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About Me

I currently handle cases involving Landlord/tenant and housing issues; Family law (Divorce, paternity, child support/custody, and restraining orders); personal injury and Discrimination cases.


After spending 20 years advocating for patients as a Registered Nurse, I became an Attorney and now I advocate just as fiercely for my clients.


I enjoy practicing law as a sole practitioner, it affords me the opportunity to give each client the attention they deserve without having to be accountable to a business oriented structure. 


I have varied interests that lead me to different areas of the law. While I focus on a few areas, I will take other cases that interest me. 


Practice Areas


  1. Landlord & Tenant: 45%
    4 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 41%
    4 years
  3. General Practice: 12%
    4 years
  4. Personal Injury: 2%
    3 years



Hourly ($250-300/hour), Contingent (33-34%), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

17 total 

  • William John Logan

    Attorney Phipps puts 100% into his cases and also has vast medical knowledge as a RN.


    William Logan Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Robert Lawrence Cohen

    I endorse this lawyer. He really knows his stuff.


    Robert Cohen Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

153 Main St.
Melrose, MA, 02176



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Excellence for the Future AwardCALI2011
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Office of Adam Phipps2011 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Massachusetts Bar AssociationSection Council Member2012 - Present
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysMember2011 - Present
Boston Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Boston Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers ProjectVolunteer Attorney2011 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Northeast Housing Court Haverhill caseSettled: 6 month rent waived ($5,400); $5,000 for moving expenses; and $3300 in Attorney's fees [Total $13, 700]
Methuen Landlord/tenant case2 Months free rent; Additional 60 days to move; $1500 check and $750 in Attorney's fees
Security deposit claimnegotiated settlement of 3 times the security deposit
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Massachusetts School of Law at AndoverLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Need to Know-Automobile accidentsIndependent medical exam observation2014
Sole practice and small firm annual symposiumJoining professional associations2013
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysNew Lawyers Seminar2012