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Jeffrey A. Soilson

Mediation Attorney at Boston, MA

4.9   38 reviews

also known as Jeff Soilson, Quantum ADR

  • State Years
    New York - NY 24 years
    Massachusetts - MA 25 years
    Florida - FL 26 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Mediation
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    Quantum ADR provides innovative interdisciplinary coaching and mediation services that reshape the win-lose litigation model into a more collaborative approach to dispute resolution that respects the intricate dynamics of entangled relationships.

    Less than 1 year

Ashleigh Louis, PhD and I founded Quantum ADR to emphasize compassionate conflict resolution through coaching and mindful mediation. Our aim is to effectively navigate intertwined relationships rather than attempting to sever them completely or establish the dominance of one party over the other.

We've witnessed firsthand the detrimental impact of high-conflict relationships on children and adults, alike. This ignited our passion to resolve conflict through an interdisciplinary approach that is informed from both a legal and mental health perspective to help people discover the unique solutions that maximize healthy resolution for all parties.

Rather than winners and losers, we encourage focusing on the wellbeing of individuals and their relationships, in whatever forms those take. We embrace the importance of understanding that interconnectedness endures long after conflicts are settled, and believe the best approaches are those that facilitate growth, insight, and compromise.

As Past Chapter President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, I have deep insights into the legal system that I feel passionately about sharing.

Throughout my volunteer experiences as Director of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), an interdisciplinary association dedicated to the resolution of family conflict, and Overcoming Barriers, a non-profit organization created to promote healthy co-parenting for children in high conflict families, I realized that the best way to resolve conflict is through leveraging the tools that legal and mental health professionals bring to the table.

Admitted to the MA, FL and NY bars, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Tax Court, I am a graduate of Columbia University, (B.A., 1994), Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, (J.D., 1997), Defense Language Institute (Russian), and, during law school, I served as a law clerk at the Israeli Supreme Court where I researched and wrote about family law. I am also a proud veteran of the United States Navy.

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Quantum ADR
90 Canal Street
Boston, MA, 02114

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  38 customer reviews
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Posted by Michelina | November 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review of Jeffrey A. Soilson
I work for a law firm and communicate directly with clients every day. I know what clients expect, and I know what it takes to provide the kind of service that maintains client relationships over decades. As a client of Jeffrey A. Soilson and Barbara L. Drury of Fitch Law Partners, LLP, I felt my representation exceeded my expectations. I was kept well informed of the progress of my case. My questions were answered promptly and fully, and any concerns I raised were similarly addressed. My case was handled efficiently, and brought to a very satisfactory conclusion.
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Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Remarkable attorney and upstanding human being
Dear Jeff, I will be eternally grateful for all that you have done for my children and me during my divorce. You are undoubtedly the best divorce attorney for so many reasons… In addition to always providing intelligent and thoughtful legal advice, you have also given me invaluable advice on how to cope with the emotional aspects of divorce. You were always strategic; knew exactly when and how to go to battle, and also how to keep things calm. I am proud to have had such a sharp legal mind, caring soul and class act in my corner. Additionally, you have such a deep understanding of best co-parenting practices and your continued focus on doing what is best for the children has been invaluable. I know that I am a better co-parent as a result of your sensible advice. While many might wonder why someone would choose to be a divorce attorney, I think that you are doing exactly what you are meant to do in this world – help people. You help people get out of bad marriages and in those difficult times, you were “life support”. And today, you’ve helped me create a life that I have been dreaming of for such a long time. You have made sure I have the best “post-divorce” support team (accountants, financial planners, the list goes on and on…) and as a result, the children and I have financial security, a new house that is becoming a home, and most importantly, a life that is finally peaceful. To all out there: Yes, the 5-star reviews are the real deal, and yes, the legal fees are high, but you are getting your money's worth and much more with Jeff. Hiring him was the best decision I have made during my divorce process.
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Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional
I spoke with Jeff about several issues exploring my options and he was knowledgeable and patient. I could not have been more impressed. If I need a family attorney in the future I would not hesitate in hiring Jeff.
Posted by Christopher | September 6, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
One of the Best Lawyers
Our first meeting with Jeffrey was very nice. we was nervous, but he made us feel comfortable. Even though we did not hired him, He explained everything to us, walking us through it step by step what we could do, and it was very helpful! When you find a lawyer that really care for people, That"s Everything!
Posted by Yin | June 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
If you have a complexity case, Jeff is the one I will highly recommended.
I had an attorney working on my case for a year before Jeff takes over. When I first time met Jeff, my case was in a devastating situation, because there were many potential problems, that were not address correctly, in the agreement and I was chased by the ex-husband attorney for unreasonable fees. Jeff spend extra time to review the supporting evidence in details and quickly put an action plan together. Within a month he had the ex-husband attorney to agree waiving whatever the fees before. His negotiation skill is beyond excellence. Meanwhile he was helping and educating me how this divorce negotiation works. Working with he, he took off a lot the stress from my shoulder, I started to be able put myself together, so I could think clearly what kind life I want in the future. He defiantly knows the court system, paper works, your rights and what the law says very well. He helps me to think what I can give up to exchange for things that are more important to me. I am very thankful to settle the case without a trail. I was able to retained most of what I wanted out of the divorce and came to a reasonable asset division, parenting agreement and child custody. Jeff is compassionate, honest, well-experienced and highly skilled. If you have a complexity case, Jeff is the one I will highly recommended.
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Posted by Caitlin | February 12, 2018
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In Process of Obtaining
I came across Jeff on my own research and with the awards, background, qualifications I sought him out as my case has many complexities and will require strategic and high level professional guidance. With that said, he gave me unnecessary and unexpected time over the phone at a highly stressful time. Any attorney of his caliber that shows compassion and takes the time to do so in addition to a proven record is a slam dunk in my book. Probes correctly, direct and honest, yet compassionate and empathetic - highly recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Jeff
I first found Jeff online in a delicate and somewhat frantic moment after receiving divorce papers. I had searched many local lawyers. From the first phone call he made me feel most comfortable and gave me immediate advise on how to start protecting myself. We then set up an appointment for the following day. Most other lawyers were not interested in giving out advise on the phone and rather wanted me to pay for the consultation first. I found Jeff to be firm but compassionate , Honest and calming, highly educated and professional. Direct but very personal. He had always found the time to give me his attention when needed. We put together a couple of different game plans depending on which way things went with my the opposing party. We were able to settle outside of the court system in an 4 way agreement meeting. I retained most of what I wanted out of the divorce and came to a fair parenting agreement and shared custody. I can not stress enough how much Jeff had helped me on a personal level keeping myself together and getting through the divorce as well as keeping the legal side of things tight. I Highly recommended Jeff Soilson.
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Posted by Malaz Hayek | June 27, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Awesome person he's the best
I've been in divorce process for 3 years, I met so many good attorneys, But Jeff certainly is the best I've ever met. it seemed like his experience and knowledge was unlimited, he's laid back and super godd to work with.
Posted by Alicia Andreson | June 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The best of the best!
Jeff was referred to me by a friend who had also used him as their divorce attorney. Jeff was so kind and professional, and he always returned my phone calls promptly. I felt that by paying a slightly higher fee than other attorneys, the representation that I received, as well as the expertise provided, was well worth it and I was able to get back from my marriage all that my ex was trying to hold onto. I highly recommend Jeff, and I've recommended him to many of my acquaintances, and they felt he had provided superb service as well.
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Posted by Jessica Gouveia | May 31, 2017
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Excellent divorce attorney
I was blindsided by me ex who wanted a fast divorce. Jeff took the time to explain everything and make me feel at ease. Without his guidance I don't think I could have gotten through that tough time. I highly recommend Jeff to everyone facing this challenging time in their lives!
Posted by Marco | May 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hired Jeff & Carlos - it was a great decision
* After doing homework on Avvo, Lawyers.com, and Martindale I interviewed 6 lawyers by phone and 4 in person. This was expensive since most charge for the first consultation. You can save homework by relying on mine. * Jeff and Carlos were among the most knowledgeable of the people I interviewed (among an already highly rated group). After hiring them, their negotiations were excellent and they anticipated multiple problems in proposals from the other side. * Importantly, they are very level headed in an emotionally charged contest. My ex spouse frequently made unreasonable demands based on emotion and pushing limits just to see what she could get. * They are not cheap. Mediation might be better if the other side is reasonable. If you need a lawyer, however, you'll need talent and skill and you'll get what you pay for. When it was all over, I was surprised to learn the other side paid much more for what I perceived to be less quality work. * I recommend Jeff & Carlos without reservation.
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Posted by antonioochoa | May 23, 2017
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Jeffery’s most important client
I feel that I received the best advice possible for my particular situation. Working with Jeffrey led to a swift resolution. I now believe that deciding to work with him and Fitch was the best judgement and investment of time and resources. I only wish I had done it sooner. Throughout my divorce, it was as if I was Jeffery’s most important client. Going through a divorce has been one of the most difficult things that I have faced, and it was a huge relief to have by my side someone who is not only an expert on his field but who is also sympathetic and affable.
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Posted by Jessie | February 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Jeffery was very efficient and detail oriented, professional and extremely thorough in his preparation, and did a great job of keeping me informed. he did a outstanding job at defending me through a highly emotional and stressful time.
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The best yet
I spoke to a number of attorneys as I sought counsel for my divorce and Jeff is by far and away the best I spoke to: promptly returned my call; had very succinct and no nonsense advice; and inspired confidence and control.
Posted by Jeff | September 11, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Jeff Soilson is a rare combination: a compassionate expert
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.
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2016
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Skilled negotiator, consummate professional, deep knowledge of the law
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.
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Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2015
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Professional and Efficient, Highly Recommended
Jeff is a superb family law attorney with extraordinary expertise and remarkable professionalism. He and his associate provided concrete support for me from the beginning to the end. They understood my goals and came up effective strategies to help me achieve ALL of them. Their support significantly lessened the stress on my shoulder. Like most clients, I wished my case could be settled as soon as possible on the day I filed for divorce. However, conflicts and tension were inevitable. Jeff demonstrated exceptional skills to lower the tension, dissect the circumstance, turn the conflicts into controllable, and then aided me successfully solving all disputes. Likewise, Jeff truly represented his client. During the discussion of issues concerning the parenting plan, he suggested I should ground firmly to guard my child's interest and benefits even I would like to compromise at that moment. He also gave me a set of take-home parenting guideline to help me better implement the co-parenting plan. I can't thank Jeff enough. He definitely is the kind of lawyer who the client can fully trust and rely on.
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Posted by Barry | August 21, 2015
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Committed, devoted and zealous advocate
Jeff is nothing short of a true professional. I was immediately impressed with his wisdom and experience after only talking to him for five minutes during my initial consultation. Prior to talking with Jeff, I contacted several other attorneys in his area as I "shopped" for representation. All of the other lawyers I talked to gave me the basic verbal script and the impression of the typical divorce attorney...concerned about nothing more than your ability to pay. Being an active duty male not collocated in the Boston area I knew it was going to be tough to find someone that would advocate for me. Jeff and his team was always there for me. He would almost immediately return my phone calls and e-mails. There wasn't one instance were I felt left in the dark on anything that was occurring with my case. Additionally, I have experienced many challenging things in life, but nothing prepares you for the emotional rollercoaster of a divorce. Jeff was always there for me, and always provided me with very sound wisdom...WHENEVER I needed it. There were many false and erroneous accusations against me in order to strengthen her case and limit my interaction with my child. Jeff used this to our defense, and during my negotiation with the apposing counsel his poise and knowledge of the law absolutely prevailed. Ultimately, being a person with a well established career and many of years invested into it this was going to be a divisible asset. Through Jeff's impeccable negotiating skills he was able have me retain ALL of my retirement, inheritance and personal assets at an absolute fraction of the net worth. Lastly, and most importantly he was able to establish and solidify a superb co-parenting plan for me. I am nothing short of grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2015
Terrific experience
Jeffrey Soilson, and his associate Rob Boutwell, provided terrific counsel and support to my sister and I as we addressed a complicated and distressing extended family situation. They gathered information in a sensitive manner; they were very good listeners. They understood our goals, which were not solely monetary. Complex information was patiently communicated. We were encouraged to ask questions. They responded quickly to all communications. They made every attempt to be efficient with their time. Having them in our corner allowed us to stand up for ourselves and address wrongs. They assisted our decision making by explaining our options and the pros and cons of taking action. Their judgement is based on broad experience and extensive knowledge. When an issue outside of their expertise arose, they encouraged me to pursue additional legal advice and provided me with a referral to an expert. I felt completely comfortable and confident taking their advice. They worked well with other family members' lawyers. Their leadership in this matter facilitated a resolution that met my sister's and my needs and also satisfied everyone involved.
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Posted by Suzanne RP | June 10, 2015
A true professional...
I consulted Jeff Soilson regarding a family dispute/estate issue and I can't say enough about how well he handled the situation. He was professional, sympathetic, experienced and extremely responsive. He made a very stressful situation manageable and I can't thank him enough. I would recommend Jeff to anyone who had to deal with complicated estate/legal matters.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder | Coach + Mediator
  • Quantum ADR
  • 2024 - Present
  • Partner
  • Fitch Law Partners LLP
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate
  • Burns & Levinson, LLP
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Lee & Levine LLP
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Managing Partner
  • Soilson Press LLP
  • 2000 - 2005
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Education

  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Columbia University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Probate Case
  • Secured a significant six-figure settlement

Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2015 - Present
  • Overcoming Barriers
  • Director
  • 2015 - Present
  • Greater Boston Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Director
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators
  • Founding Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Massachusetts Association of Guardians ad Litem
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Academy of Professional Family Mediators
  • Practitioner Mediator Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association, Fiduciary Litigation Subcomittee of the Trusts & Estates Section
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Probate Law Section
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association, Family Law Section, Pro Bono Committee
  • Co-Chair
  • 2009 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer - Family Law and Mediation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer - Family Law and Mediation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer - Family Law and Mediation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top 100 New England SuperLawyer - Family Law
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Massachusetts SuperLawyer - Family Law
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 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
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Publications

  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
  • FInancial Aspects of Divorce
  • 2016
  • Massachusetts Divorce Law Practice Manual
  • Premarital Agreements
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Senior Lawyers Webinar
  • Co-Parenting During the Covid-19 Pandemic
  • 2020
  • Dealing with Difficult Clients: Whose Side Are You on Anyway?
  • Client Relationships
  • 2020
  • 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
  • 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
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (30)
Endorse Jeffrey
Probate Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jeffrey. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have had family law cases with Jeff Soilson as opposing counsel and find him to be a highly competent advocate for his clients. Attorney Soilson not only works vigorously to resolve complex and difficult issues, he is an excellent negotiator and litigator."
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Boston Mediation Lawyer Jeffrey A. Soilson
Jeffrey A. Soilson
Mediation Attorney
Boston, MA
Licensed for 26 years