Attorney Bios

Miguel Law Offices provides clients with experienced, skilled legal services at reasonable prices. Unlike some other law firms, my practice is focused on the areas of family law, employment law, criminal law, personal injury and business law.

Attorney Jennifer Smith Miguel

I have years of experience in the practice of law. Prior to opening Miguel Law Offices, I was a partner at Casey and Thompson, P.C., where I was employed for more than 10 years. By establishing Miguel Law Offices, I am a lawyer who brings a fresh, caring and client-centered approach to the practice of law.

I am regarded as an outstanding litigator and advocate for my clients. I also bring to the practice my own personal divorce experience. I, too, have gone through the steps of separation and divorce. I offer a unique understanding and empathy to my clients (which many other divorce attorneys cannot) and also the knowledge and experience as a practicing divorce attorney.

My law office's environment is different from most. I am genuinely interested in and invested in seeking justice for my clients. I offer competitive fees and rates. I am honest and devoted to my clients. They work directly with me and never with an associate or paralegal.

By concentrating my practice on family law, including divorce, custody, child support, alimony, domestic violence and employment law, I am able to stay current with the changes in the law. I also use my superior negotiation and advocacy skills. Clients and peers have commented on my ability to anticipate the needs of my clients. I have a proven track record of success and have earned the respect of judges, peers and clients alike.

I am the mother of two young children. Born and raised in Attleboro, I lived for a period of time in Fall River and New Hampshire. I am now proud to call Somerset my home town.

Email: Jennifer@miguellawoffices.com

Profile:

Bar Admissions:
Massachusetts, 1997

Education:New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, 1997 J.D.

Honors:
Cum Laude
Graduated Top 10% of Class
New Eng Scholar 1996, 1997 (Superior Academic Achievement)
Dean's List 1996 & 1997
Cali Award Conflicts of Law
Cali Award Trial Practice

Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, 1992 B.S.
Honors:
Cum Laude
Phi Sigma Alpha Honor Society
Dean's List 1992
Honorable Shea Scholarship Award
Major: Political Science

Bristol Community College, Fall River, Massachusetts, 1989 A.A.
Honors:
With Honors
Dean's List
Major: Business

Representative Cases:
Roland Rogers v. Town of Plainville, 1999 MASS App. Div. 210 (District CT 1999)
Peter Gariepy vs. Department of Corrections, Massachusetts Civil Service Commission docket no: D-04-361

Certifications:
Certified Massachusetts probate and family law conciliator
Former Certified Guardian ad Litem

Honors and Awards:
New Center for Legal Advocacy - Child Guardian Ad Litem Program Court of Appeals, 2003
First Justices Award for Pro Bono Excellence, 2013, 2014, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Massachusetts Bar Association, 1997 - Present
Member

Bristol County Bar Association, 1997 - Present
Member

Fall River Bar Association, 2006 - Present
Member

Past Employment Positions:
Casey and Thompson, P.C., Partner, 1996 - 2006
Suffolk County House of Corrections, Student Attorney, 1996
Jordan Marsh/ Macy's 1988- 1994