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Patricia M Watson

Mediation Attorney at Topsfield, MA

5.0   11 reviews

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About Patricia

Learn Patricia’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Mediation
    I work with couples who are seeking a divorce to assist them in reaching an agreement. I also assist non-married or same-sex couples in dividing their assets, or reaching an agreement regarding paternity. I have also assisted couples with post-divorce issues. I meet also draft the necessary paperwork. I mediate with couples who live in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

    29 years

  2. Animal and dog bites

  3. Personal injury
    I represent victims of all varieties of negligence, including motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, falls and medical negligence. I offer clients an approach to their personal injury case which is based on personal service and experience.

    43 years

  4. Wrongful death

Licensed for 43 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1979
Updated 04/09/2019

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

Contact Patricia

Watson & Watson, P.C.
458 Boston St.
Suite 6 - 2
Topsfield, MA, 01983


5.0 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate.
There is nothing easy about about the divorce process. However, we are both very happy with Pat and all of her efforts through that very difficult time. Pat immediately put us both at ease and was a excellent guide throughout the process. Pat’s calm and patient personality made each of our sessions very productive. The cost was fair and precisely what she quoted us. The final product was well written, concise, and captured everything we communicated to Pat.
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Pat was the perfect combination of professional and friendly. She was efficient with our time and patient to answer any questions we had. I would absolutely recommend her for mediation services.
Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fair and balanced
Pat performed the role of mediator and prepared our divorce/separation agreement. She has command of the laws and issues and presents them in a clear and concise way. I think she treated each party fairly and help negotiate a solid agreement.
Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2015
Divorce Mediation
My ex wife and I used Pat to mediate our divorce. Pat made a difficult situation easier to handle. She came recommended and I would recommend her as well.
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2014
Personal injury case - great results.
I worked with Pat on a personal injury case in which I was hit by a car while jogging. I contacted her and she was extremely efficient with the casework, kept me informed every step of the way, answered all my questions, and I felt very confident about the case in her hands. She responded to voicemails and emails within just a day or two. I am glad to have worked with her and would recommend her to anyone in the North Shore Massachusetts area considering a personal injury case.
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Posted by Greg | May 31, 2013
Divorce mediator par excellence
Pat assisted my (ex)wife and myself with mediation leading up to our divorce proceedings. She was enormously insightful, and made an otherwise emotionally draining process one that we could both negotiate with a minimum of angst. I would recommend her highly to anyone in a similar situation.
Posted by Peggy | February 16, 2011
An excellent mediator
Pat handled our divorce mediation this past year. Even though we were in agreement over most details she was an impartial voice of reason when we needed it. She was extremely professional yet I felt like I was sitting down with a friend at each of our meetings. She is very knowledgeable and explained things in simple, understandable terms. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to dissolve a marriage in the friendliest way possible.
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Posted by Kathleen | April 23, 2010
Excellent divorce mediator in Newburyport
Patricia Watson was my divorce mediator. She was professional, impartial, knows the law, and has done this a bazillion times before, all of which was very comforting. She was quick to point out when ex and I were interrupting each other, or seemed to be edging toward the irrational nutball zone. Oopsie. She had tissues ready for when, realizing that hand and tooth homicide in an attorneys office would not be the most intelligent choice, I lost all composure and dribbled all over everything. Out of my eyes, I mean. She reminded us frequently that the reason we were doing this and not getting involved in some doubly contentious bullshit was the good of the kids. And she kept good humor through it all. I get the impression she's pretty much seen it all. I hope to all that is good and holy I never ever have to go through a divorce again. . . .but if I did and needed a mediator. . . .yeah, I'd call her. The office is in Newburyport, right down town, so if you need to wander about gathering your thoughts like daisies after a stressful meeting. . . .it's kind of nice.
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2009
I would recommend Patricia Watson to anyone who is considering mediation
Divorce is such a traumatic experience in someones life. We wanted our divorce to go as smoothly and peacefully as possible for the sake of our kids. Someone recommended mediation to us and we found Patricia Watson in the yellow pages. She is very smart and knowledgeable. She explains everything to you in simple terminology that we could understand. She answered every phone call or email promptly. She took so much of the stress out of this situation for us. We would highly recommend Patricia Watson to anyone who is interested in mediation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2009
Excellent Lawyer
Over 18 years ago I was struck by a car while riding my bicycle and severely injured. Patricia Watson became my lawyer in dealing with the many aspects of my personal injury case. She was outstanding! Sensitive to my family and the many hardships they were facing as well as firm and dynamic in dealing with my case, I still to this day recommended and continue to use her services.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2009
Patricia Watson review
Pat was very patient during our mediated divorce process. I found her to be very knowledgeable and played the approapriate mediator role during our process.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Watson & Watson, P.C.
  • 1995 - 2016


  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Syracuse University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976


  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, Inc.
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Newburyport Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 1997 - 1997
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