Bob has been practicing law for twenty-nine years and is licensed in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. Bob attended the University of New Hampshire and graduated with degrees in Business Administration with minors in Economics and Philosophy. He subsequently completed his legal training at the University of Maine School of Law, graduating with his law degree in May 1988. He is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and the First circuit Federal District Court. Bob has been a member of the SSJM team since 1988.
During Bob’s first decade as a lawyer, he primarily litigated commercial, business, personal injury and family law disputes. The financial and emotional cost of the traditional litigation model to Bob’s clients has caused him to redirect his professional energy. Although Bob frequently litigates appropriate cases, he now guides clients toward a collaborative and peaceful solution to their legal problems. In the collaborative method, clients maintain control, reduce legal fees and the emotional turmoil associated with litigation, all while maintaining privacy which does not exist in the litigation model.
Bob is a member of the Mass. Bar Association, NH Bar Association, Maine Bar Association, Haverhill Bar Association, Middlesex County Bar Association, Salem, NH Bar Association, Essex County Bar Association, The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), MA and NH NAELA Chapters, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), Massachusetts Collaborative Law Counsel (MCLC), Collaborative Law of New Hampshire, Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce and the Boston Inns of Divorce Attorneys. Bob has also achieved the certificate as a certified financial divorce litigator.
Bob’s practice areas include divorce and family law, estate planning, elder and Medicaid planning, probate administration, business and corporate law, securities and commercial litigation, business general counsel, personal injury and wrongful death.