Stephen M. Linsky is a mediator, arbitrator, facilitator and collaborative attorney providing dispute resolution services in many hundreds of private, court and public agency connected matters in nearly all areas of civil practice, particularly in the areas of family and employment. A graduate of Northeastern University School of Law and the University of Massachusetts, where he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in political economics and labor relations, he is a former member of the board of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, the Association for Conflict Resolution, and co-chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Boston Bar Association.
Stephen first entered the field of dispute resolution in 1985 when he helped staff the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Alternative Dispute Resolution. He was appointed to the first-ever conciliation panel to the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) and received his initial mediation certification in 1986. In 1989, he was appointed General Counsel, Special Assistant Attorney General and designated hearing officer, presiding over various administrative hearings. In 1991, he was appointed the
department’s Acting Commissioner and in 2009 he was appointed by Governor Patrick to the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development Board of Review, a three-member appellate body, where he completed his six-year term in 2015.
Stephen is also a former six-term member of the Newton City Council, having been first elected in 2001.
He opened a private law and mediation practice in 1997 and in 2001 became a founding member of The New Law Center, the first collaborative law firm in the Boston area. He then co-founded Family Co-Mediation, providing co-mediation services to numerous
families and businesses since 2005.
ALLISON J. BELL, Psy.D. has a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s degree in dance/movement therapy. Dr. Bell has been in clinical practice since 1987 and was Collaboratively trained as Coach and Child Specialist in 2004. She is a member of MCLC in MA and Board Member of HVCDDRA in NY. She is a Collaborative
Divorce Trainer with the Hudson Valley organization and has presented at annual IACP Forums on child development, neuroscience, and gender bias in negotiation.
Attorney Daniell began practicing law in Massachusetts in 1985. Her areas of specialty include litigation in family law, employment and discrimination. She has advanced training in mediation and is also trained in collaborative law. Attorney Daniell was honored by the ACLU _with the David Burres award , Avvo awarded her the Client’s Choice Award in 2018. In 2018 she received trauma informed practice training so that in her litigation, mediation and collaborative law work she could better serve children, families and individuals. Attorney Daniell began practicing law in Massachusetts in 1985. In order to serve families best Attorney Daniell, an experienced litigator, became an experienced mediator and collaborative attorney to offer additional effective tools to help you to fairly resolve conflicts. She also is experienced with the Family Resolution Specialty Court, which offers an inexpensive wholistic approach to conflict resolution. Her areas of specialization include in the area of family law:
- Unmarried couples’ issues
- parenting time and custody disputes
- Child support and alimony issues
- Division of assets, including retirement and inheritance
- Domestic violence.
Jacob Rosenblum, a rising Freshman at Middlebury College in Vermont, has been working in peer mediation and alternative dispute resolution since 2018. His area of specialty is Restorative Justice, and he aims to offer services to youth clients with a focus on communication and consideration of youth input where applicable. He also has experience working with teens and adolescents in summer camp and school settings.