Karen Levitt

4 Meeting House Road, Suite 3
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824
United States
Office Phone: 978-458-5550
Member since 2004
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Mediator

Karen J. Levitt is a Collaborative Law attorney, mediator, and educator with over 30 years of experience in family law. Karen is currently on the Board of Directors of IACP, and is Co-Chair of the Access to Collaboration Committee.

Karen is a founding member and a past president and board member of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council (MCLC). Karen is very active in her collaborative community, including serving as the head of education and training for MCLC for many years, chairing MCLC's first Three Year Strategic Planning Committee, and Co-Chairing the Tri River Practice Group which she founded. Karen has presented numerous educational programs and workshops for professionals and the public on Collaborative Law, mediation, and litigation, both locally and nationally.

Karen is the principal of the Levitt Law Group, a small office dedicated to providing divorce, family law, and probate legal services to clients. Karen and her colleagues are professional but also compassionate, and work with clients to find practical and realistic, yet creative, solutions to their legal problems. Karen and her colleagues are all experienced litigators, but believe reaching a non-adversarial and collaborative resolution is best for families whenever possible.

Attorney Levitt has a law degree from Boston University School of Law, and is licensed in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She has also taught legal research and writing at Boston University School of Law, and has had several publications in the areas of collaborative practice and mediation. More information can be obtained on her website at www.levittlawgroup.com.

Area(s) of Practice: Divorce and Family law - for more information about my practice areas go to www.levittlawgroup.com.
License(s): J.D.

Professional Activities

IACP, current 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 Merrimack Valley Mediator's Group, co-founder Massachusetts Bar Association New Hampshire Bar Association Greater Lowell Bar Association, past president AFCC ACR

Undergraduate Education

University of Birmingham, England

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY (B.A. History, with honors) 1977

Professional Education

Boston University School of Law, J.D. 1980


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 their legal problems using Collaborative Practice or other form of alternative dispute resolution such as mediation. 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 work 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.