Boston Attorneys Protecting You and Yours During Contested Divorce
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1997||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyer - Family Law and Mediation||Best Lawyers in America||2016|
|Super Lawyer - Family Law||SuperLawyers||2015|
|Top 100 Massachusetts SuperLawyer - Family Law||SuperLawyers||2015|
|Top 100 New England SuperLawyer - Family Law||SuperLawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2008|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2007|
|Associate||Burns & Levinson, LLP||2006 - 2012|
|Associate||Lee & Levine LLP||2005 - 2006|
|Managing Partner||Soilson Press LLP||2000 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Greater Boston Family Law American Inn of Court||Member||2015 - Present|
|Overcoming Barriers||Director||2015 - Present|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||Fellow||2015 - Present|
|American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators||Founding Member||2014 - Present|
|Association of Family and Conciliation Courts||Director||2014 - Present|
|Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation||Member||2012 - Present|
|Academy of Professional Family Mediators||Practitioner Mediator Member||2012 - Present|
|Massachusetts Association of Guardians ad Litem||Member||2012 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association, Probate Law Section||Member||1999 - Present|
|Boston Bar Association, Fiduciary Litigation Subcomittee of the Trusts & Estates Section||Member||1999 - Present|
|Boston Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||1999 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||1999 - Present|
|Boston Bar Association, Family Law Section, Pro Bono Committee||Co-Chair||2009 - 2009|
|Probate Case||Secured a significant six-figure settlement|
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|Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)||FInancial Aspects of Divorce||2016|
|Massachusetts Divorce Law Practice Manual||Premarital Agreements||2008|
|Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Columbia University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
|Practicing with Professionalism||Family Law||2016|
|19th Annual Family Law Conference||Alimony - Keynote Panel||2016|
|When the Court and Clinical Practice Collide: Working with High Conflict and Divorcing Families||High Conflict and Divorcing Families||2013|
|Legal Seminar||High Conflict Custody Cases||2013|
|Webinar||Pre-Nuptial Agreements for First, Subsequent and Later-In-Life Marriages||2012|
|Probate Litigation Under the New MUPC & the New MUTC||Fiduciary Litigation||2012|
|Divorce Law: MCLE BasicsPlus||Divorce Law||2012|
|Boston Bar Association||Social Media and First Amendment in Family Law Cases||2011|
|Boston University Media Ventures Master's Degree Program||Enterprise and the Law||2010|
|Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.||Trying Divorce Cases||2009|
Posted by anonymous
I’m a big optimizer and shopped around quite a bit for an outstanding attorney for my divorce from my husband. After only a brief phone call with Jeff Soilson, I felt sure he was the attorney for me. My husband and I had already spent months negotiating and were stuck on a handful of specific issues, primarily of a financial nature concerning the support of our young child. Jeff immediately “got it” and instead of being supportive in only a vague way, or assuring me that we would “win” and that he would help me get what I want, he suggested concrete ways in which we could work out way out of the roadblocks: for example, by looking at the bigger picture, using other terms we hadn’t considered to leverage against the issues we were stuck on, etc. I could tell that I was dealing with an experienced, pragmatic, honest, and collaboration-inclined attorney. I signed on the next day.
Once Jeff was representing me, I found that I was dealing with someone who had a deep understanding of the law, who had a gift for negotiation and reaching common ground, and who was completely professional and dependable - responding within minutes to emails and phone calls for example. It was striking to contrast Jeff with my husband’s attorney, who was extremely flakey and unprofessional, as well as belligerent without a logical basis. Since my husband signed on his attorney before I signed on mine, I had the chance to interact with this attorney both before and after Jeff represented me. It is a testament to the professional respect that Jeff commands within his community of attorneys that my husband’s attorney became a much more humble and reasonable person once Jeff was in the picture.
After a few months of work, Jeff was able to help navigate my case from a contentious 1B divorce to a collaborative, joint petition “1A” divorce. In the end this saved an enormous amount of time and expense, and kept us out of the courtrooms. I would recommend Jeff again in a heartbeat. He is the best at what he does, combining legal scholarship with empathy, communication skills, experience, and connections to provide outstanding representation.
Posted by Jeff
I've had a years-long divorce and subsequent custody battle, where my ex-wife was physically harming our child, so I know court and I know lawyers.
My previous lawyer was vague and sometimes unresponsive, even in such a serious circumstance, so I resolved to find a lawyer that would truly help. I read the reviews on here and made an appointment with Attorney Soilson.
The difference between him and every other attorney I've dealt with was night and day.
He didn't speak in generalities or hypotheticals---he discussed the kind of solutions my actual judge is prone to selecting, he recommended options and experts BY NAME, and he anticipated so much of what I needed to know that it was stunning.
Where many lawyers might say: "To get to California, you might drive, or take a train, or even fly", Jeff says "The quickest way is to take American Airlines, the tickets are cheapest on Tuesdays, the best pilot is Lou, and the taxis are expensive at LAX so take an Uber."
I felt so fortunate to have found him, after previously having the nagging feeling that my lawyers were uninformed, unfamiliar or uninvested.
And as high-end as he and his firm obviously are, I was surprised to see that he isn't a shark; he often pushed me to look for areas of compromise, where I'd be comfortable giving, because the reality is that co-parenting is a long-term thing, and gladiatorial domination in court doesn't facilitate a good home-life for the kids. Even in my situation, being "take-no-prisoners" doesn't help your children when there are resolutions to be had.
Jeff's tone reflected that.
Bottom line: as a Dad who needed serious, emergency help, with my children's well-being on the line, Jeff's help was priceless. He is the best.