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John G. DiPiano

About Me

I am a dedicated advocate, North Shore native, husband and father.


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Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 94%
    20 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Wills & Living Wills: 2%
    20 years, 30 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 1%
    20 years, 10 cases
  4. Business: 1%
    20 years, 10 cases
  5. Other: 2%
  6. More 



Hourly ($350/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Demetra M. Pontisakos

    I have know John since 1998 when we worked together at the Massachusetts Department of Revenue-Child Support. We now both have our own practices in Salem, MA. John is a talented and client-centered attorney who is both knowledgeable about the law and a very creative thinker. I trust his abilities to the point that I have invited him to co-counsel on complex family law matters. He has excellent insights and knows how to explain the law and the legal process to clients in a practical and understandable way.


    Demetra Pontisakos Alimony Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Alan S Geismer Jr

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known John for 12 years. We worked together at a firm for several years and subsequently have had numerous cases both with and against each other. He is an excellent family lawyer and a zealous advocate for his clients. I endorse him without reservation.


    Alan Geismer Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

John G. DiPiano, Attorney at Law

70 Washington Street
Suite 220
Salem, MA, 01970



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 1%National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2006
Dean's ListNew England School of Law1995
Dean's ListNew England School of Law1994
Dean's ListNew England School of Law1992
Dean's ListNew England School of Law1991
Trustee's ScholarshipNew England School of Law1991
AmjurNew England School of LawN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney at LawJohn G. DiPiano2013 - Present
PartnerDiPiano Godson LLP*2001 - Present
Senior AssociateLane Altman Owens*1998 - 2001
Counsel to the CommissionerMassachusetts Department of Revenue1996 - 1998
Contract AssociateStoneman Chandler & Miller1996 - 1996
Association NamePosition NameDuration
ProvisorsMember2013 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Massachusetts Association of Guardians ad LitemMember2010 - 2011
International Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow2010 - Present
Essex County Bar AssociationMember2009 - 2012
Boston Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2009
Palmer's Cove Yatch ClubMember2008 - Present
UMASS ClubMember2007 - 2010
Justinian Law Society of MassachusettsMember2006 - 2010
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
NMC v. CMCClient Prevailed
Nazih Mohamad El Char v. Claude Mohamad ChehabClient Prevailed
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Publication NameTitleDate
Lexis Nexis PublishingMassachusetts Domestic Relations 5th Edition2012
Massachusetts Family Law JournalAntenuptial Agreements, History, Case Survey, Practical Considerations2000
EditorMassachusetts Family Law Journal2000
New England Journal on Criminal and Civil ConfinementPrivate Prisons, Can They Work? Panopticon in the Twenty-First Century1995
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New England School of lawLawJD - Juris Doctor Cum Laude1995
University of MassachusettsEnglish & PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude1988
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Handling Divorce Cases From Start To FinishFamily Law2011
NewsEmployment Issue2010
MCLE SeminarCustodial Removal2010
Trial AdvocacyTrial Skills2009
Child Custody & SupportChild Removal, Use of Guardians ad Litem2009
NECN InterviewHomeland Security Issues2006
Massachusetts Family Law ForumNeutralizing the Difficult Opposing CounselN/A