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  • Company: DangerLaw, LLC
  • Title: Attorney
  • Service Area: All of Eastern Mass - including Worcester and Essex Counties, as well as the Cape and Islands.
  • Office Location: 60 Austin Street
About Me
  • Bio:

    Professional Experience
    Amanda J. Shuman is a skilled litigator, trained mediator, and is certified in the Collaborative Law Process, focusing her practice on all areas of family law and small business advising.

    Amanda's firmly believes that the court is a tool rather than a weapon.  Putting contested issues before a judge for feedback while moving the case forward procedurally often allows clients to amicably resolve their disputes without a full trial.  Amanda J. Shuman is results oriented, always striving to get her clients a durable agreement.

    Amanda is passionate about helping women entrepreneurs succeed. As an Advisory Board member with the Center for Women and Enterprise (CWE) Central Massachusetts, she has held office hours, taught in-person classes and webinars, and mentored a graduate of CWE’s business planning course. She also serves as an on-call “ask an Expert” for wiseHer, Inc., an online platform that connects entrepreneurs with experts, mentors, and coaches to help them with their business. Amanda’s latest initiative is a TV show on Ashland Community Media (WACA) to help individuals “find their superpowers,” whether starting their own businesses or remaking their lives after divorce.

    Before attending law school, Amanda worked as a Paralegal at Brand & Associates (now Brand & Tapply, LLC), a complex civil litigation and insurance defense firm in Wellesley, MA.  After law school, Amanda was the Business Development Specialist and General Counsel to Eyetechs, Inc., a consulting firm serving the ophthalmology industry.

    Amanda J. Shuman also served as a peer mentor at the Justice Bridge Legal Center, a nonprofit organization which focuses on providing affordable legal services and equal access to justice for those not otherwise served by the overtaxed legal aid system. Amanda is proud to have worked with Justice Bridge since the organization opened its doors in 2014, first as an attorney accepting referrals from the organization and later as a mentor to other attorneys.

    Prior to joining DangerLaw in May 2016, Amanda ran her own solo practice in Newton, focusing primarily on complex family law matters.


    • Named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer and Rising Star in Family Law for 2020
    • Featured/quoted in US News & World Report, wiseHer, Fit Small Business and Smallbizdaily and as a Staples small business podcast guest
    • Featured presenter for Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE), American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA) and wiseHer
    • Coauthor of a chapter on Recordkeeping and Electronic Medical Records for Principles and Practice in Ophthalmic Assisting: A Comprehensive Textbook, published in 2018

    Professional and Community Associations

    • Massachusetts Bar Association Leadership Academy Fellow, 2017-2018
    • Center for Women and Enterprise (CWE) Central Massachusetts Advisory Board
    • Polka Dot Powerhouse

    Admitted to Practice

    • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts

    Outside of DangerLaw
    In her spare time, Amanda enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking, and refinishing furniture.


    • University of Pittsburgh, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science and English Writing
    • University of Massachusetts School of Law, Juris Doctor (J.D.)

    Pronouns: she/her/hers 

  • Description of Services:

    Amanda J. Shuman specializes primarily in family law, asset protection and small business legal issues. She understands that legal matters can be stressful under the best of circumstances, so in addition to legal counsel, she provides her clients with the tools, resources, and support they need to navigate the troubled waters they're in.

    Her practice focuses on family law (divorce, custody, child support, modifications, prenuptial agreements, and contempt actions) as well as all aspects of asset protection. In addition to family law, Amanda J. Shuman also works with small businesses on a wide variety of development and legal aspects.

    As a settlement-focused litigation attorney, she strives to reach the best possible results for each client that are customized to their needs, and will allow them to positively move forward.

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