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Lisa J Smith

Mediation Attorney at Natick, MA

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Lisa

Learn Lisa’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Mediation
    30%
    Collaborative Law & Mediation, (alimony, child support, property division, modification and paternity)

  2. Family
    20%
    Collaborative Law & Mediation, (alimony, child support, property division, modification and paternity)

    32 years

  3. Child support
    15%
    Collaborative Law & Mediation, (alimony, child support, property division, modification and paternity)

    32 years

  4. Marriage and prenuptials
    15%
    Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

  5. Alimony
    10%
    Collaborative Law & Mediation, (alimony, child support, property division, modification and paternity)

    32 years

  6. Divorce and separation
    10%
    Collaborative Law & Mediation, (alimony, child support, property division, modification and paternity)

    32 years

I was recently on a panel at the Boston Bar Association.  Also, please find a link to an article on Collaborative Law Divorce for which I was recently interviewed .

 

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I have been recognized as one of approximately 30 mediators in Massachusetts to be distinguished as a Certified Mediator.
Lisa contributed a chapter to the 2014 New England MCLE book on Collaborative Law.

Location

Lisa J. Smith, Collaborative Attorney and Mediator
220 N. Main St., Suite 301
Natick, MA, 01760

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Reviews

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Posted by Andrew | March 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledge of Family Law and Caring Demeanor
When my then-fiancée & I were seeking a prenuptial agreement to manage our assets, Lisa came recommended for her knowledge of family law and her caring demeanor. As an attorney myself, I recognized Lisa was drawing from experience with issues that were important to us—what a relief to be in good hands! You’ll do yourself a service working with such a competent and caring attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended for Uncontested Divorce Attorney
I hired Lisa Smith to represent me in my recent divorce and she did an excellent job. Lisa is very knowledgeable, professional and caring. She advised me on the law and financial matters and coached me on personal matters where that was appropriate. Lisa had to deal with an attorney on the other side who was reluctant to complete the process expeditiously and she did so with her polite, persistent, professional approach.
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Posted by Rob | September 22, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
First Class Counsel
Lisa J. Smith graciously escorted me through the divorce process. The education she provided, advice she imparted, and patience she demonstrated was much appreciated. Lisa is very bright, communicative, professional, and caring and I believe negotiated a very favorable settlement for me. I will recommend her without reservation to any friend requiring the her unique brand of "velvet hammer" legal counsel.
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Posted by Bob | March 20, 2013
Bob - collobrative divorce in 2012.
Ms. Smith was extremely professional and more importantly, to a client, accessible during this entire process. I found her demeanor to be pleasing and she was patient and able to explain legal terminology and processes in a way that I could easily understand. Even though the process of divorce is unpleasant, I felt fortunate to have such an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer in my corner. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2012
Very best in collaborative law and spot on with the details
Really felt that she understood what I needed in a difficult situation and brought in the resources to make the right choices. She made everyone involved feel listened to and knew when to take action and when to let the process proceed. Details and finances were a real strength.

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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Lisa J. Smith, Attorney at Law
  • 1995 - Present
  • Volunteer Lawyer
  • Cambridgeport Problem Center
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Associate
  • Glovsky and Associates
  • 1987 - 1988
  • Summer Associate
  • Glovsky and Associates
  • 1986 - 1987
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Education

  • University of Colorado School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Brown Univeristy
  • B.A.
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Mediation
  • Approval of the Court. They kept their friendship
  • Jane Doe and John Doe
  • Successful
  • Mediation representation
  • Successful divorce without adversarial litigation
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Associations

  • Community Dispute Settlement Center
  • Mentor (Family Law Mediators)
  • 2014 - Present
  • Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation
  • Attorney Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Divorce Center
  • Attorney Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Attorney Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council
  • President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council
  • Vice President of Education & Training
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - 2014
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Honors and Awards

  • AV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • American Jurisprudence 2nd Book Award(Evidence)
  • University of Colorado School of Law
  • 1986
  • Trial Advocacy Award
  • University of Colorado School of Law
  • 1986
  • American Jurisprudence 2nd Book Award (Contracts)
  • University of Colorado School of Law
  • 1985
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Publications

  • Family Mediation Quarterly
  • Mistakes in Mediation: 10 Reflective Question
  • 2016
  • Collaborative Law Journal
  • Divorce Records: Are They Just a Few Keystrokes Away from Public Access? What You Can Do to Protect Your Privacy
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Clients' Goals in a Collaborative Case: A Closer Look
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2016
  • Giving Your Clients What They Want: Strategic Options for Resolving Disputes
  • Dispute Resolution
  • 2016
  • MCFM Professional Development
  • Self Modifying Agreements
  • 2015
  • Boston Bar Association (BBA) and Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys (MAHA)
  • Hanging Your Own Shingle: A Panel on Starting and Maintaining Your Own Practice
  • 2013
  • Collaborative Practice Interdisciplinary Training: A Step-by-Step Approach to Conflict Resolution
  • Program Chair
  • 2009
  • Fundamentals of Collaborative Practice
  • Program Chair
  • 2008
  • MCLC Members Meeting
  • What Does Neutrality Mean to You?
  • 2008
  • Collaborative Practice: An Introductory Training to a Growing method of Practice
  • Program Chair
  • 2007
  • Fundamentals of Collaborative Practice Skills
  • Program Chair
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (9)
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Family Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa is a leader in the collaborative law community and a highly respected member of the mediation community. I worked as opposing council on two cases with Lisa. She is deeply insightful about the challenges her clients face as they go through a divorce. She is an experienced and highly effective advocate and a creative problem solver. She works hard at helping clients generate positive solutions to difficult problems. Lisa's clients appreciate her thoughtful and caring professional approach."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lisa and I have done volunteer co-mediation together at CDSC, during which I have had a chance to observe and learn from her impressive skills as a divorce mediator. Her calm, neutral demeanor and ease with divorce matters allow her to help clients navigate difficult subjects with minimal friction. I endorse her wholeheartedly."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa is an experienced and thoughtful lawyer. She is devoted to assisting her clients resolve their situations through Collaborative Practice. I endorse her without reservation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lisa is an extremely smart and very knowledgable and experienced family law attorney. I have worked with her on cases and as a colleague in the MA Collaborative Law Council. She is very effective in addressing the conflict and challenges that arise in divorce. She cares about her clients and their futures. If I were getting divorced, I'd want her as my lawyer!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Lisa and I have worked on opposite sides of two recent divorce matters (one of which was a Collaborative Divorce). Lisa is a pleasure to work with. She advocates effectively for her clients while still recognizing the importance in family cases of good communication and appropriate settlement considerations. I endorse this lawyer for representation in family law matters and Collaborative Divorce."
Family Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa is one of the most exceptional professionals with whom I have had the pleasure to work. She is remarkable insightful and intelligent. She perfectly balances incredible problems solving skills, creativity, flexibility and enormous compassion with her superior attention to detail, organization, and preparation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Lisa Smith for over twenty four years. She is a wonderful attorney, dedicated, knowledgeable and highly effective. Her extensive experience and knowledge allow her to approach each case with a thoroughness and sophistication that is a real asset for her clients. Whether it is a collaborative case, or litigation, or mediation, she is able to make her clients feel they are in excellent hands. Her leadership with the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council demonstrates her commitment to the field and her ability to bring people together to accomplish a great deal. I recommend her unequivocally for any family law matter."
Family Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lisa is an excellent lawyer and a leader in the Collaborative Practice movement. It was a pleasure working with her on a Collaborative divorce case. I look forward to having further cases with her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Lisa for many years and find her to be a smart, ethical, and compassionate attorney. She is a pleasure to work with, has terrific people skills, and stays current on all the latest developments in both Collaborative Law and family law. I endorse her without reservations."
Family Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lisa has just the right combination of smarts, toughness and good values to provide balanced and effective advocacy in family law. I have frequently made referrals to her for mediation and collaborative practice."
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