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Lisa J. Marino, Partner

Email: marino@wmblawfirm.com

"As your attorney, I want to help solve your problems not escalate them further. A divorce or the end of a same sex relationship can be a painful, difficult and confusing experience. In representing a client in a divorce, dissolution of a same sex relationship, or custody matter, my goal is to work with them and the other side to find a constructive, meaningful solution that will restore balance and allow the parties to move forward in their lives. If the parties are able to reach a solution together, with the assistance of their attorneys, with a minimum of hostility and without court involvement, they are significantly more likely to honor that agreement. This not only benefits the parties, but also their children."

Ms. Marino is an attorney and a mediator who has successfully litigated and settled a variety of matters, including numerous domestic relations and custody dispute matters, since becoming an attorney in 1991. She has extensive experience working with difficult divorce and custody situations and helping individuals to address the obstacles to obtain a divorce or separation. Ms. Marino has also worked in a collaborative approach with other attorneys and mediators in divorce matters for several years and has received advanced training in Collaborative Law. In addition, she advises individuals and families in the area of estate planning, helping people put wills, trusts, healthcare proxies, and powers of attorney in place to protect themselves and their loved ones. As an adoptive mother, she is especially proud of her work representing individuals and families in the area of adoption.

Ms. Marino is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Suffolk University Law School. Admitted to the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts in 1991, Ms. Marino also is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Prior to founding the law firm of Wilson, Marino & Bonnevie, P.C. in 1996, Ms. Marino worked as a litigator at a small firm in Cambridge where she handled a variety of domestic relations, civil and criminal matters. She has spoken on issues pertaining to domestic violence in the context of divorce proceedings. She is a frequent lecturer at adult education seminars on divorce in Newton and Needham. She has previously served on the Board of the Mount Holyoke College Alumnae Club of Boston and served as a mentor through the Big Sister program.

A member of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, Massachusetts Bar Association and Women's Bar Association, Ms. Marino was also a member of The Women's Network, Inc., an organization for Metrowest women business owners.

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