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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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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 20%
    24 years
  2. Alimony: 20%
    24 years
  3. Mediation: 20%
  4. Family: 20%
    24 years
  5. Child Support: 20%
    24 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • Fran Lochan Whyman

    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.


    Fran Whyman Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Rackham Karlsson

    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.


    Rackham Karlsson Marriage and prenuptials Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

220 North Main Street, 3rd Floor
Natick, MA, 01760


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
American Jurisprudence 2nd Book Award(Evidence)University of Colorado School of Law1986
Trial Advocacy AwardUniversity of Colorado School of Law1986
American Jurisprudence 2nd Book Award (Contracts)University of Colorado School of Law1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLisa J. Smith, Attorney at Law1995 - Present
Volunteer LawyerCambridgeport Problem Center1993 - 1995
AssociateGlovsky and Associates1987 - 1988
Summer AssociateGlovsky and Associates1986 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Community Dispute Settlement CenterMentor (Family Law Mediators)2014 - Present
Massachusetts Council on Family MediationAttorney Member2007 - Present
Divorce CenterAttorney Member2007 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsAttorney Member2004 - Present
Boston Bar Association, Family Law SectionAttorney Member1995 - Present
Massachusetts Collaborative Law CouncilPresident2011 - 2012
Massachusetts Collaborative Law CouncilVice President of Education & Training2007 - 2010
Massachusetts Collaborative Law CouncilBoard of Directors2005 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
MediationApproval of the Court. They kept their friendship
Jane Doe and John DoeSuccessful
Mediation representationSuccessful divorce without adversarial litigation
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Publication nameTitleDate
Family Mediation QuarterlyMistakes in Mediation: 10 Reflective Question2016
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education New EnglandInitial Client Meeting2014
Collaborative Law JournalDivorce Records: Are They Just a Few Keystrokes Away from Public Access? What You Can Do to Protect Your Privacy2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Colorado School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Brown UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Giving Your Clients What They Want: Strategic Options for Resolving DisputesDispute Resolution2016
Clients' Goals in a Collaborative Case: A Closer LookCollaborative Law2016
MCFM Professional DevelopmentSelf Modifying Agreements2015
NE-ACR Conflict, Communication and ConnectivityMediators, Take a Breadth of A.I.R. (Am I Rushing?)2013
MCFM InstituteMEDIATORS, TAKE A BREATH OF A.I.R. (Am I Rushing?)2013
Boston Bar Association (BBA) and Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys (MAHA)Hanging Your Own Shingle: A Panel on Starting and Maintaining Your Own Practice2013
Collaborative Practice Interdisciplinary Training: A Step-by-Step Approach to Conflict ResolutionProgram Chair2009
MCLC Members MeetingWhat Does Neutrality Mean to You?2008
Fundamentals of Collaborative PracticeProgram Chair2008
Fundamentals of Collaborative Practice SkillsProgram Chair2007
Collaborative Practice: An Introductory Training to a Growing method of PracticeProgram Chair2007