Kristine Ann Cummings

Kristine Ann Cummings

Kristine Ann Cummings

Partner

Ms. Cummings has more than a decade of experience representing clients in a broad range of domestic relations matters. Her practice encompasses all aspects of matrimonial and family law, including divorce, child support, custody, modification, contempt, removal, domestic violence and paternity matters. She is experienced in handling high-conflict custody disputes and works closely with court appointed Guardians ad Litem, forensic psychologists and psychiatrists, mediators, parent coordinators and conciliators. She is certified by the American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators and regularly handles cases that involve complex financial and tax issues.

Education And Distinctions

  • Boston College Law School, J.D.
  • Temple University, B.A., magna cum laude
  • Named Massachusetts Super Lawyers® Rising Star for ten consecutive years (2010-2019)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating®
  • Certified Financial Litigator from the American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators.

More About Kristine Ann Cummings

Ms. Cummings is a skilled litigator and has extensive courtroom and trial experience, zealously advocating for clients in connection with divorce, child support, alimony, custody, domestic violence, modification and paternity matters. She has negotiated hundreds of settlement agreements on behalf of clients, assisting them in reaching a fair and equitable resolution in a swift and cost-effective manner. She is well respected as a zealous, practical and compassionate advocate, bringing a thorough knowledge of the law, exceptional problem solving skills, and sensitivity to the complexities and emotional realities of each client's situation.

Ms. Cummings is steadfastly committed to public service and the betterment of the legal profession. She regularly serves as a faculty member and panelist for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education programs and Boston Bar Association Seminars. She has served on the Steering Committee of the Family Law Section of the Boston Bar Association where she held the position of Public Service Committee Co-Chair. Ms. Cummings frequently contributes pro bono services to the community through the Lawyer of the Day program in the Norfolk County Probate and Family Court and the Women’s Bar Foundation’s Family Law Project for Battered Women.

Ms. Cummings is actively involved in the Boston community and serves as a member of the Junior League of Boston and the Beacon Hill Civic Association. She is an avid sailor and volunteers her time at Community Boating, Inc.

Teaching and Publications

  • Co-Chair, MCLE Leveraging Pretrial Preparation to Resolve Family Law Cases Short of Trial
  • Panelist, MCLE Divorce Law Basics
  • Contributing Author, MCLE Judicial Forum (2010-2017)

Professional Associations

  • Member and past Co-Chair of the Pro-Bono Committee of the Family Law Section of the Boston Bar Association
  • Member of the Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member of the Women's Bar Association

Testimonials

  • "Kristine Ann Cummings is one of the most committed attorneys I have worked with to date; she is a very hard worker and extremely good at keeping me (the client) informed. Kristine was amazingly thorough and creative in her search for cases relevant to my own. I found Kristine very capable of keeping me focused on each step of the process which I considered to be quite daunting. Though Kristine is empathic, her ability to keep the broader perspective in focus for me was extremely helpful. Kristine was a very calming and empowering presence as I went through the legal process that involved very personal aspects of my life. I find Kristine to be that rare combination of kind, hard working and of unquestionable integrity. I would highly recommend Kristine, and I do believe one would be fortunate to engage her services."
  • "I feel fortunate that I had Kristine Cummings representing me and my interests in a long, drawn-out divorce. Kristine is sympathetic, caring, and compassionate as well as professional, charismatic and tough. She has a way of explaining things to me that both calms my nerves and helps me understand the complex laws and issues we are faced with. She is extremely diligent, hard-working and knowledgeable. And she gave me strength and confidence through a very difficult, emotional process. I was very comfortable with her representation and support, and thankful that she was by my side. She continues to advise me on various matters and I'm grateful to have her support and legal counsel to lean on."
  • "Kristine Cummings came highly recommended by a good friend. I was in the early stages of what seemed to be a mostly amicable divorce. I met with Kristine and she thoughtfully and carefully talked me through the divorce process. It was evident in the first meeting that Kristine was highly intelligent and had a vast and concise knowledge of family law. She carefully listened and assessed the details of my personal situation and agreed to work with me. As things quickly became contentious with the other side's aggressive lawyer, Kristine was a voice of reason; firm and direct in her insistence on 'bringing the temperature down.'"
  • "Kristine made navigating a difficult legal process, almost as pain-free as possible. She was readily available via email and phone, and kept me informed each step of the way. Kristine was truly compassionate throughout the process and I would be pleased to recommend her services as an attorney."
  • "I had the good fortune of working with Kristine recently on a litigated matter. She is hard-working, persistent, and practical. Kristine demonstrated a strong grasp of the law, as well as a thorough understanding of the pertinent facts of our case. At all times, she was prepared for meetings and hearings, but open to reasonable settlement suggestions. I highly recommend her."
  • "I highly recommend Kristine Cummings for family law matters. A close family friend experienced a unique and complicated domestic issue that involved state family and property laws as well as federal privacy laws. The matter required immediate attention and advice. Kristine had determined a strategic direction after discussing the matter internally at the firm and socializing it to a confidential network, but circumstances changed and escalated. Kristine was remarkably cool under pressure and stuck to the well-researched approach and position despite the growing temptation to change course. Kristine was smart, strategic, knowledgeable and, importantly, responsive to communications in a stressful situation and compassionate in her approach."
  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | U.S.News & World Report | 2019
  • Preeminent AV | LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability