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Do you have a will that needs to be probated? Has someone died without a will and you are unsure of what to do? Massachusetts has a “Uniform Probate Code” which describes the process to use to probate an estate both when there is a will or there is no will. Feel free to contact me to discuss the process that applies to your circumstances.

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Wills & Estate Planning

Do you have a will or estate plan? Regardless of your age, you should have one. I can tailor a will or estate plan for your particular circumstances. Sometimes, a simple will may be sufficient. Other times more than just a will could be appropriate, depending on your situation. Feel free to contact me to discuss your situation.

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Personal Injury/Car Accidents

Have you been involved in an auto accident or injured as a pedestrian or a bicyclist? Have you suffered injury due to a fall or someone else’s negligence? If you have, It is important for you take certain steps to protect your rights and you should consult an attorney. I have been handling personal injury cases since 1983.

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Do you have a question about whether a next door neighbor can build a house or add an addition to their house because it will impact your property? Do you need to file for a variance or a special permit in your community? Are you concerned about a neighbor who is asking for a variance or a special permit because it might impact your property? If you do, then I can discuss the situation with you.

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Civil Litigation

Has someone sued you? Are you thinking of suing someone? If you are in a lawsuit or thinking about suing someone, it is important to hire an attorney who has courtroom experience. I tried my first jury case in 1983. I can analyze your situation and provide you with an unbiased assessment of its strengths and weaknesses . I can also discuss the procedures that your case would likely follow if it does go to court.

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Real Estate Law

Are you buying or selling a house and are about to make or accept an offer? Do you have a dispute with a neighbor over a boundary line, an easement , or an encroachment? I have over 38 years of experience in real estate law.

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I have found that maintaining personal contact with a client is essential for a healthy attorney-client relationship. All too often, in our busy, high tech life, many people lack this personal touch. I spend whatever time it takes to insure that I understand a client's situation. Thereafter, I work not only to provide my clients with the best advice and representation possible, but to insure that they understand the reasons behind my advice. I pride myself on timely returning phone calls and e-mails.


An undergraduate degree at Harvard College, a law degree from Georgetown Law, service as a law clerk to a federal judge, 39 years of experience in law firm and corporate settings, and just good common sense acquired from many years of political experience and life in general all combine to give me a skill set that I use to represent my clients.

  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Personal Inury, including car accidents
  • Civil Litigation
  • Zoning 
  • Real Estate 


Located right in the heart of Davis Square

Reader's Choice, Best Attorney By

ScoutSomerville Magazine 2013 and Somerville Times 2016