Doris has been selected by the 2013 "Best Lawyers in America" for her specialty in Collaborative Family Law.
Doris Tennant specializes in domestic relations law, handling cases that often involve complex financial and business issues. Aware of the emotional and financial costs of litigation, she decided several years ago to facilitate the resolution of disputes without taking them to the judge. She uses the "Collaborative Law" process, in which parties and their attorneys commit to settling without going to court. Doris also mediates and arbitrates family law matters and family business and workplace disputes, serves as a parenting coordinator in high conflict cases, and is certified as a family mediator by the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation.
Before specializing in family law, Doris was a civil litigator focusing on bankruptcy and creditor's rights at the Boston firms of Palmer & Dodge and Widett Slater & Goldman. Doris taught at Suffolk University Law School's Academic Support Program and was a Guberman Teaching Fellow and Adjunct Lecturer in Legal Studies at Brandeis University. Prior to attending law school, she directed the expository writing program at Marlboro College in Marlboro, Vermont.