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John G. DiPiano

Divorce and separation Attorney at Salem, MA

5.0   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    94%
    Family Law Attorney and Divorce Mediator

    29 years

  2. Lawsuits and disputes
    5%

    29 years

  3. Other
    1%

I am a dedicated advocate, North Shore native, husband and father.

Location

DiPiano Family Law Group, P.C.
70 Washington Street
Suite 220
Salem, MA, 01970

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Reviews

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Posted by Carla | February 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The sliver lining...
Well, all I can say I don't know how I could have survived a very difficult time in my life without his knowledge. My divorce was unexpected and very upsetting. John was patient and professional no matter my mood at the time of our meetings. He handled my situation, not just as another case but as an individual case specific to me. Thank you John for making the most upsetting time in my life, as easy as possible.
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Posted by joseph | December 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely professional and knowledgeable. Only practices Divorce law
I was embroiled in a 2.5 year divorce that was going nowhere. I changed attorneys to Atty Dipiano and even though his rate was twice what I was paying a different lawyer, my billing was half as much. Atty Dipiano doesn't waste time! He practices divorce law and knows it inside and out. Highly, highly recommended! He has the respect of his peers, the Judges in his area and especially his adversarial attorneys. He doesn't go back and forth with draft after draft and discussion after discussion, running up your bill. he also sits you done and gets to know you as a person, and not just your file prepared by some legal assistant.. You definitely get what you pay for with Atty Dipiano!
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Posted by Harry | November 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce and separation
John is a very smart, kind, understanding person. He gave me many options and walked me through the process. Very highly reccomend lawyer.
Posted by Chrissy | November 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended, great lawyer
I would highly recommend using John as a divorce lawyer. He helped me settle a difficult case and guided me along the way.
Posted by Joe | November 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Divorce Attorney - Highly Recommended
John helped me with my recent divorce and was invaluable in regards to his guidance and knowledge throughout the process. He first represented me in court on short notice and got a frivolous restraining order waived. This was on three days' notice so he clearly understood the urgency of my situation and responded accordingly. He met with my two daughters and made them feel very comfortable as they were pretty stressed out, and this was obviously very important to me at the time. His guidance and counsel during the entire process was exceptional - I felt he took the time to really understand my specific situation and felt he provided me with excellent representation. The time and his fees were very reasonable, but most importantly I felt totally confident throughout the entire process knowing John was on my side.. Going through the divorce proceedings is stressful and can be difficult at times - John really helped me stay focused on moving things forward way with his extensive knowledge and professionalism. I would highly recommend John to anyone who needs a divorce and/or family attorney.
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Posted by Carla | April 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience!
John provided my legal advice and guidance during a difficult situation. I found him to be experienced, honest, and extremely knowledgable. While working with John, I felt as though my situation was adept and trustworthy hands. He will keep your best interests and needs his main priority. Nancy his assistant was excellent & very helpful.
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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney and Counselor
John did an excellent job navigating me through the divorce process and remained focused on what mattered most. He was reliable, knowledgeable, and efficient.
Posted by Ricky | August 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great person
I was very pleased to have John representing me in this case. He totally understood my brain damage disability and protected me during my time with him. Awesome law office. Very responsive to my calls or worries. I would recommend him to anyone. SATISFIED!!!!!
Posted by Adriana | November 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best divorce lawyer...
I am very pleased with John’s service. He really was looking for my best interest. I loved having him and his secretary Nancy by my side when I needed the most. Thank you!!!
Posted by Sarah | August 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent - Highly Recommend
John not only provided excellent legal services throughout a contentious divorce, but also was an emotional support through a very difficult process. John was always available and responsive and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Deborah | July 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John DiPiano
John took on my case with confidence and compassion. He was efficient , thorough and trustworthy. He made me feel relaxed in a setting that can usually feel tense. I would recommend John and use him again if I needed to. Thank you John!
Posted by Cheryl | June 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended Attorney
I have been a client of John's for many years. He represented me in my divorce and in several other related matters, always working with my best interest in mind. He is an intelligent, honest, highly effective attorney who values the importance of family. Above all he showed compassion and patience during a difficult time. Resolution to every matter was positive and I could not have been more satisfied. I have recommended him to others over the years and will continue to do so.
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Posted by Jacqueline | June 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Attorney John DiPiano !
Attorney John DiPiano represented me in my divorce and in another related legal matter; if the need arose, I would hire Attorney DiPiano again without one moment of hesitation !! I have found John DiPiano to be a talented and highly knowledgeable attorney, who met or exceeded my expectations whether representing me in the courtroom, drafting documentation, or negotiating with opposing counsel. He is very sharp and very quick to understand the crux of any issue; he doesn't waste his own or his clients' time, but moves quickly to get to the intended result. At all times, I was well-informed and understood each step of my case and of the legal process. I felt very well-represented and that I was in the best hands possible. Again, I would highly recommend Attorney DiPiano to anyone seeking excellent representation.
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Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2017
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I enjoyed my time working with John. He was easy to speak with, very receptive and did a great job of explaining the what & why to me in regards to the law and my options so I understood what we were doing throughout the process. I'd highly recommend John's services and would gladly work with him again.
Posted by Valerie | February 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
full sole legal custody
I was concerned about my daughter's safety after my relationship with her unstable father. .. John helped us through every step professionally and we maintained supervised visits with my ex for an extended time. He was personable and cared about our safety needs. I worked with other lawyers that didn't have the same passion. He is a family man that has made it his career to help families. He is well known and liked by many other professionals in the Salem court, he is friendly and caring. I wouldn't have wanted anyone else to help us, I am so grateful for his expertise and help.
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Posted by Kevin | January 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended Attorney
Attorney DiPiano is an extremely intelligent and technically competent probate attorney. He is also very compassionate to his clients’ issues and circumstances. Perhaps his biggest strength though is his keen transparency on potential strategies to achieve desired legal outcomes, and cost effective and efficient tactics to effectuate them. I would highly recommend him without reservation.
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Posted by Kim | August 19, 2013
High Marks for Attorney DiPiano
I would highly recommend Attorney DiPiano to anyone that needs a fair, competent and honest divorce attorney. During my consultation, John explained to me my options and what I was looking at from a financial standpoint He answered every question I presented him with and gave me great guidance during a trying time. I would not hesitate for a minute to recommend John if you are looking for someone who is honest and working for your best interests at heart.
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Posted by David | July 25, 2008
Tip Top Lawyer
I would highly recommend Attorney DiPiano. He has been nothing but professional while I've been working with him. I've been extremely happy with his work since the day I started working with him. All of my questions are answered quickly and honestly. My concerns are always addressed. On top of everything else, he really makes me feel like he's putting my needs first. John and his team at DiPiano Godson LLP are top notch.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-475 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • John G. DiPiano
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • DiPiano Godson LLP*
  • 2001 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Lane Altman Owens*
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Counsel to the Commissioner
  • Massachusetts Department of Revenue
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Contract Associate
  • Stoneman Chandler & Miller
  • 1996 - 1996
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Education

  • New England School of law
  • JD - Juris Doctor Cum Laude
  • 1995
  • University of Massachusetts
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Nazih Mohamad El Char v. Claude Mohamad Chehab
  • Client Prevailed
  • NMC v. CMC
  • Client Prevailed

Associations

  • National Association of Divorce Professionals
  • Assistant Director
  • 2020 - Present
  • Provisors
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Palmer's Cove Yatch Club
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Massachusetts Association of Guardians ad Litem
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2011
  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2021
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • UMASS Club
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Justinian Law Society of Massachusetts
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Boston Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 1%
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2006
  • Dean's List
  • New England School of Law
  • 1995
  • Dean's List
  • New England School of Law
  • 1994
  • Dean's List
  • New England School of Law
  • 1992
  • Dean's List
  • New England School of Law
  • 1991
  • Trustee's Scholarship
  • New England School of Law
  • 1991
  • Amjur
  • New England School of Law
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Forbes
  • Boston Leaders in Law
  • 2022
  • Lexis Nexis Publishing
  • Massachusetts Domestic Relations 5th Edition
  • 2012
  • Editor
  • Massachusetts Family Law Journal
  • 2000
  • Massachusetts Family Law Journal
  • Antenuptial Agreements, History, Case Survey, Practical Considerations
  • 2000
  • New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement
  • Private Prisons, Can They Work? Panopticon in the Twenty-First Century
  • 1995
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Speaking Engagements

  • When DCF Enters Your Case
  • Family Law
  • 2022
  • Handling Divorce Cases From Start To Finish
  • Family Law
  • 2011
  • News
  • Employment Issue
  • 2010
  • MCLE Seminar
  • Custodial Removal
  • 2010
  • Trial Advocacy
  • Trial Skills
  • 2009
  • Child Custody & Support
  • Child Removal, Use of Guardians ad Litem
  • 2009
  • NECN Interview
  • Homeland Security Issues
  • 2006
  • Massachusetts Family Law Forum
  • Neutralizing the Difficult Opposing Counsel
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (6)
Endorse John
Family Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is an exceptional family law attorney and well versed in divorce, custody, alimony, child support, modification and contempts. John is also a certified divorce mediator. John works to resolve matters first but will fight relentlessly when required. In addition to being a great attorney, John is also a wonderful and caring person."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John DiPiano is a brilliant attorney. John is a strong advocate for his clients while maintaining a professional and cordial relationship with opposing counsel. John's vast knowledge of complex issues, in both financial and custody disputes, makes him a formidable opponent. John knows when a case should be settled but does not shy away from taking a case to trial when necessary. John's litigation skills, combined with his negotiation skills and human decency, bring a level of respect and honor to the legal profession. I highly endorse John."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have know John since 1998 when we worked together at the Massachusetts Department of Revenue-Child Support. We now both have our own practices in Salem, MA. John is a talented and client-centered attorney who is both knowledgeable about the law and a very creative thinker. I trust his abilities to the point that I have invited him to co-counsel on complex family law matters. He has excellent insights and knows how to explain the law and the legal process to clients in a practical and understandable way."
Family Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known John for 12 years. We worked together at a firm for several years and subsequently have had numerous cases both with and against each other. He is an excellent family lawyer and a zealous advocate for his clients. I endorse him without reservation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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