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Wendy Overbaugh Hickey

Divorce and separation Attorney at Newton, MA

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
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Location

Brick, Jones, McBrien & Hickey LLP
233 Needham Street
Suite 203
Newton, MA, 02464

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Reviews

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Posted by Mary | November 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Strong & empathetic advocate!
I can't recommend Wendy Hickey highly enough. She's meticulous, highly responsive, and made us feel comfortable to ask any question, however small. She took the time to explain all parts of the process, and sent updates each step of the way. Most of all, I appreciated how she married her extensive expertise with equal parts humor and empathy. She's someone you want in your corner. 
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Posted by Steve | March 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, caring and determined
When I needed a divorce attorney, I was fortunate to be referred to Nissenbaum Hickey Law Offices. I needed a team who would be a strong advocate for me and help navigate the process in the best way possible. NH team did just that for me. I would highly recommend this office to anyone needing a divorce attorney.
Posted by Amanda | March 16, 2016
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Served as attorney for divorce and removal case
Wendy Hickey of Nissenbaum Hickey was a very professional, knowledgeable and caring attorney. My husband and I had to deal with a difficult removal situation for our children (cross country move). Wendy was prepared to address every aspect including mediation and the potential hearing. Her guidance was unmatched in making sure that we were making the best decisions for the kids. She was efficient, and she or a member of her team were always available for guidance. Her strategy accomplished our desired outcome without spending excess time or money. My husband also used Wendy for his divorce. While this is a very difficult and emotional situation, she provided him unmatched guidance to resolve the divorce in a quick, fair manner that always put the children first.
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Posted by Erin | March 7, 2016
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A silver lining
This past year, Wendy guided me through a divorce with the utmost professionalism and kindness. Having a young son and not being familiar with the court system or even the questions to ask when confronted with needing a divorce, Wendy took the extra time to walk me through all the details, guide me on questions I did not even know to ask, remind me that my son's interest was the most important when I would get off track, and above was reliable, professional, and very adept at handling my ex and his crazy behaviors during a time when I needed it most. She seemed to predict and some how be one step ahead of how I was feeling, what my ex would expect, and the questions I had. She and her firm were always prompt in recognizing my communications, needs, and responding skillfully and promptly. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of a educated, skilled, caring, and professional divorce lawyer.
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Posted by Christine | March 4, 2016
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Divorce
I can not say enough about Wendy Hickey and the staff at Nissenbaum Hickey. They were always there for me. During such a difficult and emotional time, they completely helped me through the entire process with such professionalism, empathy and compassion. We were fortunate enough to be able to also go through mediation, Wendy (and the staff) "held my hand" through the whole process as I was nervous and didn't want to make any poor decisions because of the emotional state at the time. It wasn't just about me, I knew this would affect my children as well. Her guidance through the financial process for me was also pivotal as this was one of my biggest concerns. I would highly recommend Wendy and Nissenbaum Hickey.
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Posted by Stephen | March 2, 2016
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Wendy Hickey
I was extremely fortunate to have Wendy Hickey represent me during my entire divorce process. The professionalism, empathy, and knowledge that she brought to the table during this troublesome time in my life was a cornerstone in the favorable outcome that the court ordered. I can attest that my children and myself are in a much better spot now because of her tireless and meticulous efforts! The office staff as well were both professional, caring, and above all else, prompt. I knew that if I called the office for any detail or question that if they were not able to provide me an answer at that moment, then a response would be forthcoming usually within the hour. Nissenbaum Hickey is truly a firm that is there for you and your children. Wendy was able to explain all the legalese to me in a coherent and consistent manner, and effectively demonstrate the strategy she used to reach our favorable outcome. Divorce is a truly personal and devastating experience to go through. If you are looking for a law firm that is genuinely empathetic, knowledgeable, and has you and your family's best interest at heart then I would strongly urge you to Nissenbaum Hickey.
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Posted by Barry | March 2, 2016
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complicated divorce with happy ending
Jerry and Wendy represented me in what should have been a simple divorce. But my ex-wife and her lawyer made things very complicated. Jerry and Wendy thoroughly and clearly explained the process. So I was prepared and able to manage myself and our children throughout the elongated divorce case. They kept me informed about was going on. And, if I called and they were not available, they usually got back to me that day or evening. They told me what issues or concerns I need to address and those I didn’t need to spend time or money on. They were empathetic throughout this process which helped me keep perspective right up to and through a multi-day trial. They prepared me to be a good witness which made that part of the case far less stressful then it would have otherwise been for me. I appreciate their professionalism and understanding the situation. There was no pushing an agenda, no name calling. They kept things very civil and respectful at all time which aided the post-divorce environment for me and my kids.
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Posted by Phil | August 24, 2010
An excellent divorce attorney. Knowldegeable, hard working, and resourceful.
I hired Wendy after my first divorce attorney was making very little progress and making things more contentious than they needed to be. When I went to Wendy I told her I wanted a fair settlement and I wanted it to be as professional dealings as possible. I wanted to keep the relationship civil with my ex wife to make interactions easier for the sake of my kids. Wendy was fantastic. Any road block that came her way she had resourceful solutions for. My guess is that if things got rough, which at one point they threatened to be, she is more than capable of being aggressive. My ex wife hired an expensive attorney and in watching the two of them side by side, Wendy out classed them by a wide margin. Wendy did all the heavy lifting and without her I'm not sure how long this case would have dragged on.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 450-500 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Brick, Jones, McBrien & Hickey LLP
  • 2018 - Present
  • Owner / Lawyer
  • Law Office of Wendy O. Hickey
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Of Counsel
  • Brick, Sugarman, Jones & McBrien LLC
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Partner
  • Nissenbaum Hickey LLC
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Nissenbaum Law Offices
  • 2003 - 2015
  • paralegal
  • Nissenbaum law Offices
  • 1994 - 2003
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Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Suffolk University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998
  • Fisher College
  • AS
  • 1994

Associations

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • International Academy of Family Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Inns of Court Greater Boston Chapter
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Hague Maintenance Committee Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation
  • 2011 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Co-chair Family Law Section Steering Committee
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers of New England
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
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Publications

  • BBA Family Law Newsletter
  • Lozano Presents a New Twist On the Application of the Hague Convention in the USA
  • 2014
  • BBA Family law Newsletter
  • US Supreme Court Takes Up Another Piece of the Hague Convention in Chafin v. Chafin
  • 2013
  • BBA Family Law Newsletter
  • Navigating the Minefield of Rules and Emotion When Providing Children With a Voice In Custody Disputes
  • 2013
  • BBA Family Law Newsletter
  • Help Your Clients Avoid Easy Post Divorce Mistakes
  • 2012
  • BBA Family Law Newsletter
  • Mediation and the Uneducated Consumer
  • 2011
  • BBA Family Law Newsletter
  • Clear and Convincing Evidence: A Refresher on What It Is and Why It Is Important
  • 2011
  • BBA Family Law Newsletter
  • 201 CMR 17:00 Is Your Firm In Compliance?
  • 2010
  • BBA Family Law Newsletter
  • Long Awaited Guidance on Post Nuptial Agreements in Massachusetts: A Dissection of Ansin v. Craven-Ansin
  • 2010
  • BBA Family Law Newsletter
  • The Annulment Conundrum - Should the Action Abate Upon Death of a Party
  • 2009
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • What You Need to Know About Vaughan Affidavits
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Divorce Fundamentals Program
  • Alimony and Child Support
  • 2017
  • Divorce Fundamentals Lecture
  • Alimony
  • 2016
  • Divorce Fundamentals
  • Pre Trial Conferences
  • 2015
  • CLE
  • Business Valuation
  • 2015
  • CLE
  • Child Support Guidelines Update
  • 2013
  • CLE
  • Business Valuation Post Adams
  • 2012
  • Brown Bag lecture
  • How to Handle A Hague Convention Case
  • 2009
  • Brown Bag Lecture
  • Intersection of Immigration and Family Law
  • 2009
  • Annual Family Law Conference
  • Hague Convention and Issues of International Custody
  • 2009
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Newton Divorce and separation Lawyer Wendy Overbaugh Hickey
Wendy Overbaugh Hickey
Divorce and separation Attorney
Newton, MA
Licensed for 20 years