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Jessica M Walsh

Adoption Attorney at North Reading, MA

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About Jessica

Learn Jessica’s areas of practice.

Areas of Practice:

Jessica practices in all areas of family law, including divorce; paternity; adoption; mediation; abuse prevention and restraining orders; cohabitation agreements; prenuptial and postnuptial agreements; reproductive law; and defacto parenthood matters. Attorney Walsh is a certified family law mediator and provides mediation services to clients in all areas of family law and parenting. Attorney Walsh also has unique and extensive experience working on legal issues affecting the LGBTQ community.


Bar Admissions & Memberships:

Jessica is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is a member of the Massachusetts Women's Bar Association. Jessica is also the co-chair of the Massachusetts Domestic & Sexual Violence Council.


Honors & Awards:

In 2015, Attorney Walsh received the Shining Star award from the Victim Rights Law Center for her dedication to pro bono service.


In years 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, Attorney Walsh received the distinction of "Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts" by Boston Magazine.


In years 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, Attorney Walsh was recognized by colleagues as a Massachusetts Rising Star in Boston Magazine's annual list of Super Lawyers.  No more than 2.5% of Massachusetts lawyers are named to the list of Rising Stars.


Education & Experience:

Jessica received her Juris Doctor degree from New England Law in Boston, Massachusetts, where she graduated cum laude. Prior to law school, Jessica received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology from the University of Connecticut where she graduated magna cum laude in 2007.


Activities & Community Involvement:

Jessica serves as a private pro bono attorney for the Rape Survivors' Law Project at Boston's Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC), providing legal representation for victims of sexual assault in privacy, safety, housing, education, employment, and financial compensation matters.



"Same Court Uses Dramatically Different Language to Describe Similar Acts of Sexual Violence", published in Sexual Assault Report, Vol. 12, No. 3. (2009).

Licensed for 12 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 09/16/2019

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

Contact Jessica

Cervizzi & Associates
350 Park Street
Park Place South, Suite 201
North Reading, MA, 01864


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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best thing that happened to me
I found Jessica through Avvo after I was raped on my college campus. Not only did she help to make my situation at school safer, she continuously checked in on me and recommended numerous helpful resources. These resources entirely benefitted me, she had nothing to gain from them. Jessica is extremely intelligent, empathetic, and, most importantly, great at her job. She answers emails quickly, takes the time to talk to you on the phone for as long as necessary, and is a fantastically eloquent writer. She has been such a big influence in my life, and because of her, I made the decison to be a lawyer myself and do work similar to hers. She has been a role model and a godsend for me and my family. If I could give her more than 5 stars, I would.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Cervizzi & Associates
  • 2016 - Present


  • New England Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • University of Connecticut
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A


  • Massachusetts Domestic and Sexual Violence Council
  • Co-Chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • Women's Bar Foundation of Massachusetts
  • Family Law Project, Pro Bono Attorney
  • 2011 - Present
  • Victim Rights Law Center, Rape Survivors Law Project
  • Pro Bono Attorney
  • 2010 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Rising Star
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Attorney Shining Star Award
  • Victim Rights Law Center
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2013
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  • Sexual Assault Report, Volume 12
  • Same Court Uses Dramatically Different Language to Describe Similar Acts of Sexual Violence
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
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Litigation Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Walsh for a number of years and she is a great asset to the legal community. Her knowledge of the law, passion and dedication to her clients is top notch. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Walsh is a very professional and knowledgeable advocate for her clients. Her compassion makes her very approachable and is an example to others in our legal community."
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Walsh is a passionate and knowledgeable advocate. She works diligently and closely with her clients in order to assist them in achieving their legal goals and objectives. Attorney Walsh's tough and no-nonsense approach to tackling a client's case or issue is combined with a deep caring and sensitivity to each client's unique concerns and needs. Her volunteer and pro bono work demonstrate a clear commitment to her community and toward the goal of making the legal system work for individuals and families of all kinds."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jessica is a very competent and intelligent attorney in the community. She is highly knowledgeable in her fields of practice and works extremely well with opposing counsel and co-counsel. Furthermore, she represents her clients with unwavering advocacy. For these reasons and many more, I endorse Jessica whole-heartedly and without reservation."
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