Beth Nussbaum

15 Highland St.
Sharon, Massachusetts 02067
United States
Office Phone: 781-327-1907
Member since 2016
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Mediator

With twenty-five of experience practicing family law in Massachusetts, Beth is also a trained mediator who has completed forty hours of mediation training in accordance with M.G.L. c. 233, s. 23C, and a trained collaborative law practitioner. Beth has been counsel in notable trial court decisions, such as an unprecedented Norfolk Probate Court order granting mistrial. In addition, she has presented numerous appeals before the Supreme Judicial Court and the Massachusetts Appeals Court and has been counsel of record in published decisions dealing with child custody issues. In addition to her private practice, Beth is a mentor member of the Committee for Public Counsel Services Children and Family Law Appeals Panel, handling child welfare appeals for indigent children and parents. Beth has received awards and recognition such as the Avvo Client’s Choice Award, the Legal Elite Corporate America Best Divorce Attorney, and the 10 best Attorneys, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

Before founding Nussbaum Family Law, most recently Beth was a senior attorney with the law firm of Smith Lee Nebenzahl LLP, where she specialized in family law and also represented clients with employment and foreclosure issues.

Area(s) of Practice: Family Law, mediation, collaborative law.
License(s): Beth is a member in good standing of the Massachusetts Bar and the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts

Professional Activities

In addition to the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Beth is a member of the Academy of Certified Financial Litigators, The Divorce Center, the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, the Massachusetts Council on Family Law Mediation, the Women’s Bar Association, and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. Beth has had speaking engagements on Motions for Relief from Judgment, CAFL Appellate Trainings 2010, and is a published author: Child Welfare Practice in Massachusetts, MCLE, Investigation and Discovery, Court Investigators and Guardians Ad Litem, Post Judgment Representation, 2012.

Undergraduate Education

The Juilliard School, B.M., 1988

Postgraduate Education

Boston College Law School, J.D., 1996

Professional Education

MWI, mediation training, 40 hours 2016
Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, collaborative law training, 2016
A minimum of 8 hours yearly in continuing legal education on subjects including family law, state intervention in child custody, and civil litigation.


In addition to practicing law, Beth is a Juilliard-trained violinist, where she received her bachelor’s degree. In her spare time she plays chamber music with friends, cycles, gardens, and cooks. Beth lives in Sharon with her children and dog.