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I am a zealous and passionate advocate for my clients. My practice focuses on litigating civil matters in the Massachusetts State Courts and providing exceptional legal services in a variety of areas of the law. I have successfully tried and handled cases in Superior Court and the Probate and Family Court. I have also argued appellate matters before the Massachusetts Appellate Division of the District Court.
My family law practice includes divorce, custody disputes, visitation, child support, alimony, asset division involving high net worth estates, post-divorce modifications and enforcement/contempt proceedings, paternity actions and prenuptial agreements.
My trusts & estate planning practice includes planning, probate administration & litigation such as will contests, trust disputes and defending & prosecuting breach of fiduciary duty claims.
I have vast experience in general civil litigation included premises liability, motor vehicle tort and personal injury matters.
I am a certified Conciliator through the BBA/MBA conciliator training program pursuant to SJC Court Rule 1:18.
I am an member of the Women's Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, Middlesex County Bar Association and the Norfolk County Bar Association.
When you have chosen me to represent you, I understand that you are trusting me and relying on me to advocate for you during what very well may be the most emotionally exhausting and stressful time of your life. I take each case very seriously and I will zealously advocate for you to achieve the best resolution.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|10 Best Attorneys 2018||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2018|
|Top 100 Lawyers 2018||The National Advocates||2018|
|New England Scholar||New England School of Law||1996|
|Owner||Katz Legal Group LLC||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Behman Hambelton LLP||2010 - 2014|
|Attorney||Gibson Behman, P.C.||1999 - 2010|
|Law Intern||Suffolk County Juvenile Court||1998 - 1998|
|Law Intern||Suffolk County Superior Court||1997 - 1997|
|Law Clerk||Payne & Hall, P.C.||1997 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Women's Business Group||Board Member||2013 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Probate and Family Court Certified Conciliator||2013 - Present|
|Norfolk County Bar Association||Attorney Member||2013 - Present|
|Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts||Attorney Member||2011 - Present|
|Middlesex County Bar Association||Attorney Member||2010 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association, Family Law Section||Attorney Member||1999 - Present|
|Boston Bar Association, Family Law Section||Attorney Member||1999 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association, Probate Law Section||Attorney Member||1999 - Present|
|Boston Bar Association, Litigation Section||Attorney Member||1999 - Present|
|Wellesley Patch||Have You Chosen the Right Person to Be Your Personal Representative f/k/a Executor?||2013|
|New England School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|Boston College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|UCLA||Advance Politcal Science Courses||1988|
|WBG Business Forum||Planning for Divorce||2017|
|Fatherhood Project: Parenting Class for Divorcing Fathers||Effective Co-parenting for Divorcing Fathers||2016|
|Planning for Divorce||Planning for Divorce||2015|
|Educational Seminar for PGA Members||Estate Planning||2014|
|Alimony||Father shall continue to pay Alimony for four more years.|
|Will Contest||Settled for a nominal sum.|
|Negligent Hiring, Supervision & Security||The defendant employer/property owner was granted summary judgment and the case was dismissed against it.|
|Premises Liability||Summary judgment was granted for the defendant property owner and the case was dismissed against it.|
|Child Custody Dispute||Father has sole physical custody of the parties' children.|
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Thu Dec 13 2018
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Tue Mar 27 2018
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