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LAURA GIBBS focuses her practice in all areas of family law including litigation, mediation, conciliation, arbitration and appellate practice.
Laura’s practice involves international custody disputes; representing individuals in court in connection with divorce, paternity, modification and contempt proceedings, as well as appeals; negotiating and drafting prenuptial, postnuptial and separation agreements; representing individuals participating in mediation; serving as a mediator, conciliator, master and arbitrator.
Laura is a board member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, an international interdisciplinary organization dedicated to improving the court process for children. Laura accepts appointments through the Norfolk Probate & Family Court “ARC” (Attorneys Representing Children) program.
Laura is a founding member of the Greater Boston Family Law American Inn of Court, and is currently the co-chair of the membership committee. She is also a member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation and the Norfolk County Bar Association. Laura served as a board member and former President of the Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys. Laura also served as a member of the steering committee for the Diversity & Inclusion section of the Boston Bar Association.
Laura is admitted to practice in Florida, Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Laura served as the chair of the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education program concerning Jurisdictional Issues in Domestic Relations Practice (2007, 2010), and has presented on the Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. The Massachusetts Family Law Journal and the Connecticut Family Law Journal both published Laura’s article entitled, "Forging Meaningful Relationships With Children: The Issues and Controversies Surrounding the Representation of Children in the Context of Divorce Custody Proceedings" (1999).
Laura earned her J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from Loyola University, New Orleans. Laura has been selected for inclusion in the New England Rising Stars® (2005 - 2010) and New England Super Lawyers® (2011 – 2015) for her work in family law.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
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I have known Laura for many years. She is an excellent lawyer and mediator -- always an effective advocate and always reasonable to deal with. As a mediator, she was able to settle an extremely complex case with skill and compassion. I can recommend her confidently as a lawyer and mediator.
Jonathan Fields Divorce and separation Attorney
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2000||06/19/2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Association of Family and Conciliation Courts||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|Boston Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys||N/A||N/A|
|Boston College Law School||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|Loyola University New Orleans||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|