Phyllis E. Federico

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For over twenty-six years, Phyllis has specialized in the trial of complex domestic relations and family law matters and has worked with a number of prestigious firms specializing in this area of the law. In 1994, she was one of the founding partners of Schmidt & Federico, P.CPhyllis’ practice encompasses all aspects of matrimonial and domestic relations law, including divorce, custody, modifications, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, and paternity. She handles high-conflict disputes with an emphasis on business valuation and custody litigation. She has chaired and been a panel member of many continuing education programs for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, (“MCLE”), the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Association of Guardians ad Litem, (“MAGAL”), the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, (“AFCC”) and has been a guest lecturer at Boston College Law School and Suffolk University Law School. Phyllis has authored many articles on family law practice. She is the co-editor of the MCLE publication “Massachusetts Divorce Law Practice Manual” and has co-authored the Separation Agreement Chapter for that publication for many years. She is the Co-Author of the Massachusetts Family Law Source Book and Citator. She is listed in Naifeh & Smith’s “Best Lawyers in America,” has been listed as one of Boston Magazine’s top fifty female attorneys and has been included as a Super Lawyer in Boston Magazine in the category of family law since 2004 as well as “New England Super Lawyers.”

Boston Bar Foundation.

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
University Attended:
State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., 1982
Law School Attended:
Suffolk University School of Law, J.D., 1985
Year of First Admission:
1986, United States District Court, District of Massachusetts; 1985, Massachusetts
Boston and Massachusetts (Co-Chair, Recent Developments Committee) and American (Family Law Section) Bar Associations. Trustee, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.
Birth Information:
Woodmere, New York, 1960
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover

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