FAMILY LAW PRACTICE AREAS

BARBRA I. BLACK

BARBRA I. BLACK Partner

Location:

Woburn, Massachusetts & Nashua, NH

Phone:

781-569-5840
603-681-9126

Fax:

781-569-5841

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Barbra I. Black has been practicing law for over twenty four years and is a founding member and the managing partner of Black, Vitelli & Pennock, LLC. Attorney Black was a former partner at the Boston, MA law firm of Burns & Levinson, LLP, where she practiced for over eight years in the firm's Divorce and Family Law group. Prior to that, she was a solo practitioner for several years, focusing her practice in the area of domestic relations litigation.

Attorney Black concentrates her practice in the areas of divorce & family law in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Attorney Black has extensive litigation and trial experience and handles a variety of family law cases involving complex and diverse issues. Attorney Black's divorce & family law practice includes, but is not limited to, prenuptial & postnuptial agreements, joint petitions for divorce, contested divorce actions, same sex divorce actions, custody and or child support cases and modification and contempt cases. Ms. Black is a member of the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Bar Associations and the Massachusetts Family and Probate Inns of Court. She is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School and Brandeis University. Attorney Black has been selected as a "Super Lawyer" as published in Boston Magazine for the past two years.

Areas of Practice

Divorce and Family Law

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts, 1992

U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1995

New Hampshire, 2010

Education

Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts

J.D. (Cum Laude) - 1992

Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

B.A. (Cum Laude) - 1988

Published Works

Division of Inherited and Gifted Assets in the Context of Divorce, Focus (A Burns & Levinson LLP newsletter), 2002

The Massachusetts Divorce Law Practice Manual, co-author of Chapter 8; , Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE), 2008

The Massachusetts Divorce Law Manual, co-author of Chapter 8;, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE), 2011

Classes/Seminars

Adjunct faculty member - Family Law, New England School of Law, 2007 - 2009

Mock Trial Judge, Massachusetts Bar

A Roadmap Through Divorce Proceedings, National Business Institute Seminar

Faculty panel member on divorce & family law related seminars, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education

Speaking Engagements

Presentation Name

Conference

Date

Effective use of 3rd party witnesses & modifications of support

Child Custody and Support

2012

Divorce and family law

MCLE seminars (various)

2011

Pre trial conferences in divorce

Judge Edward Ginsburg-family law class

2011 to present

Divorce

How to Try a Divorce Case

2010

Divorce

A Roadmap Through Divorce Proceedings

2008

Honors and Awards

Attorney Black has been selected as one of Boston Magazine's 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice.

  • 2005 – Rising Stars
  • 2014 – Super Lawyers
  • 2015 – Super Lawyers
  • 2016 – Super Lawyers
  • 2017 – Super Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

Massachusetts Bar

New Hampshire Bar Association

Massachusetts Family and Probate Inns of Court

Associate of Legal Administrators

Associate of Legal Administrators Boston

Past Employment Positions

Burns & Levinson LLP, associate, 2001 - 2006

Burns & Levinson LLP, partner, 2006 - 2009

Pro Bono Activities

Big Sister Association of Greater Boston