Marion Lee Wasserman

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Newton, MA 02459
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Description of Practice

Massachusetts divorce lawyer, family lawyer, divorce mediator and family mediator, Attorney Marion Lee Wasserman established Reach Accord® Law and Mediation Services in 2002. Massachusetts divorce law and family law matters are the firm's exclusive focus. Marion Lee Wasserman is a Massachusetts certified mediator, certified in divorce mediation and family mediation by the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation. Marion Lee Wasserman is a Massachusetts collaborative lawyer. Reach Accord® Law and Mediation Servces is a Massachusetts domestic relations firm dedicated to providing the highest quality service in the areas of divorce law and family law. The firm emphasizes dispute resolution, not dispute escalation. Matters are resolved through traditional negotiated settlement, mediation or collaborative law, as fits the needs of each client. The firm is a sole proprietorship emphasizing cost-effectiveness, accessibility and the personal attention that domestic relations clients want and deserve. (Reach Accord is a registered United States trademark and a registered Commonwealth of Massachusetts service mark, registered by Marion Lee Wasserman. All rights reserved.)

Professional Background

Attorney Marion Lee Wasserman is admitted to practice in Massachusetts. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (Certified Mediator). She served for twelve years on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation and for four of those years she was a Vice President of the Council. Marion is sole proprietor of Reach Accord® Law and Mediation Services, specializing in family and divorce matters for over ten years. Marion formerly assisted businesses with technology-related legal matters. Marion has been providing mediation services since 1995. She has mediation experience in both private and court-sponsored programs, including programs of the Norfolk Superior Court, the Plymouth District Court and the Community Dispute Settlement Center. Marion's mediation training includes advanced training in divorce mediation (Divorce Mediation Training Associates and the Community Dispute Settlement Center) and special additional training in the mediation of family disputes (Mediation Works, Inc.). Marion is a Massachusetts collaborative lawyer, trained by the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council. Marion has taught Legal Studies at Brandeis University and writing at Tufts University and Wright State University. She is the author of a book about family issues and a frequent contributor to the Family Mediation Quarterly.


Marion Lee Wasserman meets the standards as a "Senior Mediator." She is a certified divorce and family mediator, certified through the rigorous certification program of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation. Her training as a mediator is outlined above under "Professional Background." Marion has been a divorce and family mediator since 1995.


Harvard Law School, J.D., 1980. University of Michigan, M.A., English Language and Literature. University of Rochester, B.A., English Language and Literature.


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Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional

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