Attorneys

Attorneys Who Are:

Transgender-Friendly
Transgender-Aware
Transgender-Experienced
Transgender Specialists


Transgender-Friendly

The following people identified themselves as transgender-friendly attorneys:

Miriam Krell Bourke
Provider's own gender: female

Contact Information
Valley Mediation
71 King Street, Northampton, MA 01060 (main office/mailing address)
(413) 586-2244; www.valleymediation.com; mkb@valleymediation.com
278 Main Street, Greenfield, MA 01301|
(413) 772-8744

Information About Practice

  • Area(s) of legal expertise: Divorce/Separation, Custody, Child/Spousal Support, Property Division, and mediation in these areas
  • State(s) where admitted to practice: Massachusetts, Maryland
  • Accessibility, Northampton office: in a facility that is near a bus stop, offers evening and weekend appointments; Greenfield office: in a wheelchair accessible facility, in a facility that is near a bus stop
  • Certification(s): Mediator in domestic/family matters

Transgender-Specific Training and Experience

  • Trainings or experience related to transgender people: community events
  • Notable training or experience: "While I have no specific training or experience in transgender issues, I am experienced in family/domestic law and mediation and would be happy to provide legal assistance in a sensitive and open-minded manner. My practice focuses on mediation (working as a neutral with two or more parties to help them resolve a dispute or address issues in a divorce, custody matter, etc.), but I also provide out-of-court representation and advice, and occasional limited representation in court."

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Kyle R. Guelcher
Provider's own gender: male

Contact Information
45 Willow Street, Suite #321, Springfield, MA 01103
(413) 781-4800; www.Esq50.com

Information About Practice

  • Area(s) of legal expertise: General Civil Litigation, Business Legal Services, Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, Consumer Law, and other additional areas of practice
  • State(s) where admitted to practice: Massachusetts, Connecticut
  • Accessibility: in a facility that is near a bus stop, offers evening and weekend appointments

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Mary Ellen Niles Howard
Provider's own gender: female

Contact Information
243 King Street, Suite # 229 (Potpourri Plaza), Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 585-0200

Information About Practice

  • Area(s) of legal expertise: Family Law
  • State(s) where admitted to practice: Massachusetts
  • Accessibility: in a wheelchair accessible facility, in a facility that is near a bus stop

Transgender-Specific Training and Experience

  • Trainings or experience related to transgender people: workshops/seminars, conference attendance

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James B. Winston
Provider's own gender: male

Contact Information
142 Main Street, Suite #1, Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 584-1110; www.Jameswinstonlaw.com; james@jameswinstonlaw.com

Information About Practice

  • Area(s) of legal expertise: Family Law, Employment Law (including unemployment hearings), and SSI and SSDI appeals
  • State(s) where admitted to practice: Massachusetts, Connecticut
  • Accessibility: in a facility that is near a bus stop, offers evening and weekend appointments

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Transgender-Aware

The following people identified themselves as a transgender-aware attorneys:

Julia Rueschemeyer
Provider's own gender: female

Contact Information
409 Main Street, Suite #126, Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 253-7484; www.amherstdivorce.com

Information About Practice

  • Area(s) of legal expertise: Family Law
  • State(s) where admitted to practice: Massachusetts
  • Accessibility: in a wheelchair accessible facility, in a facility that is near a bus stop, offers evening and weekend appointments

Transgender-Specific Training and Experience

  • Trainings or experience related to transgender people: law school coursework

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Transgender-Experienced

The following people identified themselves as transgender-experienced attorneys:

Joan A. Antonino
 Provider's own gender: female

Contact Information
Law Firm of Antonino & DiMare
P.O. Box 3333, Amherst, MA 01004
(413) 374-0005; http://antonino-dimare-law.com

Information About Practice

  • Area(s) of legal expertise: Labor and Employment, Civil Rights, Malpractice, Business Law, Personal Injury, and Education Law
  • State(s) where admitted to practice: State and Federal Courts of Massachusetts, Federal Court of Vermont, Federal Courts of Maine and New Hampshire (pro hac vice), and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C.
  • Accessibility: in a wheelchair accessible facility, offers evening and weekend appointments

Transgender-Specific Training and Experience

  • Trainings or experience related to transgender people: research

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Leslie McLellan Brown
Provider's own gender: female

Contact Information
241 King Street, Suite #216, Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 586-0446; leslie@lesliembrown.com

Information About Practice

  • Area(s) of legal expertise: Assistant District Attorney (1987-1990), thereafter practice limited to Divorce and Family Law
  • State(s) where admitted to practice: Massachusetts
  • Accessibility: in a wheelchair accessible facility, in a facility that is near a bus stop

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Julie Dialessi-Lafley
Provider's own gender: female

Contact Information
Bacon Wilson, Attorneys At Law
33 State Street, Springfield, MA 01103
(413) 781-0560; www.baconwilson.com

31 Trumbull Road, Northampton, MA, 01060 
(413) 584-1287 

Information About Practice

  • Type(s) of law practiced: Divorce and Family Law, Adoption, Reproductive Law, Estate Planning and Elder Law
  • State(s) where admitted to practice: Massachusetts, Connecticut
  • Certification(s): court-appointed guardian ad litem and court-certified attorney for the child
  • Accessibility: in a wheelchair accessible facility, in a facility that is near a bus stop, offers evening and weekend appointments
  • Can provide services in Russian

Transgender-Specific Training and Experience

  • Trainings or experience related to transgender people: workshops/seminars, conference attendance, community events, research and publications

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Anne T. Margolis
Provider's own gender: female

Contact Information
8 Trumbull Road, Suite #201, Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 586-2472

Information About Practice

  • Area(s) of legal expertise: Divorces (including same-sex divorce), Paternities, Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence, Elder Law, Mental Health Law (i.e., Rogers Orders and Guardianships)
  • State(s) where admitted to practice: Massachusetts
  • Certification(s): court-certified guardian ad litem/investigator (guardianships and contested custody cases); certified limited representation attorney; court-certified Rogers counsel
  • Accessibility: in a facility that is near a bus stop

Transgender-Specific Training and Experience

  • Trainings or experience related to transgender people: representation of a transgender client in a contested divorce, representation of a client whose spouse is a transgender individual in a contested custody case, research

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Transgender Specialists

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