Margaret R. Kerouac, Orr & Reno
Recognized as a Lawyer of the Year in Family Law
We selected eight Lawyers of the Year for portraits and asked them to share a favorite quotation and to tell us why they love what they do. These profiles appeared along with Woodward/White’s annual Best Lawyers in America list, as published in our November issue.
“The courts of this country should not be the places where resolution of disputes begins. They should be the places where the disputes end after alternative methods of resolving disputes have been considered and tried.” — Justice Sandra Day O’Connor
Why do you love what you do? “For the last 20 years, my niche has been high-asset and complex divorce cases. It’s interesting and intellectually challenging work. I feel extremely fortunate to have such a practice. While I will always cultivate and continue my litigation practice, what I enjoy most is helping clients resolve their cases in a private, cooperative and dignified way whenever reasonably possible, mostly through collaborative law and mediation. I enjoy the nature of those cases, and the clients enjoy the faster, creative, client-driven results and the civility of the process. It is incredibly satisfying to help good people through one of the most difficult times of their lives in a way that minimizes financial, emotional and other forms of damage.”
Orr & Reno
45 S Main St., Concord