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Kenneth Elliot Lindauer

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Salem, MA

3.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    New Hampshire - NH 13 years
    Massachusetts - MA 49 years
    New York - NY 35 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State NH
    Acquired 2011
  • Licensed for 49 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1974
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1988
    Suspended Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2019

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2019. See details

About Kenneth

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I have been engaged in the practice of law since 1974 with an emphasis on Bankruptcy, Domestic Relations, Real Estate and Probate. I have maintained an office in Salem, Massachusetts since 1975 and one in Haverhill, Massachusetts since 1984. I am a former President of the Salem Bar Association, former Chairman of the Essex County Bar Association Family Law Council, and a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association's Property Law Council. I currently lecture on family law and real estate matters for Lorman Education Services and am a guest lecturer at Boston University Graduate School's American Studies Program on issues relating to law and historic preservation. I am also a member of the matrimonial and divorce law.


Law Office of Kenneth E. Lindauer
14 Lynde Street
Salem, MA, 01970-3488
Law Offices of Kenneth E. Lindauer
55 Ginty Boulevard
Haverhill, MA, 01830
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney & Wonderful Man
While I can't discuss my case, I can tell you that Attny. Lindauer, fearlessly and single handedly, took on a very strong opponent to win my case. He was also compassionate and kind throughout the very stressful ordeal, and I'll never forget that. Unlike typical attorneys, it's so obvious that his clients don't just represent dollar signs to him. He really cares! [He could be retired, but has chosen to stay working, because he loves helping people.] He's smart as a whip, brave, sharp, honest as the day is long, and well regarded and respected by all, including me, and I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Yvette | September 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Truth and Justice
I met Attorney Lindauer when I was working with the most amazing man and Attorney I had ever known (Herbert Finbury). I had hired Attorney Lindauer for 2 cases. One was a business purchase agreement. Very simple to me. Ken did all the work and I proceeded with my daily life. Attorney Lindauer also assisted with a family probate matter (those are truly the harder ones). Not only was he professional he was truly empathetic. Point blank... He cares, his passion, knowledge and strength truly give you strength. The outcome was considerably favorable. He has an amazing team of colleagues. I could write a book. This is simply a recommendation. I recommend that you'd be a fool to not consider him and his team! I'd hire him a thousand times again.
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Posted by Joanne | August 21, 2014
Excellent compassionate lawyer who listens and delivers.
This is the second time I have hired attorney LINDAUER to unfortunately file for bankruptcy for me, due to illness. I also recommended a couple who were also very pleased with his work. He ALWAYS returns phone calls and emails. He never made me feel like I was taking too much of his time. He always patiently answered all of my questions, and was a wealth of information. I would recommend him in a heartbeat!!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Mishandled My Case, wouldn't hire again
My main issues: Non-communicative...would not answer e-mail or telephone, cut corners... re-used documents without checking the facts to determine if they changed, sloppy work...errors and omissions in paperwork that needed correction, provided options but ultimately did not handle the case according to my instruction. Quality of work/service aside, generally a soft spoken, nice guy. If you need legal work, however, I would keep looking.
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Posted by Rick | July 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Still Paying!!!
This lawyer represented me in a divorce case. I would bet any money that he was working for my ex! Very cozy with opposing attorney. Agreed with everything they wanted and advised me that "You can pay me to fight them or just get it over with" He made zero changes to the 45 page agreement that the opposing attorney proposed. When I asked him to explain the calculations in the retirement section, he stated they were " just an example out of a plan guide, they mean nothing,,, its a simple 50/50 split" Boy was he wrong!! Unbelievable dis-interest in doing his job! Unfortunate thing is, a family friend relayed a similar story the week before my court date, I didn't fire him then!
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Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2014
Won't fight for you
This lawyer lost an unloseable case. Took the case and then seemed to keep seeing the other side. Got way too cozy with the opposing counsel. He was willing to settle at any cost. Extremely weak and passive. Never got my side out and never challenged opposing counsel, who was very aggressive and willing to lie and misrepresent the facts at every turn. As a result, the case dragged on much longer than necessary, got muddled with misinformation until I ran out of money. He didn't consult with me before making agreements with opposing counsel.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2019.

Immediate Suspension issued in NY, 2019
updated on 09/07/2021

Immediate suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice during a disciplinary investigation. The suspension typically expires when the investigation is resolved.

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Kenneth E. Lindauer
  • 1976 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Commonwealth School of Law
  • 1988 - 1989
  • Partner
  • Finbury, Sullivan & Lindauer
  • 1987 - 1992
  • Associate
  • Israel & Goldenberg
  • 1974 - 1975
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  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • Boston University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971


  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Salem Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Essex County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Chairman
  • N/A
  • Salem Bar Association
  • President
  • 2000 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Ten Leaders- Divorce Law Suburban Boston Massachusetts
  • Ten Leaders
  • 2016
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lorman Educational Services
  • "Family Law For Social Workers, Counselors And Other Helping Professionals"
  • 2003
  • Lorman Educational Services
  • Probate and Family Law Seminars
  • 2001
  • Lorman Educational Services
  • Probate and Family Law Seminars
  • 2000

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 10
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"I'm pleased to endorse Ken. A great lawyer with tons of experience. A seasoned professional with a long track record of "getting the job done.!""
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Salem Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Kenneth Elliot Lindauer
Kenneth Elliot Lindauer
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Salem, MA
Licensed for 49 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2019. See details