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Justin L. Kelsey has been a practicing attorney since 2004.  He is the owner of Skylark Law & Mediation, P.C., in Framingham, Massachusetts. Justin is the author of Scaling the Summit: Divorce, Families & Options.

Justin concentrates his practice on Collaborative Divorcedivorce mediation and representation,  paternity, 209A, and modification cases.

Justin graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (B.S. 2001) and Boston University School of Law (J.D. 2004).  Justin was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in December 2004 and is also a member of the Bar of the Federal District Court for Massachusetts and the First Circuit Court of Appeals.

Justin is the Treasurer of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, and is also a member the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Council of Family Mediators.  Justin also sits on the Family Law Steering Committee of the Boston Bar Association.  Justin is also a member of the The Divorce Center, and was preivously on their Board of Directors.  


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
    11 years, 250 cases
  2. Mediation: 45%
    7 years, 20 cases
  3. Business: 5%
    11 years, 33 cases



Hourly ($350/hour), contingent (15-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

15 total 

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  • Jeffrey N. Fink

    Justin is a very thoughtful and competent attorney. I'd highly recommend him.


    Jeffrey Fink Business Attorney
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  • Christopher John Finn

    I have had the pleasure of knowing Attorney Kelsey for a few years now and know that he is practical, knowledgeable, and a demonstrated leader in family law mediation and litigation. There are a number of family law practitioners who owe Attorney Kelsey a debt of gratitude for the family law related tools & calculators he has generously provided on his website and through his application released on Apple's iOS. It is my pleasure to endorse attorney Kelsey without any reservation.


    Christopher Finn Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Skylark Law & Mediation, P.C.

160 Speen St.
Suite 202
Framingham, MA, 01701


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
First Justices' Award for Pro Bono Publico ExcellenceSouth Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc.2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerSkylark Law & Mediation, P.C.2008 - Present
Associate / Of CounselStevenson & Lynch, P.C.2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Boston Bar Association, Family Law Steering CommitteeMember2013 - Present
Massachusetts Council on Family MediationBoard Member2013 - Present
Massachusetts Collaborative Law CouncilBoard Member2013 - Present
Massachusetts Collaborative Law CouncilMember2011 - Present
Massachusetts Council on Family MediationMember2010 - Present
Boston Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
The Divorce CenterMember2008 - Present
Norfolk County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
The Divorce CenterBoard Member2010 - 2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2004
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteMechanical EngineeringOther - Bachelors2001
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteHumanities / ArtsOther - Bachelors2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MCFM Member's MeetingMediation Issues for Unmarried Parents2014
Family Law Brown Bag CLEThe Initial Divorce Filing: Complaint v. Joint Petition2014
Affinity Bar Leadership Institute SeriesMarketing & Event Planning2014
2014 MCLC Advanced Training Interdisciplinary Forum WorkshopA Case Study on Building a New Team2014
Spreading the Collaborative Message with Social MediaSocial Media Engagement2013
CLE10 Tips for New Lawyers2013
Changes to the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines for MediatorsChild Support Guidelines2013
Suffolk Law Alumni Association Invites You to a Discussion About Social MediaHow Can I Use Social Media to Attract Clients?2012
MCFM Professional Development WorkshopAlimony Reform: Where Does Child Support End and Alimony Begin?2012
Using Social Networking Technology to Build your PracticeUsing Social Media to build your practice2010