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19 North Street
Salem, MA, 01970

Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 99%
    20 years
  2. Litigation: 1%
    20 years



Retainer (always)

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Attorney endorsements

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  • David M Gabriel

    I endorse this lawyer. Although I have not worked with Attorney Taranto as opposing counsel, Tom is a fellow member of the family law bar in Essex County, and I have had the pleasure of observing Tom in the court room. Tom is articulate, knowledgeable and charismatic. He is an effective advocate.


    David Gabriel Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal injury Attorney
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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Family Law AttorneyAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2016
voted number 1 Attorney Salem,MA.Reader's Choice Awards2016
Cum LaudeBoston CollegeN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw office of Thomas J. Taranto, P.C.1995 - Present
President/General CounselMass Medical Equipment, Inc.1996 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Academy for Certified Financial LitigatorsMember2016 - Present
Essex County ARC ProgramAttorney Representing Children2014 - Present
Endicott College Mentor ProgramMentor2014 - Present
American Society of Legal AdvocatesMember2013 - Present
International Academy of Dispute ResolutionPanel Judge Norheastern University School of Law2013 - Present
Massachusetts Counsel on Family MediationMember2012 - Present
Jeanne Geiger Crisis CenterCertified Out Source Attorney for Domestic Violence2011 - Present
Salem Bar AssociationExecutive Committee2009 - Present
Essex County Bar AssociationMember/Certified Court Conciliator1996 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember Family Law Section1996 - Present
Court Guardian AD LitemGAL2011 - 2013
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysMember2002 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
IN RE: John DoeAfter a trial, my clients were awarded guardianship
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Massachusetts School of Law at AndoverLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Boston College Law SchoolFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
International Mediation Tournament at Northeastern University Law SchoolPanel discussion on mediation techniques2013
North Shore Business ForumNegotiating in the 21st century2012