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Lisa J Marino

Divorce and separation Attorney at Newton, MA

3.7   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found

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I have been a family law attorney since 1991, helping clients to resolve difficult divorce, paternity, prenuptial, and post-divorce situations, involving their children and their financial lives. I am trained in mediation and Collaborative Law and have negotiated hundreds of family law cases to successful agreements. When court is necessary, I will diligently advocate for my clients’ interests. As a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys, I truly enjoy helping clients build their families through adoption and ART (including surrogacy, egg donor, and sperm donor agreements). 


Wilson Marino & Bonnevie P.C.
288 Walnut Street
Newton, MA, 02460

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Posted by John Ouellet | January 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Helped me greatly in my paternity suit.
Lisa basically saved me from getting brought through the ringer in a support and custody issue in regards to paternity. Lisa's knowledge of the law and her negotiation skills were on point when needed. She really dd have my back and the end result was just about what I had hoped for at the start. Highly recommend her to anyone in this situa
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Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Review of Lisa Marino, Esq.
This review is written by two professional social workers in the adoption field. Lisa Marino is our agency's legal counsel, and we have always found her to be exceedingly professional, ethical, and compassionate. We have worked together on many very sensitive and difficult matters, and we have always found her to be conciliatory rather than adversarial in her approach. We greatly value her experience and advice, and we would strongly recommend her to anyone seeking legal counsel around family issues, especially those related to children. We have recommended her on many occasions and will continue to do so.
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2015
Unprofessional; Lack of Concern
1) Unprofessional. Ms. Marino would not continue a session since our retainer had run out unless we provided cash on the spot. We had no history of unpaid bills. She scribbled out a receipt by hand on scratch paper. Her recommendations were provided 3 weeks later than promised. She does not provide invoices. 2) Ms. Marino's recommendations were, in my opinion, rash and reflected minimal caring or interest, particularly on behalf of the child involved. She does not seem strong enough to stand up to difficult personalities and takes the path of least resistance, regardless of the child's best interest. 3) She makes abrupt decisions without taking facts or data into consideration.
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Response from Lisa Marino May 29, 2015
This posting was not made by a client, but rather a participant in a parenting dispute. I served as the parent coordinator (who is a neutral and does not represent either party) and it was my responsibility to make decisions with which the parties may not agree.


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Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Wilson, Marino & Bonnevie, PC
  • 1996 - Present


  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • A.B.
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Contested Adoption
  • Custody remained with adoptive parents


  • American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys
  • Fellow
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
  • Fellow
  • 2011 - Present
  • Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best in Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015


  • LexisNexis Practice Guide: Massachusetts Family Law
  • Chapter 9, Adoption
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Resolve New England Conference
  • Donor Conception: Practice and Legal Issues
  • 2015
  • Modifications, Contempts, & QDROs
  • Post-Divorce Legal Issues
  • 2015
  • Family Law Trial Advocacy Workshop
  • Trial Practice
  • 2015
  • Connect and Learn Seminar
  • Legal Questions re: Surrogacy
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to endorse Lisa as a skilled and highly effective family law attorney. I have worked with Lisa through professional organizations and know of her strong reputation among the bar. She is a zealous advocate for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Lisa without hesitation. She ably combines her formidable legal knowledge and deep experience with compassion and practicality."

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Newton Divorce and separation Lawyer Lisa J Marino
Lisa J Marino
Divorce and separation Attorney
Newton, MA
Licensed for 32 years