Miriam G. Altman concentrates her legal practice in divorce and family law matters. Following her admission to the Massachusetts Bar in 1985, she represented individuals in matrimonial law cases and civil litigation at the Boston law firm of Sherburne, Powers & Needham, PC, now known as Holland & Knight, LLP. As a partner, she served as chair of the firm’s family law department. In 2002, she established the predecessor firm to Law Offices of Miriam G. Altman, PC, in Lexington, MA.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Ms. Altman received a BA from Barnard College, magna cum laude, and a JD degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 1984, where she was an editor of the American Criminal Law Review. She clerked for the Honorable Justice Joseph P. Warner of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. She is admitted to the state and federal courts of Massachusetts and has argued before the Massachusetts Appeals Court, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, United States District Court, and the United States Court of Appeals First Circuit. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Family Law Section.
Ms. Altman’s publications include, “Litigating Domestic Abuse Cases,” which appeared in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. She lectures in the field of family law for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. Ms. Altman is the co-author of “Department of Children and Families Reports in Divorce, Modification, and Paternity Custody Case Trials,” Massachusetts Family Law Journal, Volume 27, Issue No. 5, September, 2009. Attorney Altman has appeared as a featured speaker on divorce on “Money Matters Radio,” WBNW AM 1120.
Attorney Miriam G. Altman has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell for meeting the highest standards of legal ability and ethics. Ms. Altman has also been listed in Boston.com’s Top Rated Lawyers, 2012 edition.