Passionate Proponent of Other Paths Forward.

Karen Levitt, MA Family Law and Mediation Attorney

Karen J. Levitt,

Karen J. Levitt is a highly skilled, compassionate family law attorney and mediator dedicated to resolving divorce and family disputes outside of court. An award-winning, proven divorce attorney with decades of experience, she is an early adopter and long-standing proponent of mediation, settlement counsel and Collaborative Law.

Levitt is adept at and passionate about using collaboration and negotiation to achieve mutually agreed upon settlements, helping people avoid lengthy, costly, adversarial, and stressful court proceedings. These out of court approaches provide more peaceful resolutions that result in agreed to settlements that benefit entire families, including children.

Levitt has a proven track record in helping people achieve strong and lasting agreements. As a family law attorney and divorce lawyer, she has been resolving divorces and family law disputes with and without traditional litigation for more than 30 years in Massachusetts. Highly skilled in the negotiation and resolution process, family law attorney Levitt helps to bring parties to their desired and mutually beneficial end game of “yes.”

As a thought leader in resolving divorce and family legal matters without a trial, Levitt teaches, trains, and publishes articles to help clients, attorneys and trusted advisors understand the benefits of choosing paths other than traditional litigation. Her work over the years as a mediator and collaborative lawyer has elevated the understanding and general acceptance of mediation, settlement counsel, and Collaborative Law in the state of Massachusetts.


Boston University School of Law, Juris Doctor (JD)

University of Rochester, Bachelor of Arts degree in history, with honors.

University of Birmingham, England, one year as undergraduate student.



Attorney Karen J. Levitt is a nationally known writer and speaker on divorce and family law. Recognitions include:

Excellence in the Law: ADR Award 2016, an honor from the Massachusetts Bar Association and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

Best Lawyers, Collaborative Law since 2009

Super Lawyers, since 2014, Family Law

Martindale-Hubbell®, Rated AV® Preeminent™ for Ten Years

Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms, 2023

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Martindale-Hubbell award
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Served on the Massachusetts Trial Court Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution

One of the founders, former board member, and Past President of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council

Former board member of Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation

Former board member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Past President of the Greater Lowell Bar Association

Active participant on numerous other professional boards, committees, and organizations.


Certifications / Training

Certified Mediator, by Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (MCFM)

Core Practitioner, Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council (MCLC)

Certified Mediator and Senior Mediator,

Certified Mediator

Professional Memberships

The Massachusetts Bar Association

The American Bar Association

The Greater Lowell Bar Association

Women’s Bar

Academy of Professional Family Mediators

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council

Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation

New Hampshire Collaborative Law Alliance