He began his career as a lawyer with a focus on juvenile and educational law. He was a partner in a small Boston law firm and served on the boards of the Boston Children's Law Center and the Massachusetts State Bar Association. At his law firm, Sheridan Law, he helps families through difficult and uncertain times by supporting his family law practice, the Sheridan Family Law Group, in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to his work at the firm, he has worked as an attorney for a Boston law firm specializing in complex civil litigation and is the co-founder and managing director of a private practice in Cambridge, Mass.
He has been a champion of mediation and collaborative law and is a member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation and the Boston Children's Law Center Board of Directors. Members include specially trained family lawyers or civil lawyers and others who can help meet the needs of families who need mediation services in the state of Massachusetts, as well as others from across the country.
Two attorneys of the BLC are members of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council: Lynda J. is also a board member of the Boston Children's Law Center. Another B LC member, David Hoffman, is a partner in the Boston law firm Hoffman & Hoffman LLP. Ken is also the director of family legal services for the Boston Public Defender's Office.
Beacon St. is also a board member of the Boston Children's Law Center and the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council. Rachel is also a certified divorce attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts. She is admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit as a family attorney. Beacon St. is the head of the family law service of the Family Law Division of the Boston Public Defender's Office.
Amy is a member of the Boston Children's Law Center and the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council. She and her husband, Sonja, are parents to two children, Sonja and daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren, Samuel and Emily.
Susan is a member of the Boston Children's Law Center and the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council. She has lectured at numerous conferences across the country on dispute resolution issues and has written several books on divorce, custody and family law. In 2014, she served on the board of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts. Karen is the director of the legal department at Harvard Law School's Center for Family Law and Family Policy.
In addition to her role as a collaborative lawyer and divorce mediator, Lisa's focus is on helping families through divorce to manage their divorce as amicably as possible. She has represented clients for over 20 years and represents them on a wide range of issues relating to their respective countries.
Attorney Gregory D. McGovern is married and handles divorce, custody, injunctions and child support cases. He is a trained lawyer, tax lawyer, divorce mediator, criminal lawyer and family lawyer.
Attorney Fitzgerald is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New York and is a member of the Hampden County Bar Association and the Massachusetts State Bar Council. Smith is a chartered accountant and financial analyst, both of whom have completed their training with the Massachusetts Department of Financial Services.
After representing companies and individuals in Massachusetts courts for more than 30 years, their activities focus on divorce, child custody and family law, as well as domestic violence and divorce law. They help negotiate marriage agreements with their clients in civil and criminal cases in Hampden County and across the state.
If you are considering divorce or your spouse has filed for divorce in Massachusetts, please contact us for confidential counseling. If you have successfully mediated a settlement or fought vigorously in court, Erin Whelan Pennock, RA, can help you achieve the best possible outcome for you now and in the future, whether you successfully mediate the settlement yourself or fight vigorously through the courts. In any situation you find yourself in, contact them to represent you, or if you are interested in taking an active role in a divorce settlement and feel that collaborative law might be right for you, you can contact our office or consult the information provided by the Massachusetts Collaboratives of the Law Council to find a qualified attorney.
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