Recognition

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Massachusetts Court-Approved Mediation Program: Superior Court Department, Probate & Family Court Department, Land Court Department, Housing Court, Juvenile Court
  • Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration Housing Appeals Court Mediation Program Roster
  • U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution National Roster of Environmental Dispute Resolution and Consensus Building Professionals
  • Boston Facilitators Roundtable
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation 
  • Divorce Net
  • Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

Awards

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The Mediation Group received U.S. News - Best Lawyers' "Best Law Firms" in Boston, Massachusetts First-Tier Rankings for Mediation and Arbitration in 2017.  TMG previously held the First-Tier Ranking recognition in Mediation during the years of 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010.  U.S. News and Best Lawyers joined to rank more than 11,000 firms in the U.S. and their rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

Both Brad Honoroff and Jeffrey Stern were voted into the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. NADN is “an association whose membership consists of ADR professionals distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of civil and commercial conflict resolution, and by their commitment to the practice of alternative dispute resolution. Membership is by invitation only and limited to attorney mediators and arbitrators who have proven experience in the field. All Academy members have been thoroughly reviewed and found to meet stringent practice criteria. Members are amongst the most in-demand neutrals in their respective states, as selected by both peers and local litigation firms.”

Three of TMG’s neutrals have consistently appeared on the list of the Best Lawyers in America©: Brad Honoroff (most recently in 2018 for Mediation), Joel Reck (most recently in 2018 for Mediation and Real Estate), and Jeff Stern (recently in 2018 for Mediation and Arbitration).

Jeff Stern was also awarded the accolade of Best Lawyers® 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” for Mediation in Boston.  This honor is given to only a single lawyer for each category of a particular metropolitan area. In 2016, Jeff Stern was named the Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" in the area of arbitration for the community of Boston.  In 2017, Brad Honoroff was recognized by Best Lawyers® as the Mediation "Lawyer of the Year" in Boston. He previously was designated "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for Mediation in 2014.  

According to Best Lawyers: “Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the ‘Lawyer of the Year,’ making this accolade particularly significant. Lawyers being honored as ‘Lawyer of the Year” are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the exhaustive peer-review assessments we conduct with thousands of leading lawyers each year. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.”

Through 2011, the Boston Business Journal provided an annual ranking of the area’s largest ADR firms. The Mediation Group consistently featured in the top 15, most recently in the top 10 (specifically #7 in 2009, #8 in 2010 and #6 in 2011).

The Community Dispute Settlement Center has awarded all three of TMG’s principals with their annual Community Peacemakers Award: Brad Honoroff and Jane Honoroff in 2006, and David Matz in 2008.

In 2001, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health formally recognized The Mediation Group’s “valuable contribution to the development of the Health Insurance Consumer Protection Regulations for the Office of Patient Protection.”