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Marcia J Mavrides

Divorce and separation Attorney at Boston, MA

4.8   38 reviews

also known as Mavrides Law


Licensed for 39 years

About Marcia

Learn Marcia’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%

    40 years

  2. Family
    25%
    Marcia Mavrides has been a family law attorney for over 27 years. Her areas of practice include divorce, separation, custody, visitation/parenting plans, child support/college expenses, alimony, income attribution, asset division, parental relocation, paternity, grandparents rights, guardianships, modifications, contempt proceedings, restraining orders and mediation.

    40 years

  3. Mediation
    25%

    30 years

EXPERIENCE AND STRONG ADVOCACY YOU NEED TO PROTECT YOUR FUTURE.

For over 36 years, Marcia Mavrides, founder and lead trial
counsel of Mavrides Law has helped people in the Greater
Boston area resolve family law problems, including divorce,
paternity, custody disputes, interstate child removal, prenuptial
agreements, post‑divorce modifications, and enforcement of
judgments. Mavrides Law operates on the belief that a strong
client-‘attorney relationship forms the foundation of every
successful legal effort. At the firm, you will work closely with a
team of attorneys, led by Attorney Mavrides who will empower
you with the information you need to give direction and shape to
your future. Strong, smart advocacy and above all: clear, timely
communication. Mavrides Law will be your strong advocate so
that you can move ahead in your life with confidence and clarity.

Top Contributor 2015
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Client's Choice 2014
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Licensed for 39 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1983
Updated 12/25/2022

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

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Mavrides Law
Mavrides Law
21 McGrath Hwy, Ste. 402
Quincy, MA, 02169-5351
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  38 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
Marcia received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2014
Posted by Gene | October 8, 2010
honest, professional and reasonable attorney
Most family court judges will tell you that divorce is like a business transaction. However, it took me some time (and several divorce attorneys) to realize that divorce is more like a tumor that needed to be taken out as soon as possible and before it has spread. You need a good attorney who can do the "surgery" fast and with as little pain as possible. Marcia is that kind of attorney. She gently brought my expectations to a reasonable level. She was always available and returned my calls/emails promptly. Billing was more than fair. Most importantly, she is the closer. And that is what you need in a divorce, - a closure.
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2011
Absolutely Recommend Marcia Mavrides
Marcia is truly an expert in her field. I was very anxious about the divorce process, and did not know where to begin. Despite my complex situation, Marcia was able to help me find clarity while fighting to get me what I deserved. I have since recommended her to my closest friends.
Posted by George | October 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Move I Made
I was referred to Marcia Mavrides by my then current council and a personal friend. What started out as a quick and easy divorce became a highly contested battle. Marcia and her team stepped in and took over without missing a beat. Communication, support, and knowledgeable in every aspect of the process. When it came time to be in court The Mavrides Team took all the stress out if the situation. Always prepared, prompt and their presence could be felt in the court room. I felt that their approach to the situation was practical, sensible and attainable. They never over promise but the over deliver with their results. Having a child means going to court will probably inevitable, however, I know that it will be Mavrides Law representing my interests.
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Posted by Yola | July 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you need help she is tithe angel that you have been looking for
It was a bad time in my life and since I have lost human trust due to my ex , when I was served at home I thought the whole sky fell on me no one to turn to and no hope. Started to search for different lawyers and found couple but when I saw Marcia and her team I went for it. They welcomed me to their office, my case was all blurry and for a moment I thought she wouldn't take my case I was tearing inside of me, but Marcia made a few calls and Surprise she took my case. It felt that I could trust again. During our consultations all her stuff was very prompt and respectful, we worked together on strategy and timeline and after 1 year collaboration We made it. I can't find word to express my gratitude for these ladies: Marcia, Alana, Christina,Jen, Julia , Nicole, Amy thank you you are my angels you were there for me when I thought I was all alone and thank you for your hard work you make a great team. I have never have seen lawyers (I had to have a couple to go to during my life) to collaborate in harmony with client and makes you feel like you have won the case before it has started. Marcia works with you even before you go and take the stand , I never had that experience before. Love these ladies and thank you for everything that you have done and still doing for me.
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Can't say enough...
I was actually working with another attorney when I filed a complaint for modification in 2014 to get joint physical custody of my daughter. I found my attorney to be completely disorganized, dishonest and difficult to work with. My now wife was deposed by the Defendant and was advised to have an attorney present for the deposition. My wife stayed up all night emailing various practices explaining the situation and that she needed an attorney that following week. Marcia responded to my wife’s desperate email in the middle of the night which now knowing Marcia so well is not uncharacteristic. Marcia quickly caught herself up to speed with the case, made time to prep with my wife and managed her through the deposition. After my wife describing Marcia as professional, articulate and efficient, I made the decision to hire her for my case. We hired Marcia in December 2014 and worked with her through our trial in August 2016. In that time, we had several unforeseen circumstances that forced the case to get pushed back. When we first started working with her, she managed our expectations and was very realistic which I found was not as common as you would think when speaking with attorneys. She was very straightforward yet compassionate to my case. She genuinely cared about my family as did her team. Never having gone through litigation, I didn’t know what to expect. Her team was patient and provided guidance on how to handle certain situations (requests from opposing counsel and dealing with my daughter’s mother to name a few) which at times was above and beyond. Having this case become longer than expected, my wife and I become emotionally drained and Marcia and her team helped us stay the course. They were extremely organized, detailed and what appeared to always be ahead of the opposing counsel at all times. I was always able to reach someone on her team and each member of her staff displayed a standard of professionalism. This in particular was refreshing given I had worked with two practices who were so disorganized. We suspected this case would go to trial and wasn’t sure how Marcia would do with litigation. Not surprising, Marcia was just as good in the courtroom as she was outside the courtroom. So good that the judge commented at the end of our trial on how well we were represented. She was well known in our court (Norfolk) and had worked with our particular Judge before which I think was valuable to our case. She also worked well with the opposing counsel which I also think was a real benefit in our case as there was a lot of back and forth over the years. At the end of the day, results are what matters. We received our consolidated judgement and rationale in late October 2016 from our trial. Every item that we wanted modified was changed. An extra bonus was that my child support was lowered. We had a very practical judge which certainly helped this case but I think it came down to the way that I and my daughter’s mother represented ourselves. He stressed the desire to hear from us. Without Marcia’s guidance, I don’t know if it would have went as well as it did. My daughter’s mother got up on the stand and just attacked me as a parent. Marcia reminded me to focus on what was important, remain respectful and complimentary (anyone going through this will agree is not always easy, especially after being attacked) to her mother. I did that and in the Judge’s rationale he stressed the fact that our parenting styles may be different but that our daughter will benefit from both of us. She continued to highlight the fact that co-parenting should be flexible and harmonious and that even after we get through this litigation, we are still parents and have to deal with one another. I realized I would be better off taking the high road and now that it is over, I am glad I did. I can’t thank Marcia and her team enough for their work on this case as I now get to enjoy my daughter’s childhood wh
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Posted by Ruth | July 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Marcia and her staff were amazing!
From the first consultation I felt like Marcia and her firm would be the best for my situation (married 20+ years, two children (one special needs, one college, husband that could be unpredictable and not responsive to legal issues). She made sure that the case progressed in a timely manner and I always felt I could call and ask questions through out this whole process. Marcia and her staff are so skilled at what they do they were able to craft an excellent settlement for me and my kids at what was supposed to have been a temporary support motion. They were well aware of all the pertinent facts of my case and were able to work with my husbands lawyer to, in a matter of hours, resolve something that I felt surely was going to last at least another year. I would highly recommend Marcia! She is professional, intelligent, sharp and is able to view your case from all potential angles and plan accordingly. This was definitely money spent.
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Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Divorce Attorney
Marcia Mavrides is a highly professional attorney in family law, and I highly recommend her. I had a tough divorce with child custody issues that lasted a year and I am so happy Marcia was by my side who dealt with the legalities of my divorce. She is the ‘leader’ in family law divorces that deal with issues from child support and custody to finances and assets. Marcia also focuses on mediation where she helped me and my spouse talk through our issues to try to come to a reasonable resolution rather than going into litigation. Marcia was very patient and sensitive to the issues that were important to me and for my child’s behalf. She was extremely detailed oriented in my final separation agreement that addressed complex areas. In the court hearings, I noticed that Marcia has gained a huge respect from her peers, court personnel and our judge. She is very professional and very compassionate about her work and especially my case. She was always prepared at my court hearings and remarkably detailed in my divorce documentation needed for court. During many of our four way meetings with my spouse and his attorney, Marcia had a great way of rationalizing an issue where she calmed down the other counsel and my spouse many times. This helped us come to a resolution, close each issue and move on to the next issue, and she documented the resolution in my final separation agreement. Marcia is an outstanding attorney and I mean this in many ways because of her fairness, ethics, and toughness in court, friendly personality, and hard work she did for me. She truly cared about me and my case and what was important to me. She is also very ethical and looked after me, her client’s needs. Also want to mention that her staff is so friendly, thorough and organized with the documentation that was required for my divorce and meeting conferences. I also had one of her attorneys in her office, Jennifer Silva, work on my final separation agreement and represented me at my court hearings. Marcia and her attorneys/staff are a great team. I am so happy I found Marcia and can’t thank her enough. Thank you Marcia for working so hard on my case!
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Posted by Greg | May 30, 2015
Support for Uncontested Divorce
During the end of 2014 and early 2015 Marcia Mavrides and her team helped me through the process of settling a divorce. It became more of a drawn out process, because of disagreement with how to consider marital history and assets, and Mavdides Law ably communicated with all parties and negotiated along the way. They knew when to compromise and when to stand firm. In the end both sides were able to settle, and developed a separation agreement everyone felt was fair and reasonable. I was very happy with the advice and support I received from Mavrides Las along the way, and how they helped settle this divorce.
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Posted by Mark | May 1, 2015
The Best of the Best!!
Marcia Mavrides is a diamond in the field of family law. There are many rough and tumble personalities out there, and few shining stars who truly know their craft and practice law the way it was meant to be. From the onset when we retained Marcia, we knew we hired someone with great integrity, wisdom and class. Truly, if you are fortunate enough to have her on your side, you will be supported and feel quite relaxed at a most stressful time of your life. Marcia, Liz and the team do things right and they fight for justice. From the first meeting we established the goals and results desired in the case. She and Liz dotted every "I" and crossed every "t" in addressing some very delicate and complex matters in the custody of my daughter, always keeping in mind what was best for her future. No stone was left unturned. The final agreement she put together for settlement was brilliant and helped avoid additional and unnecessary litigation. Marcia's goal is not racking up dollars for her firm.....she cares about what is right and she is very efficient in getting the results you set out for. The team was always available to answer our questions and concerns and support us in any way needed! Marcia was retained at the very end of a long contentious case and brought the results other counsel could not attain. Our only regret is that we didn't meet her sooner and have her on our team from the beginning. She was a blessing!!
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Posted by Tom | January 16, 2015
100% PERFECTION
After years of dealing with many attorneys that just did not understand my case and drained me finacially ,I finally was lucky enough to meet Attorney Mavrides. She is compassionate yet has a strong working knowledge of the legal sysytem. She has integrity and character, traits that are hard to find in an attorney. Most importantly, she responds promptly! I would highly recommend Attorney Mavrides to handle all aspects of your divorce. From a very satisfied client!
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Posted by Barbara | December 30, 2014
Review of Marcia Mavrides
I highly recommend, without reservation, Marcia Mavrides as a divorce attorney to any woman or man seeking a divorce. Marcia took over my divorce for me last April, after much delay had been caused by my estranged spouse’s attorney while I employed my original lawyer for two years. I went to see Marcia for a 2nd opinion in April of this year, but decided after our first meeting, to hire her. Marcia’s knowledge of the law was immediately evident. She made me feel 100% comfortable as she explained every nuance in every possible divorce scenario related to my case. From the moment I hired her, she made me feel that she and I were partners in this process. She was extremely realistic and because of her honesty and willingness to do the best thing for me personally, she supported my initiative to design a settlement agreement with my husband. Marcia and her team worked tirelessly to tweak an agreement that would be fair, without a lengthy drawn-out divorce. As a result, my divorce was completed within a matter of months instead of a matter of years. The thing I love most about Marcia, is that she truly listens, considers what you are saying, and responds to it with your needs completely in mind. She does not speak “leagalise” but if she must, she paraphases any legal terms into layman’s terms so that any client can understand. Each of Marcia’s in-office associates work in tandem with Marcia, so that each party was completely familiar with my case at all times. For example, Marcia asked me to cc each of her staff so that they were all on the same page regarding my case, keeping everyone in the loop. The office staff was consistently kind and polite, and would run down to pick up materials from me in front of the State Street, Boston office so I would not have to pay to park. Marcia and her team of Jen, Liz and Alana are a dynamo team. I am extremely grateful I found Marcia when I did.
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Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2014
Past Client
The divorce process is a life changing experience. The range of emotions that overwhelmed me took me a while to integrate into my new life. I have now been divorced for 4 years and my life is good. The court filings and court appearances were handled by the Lawyers in a professional manner. Even though I wish some of the outcomes were different, I feel that the Mavrides Group provided very knowledgeable and empathetic services.
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Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2014
Very pleased with services received
This is something nobody wants to go thru. However, I felt very at ease each and everytime Marcia was in the room. Both at the courthouse, mediation, and four way conference. I felt she was always two steps ahead of each question that was asked to myself and both of us.
Posted by Janine | March 18, 2014
There is a reason for her 10.0 AVVO rating...
The only regret I had about my experience with Attorney Mavrides and her staff was that they were my second choice. I was referred by a colleague to another attorney to handle the divorce of my 25 year marriage. BIG mistake.... After 7 months of working with my prior attorney, 5 trips to court and a meeting with a conciliator, the parties were still unable to reach an agreement on any of the issues. My attorney was spinning her wheels and not getting anywhere. I knew it was time to find a new lawyer. I read about Attorney Mavrides and had a feeling she was the right lawyer for me. After my first meeting with her and her associates I felt extremely confident in my decision to retain her. She is brilliant! After listening to my case she knew exactly what needed to be done to bring the matter of my divorce to a closure. She explained what her plan of action was and what was needed to execute it. She came through with everything we discussed. In 3 months my divorced was finalized. Working with her and her associates was a pleasure. They were knowledgable, very efficient and friendly. They took a lot of the stress out of a stressful situation. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Marcia Mavrides are amazing! They were able to help me get closure on that chapter of my life and I am now able to move forward onto the next chapter of my life.
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Posted by Chris | March 8, 2014
Simply the best divorce attorney!
Marcia and her team were true professionals in handling my divorce. The process itself was extremely overwhelming and emotional, but having the best divorce attorney and practice in my corner gave me the confidence that I would get everything I deserved and needed to move on with my life. After 6 months of back and forth non-sense from my ex and her attorney, Marcia was finally able to get them to settle in court before going to trail. Not only did I get everything I wanted, but she saved me the extra money with not having to prepare and go to trail. I can't thank Marcia and everyone at Mavrides Law enough for getting my life back on track!!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2013
Happy Client
Marcia helped and educated me on the best options given the circumstances that led to the end of my 24 year marriage. She prepared my uncontested divorce agreement and guided me through the entire process.
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2013
Great Divorce Attorney
I hired Marcia through a referral and am extremely happy I did. Marcia and her staff were responsive, professional, and they walked me through my case step-by-step. I would absolutely recommend Marcia and her team to anyone looking for a great divorce attorney in Massachusetts.
Posted by Sarah | October 2, 2013
Past Client
Marcia and her team were professional, caring, and understood my situation. They made a very difficult situation easier to deal with. Marcia Mavrides is an excellent lawyer and a compassionate person.
Posted by Bill | September 20, 2013
Experienced. Professional. Highly Recommended.
Marcia and team were excellent. I was not confident in how my case was going and sought a second opinion with Mavrides Law to address my concerns. During this consultation, Marcia and I reviewed many issues/open questions and Marcia presented a well laid out plan for how she would move forward if she were my attorney. I was extremely impressed with her professionalism and clear knowledge of all aspects of family law. I retained Mavrides Law shortly after that. Marcia exceeded the expectations set in our initial consultation. In the end, my decision to move forward with Mavrides Law paid tremendous dividends. Marcia was aggressive with opposing counsel when the situation called for it. Marcia was persuasive when she needed to be persuasive. Marcia's results in court were superb. Marcia and team gave extra attention when I was not comfortable with or unsure of what to expect during the process. It goes without saying that Marcia leverages her 30 years of experience in all aspects of her practice and the results show. Marcia runs a first-class operation. Her team is tremendous. I would not hesitate to recommend her firm.
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2013
Outstanding Attorney
Marcia is extraordinarily knowledgeable. Throughout my case she was great at explaining the complexities of my divorce and was always very responsive to my many questions. Her team of attorneys and staff are welcoming and responsive. Marcia is not only a brilliant attorney, but extremely detailed, thorough, and skilled in negotiations. I am so thankful I had her help throughout my very difficult divorce, and would recommend her to anyone looking for a top notch attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Marcia J. Mavrides/Mavrides Law
  • 1990 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Fixsen & Mavrides
  • 1984 - 1989

Education

  • New England School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • Joint Legal and Physical Custody in a Paternity Case
  • favorable to father for joint legal and physical custody
  • Alimony
  • favorable to husband-payor of alimony
  • Opposition to Removal of Child from Massachusetts
  • In favor of client
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Associations

  • Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers (MAWL)
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Plymouth County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Norfolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • SuperLawyer 2016
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • SuperLawyer 2015
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Boston's Top Rated Lawyer
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Boston's Top Rated Lawyer
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyer
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Boston's Top Rated Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2011
  • Boston's Best 2011-Divorce Litigation and Mediation
  • Proactive Resources
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (22)
Endorse Marcia
Family Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Mavrides and I worked together over the course of two years on a divorce action that ended up going to trial over several days. Throughout the case Attorney Mavrides was thoughtful, prepared, and respectful of all parties involved. She is a brilliant attorney and litigator. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse Marcia. She is a highly dedicated and knowledgeable family law practitioner. Marcia is a true professional."
Family Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Marcia is an outstanding family law attorney. Highly recommended!"
Mediation Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Mavrides is an exceptional attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. She is highly regarded in her field."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Marcia for her hard work and reputation in the domestic relations world. She has the knowledge and experience. I highly recommend."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this individual as a highly respected and knowledgable lawyer in their practice."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Marcia. Highly respected in the legal community. Strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A truly excellent attorney well respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been very impressed with Attorney Mavrides' answers on Avvo. She present clear explanation of the law and issues to questioners and interfaces very courteously with her colleagues on the Q&A board. I have little doubt these qualities are applied equally to her practice and clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Other
"I met Marcia at a three day collaborative law training. Massachusetts does not require lawyers to participate in continuing legal education, so I am always impressed when I see fellow lawyers adding to their knowledge and skills through continuing education, particularly in a three day training."
Family Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Mavrides is a compassionate advocate for her clients with the skill and work ethic necessary to resolve cases with positive results."
Family Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I recently had an opportunity to work with Atty. Mavrides on several contested post-divorce issues. I was impressed by Atty. Mavrides ability to zealously advocate for her client while at the same time act in a professional, reasonable and practical manner. I hope to have an opportunity to work with Atty. Mavrides in the future. I highly endorse Atty. Mavrides and recommend her to any one faced with a difficult family matter."
Family Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Marcia Mavrides and I have been opposing counsel in family law cases. As a result of my witnessing her strong advocacy skills, her ability to negotiate effectively, and her creative approach to problem solving in the context of high conflict disputes, I would highly recommend her to potential new family law clients. She has a solid reputation, and is well-respected among her peers."
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