Nissenbaum Hickey LLC is dedicated to thePicture of Jerry Nissenbaum and Wendy o. Hickey practice of all aspects of matrimonial and family law. Established in 1967 Nissenbaum Hickey LLC partners include Gerald (Jerry) L. Nissenbaum, Wendy O. Hickey, and Madeline Celletti. Everyone's situation is unique and, of course, nothing can substitute for hiring a lawyer when divorcing or when dealing with the often complex legal issues that arise as a result of divorce. However, NissenbaumHickey have found that well informed clients usually make the best decisions. Read what our clients say about us.

We have an international reputation for handling the most challenging, precedent setting, complex and sometimes contentious family law cases with both the sensitivity and creativity they require. We are tenacious in presenting our clients case to successful resolution via mediation or if necessary in trial to the court as experienced litigators. We understand the sensitive and disruptive nature that legal resolution of family matters brings and we are focused on achieving a positive outcome in a child's life or in the lives of an entire family. The firm's reputation often makes it easier to resolve issues and cases and we invite you to discuss it with us.

Jerry and Wendy have been recognized as leaders by leading peer organizations including SuperLawyers magazine for over 10 years, founding membership and past President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers  (AAML) and International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL), the Martindale Hubbell directory which has awarded it an AV Preeminent rating, signifying the highest standards of professionalism, amongst others. They are admitted to practice in Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jerry has also been named one of the best divorce lawyers in the country by Town and Country, Worth and the best in town by Boston Magazine. He is rated  by Martindale-Hubble and listed in  Massachusetts SuperLawyers for Family and Appellate Law since 2004. He is a regular contributor in the Boston Herald and author. He has been a practicing trial lawyer and family law attorney in the Boston area since 1967.

Wendy O. Hickey has been working with Jerry since 1994, admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 2003, admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals (2007), and U.S. Supreme Court (2011). Selected as a Rising Star by Superlawyers in 2010-2012 she  was rated by Superlawyers for 2013-2014. In 2015 she became a fellow in the IAML. Wendy regularly writes on various family law topics for the Boston Bar Association.

Madeline Celletti has been with Nissenbaum Hickey since 1984. She was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1985 and the U.S. District Court. Her focus is on Divorce Law, Family Law, Custody, Torts,  Mediation, and Collaborative Law.


NISSENBAUM HICKEY LLC Family and Divorce Lawyers serves clients in Suffolk County, Middlesex County, Norfolk County, Essex County, Worcester County, and Plymouth County in Massachusetts, including the cities of Boston, Andover,Boxford, Cambridge, Somerville, Everett, Chelsea, Revere, Brookline, Winthrop, Arlington, Malden, Medford, Watertown, Waltham, Weston, Westwood, Cohasset,Duxbury, Newton, Dedham, Hingham, Plymouth, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Auburn, and Worcester