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Brookline, MA 02467
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Vanda Marie Khadem

Vanda Marie Khadem represents clients both in family law cases and special education matters. She is an experienced Mediator and Parent Coordinator and also serves as a Guardian ad Litem in cases involving children with special needs.

Practice Areas

Family Law and Divorce
  Child Custody; child Support; visitation rights; alimony; marital property division; pre-marital agreements; guardianship; paternity; restraining orders; modification; contempt; mediation; parent coordinator services; Guardian Ad Litem; guardianships
Mediation
  Mediation of divorce and post-divorce issues, including the drafting of all necessary court documents
Special Education Law and Advocacy
  Representation of children with disabilities; concentration on children with autism spectrum and related disorders relative to educational placement and services
Guardian Ad Litem/Parenting Coordinator
  Focus on families with children having special needs

Experience
Attorney Khadem has represented clients for over 20 years before the Massachusetts courts.

Admitted 1986, Massachusetts; 1987, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; 1992, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Education
Suffolk University, J.D., 1986
Harvard Law School Mediation Program, 1997
Bryn Mawr College, B.A., Political Science, 1982

Professional Affiliations
• Massachusetts Bar Association, since 1995
• Chair, Racial Reconciliation Subcommittee
• American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section, 1994-1998
• Vice-chair, Community Based and Peer Mediation Programs Committee of the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section, 1995-1998

Distinctions
• Executive Board Member, Suffolk University Law School Moot Court Board
• Best Oral Advocate at Suffolk Law School First Year Moot Court Competition
• Author: "Issues to Consider When Settling a Case for Joint Custody," MBA Civil Litigation Section News, Vol.XV No.1, 1992; "How to Use the MMDC Effectively," Mass. Lawyers Weekly, Vol.26 No.5, Oct. 6, 1997.

Press
Attorney Khadem is a frequent lecturer on Autism and special education issues. She was featured on Channel Five New England Chronicle News and Autism One Radio and was covered in Health on the Hill, a publication of the House Committee on Public Health for her testimony in support of a bill promoting vaccine safety.

Community Service
• Founder and President, Autism Higher Education Foundation, Inc.
• Board member, The Gottschall Autism Center

Additional languages
French and Farsi.

Contact
E-mail: vkhadem@khademlaw.com.
Tel: (617)739-7335

Born: Boston, Massachusetts, June 5, 1960.

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