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MIRIAM KRELL BOURKE
Mediator & Attorney at Law

A graduate of Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts and the Washington College of Law at The American University in Washington, D.C., Attorney Bourke has been practicing law since 1992, with a focus on family law since 1997.  Attorney Bourke has also been professionally trained in Mediation and Collaborative Law, which encourage communication and cooperation between the parties.

In 1994, Attorney Bourke moved to Western Massachusetts, where she was an associate attorney with a small litigation office in Springfield for several years and then with the Greenfield law firm of Stobierski & Stobierski until October 2004.  She handled family and probate matters as well as general civil litigation.

In November 2004, she opened her own law office in Greenfield, Massachusetts, concentrating in family law and mediation, and in 2006 opened a second office in Northampton, Massachusetts, serving Hampshire and Franklin counties.  She works with spouses, unmarried partners, parents and children in divorce, paternity, custody, adoption, guardianship and other family matters.

Attorney Bourke lives with her husband and two children in Northampton.  She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar (1994), the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Hampshire County Bar Association, the Franklin County Bar Association, the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation and the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, Inc.  She serves on the Family Resolutions Specialty Court Advisory Board for the Hampshire County Probate and Family Court, and the panel for Franklin County Bar Advocates for Children and for Women. She also served on the Hampshire County Bar Association Executive Committee, the Franklin County Families in Transition Steering Committee, the Board for the Northampton Education Foundation, and the Board of Directors (two years as President) for the The Northampton Survival Center, an emergency food pantry.