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Amanda J. Shuman

Family Attorney at Newton, MA

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 10 years
    Rhode Island - RI 10 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State RI
    Acquired 2014
    Not Authorized to Practice - Removed from the Master Roll No misconduct found

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About Amanda

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Amanda is a skilled litigator, trained mediator, and is certified in the Collaborative Law Process, focusing her practice on all areas of family law and probate litigation. Amanda firmly believes that the court is a tool rather than a weapon.  Putting contested issues before a judge for feedback while moving the case forward procedurally often allows clients to amicably resolve their disputes and move forward without a full trial.  Amanda is results oriented, always striving to get her clients a durable agreement whenever possible.

Amanda currently serves as a peer mentor at the Justice Bridge Legal Center, a nonprofit organization which focuses on providing affordable legal services and access to justice for those not otherwise served by the overtaxed legal aid system. Amanda is proud to have worked with Justice Bridge since the organization opened its doors in 2014, first as an attorney accepting referrals from the organization and later as a mentor to other attorneys.

Amanda is proud to have been selected for the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Leadership Academy program for the 2017-2018 year.


Dangerlaw, LLC
383 Elliot Street
Suite 10
Newton, MA, 02464

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Posted by Cynthia | December 20, 2018
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Fantastic Attorney!
Amanda Shuman did a fantastic job of representing me in my mediated divorce! Although we had a mediator, I was at a complete disadvantage because my ex is an attorney and had employed an aggressive attorney on his behalf. Not only did Amanda work hard to fight for my best interests and get a best-case-scenario result, she was also strategically smart about it. Instead of fighting to have language that my ex's attorney wanted to put into the agreement removed, which would have led to costly back-and-forth battles with little result, Amanda cleverly countered any unfavorable language by changing it to be favorable (or at least harmless) to me. This was a highly effective strategy and I strongly believe that I got the best outcome I could have ever expected. I knew from the minute I met Amanda that she had my back and was in my corner, and I was not disappointed! I would highly recommend Amanda to anyone unfortunate enough to be going through a divorce. If she could achieve such a favorable outcome in my difficult situation, she could do an amazing job for anyone!
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • DangerLaw, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Founding Attorney
  • Shuman Law, LLC
  • 2014 - 2016
  • General Counsel
  • Eyetechs, Inc.
  • 2013 - 2016


  • University of Massachusetts
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007


  • Boston Bar Associate
  • 2020 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Leadership Academy Fellow
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 2017
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Newton Family Lawyer Amanda J. Shuman
Amanda J. Shuman
Family Attorney
Newton, MA
Licensed for 10 years