Jennifer Sevigney Durand

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

Biography

Jennifer is a partner at Schmidt & Federico, P.C., where she specializes in the representation of clients in all aspects of family law and domestic relations including custody and parenting plans; removal cases; alimony and child support; asset division including complex business valuation cases; modification actions; contempt actions; and, paternity actions. Jennifer is also a trained Conciliator and a mentor for the Women’s Bar Foundation’s Family Law Project. Prior to joining Schmidt & Federico, P.C. in September 2001, Ms. Durand clerked for two years for the justices of the Massachusetts Probate & Family Court.

She is the co-author of Divorce Law Practice Manual, Chapter 13 Marital Agreements, MCLE, 3rd Edition 2nd Supplement, 2016 and has lectured on taxation issues in divorce.

In addition to her practice, Jennifer devotes a considerable amount of time to the Boston Bar Association (“BBA”). She currently sits on the BBA Council and the BBA Executive Committee. Additionally, since 2006 she has been a member of the Boston Bar Association Family Law Section, serving as Co-Chair of the Section from 2012 to 2014. Jennifer also sits on the Public Service Oversight Committee of the BBA and currently serves as the Chair of the Committee.

Jennifer is a member of the Greater Boston Family Law American Inn of Court and the Massachusetts Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (“AFCC”). She served on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Chapter of AFCC from 2008 through 2015 and served as President of the Board from April 2013 through April 2014.

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
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  • Peer Reviews

    • 4.7/5.0 (14)
    • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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      4.9/5.0
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      4.7/5.0
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      4.7/5.0
    • Communication

      4.6/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      4.7/5.0
    • Jennifer Sevigney Durand

      5.0/5.0 by a Private Practice Lawyer on 10/11/13 in Domestic Relations on 10/11/13

      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...

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      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
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        5.0/5.0
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    • Jennifer Sevigney Durand

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

      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...

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      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
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    • Jennifer Sevigney Durand

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

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

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

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    • Jennifer Sevigney Durand

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

      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...

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      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
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    • Jennifer Sevigney Durand

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

      • Legal Knowledge

        5.0/5.0
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        5.0/5.0
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        5.0/5.0
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    • Jennifer Sevigney Durand

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

      • Legal Knowledge

        5.0/5.0
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        5.0/5.0
      • Judgment

        5.0/5.0
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    • Jennifer Sevigney Durand

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

      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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      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
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    • Jennifer Sevigney Durand

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

      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...

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      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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    • Jennifer Sevigney Durand

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

      • Legal Knowledge

        5.0/5.0
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        5.0/5.0
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    • Jennifer Sevigney Durand

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

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

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

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