Cherie L. McKenna
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Law Office of Cherie L. McKenna
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75 Market Place
Springfield, MA 01103
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.
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
- Divorce (all issues)
- Divorce (parenting)
- Marital Mediation
- Small Claims
- Parenting Coordinator
- Mediating Lawyer
- Collaborative Professional