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I'm Attorney Rob McCarthy, Jr., a Boston College and New England Law (Boston) graduate, and I've been an attorney for over thirty years. Starting off as a litigator in the United States Marine Corps, I was trained at the Naval War College in the Naval Justice School, Newport, RI. Before Naval Justice School, I trained as a Marine Corps infantry officer at the Basic School and Officers Candidate School, both in Quantico, VA. While in the Marine Corps I prosecuted criminal cases for the United States, defended Marines in courts martial and represented Marines before military administrative panels. I also helped thousands of Marines with everyday legal matters such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care proxies/living wills, consumer problems, separation agreements, real estate matters and taxes.  In fact I organized and ran a base wide tax preparation program. 

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After being honorably discharged from the Marine Corps, I was recalled to active duty to serve the United States in Operation Desert Storm. Staying in the Marine Corps Reserve a number of years after Operation Desert Storm, I was honorably discharged after having been promoted to the rank of Major. During this time, I was also engaged in the private practice of law in the Boston area where I've appeared many thousands of times in various courts from the lowest courts up to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Recently I was a candidate for the United States Congress.  I’m active in developing web based businesses and am often the number one attorney searched for on in my community. 

When a person hires me as their attorney, they get much more than an attorney.  They get a someone who takes their matter and shares it as his own. Your case becomes my overriding concern. Many times I'll stay awake at night thinking about cases and how the matter can best be handled. That's just the way I am.  It's not a marketing ploy.  It's my personality.  I live through your case with you and if there is a burden, the problem is also placed on my shoulders. I'll care about your matter as much as you do. You won't be alone or forgotten.  You won't be a number. 

I've achieved excellent, consistent results acting in a firm, professional and persistent manner. Attorneys who act obnoxiously and over aggressively do themselves and their clients a great disservice. 


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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  1. Appeals: 25%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Business: 25%
  4. Estate Planning: 25%

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Rob McCarthy, Jr., Esq.

7 Fay Court
Saugus, MA, 01906


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Meritorious Unit CommendationUnited States Marine CorpsN/A
Staff Judge Advocate CertificationUnited States Marine CorpsN/A
Expert AuthorEzineArticles.comN/A
Approved Court InvestigatorEssex Juvenile Court, Lynn, MassachusettsN/A
Approved Guardian AdLitemEssex Juvenile Court, Lynn, MassachusettsN/A
Approved Guardian Ad LitemEssex Juvenile Court, Salem MassachusettsN/A
Children and Family Law CertificationCommittee for Public Counsel Services: Boston, MassachusettsN/A
CHINS CertificationCommittee for Public Counsel Services: Boston, MassachusettsN/A
Appellate Mentor CertificationCommittee for Public Counsel Services: Boston, MassachusettsN/A
Children & Family Law Appeals CertificationCommittee for Public Counsel Services: Boston, MassachusettsN/A
Mental Health Appeals CertificationCommittee for Public Counsel Services: Boston, MassachusettsN/A
Public AcknowlegementMassachusetts Board of Bar Overseers: Boston, MassachusettsN/A
Top Contributor 2012AVVON/A
National Defense Service MedalUnited States Marine CorpsN/A
Defense Counsel CertificationUnited States Marine CorpsN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyRob McCarthy Law2010 - Present
CandidateRob McCarthy for United States Congress2009 - 2010
Attorneythe Law Office of Robert J. McCarthy, Jr.1987 - 2009
MajorUnited States Marine Corps1984 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Massachusetts Bar AssociationN/AN/A
United States Court of Military AppealsN/AN/A
United States Federal District Court of MassachusettsN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v. TylerExpertly advocated. Affirmed
Commonwealth v. StevensonReversed. Remanded
Adoption of WilliamAffirmed. Expertly advocated
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Publication nameTitleDate
BookTangoTransform Yourself With Twitter Power2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Naval Justice SchoolMilitary LawMilitary Attorney1984
New England Law BostonLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Boston CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
U.S. Marine Corps TBSWarfareCommissioned OfficerN/A
OCS U.S. Marine CorpsMilitaryCommissioned OfficerN/A
Speaking engagements
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Monthly meetingPoliticsN/A
Candidates nightPoliticsN/A
Annual Summer PicnicPoliticsN/A