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Mark Twombly Lee

Child custody Attorney at Worcester, MA

4.3   25 reviews

also known as Mark T. Lee, Mark Lee

  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    25%

    28 years, 1,500 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    25%

    28 years, 1,500 cases

  3. Estate planning
    15%

    28 years, 500 cases

  4. Landlord or tenant
    15%

    28 years, 360 cases

  5. Alimony
    10%

    28 years, 50 cases

  6. Adoption
    5%

    28 years, 15 cases

  7. Real estate
    5%

    28 years, 2,000 cases

4TH GENERATION RESIDENT OF WORCESTER COUNTY AND PRACTICES LAW EXCLUSIVELY IN THE WORCESTER COUNTY.

A fourth generation Worcester native, Mark Twombly Lee graduated from St. John's High School, '84, earned his Bachelor's degree from Stonehill College, '88 and his Juris Doctor degree evenings from New England School of Law in 1995. Today his offices are in Oxford, Massachusetts at 221 Main Street right off of Exit 4B on Interstate 395 South where he skillfully represents individuals, families and businesses. Attorney Lee's regular presence in the Worcester Courts and familiarity with the court and the bar eases his clients' way through an often confusing process, saving them time, money and wasted effort.

Awards

Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2012,2011
Client's Choice
2012 2011
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Location

Mark Twombly Lee Counsellor At Law, PC
Mark Twombly Lee Counsellor At Law, PC
221 Main Street
Oxford, Worcester County, MA, 01540
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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
  25 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by James | December 23, 2011
I highly recommend Mark Twombly Lee to those in need of Worcester Probate Court counsel.
I first met Attorney Mark T. Lee a few years ago now, when he was assigned to me as a court appointed "parent coordinator". Right from our very first face to face meeting I was impressed at his level of probate law knowledge, total professionalism, and his no nonsense approach to dealing with difficult, and sometimes very stressful family law matters...and those same qualities in Mark still stand today. I have worked with and hired other family law attorneys in the past...but Mark T. Lee and his law practice staff have my HIGHEST endorsement and recommendation for those seeking guidance and legal representation in the area of family/probate law. I personally have nothing but the highest regard and respect for Mark Twombly Lee and his law office staff, including Nicole B. and wish them nothing but continued professional and personal success.
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2011
Highly recommend
Going through a divorce is nothing short of chaos, nevermind the emotional aspect. Mark and his team were thorough, efficient and made things as smooth as possible. I was, at all times, kept informed and counseled on matters. Legal terms were explained in plain English. Outcome was just. Bottom line-I was treated with respect by people who take pride in what they do. I highly recommend Mark, Ross and Nicole.
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Posted by Dawn | August 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Probate Lawyer
I have used Attorney Twombly Lee multiple times to enforce my grandparent rights. Each time he got me exactly what I asked for. He explained everything to me so I understood exactly what would happen. He is more than reasonably priced and truly fights for his clients! I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a probate lawyer
Posted by Brian | March 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child custody
I came to Mark with a challenging and contentious child custody case. He handled both sides with professionalism using his years of experience to facilitate an end, which was fair and honest to both sides. His expertise showed from day one in and outside of the courtroom. I would highly recommend him for any child custody case
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Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney
I turned to Mark when my child's mother attempted to conduct an "in state removal", in an attempt to severely alter my parenting time and harm our relationship. Despite the other sides attorney making false, disgusting claims and operating in a manner unbefitting of her title, Mark remained incredibly professional and never wavered. I relied on his extensive knowledge of the situation and trusted him the entire way through. Mark's efforts at trial were incredible and these actions led to the attempted move to not be allowed. I was then granted primary physical custody of my child. If not for Mark's efforts and expertise during this time, I would not feel like the parent I do today, as I had been fighting for years just to be one. I highly recommend Mark for any custody issues, as I would not be where I am today without him!
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
child support
He is very good and knows his stuff. I hired him based on random google search and I felt so lucky i ended with him. He represented me in child support case, and even though i had representation before, he was quick to catch on whole background.
Posted by Dillon | July 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic
Mark lee is amazing in the court room very knowledgeable helped me get custody of my kids couldn't have done it without him
Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Thank you
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Divorce Attorney for Men
If you are a father going through a hairy divorce (as was I), Mark Lee will do a wonderful job for you. Here’s why… He knows the law. He has been a fixture at the Worcester courthouse for decades, and knows how to make an argument to each of the judges. He comes off as the most reasonable person in the courtroom. He understands female psychology (especially the crazy ones) better than most. He will boost your spirits when you are down. His fees are reasonable and he is honest. If something needs immediate attention he will spring into action, even on a weekend. In the end, I received everything I was looking for, including full custody of my two children. Mark did a great job and I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Brian | June 30, 2015
Excellent lawyer
I was very pleased with Mark Lee's services. I was going through a divorce, and because of some unique circumstances, was very pressed for time. Mark worked extra hard for me and accommodated my request that certain important matters be resolved under severe time constraints. Mark not only helped me out in a pinch, but did so quite willingly and cheerfully. Mark is an exceptionally knowledgeable attorney and he was absolutely devoted to serving my legal needs. He is dedicated, responsive and personable. I thank Mark for his outstanding service to me and I highly recommend him to others without reservation.
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Posted by Pam | April 25, 2014
Great lawyer
I was going through a custody battle with my ex husband, and consulted with Mark about my situation. He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He always had a plan of action and was professional to all parties involved. In his absence he made sure an associate was available to me. Mark is a hard working, honest lawyer that knows the law and cares about his clients. I was very satisfied and would highly recommended him.
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Posted by Chris | January 15, 2014
Top notch
I am a father who was seeking a custody modification for my 13 year old son. His mother and I have had shared physical and legal custody for 10 years. His mother hired a very aggressive attorney to fight this. Mark did an excellent job in navigating through all the nonsense that was thrown at me. He adressed the relevant issues and ignored the rest. He knows the judges well and knows exactly what is important to them. Very honest, up front and straightforward. He easily got the custody modification I was seeking despite the strong dispute from his mother. He also was not the type to run up a bill. He did what was necessary and that is all. Happy to see that almost half the retainer charged was still remaining. If you're looking for an honest, rational attorney, who isn't going to stir the pot every opportunity he gets, and is absolutely excellent at getting results. Look no further.
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Posted by Norm | December 8, 2013
A refreshing experiance.
After being involved in a law suit for four years and two other lawers, it was refreshing to work with Mark. He was right to the point and got the job done. I recomend him highly... Norm
Posted by Chris | October 18, 2013
Outstanding Professional service 2nd to none.
Mr. Lee came to my rescue in December 2012 . He was an attorney who cared for my situation and represented me in my divorce when all others wouldn't return phone calls. His dedication to my case got me what I was exactly looking for. Everything that I asked for in my divorce including 50% custody I was able to achieve only because of his hard work and understanding what really is fair for people to move forward. I know if Attorney Lee hadn't contacted me that day my life would not be what it is today. He was a life changer for me and my three sons. I will never be able to thank him enough for the positive changes that we are enjoying. Thank you Mr. Lee!
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2013
Assisting with custody issue
Attorney Lee is very knowledgeable about family law. He is familiar with the courthouse, and how to get things done within the courts. He has been very helpful when I have had legal questions about issues that have come up.
Posted by Glenn | September 28, 2011
Men are parents too
My case started with a separation and grew to a divorce case. Mark and Nicole advised me of the many scenarios that may occur and how to prepare for them. Mark was very knowledgeable and experienced throughout. As the case evolved Mark was very resourceful in recomending outside parties that needed to be involved IE:{Accountants, Gaurdian Ad litem, Counselors,Etc.}. Marks office kept me informed by mail, email and Phone which kept the communication open and informative. As a Male the odds were against me when the case erupted into a custody battle. Mark tooks the basic facts of the case, kept it simple and procedeeded diligently. He worked on my behalf to get our lives back to what it was before the separation. While Mark was aggressive , He took every oppurtunity to help settle the case fairly outside of court. Mark always understood where i was coming from and where the case needed to go. After all other common sense attempts were made it was determined that we would have to go to trial. Mark spent ample time collecting facts and was impeccably well prepared for the trial. His presentation of the details was quick, precise, and well delivered. He made it very easy for the judge to see that the children were better off living with thier father. I can't speak enough to Marks level of preparation. In the end, I was awarded full Legal and physical custody of my children and a fair parenting plan. The judge even threw in child support for me surprisingly. I feel that Mark always understood what I was going through while maintaining a high level of professionalism.
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Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2011
Don't give up hope
Are you a dad trying to fight for your children and ready to give in? I am a father that received sole custody of two young girls; achieving what seemed impossible through tenaciousness and honesty; with the support of my attorney. Putting the children in the middle and fighting over child custody is not the best option for the children; however when the children are mentally suffering from one's parents inability to comprehend the damage that they are causing their child due to their own insecurities and you have no choice but to fight for your children, Attorney Mark Lee is the lawyer you want. Attorney Lee listened to the concerns, remembered little details of the children's experiences that were explained to him over 2 years, saw how the mother was using the children as pawns and stealing their precious childhood. When I was at my wits end and ready to just give up and take the selfish easy path because of the fight fathers have to fight, Attorney Lee and Nicole stood behind me and believed in me when everyone thought I was just over reacting and should just continue to let the mother do as she pleased. In this society everyone always assumes the mother is the best option to raise the children, and fathers like myself that live their life around their children are not given a fair and equal chance. Obviously it is in the best interest of the children for both parents to find a way to get along and do what is best for the children, however in my case it was not possible due to the mother's mental state. Without Attorney Mark Lee and Nicole Boyda standing behind me and my Judge listening to all the facts in trial and getting to the truth; I sincerely believe that I would have not been awarded sole custody of my children. While the mother still has visitation and continues to inflict drama on the children, it has been minimized by the amount of time that is spent with her. The children look healthier, they are less stressed, doing very well in school and are on the honor roll. So if you are asking yourself if you should hire Attorney Mark T Lee, first ask yourself if you want an attorney standing beside you that cares about you and your children; not just your wallet.
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Posted by Michelle | February 22, 2011
Prefessional service.
Very professional. He always returned my calls and would always take the time to explain every question I had. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2011
Excellent Solo Practioner
Mark and his staff will provide you with the highest legal service in the area. If you are looking for a zealous advocate with the highest professional conduct, I would recommend Attorney Lee.
Posted by Paul | February 20, 2011
review of Mark Lee
Outstanding attorney, I've been a client for years, I refer my friends and business associates to Mark.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Mark Twombly Lee Counsellor at Law, P.C.
  • 1995 - Present

Education

  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Stonehill College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Pratt v. Fernandez
  • Judgment altering shared parenting between the parties and no support order for either party.

Associations

  • Massachusetts Bar Foundation
  • Louis D. Brandeis Fellow
  • 2017 - Present
  • Worcester Art Musuem
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2004 - Present
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts
  • 2000 - Present
  • Lawyer for the Day Worcester Probate Court
  • Participating Attorney
  • 1998 - Present
  • Worcester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Outstanding Volunteer
  • Lawyer for the Day Program
  • 2003
  • Landlord/Tenant Award
  • Massachusetts Justice Project
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Review of Significant Family Law Cases
  • Review of Significant Family Law Cases
  • 2011
  • First Time Home Buyers Seminar
  • First Time Buyers Lecture
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (36)
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Child custody Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Lee was a great adversary on a recent child custody case I handled. I would gladly work with him on future matters."
Family Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Mark Lee. Mark is an extremely compassionate and caring professional. I have known him for years and have observed him as a fellow lawyer in the Probate and Family Court. You will be well served by hiring Mark as your lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child support Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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