Vicki Shemin

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Description of Practice

Vicki Shemin is a family law attorney who is of counsel to Boston Law Collaborative, LLC. As a LICSW, Vicki has a special interest in serving as parenting coordinator, mediator, coach and collaborative lawyer. 2014 marks her 15th anniversary with a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating which represents peer recognition of her highest standards in ethical behavior and quality of legal work.

She has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Association of Guardians ad Litem (MAGAL) since 1996 and she was recently elected as Membership Chair. She is also a Founding Member of the national organization Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM). Vicki is a Certified Family Mediator with the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (MCFM) and was elected to the Board of Directors of the organization in 2012.

Vicki was selected for Top Women Lawyers in the Northeast 2011 by the lawyer rating service; and in 2012, she was named among Boston’s Top Rated Lawyers in 3 Categories – Alternative Dispute Resolution, Family Law, and Divorce Law by Martindale-Hubbell based on Peer Review Ratings.


B.A. The Johns Hopkins University, Phi Beta Kappa, 1977;
MSW, The University of Maryland School of Social Work and Community Planning, 1979;
J.D. cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 1989.

Other Information

  • AV-rated attorney (Martindale-Hubbell - highest rating);
  • Boston University Law Review, Note Editor;
  • Best Cross Examiner, Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute (1994);
  • American Jurisprudence Book Award in Family Law (1/110);
  • Edward F. Hennessey Distinguished Scholar;
  • Paul J. Liacos Scholar;
  • G. Joseph Tauro ScholarM

Areas of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Adult Family
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Family
  • LGBT
  • Parent-Teen
  • Prenuptial

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional