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Marion Wasserman, Massachusetts Attorney, Collaborative Law, Mediation and Family Law

BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE

MARION LEE WASSERMAN

J.D., Harvard Law School; M.A., University of Michigan

Certified Mediator and Former Vice President, Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation

Member, Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council

Former Executive Director, Women Lawyers Network of Needham and Surrounding Communities

Marion Lee Wasserman received her law degree from Harvard Law School.

Marion also holds a Master's degree in English language and literature from the University of Michigan. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Marion is admitted to practice in Massachusetts. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (Certified Member). In addition, she served for twelve years on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, and she currently serves on the Council's certification committee.

Dedicated Divorce Lawyer / Family Lawyer for Over 14 Years

Marion established her own law practice in 1993, after five years in-house at Bolt, Beranek and Newman Inc. Since 2003, Marion's practice has been dedicated exclusively to divorce and other family law matters. She formerly assisted businesses with technology-related legal matters. Marion's experience in the business world gives her a broad perspective that couples and families appreciate and find beneficial.

Mediation Training

Marion has been providing mediation services since 1995 and has extensive mediation training through basic and advanced programs. Marion's mediation training includes advanced training in divorce mediation (Divorce Mediation Training Associates and the Community Dispute Settlement Center) and special additional training in the mediation of family disputes (Mediation Works, Inc.). Marion has been granted certification by the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation.*

Collaborative Law Training

Marion is also trained in and experienced in the collaborative law approach to dispute resolution. She received her collaborative law training through the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council.

Pro Bono Legal Work

Marion's pro bono legal work has included work as a volunteer attorney for South Middlesex Legal Services and as a volunteer mediator for the Community Dispute Settlement Center and the Plymouth District Court (through a program of Mediation Works, Inc.).

Teacher, Writer, Presenter

Marion has taught Legal Studies at Brandeis University, where she was awarded an endowed teaching fellowship (the Joshua A. Guberman Fellowship in Legal Studies); and she has taught writing as an instructor in the English Department at Tufts University. She is a professional writer and the author of a book about family issues. Articles and book reviews by Marion have been published in the Family Mediation Quarterly. In 2010, Marion presented a workshop, The Conscious Drafter, to the annual Family Mediation Institute of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, on the topic of the drafting of Separation Agreements. In April, 2013, Marion presented this workshop to the Southeastern Massachusetts Practice Group of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council. In March 2017, Marion presented a workshop to the MetroWest Practice Group of the Massachachusetts Collaborative Law Council on the need for flexibility in the collaborative law process.

*The Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation is a private organization, whose standards of certification are not regulated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Massachusetts does not have a government- regulated certification program for mediators.

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Attorney at Law
189 Wells Avenue, 3rd Floor
Newton, MA 02459
781 449-4815
mlw@reachaccord.com

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