Jennifer Koiles Pratt

Jennifer Koiles Pratt

Jennifer Koiles Pratt

Location:
Salem, Massachusetts
Phone:
978-219-9327
Fax:
978-745-6757
Email:

Jennifer Koiles Pratt is an experienced, dedicated, and highly respected family law attorney. Over the past 20 years, Jennifer has successfully handled more than 1000 family law matters and has proudly been recognized as a "Super Lawyer" in the practice of Family Law. Additionally, Jennifer has been accepted as a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). This prestigious membership is recognized by judges and attorneys as preeminent family law practitioners with a high level of knowledge, skill and integrity.

Jennifer founded her firm on the cornerstone of honesty and responsive service, setting a policy that all client calls must be returned by a representative of the firm within 24 hours. Her clients, co-workers and business associates describe her as "caring and compassionate" yet "unphased by challenges" and "well centered and extremely focused." If Jennifer accepts your case, you can be assured that she will use her extensive knowledge, experience, and negotiation skills to work hard for you. If she is not the right lawyer to meet your objectives, she will be forthright and honest.

In addition to running a successful law practice with an impressive track record, Jennifer is a devoted wife, mother of two children, as well as a skier, runner and outdoors enthusiast.

Jennifer Works Hard for You:

In her domestic practice, Jennifer is committed to helping clients through the turmoil of divorce by clearly explaining and preparing them on how the legal system operates. She will pursue every legal advantage possible, while remaining focused and keeping her clients informed.

Jennifer's demonstrated successes, extensive background, and her years of court room experience as a prosecutor have prepared her to represent you. She has a reputation of solving even the most challenging and complex matters with integrity and steadfast results. Her prosecutorial experience has taught her to think quickly on her feet and gave her a masterful command of the rules of evidence and procedure, as well as properly trained her to deal with a wide array of individuals (including defendants, experts, and hostile witnesses). She is also well acquainted and respected by the district court and superior court judges all over the Commonwealth.

Jennifer is proud to deliver the benefits of her professional experience to her clients every day.

Law Practice Experience:

Jennifer Koiles Pratt has acted as the lead lawyer in more than 1000 family law matters, including but not limited to cases involving divorce, alimony, paternity, child support, child custody and visitation issues, guardianships and grandparent visitation.

During her career, she has frequently appeared in many family law district and superior courts, including but not limited to those courts located in:

• Salem
• Boston
• Cambridge
• Lawrence
• Lowell
• Lynn
• Peabody
• Newburyport
• Woburn

Prior to opening her own practice, Jennifer served as a prosecutor in the Middlesex District Attorney's Office and the Norfolk District Attorney's Office for approximately 10 years.

For a more detailed listing of her legal practice areas and experiences, click into the "Practice Areas" section of this site.

Mediation Experience:

Mediation is the process of facilitating dispute resolution through a neutral arbiter - a person who is not empowered to impose judgment, but who is trained in getting parties to engage in effective dialogue with an aim toward settlement.

In addition to her experience at trial, Jennifer has experience in mediation as both an advocate and a mediator, having received specific professional training in mediation.

In mediation, she has successfully resolved many issues, including but not limited to issues of:

• asset division
• child visitation
• child support
• cost of education
• debt allocation

Noteworthy Results in Practice:

Jennifer has obtained noteworthy results for many of her clients in actual practice. For a representative description of some of her significant successes, click into the "Noteworthy Results" section of this site.

Publications and Press:

Jennifer Koiles Pratt has been pursued for her legal commentary, analysis and quotes by several press outlets, including The Boston Globe, The Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, the Daily Evening News, the Lynn Item and the Lawrence-Eagle Tribune.

Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, Skiing, Running, Cooking, Tennis, Paddle boarding.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Alimony
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1996
  • California, 1995
  • Montana, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1995

Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington
    • J.D. cum laude - 1995
  • University of Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1991
    • Major: Economics

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker and Participant, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education

Honors and Awards

  • "Super Lawyer" in the practice of Family Law, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • "Rising Star” in the Super Lawyer category (a recognition extended to only five percent of Massachusetts attorneys under age 40). 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly –"Up and Coming" lawyers in the state of Massachusetts, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Greater Boston Family Law Inn of Court
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Essex County Estate Planning Council

Pro Bono Activities

  • USA 500 Club