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Carolyn Metzger Mitchell

Family Attorney

4.8   26 reviews

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I am now retired.  It has been a long and wonderful journey assisting people through mediation or litigation with their family law matters.

Licensed for 30 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 03/17/2023

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4.8 / 5.0
  26 customer reviews
Posted by Lucyna | May 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Att. Mitchell was professional from the moment she took my case. She helped me understand legal process and what needs to be done. Made my EX resume alimony payments. Thank you, again.
Posted by Kristine | October 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent, Consultative, Kind
Carolyn was tremendously helpful as my LAR. While my ex and I agreed on all the particulars, we had no idea how to actually "get on with" the divorce, particularly during Covid times and after both moving. Carolyn was great about 1. listening to what we actually needed, 2. being clear about expectations and costs, and 3. consistent timely and thorough delivery of documents. She was also extremely helpful in navigating questions we had about jurisdiction. While divorces can be very tough, having a calm and knowledgeable professional can make it a bit more tolerable! Thank you Carolyn!!
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Posted by Paul | March 20, 2020
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Highly skilled practitioner and terrific to work with
Carolyn was recommended to me by another attorney I know well who practices in a different area of law. Like many people I couldn't believe I was in need of counsel from a family attorney in a divorce proceeding. Carolyn is a deeply kind, compassionate and wonderful person; and highly knowledgeable in mediation and family law. If you find yourself in similar situation, I highly recommend you give her a call. You'll be well served in so doing.
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Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2019
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My Champion!!
It is without hesitation that I recommend Attorney Carolyn Mitchell! I have used her on two occasions and only wish I had used her for my initial divorce paperwork. Living in California and dealing with my ex-husband in Massachusetts she provided such support, strength and clear communication. If you are considering a change in your marital status or have other family issues contact her office sooner than later.
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Posted by Lynne | December 22, 2018
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Recommendation of Services
My now former husband and I were referred to Attorney Carolyn Mitchell for her mediation services by another respected Attorney. We were so pleased with our meetings with Carolyn, she was easy to convey info to, she explained everything very clearly to us and made us both feel comfortable assisting us as we are very congenial with one another. Carolyn was also very prompt in assisting us reach our goal. Thank you Carolyn.
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Posted by Lucy | July 29, 2016
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Alimony Case reduction and payments no longer.
Atty. Mitchell was a professional from the word go. She represented me in a case against me with my ex-husband. She worked with me as I efficiently and swiftly as I lived in another state and communication was done by herself mostly and I was kept informed at all times. Now ten years later when the case is finally coming to an end she is again, she is there for me and helping to make the last piece of the puzzle fit, so that I can end be done with the whole puzzle see how beautiful it was and all the beautiful things, that came from it, and now that last piece is put in, the Puzzle is done!!! Thank You! Atty. Mitchell has been the Best attorney I could have asked for in legal representation and in a friend. Thanks.
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Posted by Brad | April 18, 2016
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Great attorney reasonable rates
Carolyn was not only very professional, but also empathetic. She was very quick in mediating our divorce and answered all our questions promptly. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
Posted by John | March 14, 2016
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Great attorney during a tough time
Going through a divorce is extremely difficult. With so many uncertainties Carolyn did a great job of putting me at ease. She is knowledgeable and professional. I truly felt like I had an advocate looking out for my best interest. Thank you Carolyn for making a difficult period a little easier to get through.
Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2016
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Fabulous attorney
I've had such a positive experience working with Carolyn that I've hired her twice - once to review my separation agreement and the second time to discuss and advise me regarding child support guidelines. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional and very personable. I highly recommend her and would hire her again in a heartbeat!
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Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2015
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Excellent Divorce Representation
Attorney Carolyn Mitchell provided excellent advice and representation on how to proceed the most effectively with my divorce. She was welcoming in our initial in-take interview to me and my parents who accompanied me to provide support. Ms Mitchell drafted all the necessary paperwork for a joint petition and handled all the correspondence with my former spouse in a timely and professional manner. Despite the fact he did not hire an attorney and choose to represent himself, Carolyn guided the both of us fairly and efficiently through the process in spite of my former's spouse occasional hostility. I felt very well represented at court the day of the divorce because Carolyn had been very clear on what I could expect from the court and judge. I thought what could have been a very unpleasant and stressful experience was actually made bearable by Attorney Carolyn Mitchell's professionalism.
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Posted by Frank | May 11, 2015
Would 100% reccommend!
Carolyn did a fantastic job helping both my ex-wife and I through our mediation process. She was very responsive, showed that she cared throughout the process, and made both of us feel comfortable. Using Carolyn definitely made a difficult process go much smoother, and I would highly recommend her to anyone in need.
Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2015
Highly recommend Carolyn
My ex and I used Carolyn for divorce mediation and found her to be excellent. She was knowledgeable, professional, and helped make the process as smooth as it could be!
Posted by Corey | August 12, 2014
Excellent service in a difficult time
Carolyn was a perfect mediator. She was objective and kind, demonstrated great care and empathy to both parties. She facilitated difficult conversations in an efficient manner to ensure we were able to maximize each appointment. She was respectful of our desire to see a quick but thorough resolution. I think her proximity to the courthouse and connections within the Worcester probate court are invaluable. I have recommended her mediation services with confidence to others in my network.
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Posted by Bart | April 28, 2014
Attorney Mitchell highy recomended
I was summoned to court by my ex-wife for additional child support. Attorney Mitchell worked with me thru the mediation/court process and as painful as that can be she always handled it professionally and was always there to answer any and all questions in a timely matter. I would highly recommend Attorney Mitchell; she’s great to work with!
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Posted by Aimee | March 7, 2014
Love her!
I have been trusting Carolyn with my case for about five years now and I couldn't be happier. I highly recommend giving her a call if you want someone who cares and is actually there for you.
Posted by anonymous | December 24, 2013
A great help
Carolyn was a great help durring my divorce process and even after it was done, she made herself available to answer question that came up. I would recommend her because she has the experience to see furture problems and manage them from the begining of the processes.
Posted by doug.sommer | March 21, 2013
Great help through a difficult time
Carolyn was very helpful in mediating my divorce process and taking care of the paperwork. Direct, responsive and supportive are some of the great characteristics which make me glad I chose her. I would recommend her to anyone in need of a divorce mediator
Posted by Don | March 13, 2013
Tough time made easier
In regards to such a delicate subject and situation, Carolyn was very responsive and communicated in a professional and friendly manner. Carolyn was informative and helpful with explaining all the processes and procedures to which I would not be surprised by the outcome. Carolyn was very fair and made a rough and hard time actually seem easy. Thank you Carolyn.
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2013
Carolyn cares!
Carolyn was wonderful assisting me with my divorce, and I would highly recommend her to anyone searching for a mediator or divorce attorney. Carolyn is so knowledgeable, she truly cares, and she provided excellent advice particularly with regard to child support concerns.
Posted by Jeff | April 10, 2012
Carolyn was exceptional to deal with as a mediator. The entire process to write a separation agreement went very smoothly. Carolyn was very helpful in letting us know the procedures and what to expect when we went to court. We really lucked out in picking Carolyn from a google search.
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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Law Clerk
  • Massachusetts Superior Court
  • 1992 - 1993


  • Cornell University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1986


  • Clinton Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2004 - Present
  • Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Worcester Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Worcester Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Co-Chairperson
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Equal Justice Outstanding Volunteer
  • Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Bench Bar Day
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
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Mediation Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Attorney Carolyn Mitchell. I have been sending referrals to her for many years for divorce and/or mediation matters. She makes very difficult situations much easier for my clients and offers creative solutions to their problems. Attorney Mitchell is professional, effective, kind and caring and I highly recommend her."
Mediation Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carolyn is the go-to person in Worcester County if you are looking to mediate your divorce. Much less hassle and much less costly. She strives to make an otherwise painful process painless."
Child custody Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Carolyn is zealous and works hard for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Carolyn for nearly 20 years as a fellow lawyer in the community. Carolyn is highly experienced as a family law attorney and professional mediator. She approaches her work with skill, dedication, compassion and a dose of humor. Her straight-forward approach yields efficient and effective results for her clients. Carolyn is also an active member in Worcester's legal community and she takes time to give back to the community by volunteering her time. I highly recommend Carolyn."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Carolyn for many years, and have acted as opposing counsel on a number of divorce matters. I have found her to be extremely competent, knowledgable, and hard-working. She is a capable divorce litigator who understands the process thoroughly, and who zealously advocates for her client. However, she is practical, and is a skilled problem-solver when negotiating for the client. I have always found her to be professional, easy to deal with, and an effective communicator. I would enthusiastically endorse her to a potential client."
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