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Eric Schutzbank

Family Attorney at North Andover, MA

4.2   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Maine - ME 27 years
    New Hampshire - NH 27 years
    Massachusetts - MA 28 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State ME
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State NH
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Eric

Learn Eric’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    The Lowell, MA family law attorneys at Berid & Schutzbank handle a number of Massachsuetts family law matters, including paternity actions, petitions for guardianship, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements. We also handle many post-divorce matters such as modifications, which may include changes in support, visitation, or custody; contempt actions; and removal, an action brought before the court when one spouse wishes to move out of state with the children.

    14 years

  2. Criminal defense
    Lowell, MA criminal defense lawyer, Attorney Schutzbank represents clients of Middlesex County, Worcester County, and Essex County in a variety of criminal matters, including but not limited to: * operating under the influence of alcohol * negligent operation of a motor vehicle * minor motor vehicle offenses * drug possession * assault and battery * domestic violence issues * larceny * forgery * weapons charges * probation matters

    14 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    The Lowell, MA divorce lawyers at Berid & Schutzbank have the knowledge, expertise, and compassion to help you through the divorce process and to attain the best result available to you. While we wish to decrease the stress involved in family law matters by negotiating a fair outcome, we will represent your interests zealously if your matter requires litigation. Website:

    14 years

  4. Mediation
    Any couple considering a divorce or separation knows they face some of life’s most difficult and heart wrenching decisions. The choices they make during this divorce or separation process will impact where they live, their financial status, their children’s future and their own. Managing these issues effectively may require the guidance and support of a professional experienced in helping couples make important decisions, and who has the education and training to help resolve complex issues.

N. Andover MA Lawyer | Criminal Defense | Divorce | Family Law


Massachusetts family law and criminal defense attorney, Eric Schutzbank is the firm’s chief litigation partner. He concentrates his practice in the areas of Domestic Relations, Criminal Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Civil Litigation. He has over twenty years of experience practicing family and criminal law.  He represents individual clients, is trained for mediation, and also practices Collaborative Law.  Eric is also admitted to practice in New Hampshire, where his sole area of practice is in domestic relations matters. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1992 and his law degree from Suffolk University Law School in 1995.


Attorney Schutzbank’s primary fields of practice include family law (divorce, custody, removal, parenting issues, child support, contempts and grandparents rights), criminal law, guardianships, elder issues. He also receives Guardian ad Litem appointments by the Courts and offers non-traditional family law services such as mediation and collaborative law. Attorney Schutzbank is dedicated to working with his clients to secure a result that meets their needs while providing sound counsel to ensure their goals are achievable.


Eric is very active in local and state bar associations, is committed to community service activities and has served on the boards of multiple nonprofit organizations.  Attorney Schutzbank is an active member of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council. He is also a mock trial coach for Lowell Catholic High School and for the Greater Lowell Law Explorers.  Attorney Schutzbank is a past President of the Greater Lowell Bar Association and past Chair on the Mock Trial Committee of the Massachusetts Bar Association.  He still serves on that committee and is also on the Marketing Committee for the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society’s Hike for Discovery program.

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Berid & Schutzbank
800 Turnpike Street.
Suite 304
North Andover, MA, 01845

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4.2 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
Posted by Jeffrey | August 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Willing to help years later
I hired Atty. Schutzbank 4 years ago for a child support & custody case. He was excellent and really knew his stuff. This year, I had a change in status and I reached out to him today to ask some advise. He provided me with guidance and advice to take care of the change myself. I was not asking for free guidance, but he even offered to pull the file for me if I needed it. Thank you for this exceptional support!
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A second very positive experience
This was the second time I worked with Attorney Schutzbank on a family matter. I have been extremely satisfied with all of the services I have received from him. He is knowledgeable, efficient and also very attentive. I always felt that I could call or email him with any question and I knew that I would receive a timely response with the information I needed. He was also very effective when communicating with other attorneys who had to be contacted to resolve our matter, efficiently gaging when patience was needed and when it was time to advocate for quicker action. He had my and my family's best interest at heart. At a very trying time, it was most comforting to have such a competent individual in our corner. I would also like to add that Attorney Schutzbank's assistant, Allison, is extremely friendly, helpful and competent. She was always a kind presence on the phone.
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Posted by Joe | July 22, 2015
Eric is a thorough, straight-shooting attorney who gets results
After a long contentious battle in family court, Eric was able to get me the parental rights that I deserve. I have my fair share of experience with attorneys and have often felt neglected, under-advised, and left with little to no positive results. This is the first time I have ever worked with an attorney who is so sharp in every way imaginable. I will certainly be employing him as my attorney in any future legal matters.
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Posted by David | March 24, 2015
Excellent Service
Eric, has taken me through two divorce modifications with negotiating partners that were, to put it charitably, highly aggressive, lacking in full disclosure and not always reasonable. Throughout it all, Eric kept his eye on the ball and his calming influence with our opposites was instrumental in securing outcomes that were very closely aligened with our original objectives. I would readily recommend Eric.
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2014
Attorney Schutzbank
My Attorney Handled College Education Case for me in a dispute with my Ex-Husband. The only thing that I would have liked to have seen done differently would have been for me to see the finacial statement from the other party before making my final decision on how much money I was to receive weekly from the ex toward education costs. Because I believe that I would have been able to get more out of him, after seeing the finacial statement. Also, I didn't like the fact the courts in Ma. cannot make the Ex pay interest on Education loans, that really hurt me finacially. I thought that could have been somehow argued better!
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Attorney Schutzbank is likely competent to handle most cases. If your matter is complex, look further. He may feel free to dismiss you insensitively -and to underestimate you- as he did me. There are far more caring and skilled attorneys in the area: if you continue looking, you'll find one who can serve you and your matter well!
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Berid & Schutzbank
  • 1995 - Present


  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Bacheor of Arts
  • 1992


  • Greater Lawrence Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New Hampshire Collaborative Law Council
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Greater Lowell Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 1995 - Present
  • Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Mock Trial Committee of the Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Past Chair
  • 1998 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Alimony Seminar
  • Alimony
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse Eric
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a respected member of the bar and is a great advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is not only a great lawyer and zealous advocate, but was also a mentor to me when I first started out practicing law. He has an A+ reputation in the family court arena and it is always a pleasure when I run into him at court."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Eric. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Schutzbank is a knowledgeable attorney very familiar with the judges and district attorneys in the district court system. I have seen him successfully represent clients."
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