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Michael Leshin

Michael Leshin

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MWI Divorce Mediation Training – Guest Speaker: Michael Leshin

Michael Leshin focuses his practice on family law and mediation. He is a fellow of the Massachusetts chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and has served as the chair of the Family Law Section of the Boston Bar Association and as the president of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, Inc. He has been certified as a divorce mediator by the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, Inc. He serves on the Board of Directors for Community Dispute Settlement Center, Inc. In 2013 he received MCFM’s John Adams Fiske Award for Excellence in mediation.

Michael is the author of the “Massachusetts Family Law Sourcebook,” published annually by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. Michael is a co-author of “Dispute Resolution Alternatives to Promote Positive Parenting and Childhood Experiences,” Chapter 1 of Paternity and the Law of Parentage in Massachusetts (MCLE) and “Mediation and Other Dispute Resolution Alternatives,” Chapter 4 of Massachusetts Divorce Law Practice Manual (MCLE.)

Michael has lectured on tax, mediation, and family law issues for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., the Boston Bar Association, Mediation Works, Inc., Community Dispute Settlement Center, Suffolk University Law School and Boston College Law School. He is a graduate of Brandeis University (B.A. 1975), Boston University School of Law (J.D. 1982), and Harvard University (M.C.R.P. 1982). He is listed in “The Best Lawyers in America,” (Family Law, 2006-2017 and Family Law Mediation 2007-2017) and in Martindale-Hubbell ‘A-V’ (highest rating). Michael has been selected in the New England Super Lawyers(r) (2005 – 2017) for his work in family law.

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Focus Areas

  • Family law and mediation
  • MCFCM certified divorce mediator

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Listed in:
    • “The Best Lawyers in America,”
      • Family Law, 2006-2017
      • Family Law Mediation 2007-2017
    • Martindale-Hubbell ‘A-V’ (highest rating).
  • New England Super Lawyer ® (2005 – 2017), family law
  • Fellow of the Massachusetts chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Has served as the chair of the Family Law Section of the Boston Bar Association
  • Past President of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, Inc (MCFM)

Lectures and ADR Trainings Conducted

  • Michael has lectured on tax, mediation, and family law issues for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., the Boston Bar Association, Mediation Works, Inc. (MWI), Community Dispute Settlement Center, Suffolk University Law School and Boston College Law School.

Background and Education