Stephen B. Monsein

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Stephen B. Monsein

Of Counsel
Location:
Amherst, Massachusetts
Phone:
413-256-6701
413-693-2787
Fax:
413-256-6469
Email:

"I have over 35 years of experience in the Trial Courts of the Commonwealth, but I have come to learn that attempting to reach resolution short of trial is usually better for all concerned. In some cases, resolution is not possible, in which event I feel comfortable in the court room based on careful case preparation."

Steve is a member of the domestic relations and litigation departments. His work is primarily concentrated on divorce cases, but he also handles personal injury cases and does a significant amount OUI defense work each year.

Areas of Practice

  • Domestic Relations & Family
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Operating or Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
  • Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1969
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1969
  • University of Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1966

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, Numerous Domestic Relations Seminars, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Ongoing

Honors and Awards

  • Designated as "Super Lawyer" in Boston Magazine, 2008 - 2011
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2009 Edition
  • Life Fellow, Massachusetts Bar Foundation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Academy and Matrimonial Lawyers, Massachusetts Chapter, Fellow
  • Hampshire County Probate Court Bar Advocates, Director & Member, 1990 - Present
  • Hampshire County Probate Court Bench/Bar Committee, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • Hampshire County Bar Association, Member
  • Town of Pelham, Moderator, 1986 - 2005
  • Towns of Belchertown, MA and Pelham, MA, Former Town Counsel

Pro Bono Activities

  • Participant, Western Massachusetts Pro Bono Assistance Program (Domestic Relations)
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, University of Massachusetts Amherst Hillel Organization

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Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 1969
  • University of Massachusetts, B.A., 1966

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • United States Supreme Court

Awards, Achievements & Appointments

  • Designated as "SuperLawyer" 2011 in Boston Magazine
  • Designated as "SuperLawyer" 2010 in Boston Magazine
  • Designated as "SuperLawyer" 2009 in Boston Magazine
  • Designated as "SuperLawyer" 2008 in Boston Magazine
  • Included: The Best Lawyers in America, 2009 Edition
  • Award: Life Fellow, Massachusetts Bar Foundation - In recognition of faithful and generous support of the Foundation and its mission to ensure equal access to the legal system for all residents of the Commonwealth, January 2007

Professional & Community Activities

  • Moderator: Town of Pelham, 1986-2005
  • Participant: Western Massachusetts Pro Bono Assistance Program (Domestic Relations)
  • Former Member: Board of Directors, University of Massachusetts Amherst Hillel Organization
  • Former Town Counsel: Towns of Belchertown, MA and Pelham, MA

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Fellow: American Academy and Matrimonial Lawyers, Massachusetts Chapter
  • Director & Member: Hampshire County Probate Court Bar Advocates, 1990-Present
  • Member: Hampshire County Probate Court Bench/Bar Committee
  • Member: Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member: Hampshire County Bar Association