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Justin DuClos

Divorce and separation Attorney at Duxbury, MA

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also known as J DuClos

  • State Years
    New York - NY 18 years
    Massachusetts - MA 18 years
    Louisiana - LA 16 years
    Connecticut - CT 18 years
    Rhode Island - RI 18 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2006
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2007
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2006
    Retired No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State RI
    Acquired 2006
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Justin

Learn Justin’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Diligent and compassionate counsel in domestic relations and divorce

    19 years

  2. Litigation
    Sophisticated advocacy from prevention through execution or appeal

    19 years

State of the art in the art of the state — I entered law school following 9/11/01, clerked for now Justice Gilbert V. Indeglia of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, earned a JD from Emory University, and, until returning to academia at Harvard University, practiced with firms handling cases of public import. I am licensed in MA, RI, CT, NY, and LA. I am an active member of the Plymouth and Barnstable County Bar Associations, as well as the American, Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations.

I began my practice briefing the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Courts of Appeals. I worked up appeals with scholar and advocate David J. Bederman, renowned specialist in matters constitutional and international. I have since been leading complex cases in multiple jurisdictions and across subjects — including domestic relations, trust/estate/probate, real estate, professional liability, municipal/legislative, constitutional, international, intellectual property, construction, regulatory/administrative, corporate and commercial, labor/employment, environmental, maritime, insurance, education, nonprofit, and tax.

I took the first opportunity I had out of law school to get involved in public affairs: I moved to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to litigate the flood and levee cases. There, I superintended an array of matters proceeding through governmental systems disrupted to their cores, including representation of the Louisiana Recovery School District in its bid to take over Orleans Parish schools. There was no shortage of civic issues to shepherd, some of which bore directly on civil rights.

I returned to New England to attend Harvard University, where I earned an additional degree in Policy and Management, was a fellow at the Center for State and Local Government and the Program on Education Policy and Governance, as well as a Zuckerman Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership, and where I published a scholarly account of democratic malfunction. I also joined a Harvard Law School clinic as a teaching/practicing attorney, continued publishing on public policy, and finally took a residential position at Harvard College (Cabot House) before exiting the university and signing on as the director of legal studies at Cape Cod Community College in 2013 to make a difference in the lives of those facing inordinate challenges to their professional progress.

After moving my residence to Duxbury on the South Shore of Massachusetts, I also relocated my practice there to incorporate regional family cases into my portfolio. After practicing in a variety of environments and disciplines, I found the pivotal and highly interpersonal nature of domestic relations to be a vocational addition to my litigation practice. I am a qualified neutral mediator and conciliator in conformance with G.L. c. 233, §23C, and a member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation. In the course of developing this area of practice, I researched and wrote an historical novel about a young man caught between political and familial priorities in 1960s South Africa, including detailed treatment of the customary laws of domestic relations of the isiXhosa people. My work with families also draws on my experience in education, which is centered on student growth and development.

While I most often tackle matters in accordance with existing law, I appreciate stewarding issues the law does not yet reach, either because they are rapidly developing or inadequately addressed by demonstrably preferential policy, or because there is demand for a predictive application of law to emerging technology.


J DuClos
33 Railroad Avenue, Suite 1
Duxbury, MA, 02332


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  • Hourly Rates $ 115-465 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Director of Legal Studies
  • Cape Cod Community College
  • 2013 - 2021
  • Fellow
  • Harvard University
  • 2009 - 2014


  • Harvard University
  • EdM
  • 2010
  • Emory University
  • JD
  • 2005
  • Providence College
  • BA
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Northern Insurance Company of New York v. Chatham County, Georgia


  • Plymouth County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Family Law
  • 2006 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Zuckerman Fellowship
  • Harvard University
  • 2009


Speaking Engagements

  • The First Amendment in Public Fora
  • The First Amendment
  • 2012

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Duxbury Divorce and separation Lawyer Justin DuClos
Justin DuClos
Divorce and separation Attorney
Duxbury, MA
Licensed for 18 years