Attorney Tasha Buzzell
Thank you for visiting this page. My name is Tasha Buzzell, and I assist my clients with life’s many transitions and changes. I measure success in terms of reaching satisfying solutions that enrich my clients’ lives. I spend time with my clients discussing concerns, fears, and history, while encouraging clients to explore solutions and look towards the future so that they feel empowered to move forward with their lives.
After spending two years working closely with the Probate and Family Court judges in Massachusetts as a judicial law clerk, I have a unique understanding of the court process. The vast majority of my cases are resolved before trial using interest-based negotiations, collaborative techniques in which both parties receive what they need in order to reduce conflict, and a steady process of identifying your goals and finding a way to reach them. For those cases that do require time in court, I am always ready to fiercely advocate. I welcome the opportunity to assist you and welcome any inquiries you may have.
- Trained and experienced mediator: divorce, family law, elder law, child custody, divorce avoidance
- Court-appointed conciliator for Bristol County Probate and Family Court, with a heavy focus on child custody related conflicts
- Court-appointed Guardian ad Litem in child custody cases in Bristol County, Plymouth County, and Norfolk County. Mentor for new GALs.
- Court-appointed Guardian ad Litem in guardianships and conservatorships in Bristol County
- Court-appointed Guardian ad Litem for incapacitated persons in divorces in Bristol County
- Court-appointed Discovery Master (overseeing contested discovery) and real estate Special Master (overseeing and facilitating the sale of real estate in contested matters)
- CAFL (Children and Family Law) Appellate Panel member
- Member of Bristol County ARC volunteer program (attorneys representing children in contested custody cases)
- 2018 Sun Chronicle Top 20 Under 40 award recipient
- Pro Bono Service Awards from the First Justices and South Coastal Counties Legal Services
- 2006 JD Suffolk University Law School (with honors)
- 2002 BA Holy Cross (with concentration honors)
- Rappaport Fellowship Alumna (Harvard/Suffolk/Rappaport Institute). Worked at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Department of Violence and Injury Prevention, where I drafted legislation funded by then-Governor Mitt Romney, which increased program and service accessibility statewide for survivors of violence who had sensory, emotional and/or cognitive disabilities
- Merit Scholar at Suffolk University Law School
- Two-term Probate and Family Court Judicial Law Clerk in Bristol, Plymouth, Norfolk, Worcester and Suffolk Counties
- Featured in Suffolk University Law School Alumni Magazine, Boston Business Journal and the Christian Science Monitor
- Past 3 year Chair of the Arc of Bristol County’s Human Rights Committee, committee member for 7 years
- Member and Chair (2020-2021) of North Attleboro Charter Review Committee
- Past program coordinator at a family shelter for survivors of domestic violence
- National Sociology Honor Society and Sociological research presented internationally
James (Jim) Goldberg
Attorney Goldberg has retired from litigation as of June 30, 2017. His cases are now being handled by Attorney Buzzell.