Who are we?

LDRC exclusively provides Private Dispute Resolution services in Westwood and Northampton, Massachusetts, and other locations throughout New England. We heavily focus on divorce and other family law mediation, conciliation, arbitration and master proceedings, but also work with probate, and other matters. We began our practice together in January 2012, after 53 combined years as family law litigators, negotiators, mediators, Bill Levine's work as an arbitrator and Chouteau Levine's decade as a Massachusetts Probate and Family Court judge. We have raised families, divorced, married each other, and we are enjoying our grandparent years and work life together. We are doing this because we believe in it, and because it has exceeded our expectations as a professionally and personally fulfilling practice.

Why Private Dispute Resolution?

Private Dispute Resolution  includes mediation, conciliation, arbitration proceedings. It is almost always less costly in time and dollars than traditional representation or litigation; and it is always less taxing emotionally. Many people enmeshed in the stress of divorce, family law, probate and other disagreements will benefit from a confidential, non-or-less adversarial, expert and compassionate process in which to seek and craft solutions, with the help of skilled professionals who have seen and done it before. Some cases just need to be resolved in a litigated setting. Most do not.


Who may benefit?

Individuals, lawyers and other allied professionals can benefit from Private Dispute Resolution, consisting of mediation, conciliation, arbitration and master proceedings or other related processes. We work with parties alone (we always encourage prior and ongoing consultations with counsel) and with attorney-client teams in helping to move their cases productively towards mutually beneficial settlement. We work extensively with experts and other advisors when appropriate.

Why Us

We are efficient and effective at resolving cases by mediation, conciliation, arbitration and master proceedings, with decades of experience in sophisticated financial cases, difficult custody and complex probate matters. Bill Levine serves as a decision-maker when arbitration or master services are the outlet that will best spare litigants the costs, delays and agonies of public trial. We both draft comprehensive and well-crafted agreements, when requested, in cases where we mediate a resolution.

Where are we?

Our office space is comfortable, private, technologically current and handicapped accessible. Our main office is at 100 High Street (Route 109), Westwood, MA (right off Route 128). We have access to satellite conference space at 36 Service Center Road, Northampton, MA (just off I-91), and we frequently travel to attorneys’ offices, especially in Western MA, to conduct sessions or proceedings

Contact Us

Call us 781-708-4445 or 413-341-1017.

Email us at info@levinedisputeresolution.com.

Or, you may contact either of us directly at:

eclevine@levinedisputeresolution.com (Chouteau Levine)

wmlevine@levinedisputeresolution.com (Bill Levine)