DORIS F Tennant
Tennant Lubell LLC
288 Walnut Street
Prior to legal career, 12 years teaching and advising, pre-school through college, and educational and human service administration
Attorney for 28 years: 6 in litigation, bankruptcy, and business law; concentration in family law for past 22 years.
Juris Doctor, cum laude, Boston College Law School
Certificate of Advanced Study, Reading and Human Development, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Master of Arts in Teaching, Emory University
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, religion, Emory University
Certified Family Mediator by Mass. Council on Family Mediation, Inc.
I am committed to providing skillful and effective out of court dispute resolution, and Collaborative Law is the largest part of my practice. I no longer litigate because I have found that litigation often thwarts creative problem solving and may encourage postures that are counter-productive to a workable solution. The Collaborative Law cases in which I have served as an attorney have been varied--involving multimillion dollar assets, special needs children, family and closely held businesses, and complex retirement planning. The large majority have concluded in a signed divorce agreement without litigation.
Professional Memberships: American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Boston Bar Association, Family Law Section, Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, LLC, Association for Conflict Resolution, New England Chapter, Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, Inc.
Portnoy's Complainants, Monitor on Psychology, August 2011 (interviewed for article)
Lessons I've Learned Practicing Collaborative Law, Collaborative Law Journal (Mass. Collaborative Law Council), Summer 2005
Armchair Quarterback: A Case Study, co-authored with Rita Pollak, JD, commentary by Pauline Tesler, JD, The Collaborative Review (Journal of The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals), Summer 2003
Collaborative Law--An Emerging Practice, Boston Bar Journal, November 2001, co-authored with Douglas R. Reynolds, JD
Representation of parties in out of court dispute resolution through Collaborative Law or negotiation (when other party does not choose Collaborative Law)
Mediation (as neutral in two or multi party disputes)
Arbitration (decision maker on basis of evidence presented)
I specialize entirely in the out of court resolution of family, business, and workplace disputes. The majority of my practice is divorce and post-divorce matters, including complex financial and business matters.
$425 per hour
Occasional reduced rates based on need