Melissa Levine-Piro, Esq.: Mediation, Collaborative Law, Family Law and Business Law

Melissa Levine Piro

Melissa Levine-Piro is the founder of Levine-Piro Law, P.C. as well as Affordable Law Group. She actively manages both firms. Melissa practices in the areas of family law and general civil litigation. Melissa also provides mediation and collaborative law services to couples going through divorce.

CURRENT LEADERSHIP ROLES & COMMUNITY SERVICE

Selectman, Town of Maynard, MA. Elected for term of July, 2017 – June, 2019
Fellow, American Bar Association, Law Practice Division, October 2017-Septemebr 2018
Outside Counsel & Mastermind Adviser, Veteran Business Owners Initiative. 2013 – present. VA Hospital programs in MA and NH training veterans to open businesses
Co-President, Maynard Business Alliance. Member, 2012 – present; Co-President 2014 – present

Member, Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, 2014 – present
Member, Massachusetts CLE Practice Management Curriculum Advisory Committee, 2016 – present
Member, Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, 2016 – present

HONORS AND AWARDS

Thomson Reuters Super Lawyer, Rising Star, 2015-2017. “Young lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.” Each year no more than 2.5% of attorneys in Massachusetts are selected to receive this honor.

Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce, Rising Star, 2013. “An individual business person under the age of 40 who has made, or is making, significant contributions to the welfare of his/her community through involvement and participation; who is demonstrating excellence in business and community leadership.”

Worcester Business Journal, Top 10 to Watch, 2013. “Key leaders in the region who help to drive the economic engine of MetroWest.”

PUBLICATIONS

Chapter on Fees and Billing, MCLE Hanging Your Shingle (To be published 2017).
Starting and Managing a Law Practice, Masterminding the Business and Financial Profile of Your Practice, MCLE, January 2015.
The Ceiling that Just Won’t Shatter, Mass Lawyers Weekly, November 2016, http://masslawyersweekly.com/2016/11/16/the-ceiling-that-just-wont-shatter/

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

June 22, 2017, Panelist: Practical Marketing: Stories from the Trenches, 7th Annual Super Marketing Conference.
June 4, 2015, Panelist: Top Tips for Marketing a New Law Practice Panel Discussion, 5th Annual Super Marketing Conference.
January 2015, Program chair for MCLE’s Masterminding the Business and Financial Profile of Your Practice.

CURRENT ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS AND INVOLVEMENT

American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, Women’s Bar Association, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, MA Bar Starting Out Solo, Women’s Bar Foundation: Pro Bono Attorney.

Contact her at melissa@affordablelawma.com.

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