Jennifer Clapp

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Wellesley, MA

Clapp Family Law LLC
 | 380 Washington St., Suite 300
Wellesley, MA 02481
Phone: 781-263-7320
Fax: 781-232-5562
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Jennifer R. Clapp is the founder of Clapp Family Law in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Ms. Clapp devotes her practice exclusively to family law and serves clients in Wellesley, Boston, west of Boston and throughout Massachusetts.

Ms. Clapp has more than 10 years of legal experience and handles matters, including divorce, paternity and the drafting of premarital and postnuptial agreements. She has both litigation and mediation experience. Over the course of her career, she has represented both adults and juveniles in state, appellate and probate court.

A former adjunct professor at Boston College School of Social Work, Ms. Clapp lectured on legal topics, including constitutional law, family law, guardianships and mental health law. She has also lectured to various groups, including the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Boston Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Ms. Clapp is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and the Massachusetts Family & Probate American Inn of Court. In recognition of her accomplishments, “The Best Lawyers in America” has included her in the publication several years in a row.

Ms. Clapp received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio. She earned her law degree from American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C., and became a licensed attorney in Massachusetts in 2003. Following law school, she clerked at the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court and went on to practice at a Wellesley-based firm for 13 years before founding Clapp Family Law.

Practice Areas
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Family Law (100%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2010 - 2013

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About Jennifer Clapp

Admitted: 2003, Massachusetts


  • Best Lawyers in America, 2013 - 2018
  • Volunteer Recognition Award, Massachusetts Bar Association, 2016
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star, Boston Magazine, 2010 - 2013
  • Super Lawyer, Boston Magazine, 2014 - 2018

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Trained Family Law Mediator.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Massachusetts, December 2003
  • Massachusetts Bar Association Family Law Section Council; Association of Family and Conciliator Courts; Massachusetts Association of Guardian ad Litems; Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation.
  • Member, American Inns of Court, Massachusetts Chapter

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lecturer, Evidentiary Issues Related to Privilege and Other Protections Against Disclosure, Massachusetts Bar Association, May 2018
  • Adjunct Professor, Boston College, 2014 - 2017
  • Lecturer, Asset Planning for Divorce Clients, Massachusetts Bar Association, November 2010
  • Lecturer, Parental Alienation: Strategies for Identification, Client Management and Remedying, Massachusetts Bar Association, November 2011
  • Lecturer, Contempt Issues in the Probate and Family Court, Massachusetts Bar Association, February 2012
  • Lecturer, Perception, Memory, Credibility and the Truth, Boston Bar Association, October 2012
  • Lecturer, Child Support Guidelines Review, Massachusetts Bar Association, November 2012
  • Lecturer, Three-part series on the Effect of the Heroine Epidemic, Association of Family and Conciliator Courts, April, May, and June 2016
  • Lecturer, A 360 Degree Look at GAL Investigations/Evaluations, Association of Family and Conciliator Courts, May 2017
  • Lecturer, Child Support Guidelines Review, Massachusetts Bar Association, July 2017

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Hiram College, 2000. Juris Doctorate, American University Washington College of Law, 2003.
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Office Location for Jennifer Clapp

380 Washington St.
Suite 300
Wellesley, MA 02481

Phone: 781-263-7320

Fax: 781-232-5562

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Last Updated: 9/9/2019

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