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Nicholas J. LaFountain

Divorce and separation Attorney at Watertown, MA

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

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About Nicholas

Learn Nicholas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    In addition to divorce, I represent people in paternity actions, modification actions, contempt actions, and restraining order cases.

  2. Child custody

  3. Family

  4. Landlord or tenant

  5. Lawsuits and disputes

  6. Personal injury

I believe every client deserves a zealous advocate who cares about their case and keeps their client informed.  My primary legal practice focuses on divorce and family law, and I also accept personal injury cases, landlord-tenant cases, and a wide variety of other civil litigation matters (lawsuits).   I offer free initial consultations by appointment, and very competitive rates for an attorney with my experience.  My firm also represents people in real estate matters, business matters (including buying, selling, and creating), immigration matters, and estate planning matters.  If you or someone you know needs help with a legal issue, please contact me for a free initial consultation.  I am here to help. 

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LaFountain & Wollman, P.C.
507 Mount Auburn Street
Watertown, MA, 02472-4118

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  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Angie | August 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Complicated custody case
I just worked with Nick LaFountain on a very complicated custody jurisdiction case and Nick was beyond words amazing! From the first conversation I had with Nick, I knew I was in remarkably good hands. Nick did a great job for me. He is so smart!!! He thought of absolutely everything...I won my case and feel like I ended up with a friend in Nick! He is a great attorney and a genuinely nice person.
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Personal Injury
Attorney LaFountain combines a very human touch with a client who has been injured in an accident with a very staunch approach with the insurance companies that he has to deal with on his client's behalf. You always know that there is a person there helping you and will communicate with you to keep you up to date. The result is a satisfactory outcome and a good feeling about having chosen Attorney LaFountain to be your representative. What more can you ask for?
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Posted by Kristin | June 3, 2015
Thank you Nick for Doing What You Do
During one of the worst periods of my life (my mother died and I found myself being sued by my estranged siblings in land court) I was in desperate need of real, honest and meaningful expert legal help. I got just that and so much more with attorney Nicholas J. LaFountain of LaFountain & Wollman, PC. Nick is not only an outstanding attorney who tirelessly worked to get me the best possible outcome but also an incredibly honorable human being who took my case when others likely wouldn’t have. The fact is I was a broke emotional wreck at the start of this ordeal and the case was a contentious ugly battle against highly credentialed attorneys with impressive Boston addresses and clients with seemingly unlimited resources. Nick was of course undaunted by this and NEVER wavered in his commitment to seek justice on my behalf. He provided me with superb legal representation and consistently went above and beyond what good attorneys do! He even drove me to court once when I was too nervous to get there myself. Nick was extremely responsive and always prompt in returning my calls and emails and answering my questions. He was wonderfully patient with me and explained my options every step of the way. Throughout my entire legal journey I always knew that Nick had my best interest at heart. Nick is also a really smart attorney with the innate ability to think quickly on his feet. He displayed this talent over and over again when dealing with opposing council and most notably by skillfully cross examining witnesses at trial. Finally and most importantly, Nick is highly EFFECTIVE! He secured an extremely favorable judgment for me under very difficult circumstances and I owe him and his team a great big thank you for that. I whole-heartedly and without reservation would and have recommended Nick LaFountain and LaFountain & Wollman, PC to anyone in need of expert legal help. Nick is an amazing attorney and I feel truly blessed to have had him in my legal corner.
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Posted by Ben | September 17, 2013
Excellent lawyer
Nicholas represented me during my divorce. He is a very honest, knowledgable and enthusiastic lawyer. He kept mine (not his) interests in mind. Highly recommend
Posted by Jeff | March 1, 2011
an honest attorney
I have been using Nicholas for over four years. He has alway been honest and prompt on advising me. Me and my Family have used him for Town issues, Tax issues and recently a personal injury case.
Posted by Richard | March 1, 2011
Professional, hardworking attorney
Attorney LaFountain has represented me as a client in family probate since 2002. He has an excellent track record of success and has never once let me down. He is always professional and very knowledgeable, and has always made it a point to keep me informed every step of the way. I would recommend him to anyone, and have referred him to friends and family.
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Posted by Dale | March 1, 2011
Knowledgable Attorney
He helped me with a matter in small claims court and traffic court. Won both cases.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 295-295 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • LaFountain & Wollman, P.C.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Law offices of Ara H. Margosian II, P.C.
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Student Mediator
  • Hofstra University Mediation Clinic
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Louis J. Papa
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of M. John Strafaci
  • 2002 - 2002
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  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Roger Williams University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001


  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Masons - William Parkman
  • Mason
  • 2010 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Listing within Largest Settlements of 2015
  • Lawyers Weekly
  • 2016
  • Top 20% of Class
  • Law School
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Landlord Rights and Responsibilities
  • Landlord / Onwer Information Seminar
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (21)
Endorse Nicholas
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Nicholas is an outstanding divorce attorney. Highly recommended!"
Litigation Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Other
"Nick and I studied together in law school. Nicholas is a diligent hard working attorney that always thinks of his clients best interests first. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Our office has referred some of our clients to Attorney LaFountain for assistance with various situations involving litigation or conflict resolution. He has always done a great job."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Nick on a complicated Personal Injury matter. His hard work, knowlege and command of both the facts and law led to a very favorable result. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have referred some of my clients to Attorney LaFountain for assistance with various situations involving litigation or conflict resolution. He has always done a good job and my clients have thanked me for referring them to him. In addition I refer real estate and some probate matters to other attorneys at his firm. In my experience, Attorney LaFountain is committed to doing an excellent job for his clients - he is very committed and focused, as well as having a pleasant personality. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I used to work with Nick for 2.5 years. He is a good attorney who is skillful in analyzing underlining issues as well as finding solutions."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a zealous advocate for his clients with a deep understanding of the law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a brilliant attorney and incredibly knowledgeable! I have referred both clients and other attorneys to him and he is always willing not only to take on the work but excels at everything he does. I had the pleasure of attending law school with him and was amazed at his grasp and understanding of the law and his abilty to apply it properly. Any client or attorney would be lucky to work with him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Attorney LaFountain since 2008 and I can honestly say that he cares about his clients and zealously advocates on their behalf."
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General practice
Child support
Speeding and traffic ticket
Landlord or tenant
Elder law
Divorce and separation
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Watertown Divorce and separation Lawyer Nicholas J. LaFountain
Nicholas J. LaFountain
Divorce and separation Attorney
Watertown, MA
Licensed for 19 years
Free Consultation