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Karen J. Levitt - Chelmsford, MA

4 Meeting House RoadSuite 3 Chelmsford, MA 01824

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Updated: 05/15/2019

Chelmsford Divorce Lawyer

Overview

Karen J. Levitt is a collaborative law attorney and practitioner, mediator, litigator, and trainer with over 25 years of experience, with a concentration in family law. She also serves as a Guardian ad Litem and parenting coordinator. Attorney Levitt has a law degree from Boston University School of Law, and is licensed in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire...

Karen J. Levitt is a collaborative law attorney and practitioner, mediator, litigator, and trainer with over 25 years of experience, with a concentration in family law. She also serves as a Guardian ad Litem and parenting coordinator. Attorney Levitt has a law degree from Boston University School of Law, and is licensed in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She has been active in state and local bar associations, professional and civic organizations, and has been a speaker and trainer on collaborative practice, mediation, litigation, and family law issues both to the public and to members of the legal profession both within the state of Massachusetts and outside of Massachusetts. She has also taught legal research and writing at Boston University School of Law. Attorney Levitt has had several publications in the areas of collaborative practice, mediation, and litigation. Attorney Levitt is currently the President of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council (MCLC). She is a former board member of the Massachusetts Council of Family Mediation (MCFM), and she has met MCFM's standards for certification as a divorce mediator. She is also an arbitrator for the Massachusetts Bar Association Fee Arbitration Board, and a member of the Massachusetts Trial Court Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution where she also chairs their Education Sub-Committee.

About Karen J. Levitt

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Owner

Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Collaborative Law
  • Legal Separation
  • Custody
  • Visitation and Parenting Plans
  • Child Support
  • Alimony
  • Modification and Post - Divorce Issues
  • Paternity
  • Contempt
  • Guardianship
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Property Division and Allocation of Assets and Debt
  • Move Away/Relocation
  • Change of Name
  • Restraining Orders

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1980
  • New Hampshire, 1989
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1981
  • U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified Divorce Mediator, Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation
  • Guardian Ad Litem, (Certified in Massachusetts and New Hampshire)
  • Collaborative Law, (Trained in Massachusetts and New Hampshire)

Other Affiliations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Greater Lowell Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trail Attorneys
  • Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • AFCC - An association of Family, Court and Community Professionals
  • Association of Conflict Resolution
  • Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (MCFM) (Board Member)
  • Collaborative Law Alliance of New Hampshire
  • Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council (MCLC) (President)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association Fee Arbitration Board (Arbitrator)
  • Massachusetts Trial Court Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution (Member)
  • Massachusetts Trial Court Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution (Chair, Education Sub-Committee)

Classes and Seminars

  • Chair/Speaker/Panelist, "Collaborative Law Practice: At the Cutting Edge", The Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, and Western New England College School of Law, Springfield, MA, 2004
  • Speaker, "Here Comes the Judge", The Divorce Center, Inc., West Suburban Chamber of Commerce, Waltham, MA, 2004
  • Speaker, "How Do you Get a Divorce in Massachusetts", The Divorce Center, Inc., Waltham, MA, 2003
  • Speaker/Faculty, "Collaborative Law: An Intensive Training Session", Vermont Trial Association, Waterbury, VT, 2003
  • Speaker/Faculty, "Collaborative Law: A Breakthrough in Law Practice", Vermont Trail Lawyers Association, Montpelier, VT, 2003
  • Chair/Faculty, "Collaborative Law Training", The Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, Greater Lowell Bar Association, and Massachusetts School of Law, Andover, MA, 2002
  • Chair/Faculty, "Collaborative Law Practice", Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., Springfield, MA, 2002
  • Chair/Faculty, "Collaborative Law Practice", Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., Boston, MA, 2002
  • Faculty, Massachusetts Bar Association Fee Arbitration Board Training, Boston, MA, 2002
  • Speaker/Faculty, "Training in Collaborative Law Practice for Family Law & Business-Related Disputes", Boston Bar Association, 2002
  • Speaker,Divorce Support Group, St. Kathryn Church, Hudson, NH, 2002 - Present
  • Judge, National Mock Trial Competition, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Lowell, MA, 2001 - Present
  • Speaker, GAP Legal Guardianship Workshop, 2001 - Present
  • Speaker, "Your Separation Agreement: What Should it Include?", The Divorce Center Inc., 2000 - Present
  • Speaker, Interest Based Negotiation", New Hampshire Collaborative Law Group Training, 2000 - Present
  • Moderator, "GALs in Guardianship and Domestic Relations Cases", Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 1999 - Present
  • Speaker, Lowell Early Awareness Program, Butler Middle School, Lowell, MA, 1999 - Present
  • Guest Speaker, "Family Law Mediation", University of Lowell, 1999 - Present
  • Speaker, "Custody and Visitation", The Divorce Center, Inc., 1999 - Present
  • speaker, Mediation and Negotiation in Divorce", The Divorce Center, Inc., 1999 - Present
  • Speaker, Lowell High School Career Day, Lowell, MA, 1999 - Present

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, 1980
    J.D.
  • University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, 1977
    B.A.
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: History
  • Birmingham University, Birmingham, England
    1975-1976

Articles

Published Works

  • The Bumpy Road to that Hug, The Collaborative Review, Journal of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, (Co-authored), Volume 6, Issue 1, Spring, 2004
  • Interest-Based Negotiation, Collaborative Law Practice: Learn a New Way to Practice Law & Get the Best Results for Your Clients, MCLE, 2002

Office Information

Address

4 Meeting House RoadSuite 3 Chelmsford, MA 01824

Fax

  • 978-256-7600

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Karen J. Levitt

Included on the 2023 Massachusetts list


Past Lists

  • 2022 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list

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