5.0 stars 36 totalReview Marcia Mavrides
Anonymous review posted on
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
Posted by Ruth
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.
Anonymous review posted on
I retained her to defend me after a divorce for revision. I never had a chance to meet with her before any meeting. She put me in touch with two associates who also did not answer my calls. It failed miserably and was expensive. I would not recommend.
Anonymous review posted on
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!
Posted by Greg
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.
Posted by Mark
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!!
Posted by Tom
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!
Posted by Barbara
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.
Anonymous review posted on
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.
Anonymous review posted on
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.