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Jordana Kershner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Boston, MA

Baskin Kershner & Thorp, LLC
745 Boylston Street, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-266-1820
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Massachusetts Since: 2011
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Focusing her practice exclusively on family law matters, Jordana Kershner is a member of Baskin Kershner & Thorp, LLC. She attended Tulane University as an undergraduate, where she majored in political science and English and obtained a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in 2005. A few years later, Ms. Kershner went on to pursue her legal education at Boston University School of Law, and she served as the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Law & Medicine and was awarded internships with the Office of the Attorney General at Connecticut and with a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut before being awarded her Juris Doctor cum laude in 2011.

Ms. Kershner’s firm is located in Boston, Massachusetts, and she represents people throughout the greater metropolitan area. She guides her clients through the applicable legal issues of property division, spousal and child support, and child custody. An experienced courtroom advocate when litigation proves to be necessary, Ms. Kershner often helps her clients come to an accord on these matters through conciliation or through her handling the negotiations of a comprehensive settlement agreement.  Ms. Kershner also assists clients with pre- and post-nuptial agreements, post-divorce modifications, and paternity matters.

The adroit method in which Ms. Kershner handles what are often sensitive and emotional matters has earned her a great deal of respect from her colleagues, including a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo. Admitted to practice in Massachusetts since 2011, she stays abreast of current developments in family law through her participation in several professional organizations, including the Family Law Section of the Boston Bar Association, of which she is a co-chair, and the Greater Boston Family Law American Inn of Court. She regularly volunteers her time with the courts through the SERVE and Lawyer of the Day programs.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022

About Jordana Kershner

First Admitted: 2011, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Discussion of the Alimony Reform Act and the Child Support Guidelines, including a discussion of tax consequences of each and the methodologies for calculating support which has both child support and alimony component. The discussion will include timing, emancipation and dependency exemptions, Panelist, Divorce Fundamentals: Child Support and Alimony, Family Law
  • Presented best practices and law regarding Probate and Family Court Rule 401 Financial Statements., Panelist/presenter, Divorce Fundamentals: Financial Statements, Boston Bar Association, Family Law, 2020
  • Discussion including judges of the Probate and Family Court and practitioners regarding the role of third parties in contested custody matters (including DCF, police, GALs) and related evidentiary issues, Moderator, Third Parties in Contested Custody Matters, 29th Annual Family Law Conference, Family Law, 2019


Pro bono/Community Service

  • Settlement and Early Resolution Volunteer ("SERV") in Suffolk Probate and Family Court, volunteer 2018-present

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Court connected conciliator pursuant to Supreme Judicial Court Rule 1:18, certification received 2018

Educational Background

  • Tulane University, B.A. cum laude, 2005

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Law and Medicine, 2010-2011 academic year, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Panel moderation for the BBA's Family Law Section “Newer Bench Meets Bar” event. A unique opportunity to meet and hear directly from newly appointed sitting Justices their guidance about practicing in the Probate and Family Court generally and ask questions specifically about their courtroom practices.   , 2021
  • Presenter: BBA Divorce Fundamental Series, Child Support and Alimony, 2022
  • Presenter: BBA Divorce Fundamental Series, the Rule 401 Financial Statement, 2020
  • Panel Moderator: Third Parties in Contested Custody Matters at the 29th Annual Family Law Conference, 2019
  • Middlesex County Bar Association, member 2018-present
  • Greater Boston Family Law Inn of Court, member, 2017-present
  • Boston Bar Association, Family Law Section, Steering Committee Co-Chair 2020 - present
  • Boston Bar Association, Family Law Section, Newsletter Committee, co-chair, 2015-2020
  • Women's Bar Association, member, 2013-present
  • Boston Bar Association, Family Law Section, Newsletter Committee, member, 2013-2015
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Office Location for Jordana Kershner

745 Boylston Street
Suite 400
Boston, MA 02116

Phone: 617-266-1820

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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