Miriam Krell Bourke, Esq.
She / Her / Hers
GIVS Legal Coordinator, Attorney, Mediator & Parent
Miriam lives in Northampton, Massachusetts with her husband Andrew (GIVS co-founder) and occasionally their two college student daughters Ariel and Ilana.
Miriam has been an active lawyer since 1993, and opened her family law and mediation practice in 2004 with offices in Northampton and Greenfield. She focuses on less adversarial methods of dispute resolution including neutral mediation, Collaborative Law, negotiation, consultation and advocacy. She is also pleased to serve the newly formed Hampshire County Family Resolutions Specialty Court (FRSC) in an advisory capacity, and as neutral mediator or as attorney representing children and parents in individual cases.
Miriam has spent many years working with members of the LGBTQ community in divorces, parenting cases, guardianships, name changes, and other family matters. She welcomes referrals through Stonewall UMass and Local Trans Resources, GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), and her local bar associations. She is a member of the LGBTQ Bar Association, Hampshire County Bar Association, Franklin County Bar Association, and Massachusetts Bar Association.
Miriam is excited to be coordinating GIVS Legal and lawyer referrals for name and gender marker changes. She is also sharing educational and awareness-raising opportunities for local lawyers to better serve our clients and community.