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Linda Sternberg
  • Sole Practitioner, since 1988
Location:
Boston, MA
Phone:
Fax:
(617) 722-8350
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Attorney Linda Sternberg has practiced family law in Boston for more than 30 years. She handles divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, property division, paternity, abuse prevention, restraining orders, guardianships, conservatorships, and all family law matters.
 
Attorney Sternberg has been appointed guardian ad litem by the court to investigate or represent the interests of children in contested child custody matters. She is a trained mediator and collaborative law practitioner. In litigation, mediation, or collaborative practice, Attorney Sternberg will bring her breadth of knowledge, experience, and empathy to help you reach your goals in dealing with your family law crisis.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Trusts
  • Collaborative Law & Practice
  • Paternity
  • Mediation
  • Adoption
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • Guardianships & Conservatorships
  • Wills
  • Mental Health
  • Spousal Support
  • Estate Administration
  • Care & Protection

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified to Accept Guardian Ad Litem Appts in Category D, F, and G, Probate and Family Court, 2000
  • Basic Mediation Training Certificate of Completion, Cambridge Dispute Settlement Center, Inc., 1993
  • Certified to Take Court Appointments in Mental Health Cases, CPCS, 1986-2011
  • Certified to Take Court Appointments in Child Welfare Cases, CPCS, 1984
  • Qualified to Provide Limited Assistance Representation in Suffolk Cty, Probate and Family Court - Pilot Project, 2007
  • Qualified to Provide Limited Assistance Representation in all Probate and Family Courts

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1981
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1982

Education

  • Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1981
  • Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1975
    • Major: Women's Labor History

Representative Cases

Classes/Seminars

  • Guide to Divorce Practice and Procedure, Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, 1998 to 1998
  • Organizing Your Trial Notebook, CPCS/MCLE, 1996 to 1996
  • Preparing Your Case: Developing and Presenting a State Intervention Child Custody Case, CPCS, 1991 to 1991
  • The Role of Attorneys in Care and Protection Cases and the Attorney-Client Relationship, Boston Juvenile Court Clinic, 1990 to 1990
  • Care and Protection Training, MCLE, 1987 to 1987

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member, Family Law Section
  • Women's Bar Association, Member, 1985 to 2001
  • Boston Bar Association, Member, Family Law Section, 1987
  • Boston Bar Association, Past Member, Human Services Section, 1987
  • North Shore Children's Law Project, Member, Board of Directors, 1984 to 1986
  • Juvenile Bar Association, Member, Board of Directors, 1994 to 1995
  • Committee for Public Counsel Services, Family Law Advocacy Project, Planning Comm. for Training Re Implement of Ch 303 of the Acts of 1992, 1993 to 1993
  • Boston Juvenile Court Committee on Counsel Appointments, Member, 1989 to 1990
  • Watertown Historic District Commission, Member, Secretary, 2001
  • Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, Inc, Member, 2006

Past Employment Positions

  • Linda Sternberg, Esquire, Attorney, 1988
  • Elder & Sternberg, Partner, 1984 to 1988
  • Elder & Moses, Associate, 1982 to 1984
  • Temporary Legal Services, Associate, 1981 to 1982
  • Silverglate and Gertner, Law Clerk, 1981 to 1981
  • Bingham, Dana, and Gould, Law Clerk, Litigation Department, 1980 to 1980
  • Massachusetts Labor Relations Commission, Law Clerk, 1980 to 1980
  • National Consumer Law Center, Law Clerk, 1979 to 1979
  • Scientific American, Editorial Assistant, 1976 to 1977
  • Resources for Community Change, Production Manager, 1975 to 1975

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Senior Partners for Justice, 2006
  • Lawyer for a Day - Suffolk County