Jennifer Clapp is passionate about her profession as a family law attorney and devoted to guiding her clients constructively and effectively through one of the most trying periods they may ever experience. She views her role as both a principled advocate and a practical, calming presence during a difficult time. Together, she and her clients lay the foundation and build the framework for the next chapter of their lives.
Jenny has practiced family law exclusively, since beginning her legal career in 2003. As a result of this concentration, she has developed the skills and expertise to help her clients navigate the legal process in a constructive and effective manner. She represents clients in a broad array of family law cases including complaints for divorce; modifications and removals; complaints for civil and criminal contempt; the preparation of pre-marital and post-nuptial agreements; mediation; and paternity proceedings. In addition to being a courtroom advocate, Jenny is a trained mediator who, when jointly engaged by a couple, facilitates the negotiation of agreements.
She has experience dividing complex marital assets including, but not limited to, closely-held business interests; executive compensation; and gifted and inherited assets. She routinely assist clients with the negotiation of child support and alimony obligations.
As an active member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliator Courts, Jenny is able to connect her clients with therapists and other experts who can support and guide on difficult parenting issues, or the development of a parenting plan that is tailored to meet each child’s specific needs.
Jenny has been recognized by her peers in Massachusetts and nationally. She is listed in the 2013 – 2022 editions of Best Lawyers in America, a respected national peer review guide and has been recognized by her colleagues as a Super Lawyer Rising Star from 2010 – 2013 and as a Super Lawyer from 2014 – 2023. She is the former Chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Family Law Section Council and continues to be active with the bar associations which allows her to stay on the cutting edge of developments in family law.
When not working, you’ll find Jenny cultivating friendships, geeking out over birds and plants, visiting an art museum, or listening to music. After growing up as a land-locked Midwesterner, she never tires of going to the beach — even on cold, gray days! She loves spending time with family and friends, sending old-fashioned handwritten notes, and hosting impromptu gatherings on the patio. Jenny travels as often as she can; recognizing that seeing a new place or experiencing another culture helps her approach her life (and her work!) with fresh eyes.
- Best Lawyers in America (2013 – 2022)
- Super Lawyer Rising Star (2010 – 2013)
- Super Lawyer (2014 – 2023)
- Massachusetts Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliator Courts, Past President
- Massachusetts Bar Association, Former Chair of the Family Law Section Council
- Child Support Guidelines Taskforce (2017)