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Lisa M Wilson

Divorce and separation Attorney at Newton, MA

5.0   7 reviews

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About Lisa

Learn Lisa’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    60%
    Representing clients in all areas of family law including complex divorce, modification and contempt actions, custody and paternity actions.

    34 years

  2. Marriage and prenuptials
    20%
    Representing client in negotiating prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

    34 years

  3. Real estate
    20%
    Representing buyers, sellers and lenders in residential real estate transactions; Representing individuals in real estate partition actions.

    34 years

Licensed for 34 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1988
Updated 12/26/2022

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

Contact Lisa

Wilson Marino & Bonnevie P.C.
288 Walnut Street
Newton, MA, 02460-1948

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent counsel
Lisa assisted me with a real estate dispute resulting from the end of a long-term relationship. Though not a divorce legally, emotionally and financially (related to division of a shared property) her counsel was essential to achieve an equitable resolution. Lisa provided wise counsel, asserted key negotiation strategies, and was a supportive advocate of my position. In short, she is an excellent attorney and I remain deeply grateful for her assistance through a very difficult separation. I highly recommend her!
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Posted by Tom | February 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Counsel in Divorce
Lisa provided counsel and services related to my separation and divorce. She always acted professionally in private meetings, in 3-way meetings with my ex-wife and her counsel and in court. Lisa was able to make progress and protect my interests and the interests of my children while avoiding rancorous, argumentative meetings or confrontations. Despite her calm and professional approach, it was also clear to me that she cared about me and was focused on expediting the process while protecting my rights. She is a great listener and I always felt reassured during the process. The results were both effective and timely. I have recommended Lisa to several friends who continue to benefit from Lisa's counsel.
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Posted by Liza | February 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Client
Lisa was always available to me over my very difficult separation and then divorce. She was very supportive and easy to work with. Divorce is a terrible process but she made it bearable. I would not recommend divorce to anyone but if you do decide this is the only choice you have then Lisa is the lawyer you should hire.
Posted by Chris | February 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney with High Values
Lisa is a great attorney and person with high values. I have worked with Lisa on and off for ten years through my divorce and custody issues. When I started the divorce process, I called a few attorneys. Most of the discussions started with their retainer amount. Lisa asked me about my situation and I felt like she cared about my case and always has. Divorce and custody situations can get nasty. Lisa always took the approach of getting the job done by understanding who we were going up against and finding a way to settle an issue in my favor without escalating it. I know Lisa had lots of clients with complicated situations, but when I called her or needed her advice, I felt like I was her only client.
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
An excellent attorney
Lisa Wilson was my attorney during a complicated child custody case. She listened to my concerns, made suggestions about how to limit my interaction with the other parent and yet, most importantly, remain close to my child. The case took a few months. It was a very hard time. Lisa Wilson, with her kind, logical, and wise approach, helped me to endure and to figure out the best legal solution.
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Posted by Denise | February 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Lisa was very helpful during a very trying and difficult divorce. She was very compassionate and caring not only to me but my famity and friends when they were called to testify during my 3 day trial for divorce. We have maintained a friendly bond to date. I would definitely recommend Lisaving Wilson.
Posted by Laura | February 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I am so grateful that I had Attorney Wilson handle my case.
I hired Attorney Wilson for a very serious and complicated child support case. I felt helpless and hopeless until I met with Lisa. From my very first consultation I realized I was in the best of hands. She is extremely knowledgeable and cares about her clients. This was very difficult for me to go through, but she was with me every step of the way. She was upfront and honest with me about options and outcomes that could occur. This helped me make informed decisions and know what could be expected. My case had a positive outcome that I didn't think would be possible. I believe that it was only possible because she fought for my family and for what was right. I have and will continue to refer Attorney Wilson to anyone I know who needs help.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner/Owner
  • Wilson, Marino & Bonnevie, PC
  • 1996 - Present

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Providence College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Associations

  • Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Greater Boston Family Law Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Boston Bar Foundation, Society of Fellows
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Family Law Steering Committee
  • 2010 - Present
  • Mass LGBTQ Bar Association
  • Former Co-Chair
  • 2005 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member-Tiered Mentoring Program
  • 2012 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Top Women of Law
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • 2015
  • Community Service Award
  • MBA and MLGBTQ Bar Associations
  • 2015
  • Top Women Lawers
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Lloyd D. Godson, LexisNexis Practice Guide: Massachusetts Family Law 2016 Edition
  • Ch. 13, Same Sex Dissolution Issues
  • 2016
  • Real Estate Executive
  • Working with First-Time Home Buyers
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • MCLE Annual Family Law Conference
  • Determination of Income
  • 2014
  • MCLE Annual Family Law Conference
  • Alimony Reform Act
  • 2013
  • MCLE Annual Family Law Conference
  • De Facto Parents
  • 2010

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Newton Divorce and separation Lawyer Lisa M Wilson
Lisa M Wilson
Divorce and separation Attorney
Newton, MA
Licensed for 34 years