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Linda Sternberg - Watertown, MA

129 Spring Street Watertown, MA 02472

Updated: 07/22/2022

Watertown Family Law Lawyer


Attorney Linda Sternberg has practiced family law in Boston for more than 40 years. She handles divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, property division, paternity, abuse prevention, restraining orders, guardianships, conservatorships, and all family law matters.
Attorney Sternberg has been appointed guardian ad litem by the court to investigate or represent the interests of children in contested child custody matters...

About Linda Sternberg

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Sole Practitioner

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Trusts
  • Collaborative Law & Practice
  • Paternity
  • Mediation
  • Adoption
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • Guardianships & Conservatorships
  • Wills
  • Mental Health
  • Spousal Support
  • Estate Administration
  • Care & Protection


Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1981
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1982

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified to Accept Guardian Ad Litem Appts in Category D, F, and G, Probate and Family Court, 2000
  • Basic Mediation Training Certificate of Completion, Cambridge Dispute Settlement Center, Inc., 1993
  • Certified to Take Court Appointments in Mental Health Cases, CPCS, 1986-2011
  • Certified to Take Court Appointments in Child Welfare Cases, CPCS, 1984
  • Qualified to Provide Limited Assistance Representation in Suffolk Cty, Probate and Family Court - Pilot Project, 2007
  • Qualified to Provide Limited Assistance Representation in all Probate and Family Courts

Other Affiliations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section)
  • Women's Bar Association, 1985 - 2001 (Member)
  • Boston Bar Association, 1987 - Present (Member, Family Law Section)
  • Boston Bar Association, 1987 - Present (Past Member, Human Services Section)
  • North Shore Children's Law Project, 1984 - 1986 (Member, Board of Directors)
  • Juvenile Bar Association, 1994 - 1995 (Member, Board of Directors)
  • Committee for Public Counsel Services, Family Law Advocacy Project, 1993 (Planning Comm. for Training Re Implement of Ch 303 of the Acts of 1992)
  • Boston Juvenile Court Committee on Counsel Appointments, 1989 - 1990 (Member)
  • Watertown Historic District Commission, 2001 - Present (Member, Secretary)
  • Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, Inc, 2006 - Present (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Guide to Divorce Practice and Procedure, Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, 1998
  • Organizing Your Trial Notebook, CPCS/MCLE, 1996
  • Preparing Your Case: Developing and Presenting a State Intervention Child Custody Case, CPCS, 1991
  • The Role of Attorneys in Care and Protection Cases and the Attorney-Client Relationship, Boston Juvenile Court Clinic, 1990
  • Care and Protection Training, MCLE, 1987

Pro Bono Activities

  • Senior Partners for Justice, 2006 - Present
  • Lawyer for a Day - Suffolk County

Past Positions

  • Linda Sternberg, Esquire, Attorney, 1988 - Present
  • Elder & Sternberg, Partner, 1984 - 1988
  • Elder & Moses, Associate, 1982 - 1984
  • Temporary Legal Services, Associate, 1981 - 1982
  • Silverglate and Gertner, Law Clerk, 1981
  • Bingham, Dana, and Gould, Law Clerk, Litigation Department, 1980
  • Massachusetts Labor Relations Commission, Law Clerk, 1980
  • National Consumer Law Center, Law Clerk, 1979
  • Scientific American, Editorial Assistant, 1976 - 1977
  • Resources for Community Change, Production Manager, 1975


  • Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, 1981
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1975
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    Major: Women's Labor History


Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information


129 Spring Street Watertown, MA 02472


  • (617) 722-8350

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