Mark I. Berson, Esq. practices as a lawyer and mediator. His practice focuses on family law, divorce, custody, visitation, support and modification, will contests, and property disputes.
Attorney Berson was born in Boston, Massachusetts and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont (1965). He received his LL.B from Suffolk University (1968) and his LL.M from New York University (1969). Attorney Berson was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1968.
Attorney Berson, listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers, was the Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1970 to 1972. He was a Board Member of the Board of Bar Overseers for the Supreme Judicial Court from 2001 to 2005. Attorney Berson was the Chair of the Clients’ Security Board of the Supreme Judicial Court in 2000 and a Board Member from 1995 to 2000. He was also a Hearing Officer for the Board of Bar Overseers of the Supreme Judicial Court from 1989 to 1995. He is a certified fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).
Attorney Berson was the President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the AAML from 1996 to 1997 and on the Board of Managers from 1989 to 1997 and Member of the Board of Examiners of the Massachusetts Chapter of the AAML. He held positions at the Massachusetts Bar Association. He was the Chair of the Fee Arbitration Board from 1986 to 1987 and was a Board Member of the Fee Arbitration Board 1982 to 1987. Attorney Berson is a Life Member and Louis Brandeis Fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation.
He is a former Chair of the Development Committee of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation. Attorney Berson has also held positions in the Franklin County Bar Association. He was President from 1987 to 1989 and on the Executive Committee from 1995 to 1999. He was elected as the Regional Delegate (Franklin, Hampshire, and Berkshire Counties) for the Massachusetts Bar Association Board of Delegates.
Attorney Berson was president of the Family Planning Council of Western Massachusetts from 1974 to 1998. From 1998 to 2001, he was the Chair of Tapestry Health Systems, Inc. He was the Chair of the Greenfield Charter Commission from 1982 to 1984 and then again from 2000 to 2002. In 1998, Attorney Berson was awarded the Community Service Award by the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association and the Margaret Sanger Award of the Family Planning Counsel of Western Massachusetts. Attorney Berson was awarded the Massachusetts Bar Association Community Service Award in 2002. He received the Pro Bono Publico Award of the Massachusetts Bar Association for Distinguished Service to the Profession. In 2005, the Supreme Judicial Court awarded Attorney Berson the John and John Quincy Adams Pro Bono Publico Award.
Attorney Berson served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1968-1974.
Attorney Berson is a member of the:
- American Bar Association
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
- Franklin County Bar Association
- Barnstable County Bar Association
- In The Matter of Tammy Sharif, (SJC 10708) 459 Mass. 558 (2011)
- Earl N. Spring, 380 Mass. 629; 405 N.E.2d 115 (1980)
- Guardianship of Roe III, 383 Mass. 415; 421 N.E.2d 40 (1981)
- Doe v. Doe, 365 Mass. 556; 314 N.E.2d 128 (1974)
- Deerfield Plastics Co., v. Hartford Ins. Co., (Trial Attorney) 404 Mass. 484; 536 N.E.2d 322 (1989)
- Local Lawyer Earn Peer Appreciation, The Recorder, Greenfield, MA - November 7, 2005