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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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Practice areas


  1. Family: 40%
    6 years
  2. Mediation: 20%
  3. Divorce: 20%
    6 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 20%
    6 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Berid & Schutzbank

800 Turnpike Street.
Suite 304
North Andover, MA, 01845


NHAuthorized to practice law199612/30/2010
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBerid & Schutzbank1995 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Greater Lawrence Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
New Hampshire Collaborative Law CouncilMember2010 - Present
Massachusetts Council on Family MediationMember2007 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
New Hampshire Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Greater Lowell Bar AssociationPast President1995 - Present
Massachusetts Collaborative Law CouncilMemberN/A
Mock Trial Committee of the Massachusetts Bar AssociationPast Chair1998 - 2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Ohio Wesleyan UniversityHistory and Poltical ScienceBacheor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Alimony SeminarAlimony2015