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Massachusetts Family Law/Divorce Attorney, serving the Andover, Salem, Cambridge and Worcester area, and has been recognized by Boston Magazine as a Top Family Law Attorney.  He is well known for handling complex and highly contested cases, both at the lower court level and at the appellate level.  Attorney Byers has earned an excellent reputation as a zealous advocate for his clients and for his knowledge of the law.  He has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1990.  With Attorney Byers, your case will be given personal attention from an attorney with over 30 years of experience.  Whether your case is contested or uncontested, experience is vital to ensure the process moves quickly and efficiently. 


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
    40 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    40 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Rachel L. Colon

    Philip is a leader in the industry and has the experience, knowledge and skills that provide his clients with the highest level of representation.


    Rachel Colon Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Valerie E. Cooney

    Having worked for and with Attorney Byers for the last several years, I can attest to his knowledge, professionalism, and genuine care for his clients.


    Valerie Cooney Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Law Office of Philip J Byers

40 Bay Field Drive
North Andover, MA, 01845


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Massachusetts Lawyer- Family LawBoston MagazineN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Family Law Attorney/OwnerLaw Office of Philip J. Byers1975 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow1990 - Present
Essex Bar AssocicationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ulin v. Polansky (2013), 2012-P-0061Reversed
Steinert v. Steinert (2007) , 2007-P-1661Reversed
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersCo-author of Amicus Curiae Briefs regarding the Blixt (Grandparent Visitation) and Champagne (Permanent Restraining Orders) decisions by the Supreme Judicial Court.N/A
Suffolk Law School, Advanced Legal StudiesCo-authored text entitled Unmarried CouplesN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Colby CollegeGovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Suffolk University Law School, Advanced StudiesLecturer and PanelistN/A