Beverly W. Boorstein is a former Family and Probate Court Justice with 28 years as a lawyer in private practice with special expertise in negotiating, litigating and settling cases in Family Law, Mental Health, Probate, Equity and Elder Care.
BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE:
- Justice of Probate and Family Court from May 1, 1992 through May 18, 2007.
- Private practice of law from November 1964 until May 1992 with trials in District, Probate & Family, Superior and Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well as counsel to clients including in domestic, mental health, probate, estate planning, equity, elder care, real estate, contracts and business matters.
- Served as guardian ad litem, investigator, trustee, conservator, guardian, executor, administrator and in other fiduciary capacities in hundreds of cases.
- Evaluated, negotiated, implemented, and resolved both as attorney and judge thousands of cases to successful settlements.
- Trained mediator with experience privately and publicly and in the courts as a conciliator, evaluator and mediator.
- Arbitration experience as a court appointed arbitrator, a member of the Massachusetts Fee Arbitration Board, a hearing officer of the Civil Service Commission, and on hearing panels of the Board of Bar Overseers.
HONORS, MEMBERSHIPS, AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
- From 1979 forward was as a lawyer rated AV in Martendale-Hubbell.
Outstanding Young Women in America;
Who’s Who of American Women;
Who’s Who in American Law;
Dictionary of International Biographec – 16th Edition (Cambridge, England)
Who’s Who in Practicing Attorneys;
Who’s Who in America.
- Boston Bar Association, Family Law Section – “Honoree as Judge for her Many Years of distinguished service.”
- Middlesex County Bar Association – “Most Outstanding Probate Court Judge” October 15, 2002.
- Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers – 100 Women of Distinction in Law and Public Service.
- Lecturer, Panelist, Participant in many legal presentations as lawyer and as judge to both lay, lawyers, students, and judicial audiences.
- Member American and Massachusetts Bar Associations and the Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers.
EDUCATION, FIRMS AND BAR ADMISSIONS:
- Brandeis University B.A. – 1961
- Boston University School of Law, J.D. – 1964
- Siskind & Siskind – 1965-1970
- General Practice of Law – 1970-1979
- Boorstein & DelVecchio – 1979-1985
- Beverly Weinger Boorstein, P.C. – 1985-1992
- Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
- District Court for Massachusets.
MOST RECENT PUBLICATION/RESEARCH:
Blackwell Synergy – Family Court Review, Vol, 45 Issue 2, Page 274-286 (April 2007). Initial Development of a Psychological Model for Judicial Decision Making in Continuing Restraining Orders (with Dr. Mary Ballou, Hon. Sheila E. McGovern and others).