and an extremely competent attorney. She works diligently to represent the best interest of her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Leila is a compassionate and dedicated lawyer. She zealously advocates for her clients. I highly recommend her for anyone seeking a family law attorney."
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