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•    J.D., Northeastern University School of Law

•    M.Ed., Counseling Psychology, Lesley University

•    B.S., Child Development, University of Massachusetts Amherst


Awards and Honors

•    Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts, (Boston Magazine) since 2014

•    Top Women of Law, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (2013)

•    Lawyer of the Year, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (2009)

•    Gwen Bloomingdale Pioneer Spirit Award, Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar (2007)

•    Fisher Davenport Award, Family Equality and COLAGE (2004)

•    Barney Frank Award, Massachusetts School of Law (2003)

•    Massachusetts Super Lawyers each year since 2008

•    Best Lawyers in America, each year since 2013

•    Best Lawyers in New England, each year since 2014


Community Service

•    Vice President, Board of Directors of GLBTQ Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)

•    Member, National Family Law Advisory Council, a project of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)

•    Member, Family Law Institute, a professional association co-sponsored by the National LGBT Bar Association and NCLR •    Member, Emeritus Board of Directors of Family Equality Council, a national organization advocating for the rights of             LGBT families

•    Former co-chair of the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association


Selected Publications

•     “Respect and Compassion For the Families We Create: A Lesbian Mother’s Perspective,” LGBTQ Divorce and                          Relationship Dissolution: Psychological and Legal Perspectives and Implications for Practice, Abbie E. Goldberg and            Adam Romero (Eds.), forthcoming in 2018.

•     “Same-Sex Co-parent Adoptions,” Adoption and Reproductive Technology Law in Massachusetts, L. Marino, ed.,                    MCLE expected publication date 2017

•     “DOMA Is Dead But Not Buried,” Family Mediation Quarterly, Vol. 12, No. 3, Summer 2013

•     “Protecting Parentage Through Legal Connections,” Family Law Advocate, Vol. No. 32, Issue No. 3 (Winter 2010)

•    Quotation of the Day, New York Times, Sunday, June 15, 2008

•     “Marriage, Civil Union, Domestic Partnership – What’s the Difference?” Divorce Center Briefs, February 2008

•    Contributor, “Legal Issues of Importance to Clinicians,” Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender               Health, Makadon, Mayer, Potter, and Goldhammer, editors, published by the American College of Physicians, 2007

•    “Protect Your Family,” Bay Windows, November 30, 2006

•    “Protecting Our Relationships,” 2006

•    “On Legal Gay Marriage,” 2006

•    “Ignoring Children’s Needs is True Immorality,” Boston Globe, OpEd, March 14, 2006

•     “Red Flags in a Blue State:  Lesbian and Gay Divorce in Massachusetts,” Family Mediation Quarterly, Vol. 4, No. 3, Summer 2005

•     “Adoption Basics for One-, Two-, or Multiple-Parent Families,” Representing Nontraditional Families, K. Triantafillou,             ed., MCLE, 2000; revised 2005

•    “De Facto Parents: State of the Law in Massachusetts,” Family Mediation Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 1, Winter 2003

•     “One Egg + One Womb = Two Moms,” And Baby Magazine, Premier Issue 2001


Television Appearances

•    Good Morning, CN8, 2008

•    The Tucker Carlson Show, MSNBC, 2006

•    The Group, WGBH, Boston, MA, 1994

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