47 Pleasant Street
Dover, MA 02030
Tel: 617-739-7335
Fax: 617-739-2769

Attorney Profiles


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 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

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.

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

• 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.

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.

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

Born: Boston, Massachusetts, June 5, 1960.

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