Professional Details

Cherie L. McKenna
Associate Mediator

Law Office of Cherie L. McKenna

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75 Market Place
Suite 400
Springfield, MA 01103
Fax: 413-347-4862


Description of Practice

Practicing since 1998, I am an experienced solo practitioner specializing in divorce, family law and dispute resolution. As a certified mediator, I take great pride in assisting parties toward compromise. I provide a comfortable, confidential forum to discuss their concerns, helping each party to understand the position of the other. During mediation, I am able to provide creative suggestions for possible compromise that the parties may not have considered, and I encourage the parties to communicate their concerns. As a team, the parties work with me to find a compromise that suits everyone. I also provide comprehensive drafting services, offering a flat fee package for preparation of the separation agreement, financial statements, and joint petition pleadings.

Professional Background

I have been practicing for over 19 years, and began my career as a public defender practicing criminal law. I entered the private sector in 2001, where I began practicing civil litigation at a boutique law firm in Boston. In 2011, I began the pursuit of my own practice, and I have dedicated my practice to family law since then. I am an active member of the Hampden County Bar Association, the Massachusetts Council on family Mediation, and have been appointed to the panel of attorneys for the Children’s Law Project. As a certified mediator, I have successfully mediated dozens of cases and it is the most enjoyable and rewarding facet of my practice.


  • Juris Docorate, 1998 cum laude, Suffolk University Law School.
  • Bachelors, 1995 summa cum laude, University of New Hampshire.
  • Admitted to practice in Massachusetts (1998) and Rhode Island (2001)
  • Certified mediator- Rule 8 certification for mediation and conciliation (30 hour training course)


The parties may “pay as they go” with payment due at the end of each session, billed hourly. A flat fee is charged for the drafting of the Agreement, financial statements and court pleadings. All major credit cards are accepted.

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Appellate
  • Criminal
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate
  • Small Claims

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional

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