Law Office of

Nora Daniels

personal service and expertise

Mediation by Choice

45 Cherry Place

Newton, MA  02465

Tel: 781-444-8888

Fax: 617-969-6922


Attorney Profile...

Ms. Daniels is a former equestrian, having ridden in the United States as a Medal McClay contender and in open jumping as well as having ridden steeplechase in Europe. She is a graduate of Bishop Feehan High School, in Attleboro Massachusetts, and she received a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from Wheaton College. While at Wheaton, Nora Daniels was chosen to be a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was a Dana Scholar. Additionally while attending college, she actively participated in the International Club where she was elected as Treasurer for two years. After graduating from Wheaton College and traveling through Europe, she enrolled in Law School. During Law School Nora Daniels worked with special needs and abused children, and was interned as a Clerk to the Rhode Island Superior Court. She graduated from New England School of Law, cum laude in 1987. After working in small practice firms and heading her own practice, she joined Portnoy and Greene, P. C. as the Litigation Partner. After serving as Litigation Partner at Portnoy and Greene, Attorney Nora Daniels returned to heading her own practice, in order to have more personal and direct contact in assisting her clients, and to further expand her Mediation and Collaborative Law Practice.

Nora Daniels background includes over twenty-five years of courtroom experience. Additionally, Nora Daniels is a trained Mediator and an active proponent of Collaborative Law. She is an editor of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Journal. She has contributed to the Boston Women's Journal, and she is a contributor to other periodicals and law journals. She has lectured, particularly in the areas of Family Law and Collaborative Law for various organizations including local Chambers of Commerce. She has been interviewed by the Improper Bostonian.

Attorney Nora Daniels is a member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (MCFM), the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council (MCLC), the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), the Women Lawyers Network (WLN), the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) and the American Bar Association (ABA).

Why work with Nora Daniels?

:: Over twenty-five years of experience in the Massachusetts and Federal Court Systems, trying matters and issues, drafting complex documents, and experience in multi-level negotiations.

:: An active commitment to problem solving and best interests of my clients.

:: Ongoing concern and enthusiasm in determining what are the most cost effective and long range solutions for my clients.

:: I am committed to a holistic approach; i.e. when a client wants more than a 'quick fix' of a problem/situation, I will always attempt to discern how issues/problems may affect the other areas of a client or entity's functioning and attempt to get the client to commit to long range goals and the realization that the actions and decisions they make today, may have long lasting effects into their/the entity's future; to plan is to grow. 

:: I believe that Mediation and Collaborative Law are very often the most effective, productive, pro-active and satisfying approaches for clients. They are the direction which the practice of law should follow whenever possible. Litigation is a necessity in certain matters, but before litigating a matter, clients should be made aware of the often 'hidden costs' of litigation and it is an attorneys responsibility to present options to clients and to seek to provide clients with the information necessary to make informed decisions.