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John P Rauseo

Divorce and separation Attorney at Lynnfield, MA

5.0   11 reviews

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Licensed for 40 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1986
Updated 12/26/2022
State PA
Status Retired
Acquired 1982
Updated 12/04/2022

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Rauseo Law
40 Salem Street
Building #2
Lynnfield, MA, 01940


5.0 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
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Posted by Michelle | October 26, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer!
John is very thorough and compassionate; He is a good listener, easily identifies the issues, and is always 100% prepared.
Posted by Luke | August 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Attorney
I got myself neck deep in trying to handle legal matters on my own (Twice). Attorney Rauseo dug me out of the hole and negotiated an equitable settlement (Twice). John is a godsend, a fair man that truly cares for his client's wellbeing
Posted by John | August 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney John Rauseo helped my wife and I through a difficult time, making my experience as positive as possible. John was up front and informative during our consultation and made us feel at ease. What could have been a long drawn-out process was handled as timely as possible. Attorney Rauseo is knowledgeable. He was compassionate, honest and thorough. I never felt uninformed or rushed to make any decisions. We would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Marilyn | February 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
John Rauseo represented me in a difficult family matter. I was immediately impressed by his honesty, integrity and commitment to my case. He took action quickly, kept me updated on all matters, and always returned my phone calls or e-mail messages.
Posted by TK | July 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very nice and empathetic
John clearly understood my desire to keep my divorce as amicable as possible and worked diligently to create a settlement that was agreeable. His approach is highly mediative, which is what I was looking for.
Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2015
Genuine & Compassionate!
Attorney Rauseo helped me through a difficult time, making my experience "positive" and quick! What could have been a long drawn-out process was actually much faster than originally anticipated. Attorney Rauseo is knowledgeable, compassionate, honest and thorough. I never felt intimidated or rushed. A great experience!
Posted by Sean | June 5, 2015
John is an expert, caring and very professional
I can't thank John enough for his professionalism, expertise, and diligence with the handling of my divorce. John's guidance through this painful and time consuming process was very much appreciated. I naively believed that I could handle the complexities of the divorce on my own; unfortunately I was very much wrong and started down a painfully long and expensive path that was woefully over my head. After my initial contact with John, I felt relieved and appreciated his understanding and time spent walking me through each step of the process and bringing the matter to closure. I am most appreciative of his ability to recognize my wishes as they related to my children and ex-wife and the support they needed as well.
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2012
Excellent Lawyer
My boyfriend and I had the pleasure of working with Attorney John Rauseo for the purchasing of our first place. John helped us every step of the way and made the process very easy. He even helped us find my buyer’s agent who was wonderful to work with. John was quick to respond to our emails and phone calls and excellent at following up. He kept us informed every step of the way and even went above and beyond to do his own research to ensure we were getting the best loan rate and even searched comparables on our condo to ensure we did not overpay for it. John is very passionate about what he does and it shows in his work and relationships he creates with his clients.
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Posted by Teresa | December 26, 2010
Excellent & Dependable Attorney
John did an excellent job explaining the law pertaining to child custody. He exhibited honesty and professionalism and was always available which helped ease the anxiety that sometimes comes with change. I felt confident in his ability to get the job done in a timely matter. He also showed the patience needed to get the right result. His experience as a family lawyer is a great asset for his clients. My experience with John Rauseo was 100 % positive and I would recommend him to anyone that is need of an excellent attorney.
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Posted by Michael | September 17, 2010
Excellent Family practice Attorney
Attorney Rauseo has handled a number of items for me including my divorce, will, healthcare proxy, to LLC creation. He is very honest and fair and always he believes every issue has a resolution acceptable to all.
Posted by SG | September 17, 2010
Low Key, High Touch Law Practice
John represented me in my divorce in 2008-2009 and was able to negotiate a settlement for me just before the day of the trail. He did a good job of representing my interests, providing valuable counsel and pragmatic advice when needed. He was the voice of reason in an understandably emotional, tense and fractious environment. John proved to me you don't necessarily need a "specialist" for a particular type of litigation (in this case family law); a good lawyer with thorough preparation and an eye for detail can sometimes do just as good if not a better job.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 325-325 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2001.

Public Reprimand With Conditions issued in MA, 2001
updated on 09/13/2014

Public reprimand means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar warns the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior and places conditions on the lawyer's license.

John's comment: “This was a book-keeping issue only. No client was harmed in any manner”

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Rauseo Law
  • 1986 - Present
  • Professor
  • Bar/Bri Of Pennsylvania & New Jersey
  • 1983 - 1985
  • Attorney
  • Us Attorney's Office Boston, Ma
  • 1979 - 1982


  • Villanova University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Boston University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979


  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 1990 - Present
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • 1987 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Villanova Law Review
  • Villanova University School of Law
  • 1981
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Boston University
  • 1979

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Attorney Rauseo on a very complex, contested, adversarial Divorce and Custody Matter on the North Shore. John worked hard and zealously represented his client. He is a man of integrity and honor! I highly recommend him as one of the best Family Law Attorney's within the Commonwealth."
Family Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with and consulted with John on a variety of issues and matters. He has always been hard-working and focused on getting results for his clients, and coming up with creative solutions. I endorse this lawyer."

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Lynnfield Divorce and separation Lawyer John P Rauseo
John P Rauseo
Divorce and separation Attorney
Lynnfield, MA
Licensed for 40 years