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Mr. Soilson is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), a member of the Greater Boston Family Law American Inn of Court, and has been ranked at the highest level of legal ability, "AV Preeminent", in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.  He has also been recognized as a "Massachusetts Super Lawyer" in the area of family law in annual lists published in Boston Magazine.  

Mr. Soilson is a Director of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), an interdisciplinary and international association dedicated to the resolution of family conflict.  He is also a Director of Overcoming Barriers, a non-profit organization created to promote children's healthy relationships with their parents where a child is at risk of losing a relationship with a parent.

Mr. Soilson's legal practice is focused on divorce, custody, child support, alimony, removal, paternity, contempt, modification, abuse prevention, adoption and the negotiating and drafting of premarital and postnuptial agreements.  In recent engagements, Mr. Soilson:

• obtained a favorable custody and visitation judgment for a client in a paternity action;

• secured child support, alimony, and college expenses for a client from an overseas defendant by attaching inherited assets held in a Massachusetts trust;

• secured a significant six-figure settlement for a client whose family members had misappropriated funds from a family trust;

• obtained a divorce judgment awarding a client substantial ongoing support and a disparate division of marital assets as a result of gifted and inherited assets from the client’s parents received during the marriage; and

• modified a divorce judgment to terminate a client’s alimony obligations as a result of a material change in the parties’ financial circumstances.

Mr. Soilson is an author and frequent speaker on family law topics.  For instance, he is a Contributing Author ofMassachusetts Divorce Law Practice Manual (MCLE, Inc.; 2008) and a Co-author, “Premarital Agreements”,Massachusetts Divorce Law Practice Manual (MCLE, Inc.; 2008).  He was a faculty member at 2012 MCLE and Strafford seminars on Divorce Law, Prenuptial Agreements, and Probate Litigation.  In 2011, he presented a lecture at seminar titled, “Social Media and First Amendment in Family Law Cases” at the Boston Bar Association. He also spoke at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Seminar titled, “Trying Divorce Cases” on October 22, 2009.  

Mr. Soilson is a Certified Family Law Arbitrator and Divorce Mediator - trained in Concilation and Parenting Coordination.  He is a member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, Academy of Professional Mediators, Massachusetts Association of Guardians ad Litem, and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.  Mr. Soilson is also a member of the Family Law and Probate Law Sections of the Massachusetts Bar Association, and of the Family Law Section and Fiduciary Litigation Subcommittee of the Trust & Estates Section of the Boston Bar Association.  Mr. Soilson was a past member of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Plymouth, the Board of Trustees of the Bay Farm Montessori Academy, and the Finance and Advisory Committee for the Town of Plymouth.  He has been a frequent contributor of pro bono services to the community through the Lawyer of the Day program in the Plymouth County Probate and Family Court, and the Women's Bar Foundation’s Family Law Project for Battered Women. Mr. Soilson also served as Co-Chair of the Pro Bono Committee of the Boston Bar Association's Family Law Section Steering Committee.

During law school, Mr. Soilson clerked for the Israeli Supreme Court and advised the Israeli Justices on family law issues adjudicated in the United States. Mr. Soilson served in the United States Navy and through a selective Naval Intelligence program received a Russian Certificate from the Defense Language Institute in 1989.  He is conversational in Russian and Hebrew.

Client Recommendations:

“I was referred to Attorney Soilson by friends when my divorce was already underway with another attorney who had marginalized my case, treated me with total disregard and gave me poor advice. [Mr. Soilson] spent over an hour on the phone with me as I sobbed uncontrollably in a parking lot. In that time he had a better grasp of my case and my priorities than my other lawyer had in over 6 months. Mr. Soilson was kind, knowledgeable, wise, considerate, honest, honorable, and supportive. The divorce was nasty and contested; the opposing counsel (and client) consistently took the “low road”. Mr. Soilson was my champion from beginning to end. He never waivered and the first impression I had of him never changed. He is a fine lawyer and you will be in the best of hands. He is a credit to his firm and I will always be grateful to him.”

“I worked with Jeff now for a couple of years and on numerous projects.  He is an excellent attorney with tremendous resources available to him. Jeff is open and honest about how to approach things, and his approach is a collaborative one to try and work effectively with the opposing side to reach an amicable agreement. He can be tough when he needs to be, but is very effective at establishing relationships and credibility early on in the process, to move things along more quickly. I highly recommend Jeff as an attorney.”

“Jeff was asked to defend my partner’s alimony case in the 11th hour. To most this would be a disadvantage, but he jumped right in and was well prepared by the court dates. He was completely available to her by e-mail or telephone, and never left her with any ‘vague’ information to be misinterpreted. He was always very quick to respond to messages or e-mails.  He's extremely knowledgeable and was able to identify issues partner was not aware of. When it came to the final court date, he was a notable match for our foes. We were completely impressed with how Jeff conducted himself.”

“I had a very difficult situation with my aunt’s Estate. Jeffrey Soilson was recommended by a friend in Florida and he took on a case that I thought was pretty much hopeless, but Jeffrey Soilson was able to finalize the case to everyone's satisfaction. He kept me up to date with everything that was going on, answered calls and e-mails promptly, copied me on all correspondence and guided me. Most important, I came to trust him and his advice. I would not hesitate to recommend Jeff Soilson.”

Jeffrey Soilson is a graduate of Columbia University, (B.A., 1994), and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, (J.D., 1997). Mr. Soilson is admitted to the Massachusetts, Florida and New York bars, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Tax Court.


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  1. Divorce: 70%
    19 years
  2. Family: 20%
    19 years
  3. Probate: 10%
    19 years


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NYCurrently registered 199907/11/2016
FLMember in Good Standing199706/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2008
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateBurns & Levinson, LLP2006 - 2012
AssociateLee & Levine LLP2005 - 2006
Managing PartnerSoilson Press LLP2000 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Greater Boston Family Law American Inn of CourtMember2015 - Present
Overcoming BarriersDirector2015 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow2015 - Present
American Academy of Certified Financial LitigatorsFounding Member2014 - Present
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsDirector2014 - Present
Massachusetts Council on Family MediationMember2012 - Present
Academy of Professional Family MediatorsPractitioner Mediator Member2012 - Present
Massachusetts Association of Guardians ad LitemMember2012 - Present
Massachusetts Bar Association, Probate Law SectionMember1999 - Present
Boston Bar Association, Fiduciary Litigation Subcomittee of the Trusts & Estates SectionMember1999 - Present
Boston Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1999 - Present
Massachusetts Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1999 - Present
Boston Bar Association, Family Law Section, Pro Bono CommitteeCo-Chair2009 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Probate CaseSecured a significant six-figure settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Massachusetts Divorce Law Practice ManualPremarital Agreements2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Columbia UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
When the Court and Clinical Practice Collide: Working with High Conflict and Divorcing FamiliesHigh Conflict and Divorcing Families2013
Legal SeminarHigh Conflict Custody Cases2013
WebinarPre-Nuptial Agreements for First, Subsequent and Later-In-Life Marriages2012
Probate Litigation Under the New MUPC & the New MUTCFiduciary Litigation2012
Divorce Law: MCLE BasicsPlusDivorce Law2012
Boston Bar AssociationSocial Media and First Amendment in Family Law Cases2011
Boston University Media Ventures Master's Degree ProgramEnterprise and the Law2010
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.Trying Divorce Cases2009