Mr. Rivers concentrates his law practice in all areas of family law litigation, both... more
Mr. Rivers concentrates his law practice in all areas of family law litigation, both at the trial court and appellate levels. Mr. Rivers is a Fellow in the Massachusetts Chapters of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML) and has been awarded the AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is granted to a select gro... view profile
Being charged with a crime is a frightening experience, and you'll need an... more
Being charged with a crime is a frightening experience, and you'll need an experienced advocate to guide you through the process and fight for the best possible outcome. I have represented hundreds of clients in all types of criminal cases, from shoplifting and trespass to attempted murder, kidnapping, bank robbery, and high-level drug trafficking. Different people have different goals in... view profile
I always remember that my job is to get you the results you want. I have... more
I always remember that my job is to get you the results you want. I have concentrated in representing clients in a wide variety of litigation matters for 40 years. I always try to avoid litigation if that is possible. It is nearly always better for my clients to resolve a dispute before it gets to court. I will negotiate or mediate a dispute when that makes sense for you. If not,I will consider... view profile
If you file a lawsuit and lose the case, you can appeal the decision to the next highest court, which is called the appellate court. Appellate lawyers often specialize in arguing appeals; that is, they specialize in arguing why the decision of the lower court was wrong (or why it was right, for the party that won). Appellate attorneys specialize in appeals because they understand the specific and detailed rules that must be followed. It is possible to lose an appeal on technicalities, even when the law is on your side. If you want to appeal the outcome of the trial court, or if you need to argue against another person's appeal, you should work with an appellate attorney.