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Emily Nicholson

Emily E. Nicholson joined Kates & Barlow as a second year law clerk in 2011 and continued her tenure with the firm after graduating from law school in 2012. She graduated from Northeastern University, magna cum laude, in 2009, and from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2012, where she was awarded the prestigious CALI award for her work representing underprivileged children at the Center for Children’s Advocacy in Connecticut.

Ms. Nicholson has been a member in good standing of the Massachusetts Bar since 2012 and is a Founding Member of the Greater Boston Family Law American Inn of Court, which promotes the highest caliber of professionalism, mentoring, and civility among family law practitioners. She is a Certified Financial Litigator with an understanding and proficiency in tax return analysis, financial statement analysis, investments, valuation theory and financial issues specific to family law. She concentrates her practice in all areas of domestic relations including the negotiation and drafting of separation agreements, motion hearings, contempt and modification actions, support and parenting plan issues, financial statements, research and drafting of legal memoranda, and trials.

Prior to joining Kates & Barlow, Ms. Nicholson mediated divorce cases and child custody disputes for the State of Connecticut, and represented child victims of domestic violence, abuse, and neglect. In 2012, Ms. Nicholson helped propose Bill 417 in front of the Connecticut Judiciary Committee. The bill advocates for increased rights for juveniles in automatic transfer cases and permanent guardianships. Her background also includes work in the criminal sector for a prominent criminal defense firm, clerking for the Honorable Marianne B. Bowler in the US District Court, and working as a victim/witness advocate for the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office.


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