Attorney Profile:

Jennifer Sevigney Durand

Jennifer Sevigney Durand: Attorney with Schmidt & Federico, P.C.

Biography

Upon her graduation from Northeastern University School of Law, Jennifer clerked for two years for the justices of the Massachusetts Probate & Family Court. Since joining Schmidt & Federico, P.C. in 2001, her practice has focused in all areas of domestic relations and family law, including divorce, custody, modification and contempt actions. Her cases include complex business valuation cases and custody matters as well as other complex family law cases. Jennifer is also a trained conciliator.

From 2008 through 2015, Jennifer served on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, serving as President from April 2013 to April 2014. In addition, Jennifer has been a member of the Family Law Section since 2006, serving as co-chair from 2012 to 2014. As a co-chair of the Boston Bar Association CLE committee from 2007 through 2012) and the AFCC (as a member of the Conference Committee from 2006 to 2013), Jennifer has been involved with the planning of numerous continuing education programs on a variety of family law topics. She was also recently named co-chair of the BBA's Public Oversight Committee (2015) and was elected to the BBA Council in 2015. Jennifer is also a co-author of the Separation Agreement chapter of the Massachusetts Divorce Law Practice Manual, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Alimony
  • Visitation Rights
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Paternity

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
617-695-0021  Phone
617-695-0665  Fax
www.schmidt-federico.com
University Attended:
Providence College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1996
Law School Attended:
Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 1999
Year of First admission:
1999
Admission:
1999,Massachusetts;2000,United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
Memberships:
Boston, Massachusetts and American Bar Associations; Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.
Birth Information:
New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1974
ISLN:
915048159

Peer Reviews

  • 4.7/5.0 14 reviews
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Practice Lawyer on 10/11/13 in Domestic Relations

    Ms. Sevigny meets the highest standards of diligence, attention to detail, perceptivity about the human emotions involved in this area of law, and sophistication about th... Read more

    Ms. Sevigny meets the highest standards of diligence, attention to detail, perceptivity about the human emotions involved in this area of law, and sophistication about the impact of divorce on children.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/11/13 in Domestic Relations

    Attorney Durand is an exceptional attorney. She is uncompromisingly honest. She is strategically aggressive, a gladiator, but she is more than just a hired gun. Durand... Read more

    Attorney Durand is an exceptional attorney. She is uncompromisingly honest. She is strategically aggressive, a gladiator, but she is more than just a hired gun. Durand approaches her clients' cases thoughtfully. If a client is in trouble and needs an advocate to intervene, Durand calculates the appropriate level of response. She doesn't over react and she doesn't terrorize. That said, she is tough and can't be bullied. Her (smart) opponents learn to work with her, not against her.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 11/03/13 in Family Law

    Jen is a very fine lawyer whose reputation and skill set are growing all the time. Read more

    Jen is a very fine lawyer whose reputation and skill set are growing all the time.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/16/13 in Domestic Relations

    Jennifer has become a respected leader among domestic relations lawyers in Boston. She is doing an excellent job as the current president of the MA Chapter of the Assoc... Read more

    Jennifer has become a respected leader among domestic relations lawyers in Boston. She is doing an excellent job as the current president of the MA Chapter of the Association of Family & Conciliation Courts.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/15/13 in Divorce

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Practice Lawyer on 10/11/13 in Divorce

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/11/13 in Divorce

    Jennifer is an outstanding lawyer who takes the time to give back to the legal community through her excellent work with the Boston Bar Association and MA AFCC. Read more

    Jennifer is an outstanding lawyer who takes the time to give back to the legal community through her excellent work with the Boston Bar Association and MA AFCC.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/11/13 in Family Law

    I have been opposing counsel on two domestic relations matters in which Jennifer has represented the other side. She is an outstanding advocate for her clients while also... Read more

    I have been opposing counsel on two domestic relations matters in which Jennifer has represented the other side. She is an outstanding advocate for her clients while also maintaining a level of professionalism that enables ongoing communication to facilitate a negotiated resolution. I also serve with Jennifer on a BBA steering committee. She provides strong leadership while encouraging thoughtful participation of all members.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/11/13 in Family Law

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  • 4.6/5.0 by a Partner on 10/28/13 in Family Law

    I have found Jennifer to be a strong advocate for her clients and well reasoned in her positions. Read more

    I have found Jennifer to be a strong advocate for her clients and well reasoned in her positions.

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