Barbara Kellman

Sneider Kellman P.C.

Mediator and Attorney
Springfield, Massachusetts 01101


Business, Child Custody, Contract, Divorce, Employment, Family, Healthcare, Legal Separation


      Ms. Kellman received her Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in 1983 and has practiced law and mediation for the past thirty years in Minnesota and Massachusetts.  Ms. Kellman is also a graduate of the Boston University School of Social Work (MSW, 1980) and the University of Michigan Residential College (B.A., Theatre, 1975).



      Ms. Kellman served as General Counsel to the New England Deaconess Hospital (later BIDMC) for ten years and as Counsel to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Board of Registration in Nursing.  She mediated family law and other cases as a volunteer at Community Dispute Settlement Center (CDSC) in Cambridge, MA for many years and has been representing individuals in divorce and family law matters and providing mediation services in her current practice since 2010. She is a Board Member and Vice President of the Massachusetts Council of Family Mediation and a member of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council.  From 1998 to 2002 Ms. Kellman was affiliated with The Mediation Group in Brookline where she mediated and arbitrated employment, health care, family, and business disputes.



       Ms. Kellman has extensive training in mediation and negotiation, including courses at the Harvard Project on Negotiation, CDSC, the Equal Opportunity Commission (where she also served as a Mediator) and the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General.  She has trained and coached mediation students with CDSC and at Newton North High School, as well as in her private practice.




Sneider Kellman, PC, is a full-service law firm focused on domestic relations. Located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, and serving clients throughout the Boston area, we are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality of legal representation in family law matters such as child custody and parenting plans and parenting plans, parenting plans, divorce, child support and alimony.

Brookline divorce attorneys Arthur Sneider and Barbara Kellman offer every client close personal attention combined with legal strategies that are tailored to his or her personal and family needs. When you turn to our law firm for legal representation, we will communicate regularly with you and encourage you to contact us anytime you have a question or concern. We do this to make sure your needs are met and so we can adapt our strategy if and when circumstances change. We return telephone calls and e-mails promptly.

You Have Options: Mediation · Collaborative Law · Litigation

Lawyers at our firm understand the difficulties associated with litigation, and we work toward resolving each case in a dignified and cost-effective manner. Our goals are to get you in the best place you can be, and to do so quickly and efficiently. Often we can do this through collaborative law, mediation or skilled negotiation with the opposing party. Both, Attorney Arthur Sneider and Attorney Barbara Kellman are trained and experienced family law mediators.

Negotiation is not always the right strategy, especially when one side is hostile, resistant to compromise , and/or reluctant to take responsibility. When a settlement is not possible, we are ready to litigate the issues in court as zealously and aggressively as necessary. Our attorneys have extensive trial experience and vast skill navigating cases through the sometimes difficult court system, with an understanding and knowledge of court rules and procedures at trial and on appeal.

Having handled even the most complex and sophisticated litigation—including high net worth divorces involving complex asset structures, as well as child sex abuse cases and domestic violence cases—we have what it takes to stand up for our clients, to protect their rights and seek justice on their behalf.

Contact Sneider Kellman, PC · Newton Area Family Law Attorneys

For a free initial consultation with the Brookline and Boston family law attorneys at Sneider Kellman, PC, please call us at 617-651-3206 or toll free at 800-581-3029. You may also contact us online. We are conveniently located right on the Brookline Newton line on Route 9 in Chestnut Hill. Evening and weekend consultations are available by appointment. Credit cards are accepted and there is free parking and accessibility by public transportation.

Barbara Kellman

Mediator and Attorney

Sneider Kellman P.C.

Family and Divorce Law

Collaborative Law

Family and Business Mediation

1244 Boylston St., Ste. 200

Chestnut Hill,MA 02467  
(617) 278-1881

[email protected]

3/17/2014 12:24:11 PM
Description: Written by Barbara Kellman First Published by PCFINE CONNECTION VOL. 3, NO. 1 SPRING 2014 Psychoanalytic Couples & Family Institute of New