Marc J. Cooper

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Wellesley, MA

Fields Dennis & Cooper LLP
 | 80 William Street, Suite 210
Wellesley, MA 02481
Phone: 781-489-3263
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

As a partner at Fields, Dennis & Cooper LLP, Marc J. Cooper is committed to representing clients in Weston, Needham, Newton, Boston, Brookline and Wellesley, Massachusetts. He dedicates his practice to handling family law matters that involve the following: high-asset divorce, mediation, arbitration, litigation, support, complex property issues, child custody, parenting plans, paternity, valuations, forensic investigations, premarital agreements and post-judgment issues.

In 1979, Mr. Cooper earned a Bachelor of Arts from Muhlenberg College. He went on to receive a Juris Doctor in 1982 from the Suffolk University Law School.

For more than three decades, Mr. Cooper has been focused solely on helping families resolve matters such as divorce and asset division. Particularly sensitive to cases that involve children, he uses alternative dispute resolution to guide clients through their legal issues respectfully and efficiently. Mr. Cooper is certified by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as a family law arbitrator and by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification as a family law advocate.

Taking a compassionate approach to every case, Mr. Cooper has established a reputation of success. He has been widely recognized for his professional expertise, both locally and nationally. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2013.* He has been awarded the “AV Preeminent” rating by Lexis/Nexis Martindale Hubbel in recognition of legal ability and ethical standards, which is the highest possible Peer Review rating granted.** He has been a fellow in the AAML since 1995, has held every office in the Massachusetts Chapter including the office of President from 2011 to 2013, and has been involved at the National level as well. He is a Family law Certified Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy which certifies only a total of 4% of attorneys across the country in each area of practice for which Certification is possible. He has been a Massachusetts Super Lawyer and a Top New England Attorney since 2005, which is an achievement granted to only the top 5% of family law attorneys in Massachusetts and New England. Marc is also a Founding Member in the American Association of Certified Financial Litigators, as well as a member of various other legal organizations.

Marc has been actively involved in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers at both the state and national level.  He is a respected contributor to numerous continuing legal education programs, Marc guest lectures at law schools and has been appointed by Judges of the Probate & Family Court as a Master in pending divorce and modification actions. A prolific writer, he has written extensively about domestic relations practice in Massachusetts, equitable distribution of property across the country, and other Family Law issues.

*The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

** AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Family Law: Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Father's Rights


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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2017

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About Marc Cooper

Admitted: 1982, Massachusetts

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Honors and Awards:

  • “Honored Member” – Worldwide Registry 
  • – Top Family Law, and Divorce Attorney, Client’s Choice Award, and Top Contributor with “Superb Rating”
  • Certified Family Law Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Appointment to the Governor's Workshop on Child Related Legislation, 2012
  • President's Award, Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2002
  • "AV Preeminent" rating by LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Attorney in New England, 2005 – present
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2013 – present

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Certified Arbitrator

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Past President and Vice President, Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (MAAML)
  • Member, Board of Managers, Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (MAAML) 
  • ProVisors – The Professional Network Group
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Family and Probate American Inn of Court
  • American Inns of Court
  • American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators (AACFL) – Founding Member
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA)
  • AAML Charitable Foundation
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Sail Your Way Through Divorce/Separation with Other Divorce Professionals – July 2015 
  • Opening the Door to Divorce Professionals – June 2015 
  • Cooper & Coyle tackle divorce from A-Z – May 2015
  • AAML New England Regional Symposium – May 2013
  • Private Presentations to Professional Organizations, 2014 – present
  • MCLE Divorce Finance Summit – January 2013
  • MCLE Alimony Summit – October 2012
  • MCLE 2012 Case Law Update – Faculty – June 2012
  • AAML Annual National Meeting "Privacy Requirements for Legal Practices" – October 2011
  • MBA 21st Annual Family Law Conference – October 2011
  • MCLE Alimony Summit – October 2011
  • MCLE Family Law Case Update – June 2011

Educational Background:

  • Muhlenberg College, B.A. with honors, 1979

Industry Groups

  • AAML
  • BBA
  • MBA
  • NBTA
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    Office Location for Marc J. Cooper

    80 William Street
    Suite 210
    Wellesley, MA 02481

    Phone: 781-489-3263


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