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Doris F. Tennant

also known as Doris Tennant

About me

I specialize in Collaborative Divorce--a process that encourages the best in people who are experiencing one of the worst events in their lives. I focus on the long term welfare of my clients as I assist them in obtaining the healthiest divorce possible. I understand how to reduce, not inflame, the conflict that is part of divorce. I facilitate settlement and productive post-divorce relationships.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 90%
  2. Family: 10%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Pamela S Freeman

    I have known Doris Tennant for many years and I deeply respect and admire her as a person and as a remarkably skilled and experienced collaborative divorce and family law attorney and mediator. Doris combines great compassion and integrity with exceptional judgment, intelligence and common sense – a rare gift.


    Pamela Freeman Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Jonathan E. Fields

    I have worked with Doris on several Collaborative Law cases and have known her personally for many years. Without hesitation, I can recommend her for her compassion, skills, ethics, and advocacy. She is an asset to the Collaborative process and a wonderful colleague. I endorse this lawyer.


    Jonathan Fields Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Tennant Lubell, LLC

288 Walnut Street, Suite 500
Newton, MA, 02460


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in America, Collaborative Family LawBest Lawyers in America2013
Access to Justice AwardMassachusetts Bar Association2009
David A. Rose Civil Rights AwardAnti-Defamation League, New England2008
Annual Human Rights AwardNewton MA Human Rights Commission2008
Preident's AwardBoston Bar Association2007
Efforts on Behalf of Battered WomenWomen's Bar Association of Massachusetts1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociatePalmer & Dodge1993 - 1995
AssociateWidett, Slater & Goldman, PC1988 - 1993
ProfessorMarlboro College1983 - 1986
TeacherThe Paidea School1976 - 1978
Head of HouseWellesley College1976 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
Massachusetts Collaborative Law Councilmember, former board member2000 - Present
Massachusetts Council on Family MediationMember1996 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Collaborative Law JournalLessons I've Learned Practicing Collaborative Law2005
Boston Bar JournalCollaborative Law: An Emerging Practice2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor cum laude1989
Emory UniversityTeachingMA - Masters1978
Emory UniversityReligionBA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
introductory trainingCollaborative Practice Interdisciplinary Training: A Respectful Approach to Conflict Resolution2013
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsCollaborative Practice at Its Best: How the Most Proficient Practitioners Manage the Most Difficult Cases2013
advanced interdisciplinary training for Collaborative attorneys in VermontCollaborative Practice Interdisciplinary Training2012
PresentationThe Elements of Principled Negotiation1998
Annual Conference of Massachusetts Association of Mediation Programs and PractitionersRaising Children in Two Households-Recent Research on Post-Divorce Dual Residence Children and Mediations of Joint Custody Parenting Plans1997