Acton, Massachusetts 01720
KAREN J. LEVITT is the principal and founder of Levitt Family Law and Mediation, LLC, Acton, MA, where she concentrates in divorce and family law, practicing in both MA and NH. Attorney Levitt has been practicing for over 30 years and has a wide range of experience both in and out of Court. She provides a wide range of dispute resolution services including Collaborative Law, mediation, settlement counsel and advisor, court conciliation and arbitration. She is a nationally known writer and speaker on divorce and family law, and has presented on Collaborative Law and mediation at numerous state, national and international organizations including IACP, ABA, MCLC, CLANH, APFM, MCFM, and the MBA. She was also a core trainer for many years for the MCLC Introductory Training for Collaborative Professionals. In 2022 Attorney Levitt received the MCLC Founders Award, and in 2016 she was honored by the Massachusetts Bar Association and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in receiving the Excellence in the Law: ADR award. Attorney Levitt is one of the founders and a Past President of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council (MCLC), has served on the Board of Directors of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) and the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (MCFM), and was a member of the Massachusetts Trial Court Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution. For many years, she has been the co-facilitator of a Collaborative Law practice group that meets in her office. Attorney Levitt is a graduate of the University of Rochester and Boston University School of Law.
Professional ActivitiesIACP, former Board member; Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, founder, past president, and former board member; Collaborative Law Alliance of New Hampshire; Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, former board member; Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Trial Court Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution, former member; Merrimack Valley Mediator's Group, co-founder; Massachusetts Bar Association; New Hampshire Bar Association; AFCC; APFM; Greater Lowell Bar Association, past president
University of Birmingham, England
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY (B.A. History, with honors) 1977
Boston University School of Law, J.D. 1980
CommentsOver thirty years of experience in divorce and family law, both in and out of the courtroom, have led me to believe it is in the best interest of families and children to resolve family law conflicts using Collaborative Practice or other form of out of court dispute resolution. Resolution by agreement is more lasting, gives parties the ability to more deeply and satisfactorily address their differences, provides parents the opportunity to craft a parenting plan that works best for them now and in the future, and gives client control over outcome. Clients have choices, and I welcome the opportunity to help clients consider their options and to work with them to achieve their desired results.