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Anthony C Adamopoulos

Divorce and separation Attorney at Topsfield, MA

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Anthony C. Adamopoulos' Divorce Resolution Services -, Divorce Mediation, Collaborative Divorce and Divorce Arbitration

  • Licensed for 50 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1972
    Active No misconduct found

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About Anthony

Learn Anthony’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Divorce and separation
    Providing: Experienced, confidential, successful divorce mediation. Effective, cost conscious collaborative divorce representation. Fair and private divorce arbitration.

    30 years, 5,000 cases


As a Divorce Mediator, Anthony uses his experience and training to help divorceing parties identify primary interests, then resolve issues around the primary interests.

Anthony is a respected Collaborative Divorce attorney. He is a co-founder of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council and  also co-founded North Shore Collaborative Divorce.

In 2023 Anthony was selected for the Massachusetts Super Lawyers List - Top Rated Family Law Attorney. Super Lawyers annually rates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Super Lawyer selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Anthony is a past a member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Family & Probate American Inn of Court. The Inn's mission is to promote professionalism, civility and ethical awareness through discourse and education. In 2018, he was invited to, and now, as a past member of the Inn, he continues to participate and serve as a Negotiator in the Inn's Judge Abber Counsel Assisted Negotiation Program

Anthony’s formal training includes graduating from two prestigious programs - the Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers Mediation and Negotiation Workshops and the Advanced Training at the Center for Dispute Settlement in Washington, D.C. 

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Anthony C. Adamopoulos' Divorce Mediation & Divorce Resolution Services
458 Boston Street
Suite 2 - 6
Topsfield, MA, 01983-1261


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  13 customer reviews
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Posted by Tanya | August 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and helpful!
From the moment I reached out for help Anthony was very responsive, helpful, and very professional. Divorce is never something anyone wants to go through so finding a mediator that was so attentive and sincere was a big plus for me. I am very grateful for all of Anthony's knowledge and guidance along the way. I would definitely recommend Anthony's services to anyone looking. Thank you!
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Posted by Brenda | June 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!
It was Anthony's demeanor on my first research call that led me to meet with and hire him and to have faith in the collaborative divorce process. At the time, I wasn't sure which type of divorce would be best. The white paper available on his website really helped me to understand. I was a little concerned since he does charge for the first consultation unlike others. However, during that first face to face visit, I realized that he was adept not only in the collaborative process but also had experience as a mediator. He listened carefully and due to his many years of experience, made a spot-on assessment of my marital situation after a mere half hour. He walked me through the process and let me choose mediated or collaborative, yet he gave me the right clues to make the best decision. I really felt like he knew his stuff and I could trust him to get this done in an cost efficient yet effective way. I hired him right then.The divorce process isn’t easy, but Anthony always kept his cool, made it simple at the core, and advocated the best for me during the Collaborative Divorce Process. I really appreciated that.
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Response from Anthony Adamopoulos June 24, 2022
Thank you Brenda, Clients have always been very appreciative of how I handle their Divorce Consultation. My goal is to answer all questions, no matter how long it takes, and to suggest the best divorce process. Divorce is difficult and I try to make it a little easier with information that is helpful and often necessary. Good luck to you. Anthony
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Posted by Laura | June 4, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Tremendous advocate and great resource for legal matters
I contacted Anthony w regard to some post divorce legal matters and he was informative, communicative, and generous w his time and guidance. I highly recommend!
Posted by Phil | February 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Anthony has a special combination of knowledge, straight-talk and compassion that left me feeling better equipped with knowledge and reassured about the process ahead. Can't recommend him highly enough!
Posted by Carlos | December 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Caring, Knowledgeable, and Effective
I could not recommend a better family lawyer than Attorney Adamopolous. He was easy to connect to, responsive to my outreach, open and understanding of my situation, helped me to fully understand the processes involved with the legal proceedings, and most importantly helped me manage my anxiety around it all. As difficult as it was to split my family, it was more difficult not being on the same page as my ex and then needing to go to court to get things arranged. She was asking for everything under the Sun in regards to moneys for after school programs, summer programs, insurance, and regular support (which was a high number by itself). She tried to make it that I would have to work 3 jobs to deliver what she claimed to be her (and the kids) legal rights. I went to Anthony after a recommendation and i am glad i did, as he was able to listen to my issues and situation, look over the requests, negotiate with her lawyer, and get things down to a doable and fair agreement, one where the kids were fully taken care of and I wasn't being stretched beyond imagination. The dynamics with my ex are not the greatest, but at least the details around support and sharing custody are clear. Anthony knows his stuff, was empathetic and understanding, and he worked hard for me, I appreciate that. I would definitely work with him again if needed.
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Posted by curtis | January 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr C J trucker
i was stuck on a wheel and confused on which way to go with a divorce.from the first time i spoke with anthony i was confident on which direction to move in mr.adamopoulos and his staff answerd all of my questions with care and i had a favorable turnout in court i would absolutely recommend his office to anyone.
Posted by Chris M. | January 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you need the best, Attorney Anthony Adamopoulos is there for you.
I had the pleasure of hiring Attorney Anthony Adamopoulos for my divorce proceedings a few years back. Anthony handles your divorce in the most professional manner. He keeps you at ease and makes the whole process as less stressful as he can. Anthony is highly experienced and I highly recommend him as your attorney.
Posted by Philip | January 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Anthony C Adamopoulos to the rescue
Anthony was immensely helpful offering guidance, instruction and a clear understanding for me of the legal path toward divorce negotiations and resolution for my particular case. Extremely professional, outstanding in court . I would highly recommend his services.
Posted by Lisa | October 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy to Navigate the Divorce Process
“Anthony and Donna made a very difficult life event easy to navigate, and they were always very responsive to my questions.”
Response from Anthony Adamopoulos October 4, 2018
Thank you so much Lisa. Navigating life is not always so easy, especially navigating in the darkness of divorce. We are glad that we could be a constant compass during the process.
Posted by Brad | July 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Choice For You
Anthony is experienced, professional, friendly, and nonjudgmental. He has a thorough understanding of the legal, bureaucratic, and emotional processes of divorce. Tony helped me be the best client I could be and my best self during the worst experience of my life. I cannot imagine working with anyone else.
Response from Anthony Adamopoulos September 27, 2018
Thank you, Brad. Working to bring the best out of clients, in a nonjudgmental way, is one of my goals. Thanks for affirming this goal. Anthony
Posted by Arlene | June 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended, every detail handled expertly...
Attorney Adamopoulos was truly a "God-send", diligently guiding me through my challenging divorce case; he worked tirelessly, with caring and compassion, every step of the way during the most harrowing, emotional time of my life. He is definitely, without question, the attorney you want on your side to help you through. I highly recommend!
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Response from Anthony Adamopoulos September 27, 2018
Arlene, Thank you for your kind words. I think all good divorce attorneys try to be diligent in getting you through the “divorce jungle”. In my work I try to add care and compassion to the mix. I am glad my effort helped you through a tough time. Anthony
Posted by Eric | June 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrific listener, thinker, and enabler.
I would recommend Anthony to prospective clients who want a knowledgeable, experienced coach to help them help themselves with a legal problem. That is just what he did for me in working through the difficulties of my divorce. I couldn't have found anybody better and I will be forever thankful for his help.
Response from Anthony Adamopoulos September 27, 2018
Eric, Thank you for the kind description of “Terrific listener, thinker and enabler.” However, Eric, it was you who listened. It was you who thought. And, it was you who became enabled. Good job. Anthony
Posted by Allan | August 28, 2013
experienced and knowledgable
As a divorce professional, I highly recommend Anthony Adamopoulos as a mediator and arbitrator for all matters relating to divorce. His many years of experience in divorce law, the mediation process and the process of arbitration makes it easy to refer to this professional. His goal is always to resolve an issue fairly, quickly and in a cost efficient manner.
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Response from Anthony Adamopoulos September 27, 2018
Thanks Allan, It is true, "fairly, quickly and cost efficiently" is my mantra for resolving divorce through mediation.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 385-400 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Pro-Bono attorney volunteer in Family Law program,
  • Northeast Legal Aid - 2020 to present.
  • 2020 - Present
  • Family Law Conciliator
  • Essex County Probate and Family Court Conciliation Program
  • 2014 - Present
  • Director
  • Anthony C. Adamopoulos' Divorce Mediation & Divorce Resolution Services
  • 1990 - Present
  • Essex Co-Coordinator & Negotiator
  • Massachusetts Family & Probate American Inn of Court Judge Abber We Can Settle Initiative
  • 2017 - 2022
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  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Arbitration Institute
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2008
  • Center for Dispute Settlement, Washington, D.C.,
  • Advanced Mediation Training Course
  • 1995
  • Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers
  • Certificate of Attendance - Mediation Workshop
  • 1992
  • Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers
  • Certificate of Completion -Negotiation Workshop
  • 1985
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1972
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Legal Cases

  • Vallis v. Lauranzano, 685 N.E.2d 490, 43 Mass. App. Ct. 1114 (1997) (Prevailing Party)
  • My client won on both appeals.


  • North Shore Collaborative Divorce
  • Co-Founder and member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, Family Law Section
  • 1983 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council
  • Charter Founder and member of original Board of Directors
  • 2010 - 2017
  • Massachusetts Family & Probate American Inn of Court
  • Member and former Board Member
  • 2005 - 2022
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Mass. Super Lawyers 2020- 2022 Top Rated Family Law Attorney
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Ten Best Attorneys for Exceptional and Outstanding Service
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • N/A


Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly Meeting of North Shore Women Lawyers Association
  • Using Deadlock Arbitration to Resolve Divorce Issues
  • 2017
  • Monthly Meeting Presentation of Tri-River Collaborative Law Practice Group
  • Using Deadlock Arbitration to Resolve Divorce Issues
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (6)
Endorse Anthony
Family Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Anthony in his capacity as a mediator for a divorce matter. He showed a great deal of respect for the people involved and the issues presented, and was tireless in his efforts to help the parties reach an agreement. I would not hesitate to work with him again and strongly recommend him as a mediator."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Anthony Adamopoulos as a peer and a colleague."
Family Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without hesitation I fully endorse and recommend Atty Adamopoulos. I have learned much from the occasions I've worked both with and against him. He is a credit to the profession and to the Bar."
Family Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anthony is a top-notch attorney and I feel lucky to call him my colleague and friend. Anthony is at his best when handling a collaborative divorce or arbitrating almost any issue."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is highly ethical and works diligently to try to resolve his cases at the table."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent advocate."
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Topsfield Divorce and separation Lawyer Anthony C Adamopoulos
Anthony C Adamopoulos
Divorce and separation Attorney
Topsfield, MA
Licensed for 50 years