Saving Clients Money By Resolving Matters Cooperatively Whenever Possible.

Attorney Debra L. Smith has been licensed to practice law in Massachusetts since 1983 and in Colorado since 1992.  Ms. Smith was admitted to the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts and the U.S. Appeals Court in 1984 and the U.S. Supreme Court in 1989.  She practices in the District, Superior, Juvenile and Probate and Family courts in Eastern Massachusetts.  Ms. Smith is a Justice of  the Peace in Massachusetts.


Attorney Smith has a bachelor of science degree from Boston University’s School of Education and a juris doctor degree from New England School of Law.  She took graduate coursework in health education at the University of Maryland. She has been trained as a Mediator as she took classes in Basic Mediation and Advanced Divorce Mediation in Massachusetts.  Attorney Smith has received training in Collaborative Law.

Attorney Smith was interviewed for the Watertown Business Report which has been broadcast on Watertown Cable Access Television.

Professional Memberships

Massachusetts Bar Association,

Massachusetts Council on Family  Mediation, Inc.,

Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, Inc.,

The Divorce Center, Inc. and

Massachusetts Justice of the Peace Association, Inc.

Disclaimer and Policy

All statements made on this web site are for informational purposes only. Nothing contained herein should be construed as a legal opinion by Debra L. Smith.  Fee Agreements are required in all cases where Ms. Smith is retained for representation in legal matters.


Some of Ms. Smith’s photographs were on display at the Watertown Free Public Library in the T. Ross Kelly Family Gallery on the second floor at the Watertown Free Public Library at 123 Main Street in Watertown, Massachusetts:

in September 2012 and December 2012 (as part of the holiday show) in exhibits called ”Remember Getting Away…”
in April, 2011, in an exhibit called ”Color and Light, a Treat for the Eyes“ and in April 2010 and July 2010, in an exhibit called ”Positive Emotions.”
In December 2007 and December 2008, Ms. Smith’s photographs were exhibited in shows called ”Art of the Seasons.”  at the Watertown Free Public Library and in February 2010, at the Arlington Center for the Arts at the Tufts Street Community Gallery.  Ms. Smith has taken wonderful photographs of participants at the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, Inc.’s Annual Institutes.  Please visit in the Family Mediation Quarterly to view the pictures.


Please visit to view other photographs.

All photographs contained on this web site were taken by Debra L. Smith and are the property of Debra L. Smith.  The photographs are protected by United States copyright laws. All Rights Reserved. The photographs may not be reproduced or altered without the written permission of Debra L. Smith.

mba eco challenge

Ms. Smith was a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Eco Challenge Task Force.  She was one of the Signature Signers of the Massachusetts Bar Association Eco Challenge.   The list of Pledge Partners are listed on the Massachusetts Bar Association website at: To view the Green Guidelines, please visit:


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Attorney at Law and Mediator