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Thomas J Callahan

Family Attorney at Hanover, MA

4.8   27 reviews

About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    40%
    Divorce, paternity, child support, custody, modifications, contempts, restraining orders, agreements.

  2. Real estate
    20%
    Residential and commercial.

  3. Litigation
    15%
    All civil litigation - real estate, probate, business.

  4. Contracts and agreements
    10%

  5. Land use and zoning
    10%
    Municipal permitting applications, appeals.

  6. Mediation
    5%
    Divorce and real property/land use disputes.

I have been practicing law since January 1985, when I began with a small civil litigation and transactions firm in the Boston suburbs. For a number of years I worked throughout the Northeast for a major corporation on the defense side in the nationwide asbestos litigation. I have also worked for a client nationwide on health care subrogation claims. Since 1994, I have had my own civil practice law firm in the Boston area. I am admitted to practice in MA, NY, WV, the US Supreme Court, the US Court of Appeals for the 1st, 2nd, 4th and Federal Circuits and US District Courts for the District of Massachusetts, Northern District of New York, Western District of New York and Southern District of West Virginia. I have served in elected and appointed positions in my town's local government since 1990. I am a graduate of Boston University and Albany Law School.

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Licensed for 37 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1985
Updated 06/05/2022
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1985
Updated 09/19/2022
State WV
Status Inactive - Suspended
Acquired 1995
Updated 10/30/2022

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

Contact Thomas

Law Office of Thomas J. Callahan
427 Columbia Road
Hanover, MA, 02339

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  27 customer reviews
Posted by CHERYL | May 11, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent information & explanations provided.
I would highly recommend Mr Callahan. He not only provided easily understood explanation but additionally suggestions.
Posted by K Duffy | April 8, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Attorney Callahan provided excellent advice
I was able to quickly file a motion within 3 days of the statute of limitation expiration date. I was only able to do so by using this website and the exceptional detailed response, guidance and advice that Attorney Callahan provided. It was very kind of him. I feel he went above and beyond. I am forever greatfull. Thank you Attorney Callahan!
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Top Notch Communication
Tom was clear and quick with his responses. Helped me out a lot when I had no clear path or knowledge forward
Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Simply the best…
…better than all the rest! I have had nothing but excellent, thorough answers… and kindness!
Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
review
I asked some questions and he responded quickly, He is patient. I would really recomend this lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
I posted a question and Thomas answered my question and was very direct and friendly. Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Intelligent, Clear, Concise & Kind!
Thomas answered my questions quickly, directly and intelligently. I would highly recommend him. He is extremely knowledgeable and kind. Thank you so very much for your assistance on such an important matter.
Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Above and beyond
Mr. Callahan provided me with thoughtful, detailed answers that made sense, and which were extremely thorough. He obviously spent a great deal of time before composing his answers. Mr. Callahan went above and beyond, which is rare these days. I cannot thank him enough for his assistance.
Posted by Gerri Rae Higginbotham | October 5, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and caring assistance
Mr. Callahan reached out to me and gave me assistance on a question to address the location of a lawyer in my area. I greatly appreciated his time.
Posted by Albert Aronov | July 19, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thomas thank you for your time and your professionalism it is greatly appreciated
I have reached out to Thomas with an important situation that I needed consultation with which was very important and Thomas give me the right advice and consultation in a very professional way and properly informed me and I was able to make the right decision because of the clarity thomas given to me thank you Thomas I appreciate you
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Posted by Deborah | April 24, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Absuive Tenant trying to control female Landlord
Attorney Callahan was extremely helpful in advising me with this very horrible abusive experience. If I need additional help I will hire Attorney Callahan! Many thanks!
Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
Asked a question in regards to a legal issue and was given very professional advice. Followed up with more answers to a couple of other questions on the same issue.
Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Child support
Very professional and honest and very helpful at all times. Help me out a lot in my child support problems
Posted by John | April 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr
Tom responded to my questions and I will be contracting him to represent me going forward
Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Im very pleased
Callahan was very understandable of my situation and exceeded my expectations!
Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick reply
Understood the situation and offered to act on my behalf to determine what issues were in play.
Posted by Samantha | September 8, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Legal Advice & prompt response when needing advice! Would highly recommend Mr. Callahan!
Mr Callahan promptly answered my much needed legal questions in such a way that I can easily understand. Quick, friendly, to the point, if i needed more than legal advice or consultation I would abslolity hire him as my lawyer & I strongly recommend him for anyone whom may need a good lawyer. Thank you Mr Callahan & God bless.
Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely helpful
I contacted attorney Callahan regarding a matter spanning two states. He took the time to carefully delve into the matter and gave me advice to use a lawyer in the other state. He even offered to help me find one. I had a very good experience with attorney Callahan and recommend him.
Posted by Aurelius Jeffrey | October 15, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Counsel
Mr. Callahan always responds quickly to my questions. He explains things in a precise, straightforward manner that makes it easy for me to understand the basics of my question and what I need to do next. I would definitely feel comfortable hiring him for any of my future cases.
Posted by William Blydenburgh | February 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Wise Choice
I would definitely recommend Attorney Callahan to handle your case. He is very down to earth, knowledgeable and provided a well thought out and deliberate approach to my case. It was apparent in the court house that he was very comfortable and knew exactly how to navigate his way through and pull out the best possible scenario for my case. When the need arises I will utilizing his services again as he is truly dedicated to his craft.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • JD
  • 1984
  • Boston University
  • BA
  • 1980

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (28)
Given (9)
Libel and slander Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is difficult to find attorneys with Mr. Callahan's experience and knowledge in the law."
Family Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, because of the level of knowledge and professionalism he displays on this forum."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Mr. Callahan are accurate, practical, and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
General practice Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. His professionalism, remarkable knowledge and vast experience place Mr. Callahan among the top notch lawyers in his areas of practice. With utmost dedication and quick critical thinking, he has successfully resolved an impressive number of cases over the course of his career. I highly recommend this lawyer to anyone who needs quality legal representation."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His answers to questions posed are very informative and well thought out."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Callahan. His answers to questions posted on avvo are always done with professionalism, respect for the poster and shows a clear understanding of the law."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Callahan's passion, knowledge and skill are well demonstrated in his many fine contributions to Avvo. If it is important enough to need a lawyer, it is important enough to contact Mr. Callahan."
Family Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Callahan. His contributions are spot on and also provide a resource for other practitioners. His answers reflect a strong knowledge of both law and procedure."
Family Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Callahan is an excellent lawyer. He responds to his clients with great passion, patience and attentiveness to the facts and the law. Attorney Callahan also gives honor and respect to other lawyers in the community. Therefore, I endorse Attorney Callahan."
Family Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to read and review many legal opinions, comments and advise proffered by Attorney Callahan on Avvo.com. He has always been thorough and well informed. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Callahan knows family law issues extremely well. I'd recommend Mr. Callahan to any client in need of compassion and understanding as well sound legal knowledge with regard to their legal matter."
Family Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He was skillful at advocating for his client and managing a contentious divorce, while communicating professionally at all times. His comments on this site are excellent."
Family Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very experienced and an excellent Avvo contributor."
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