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John Thomas Gosselin

Elder law Attorney at Arlington, MA

5.0   11 reviews
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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NH
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1994
    Active Lawyer disciplined in 2022

About John

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    As a long time member of the National Academy of Elder Attorneys, Attorney Gosselin is one of the busiest elder law practitioners in the area - focusing his practice on helping families in crisis. Whether it's Medicaid/MassHealth qualification, protecting the family home or guiding families through the issues of transition of their elderly loved ones from one stage of life to the next, Attorney Gosselin is a compassionate and kind advocate for his clients.

    29 years

  2. Estate planning
    Complex estate planning, including asset protection, Medicaid planning and planning for incapacity. Special needs trusts and fiduciary services. Particular experience in the issues of older persons. Service as trustee, executor, trust protector and assistance with choosing investment and tax professionals.

    29 years

  3. Probate
    Firm offers full service probate administration in Massachusetts. Also extensive experience assisting with international probate issues. Experience in trust and estate administration, fiduciary service and tax matters.

    29 years


Gosselin Law is a full service trust planning, probate, and elder law firm serving all of Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Services include Medicaid planning; asset protection; probate administration; estate and tax planning; real estate and title insurance; guardianship and trust administration. Our primary office is located in Arlington, Massachusetts. Free telephone case evaluation. Call.


Serving Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Mr. Gosselin manages one of the most dynamic elder law practices in the region.  He offers free case evaluations and his hourly rate is $675. per hour.

Attorney Gosselin's practice counsels seniors with long term care concerns and requiring elder law advice, ranging from emergency assistance with mental health matters (including guardianship) to Medicaid applications and appeals.

In addition to probate administration and elder law, Attorney Gosselin also manages a very successful real estate practice.  He has acted as counsel or closing agent in over twenty-five thousand real estate transactions and his firm regularly advises parties on purchase and sale agreements, mortgages, and financial and title disputes.

Attorney Gosselin lectures extensively on elder law. In addition to being called upon as a legal expert for such publications as Aging Well, The NRMLA Journal, The Boston Globe and others, Attorney Gosselin is part of the adjunct faculty at Suffolk University's Sawyer Graduate School of Management as a Professor of Finance. He offers in-service and continuing education courses to social workers and registered nurses.


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Gosselin & Kyriakidis, P.C.


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2008
Great service in a time of need
Great service during a time of need. Legal matters were taken care of quickly and efficiently. Was always able to reach an attorney to discuss matters and was encouraged to call with any questions. I would recommend this firm to friends.
Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2009
Great Lawyer, Helped my mother
My mother fell and broke her hip. After a stint in a rehab facility she wasnt well enough to go home and we made the decision to put her in a nursing home. Attorney Gosselin helped us through the process of applying for Medicaid and finding a home that would suit my mother well.
Posted by Denyse | December 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The person you want with you during an elder crisis!!!
I can't begin to summarize how competent, responsive, proactive and compassionate John and his team have been throughout a very long and stressful eldercare process. From the first phone call, John was on top of my situation, saw me the next day (on a Saturday no less!) and immediately went into action. His knowledge of the eldercare process and applicable laws is beyond compare. He and his incredible team were there every step of the way and carried us through the worst of times.
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Posted by DIANE | February 26, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Gosselin was recommended to me by a family member who is also MD in Winchester, MA. He spent 3 hours, 1-on-1, with me carefully explaining the myriad of MA healthcare intricacies me and my family needed to understand before going forward before placing my husband, a CT resident, in a nursing home close to his son. Attorney Gosselin literally wrote a book on this subject, but it was because of his knowledge and patience while helping me comprehend the system, that our family could go forward confidently with our final decision. PS. Having his dog, Darwin, attend the meeting certainly added to my experience (as an Australian Shepherd dog owner myself). I therefore highly recommend him and his firm. Diane
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Posted by Elon | August 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Full service
John took very good care of me using his depth of experience and strong desire to meet my needs. I would recommend his services without hesitation.
Posted by Mikayla | July 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Quick turn around for a BIG PROBLEM!
We were on our way to the ship for Bermuda with my mom when she got sick. After rushing to the hospital we found out that she had a stroke and all of a sudden she couldn't go home. The social worker at the hospital gave us John's name and we called him to help us figure out next steps. He called us back at like 9 at night and by the next day we had a plan for mom and how to save her house. THANK YOU JOHN
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Posted by Alex K. | March 19, 2011
Very professional, friendly, simply excellent in all aspects.
I was very happy and satisfied working with John. I feel very confortable with his services and I will use his office whenever will be needed.
Posted by Jon | October 12, 2009
John Gosselin took good care of my family when things were falling apart.
Both my parents are really sick and need help with medicade and getting benefits. Attorney John Gosselin met us in like one day and was able to explain the whole thing to us and even made calls to get us my parents in a room together at the rehab place in Woburn. Not the cheapest lawyer but he did everything that he said he would. The other lawyer in his office Attorney Marsden worked really hard for us too and seems like the Gosselin right hand guy. I highly recommend these people.
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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2009
Reliable Attorney
Helped my mother preserve her earnings and helped her qualify for benefirs since she her health was going downhill. Great lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2008
Gosselin saved my mother's house from the nursing home
I hired Mr. Gosselin about two years ago (I am power of attorney for my mother who needed to go to a nursing home), he set it up so that my mother's house was safe from being taken by the nursing and he got it in my name all legally. My mother has been in the nursing home, like $12,000 a month!! for two years and the whole house and all I had would be gone, but instead I have a house and my disability check all thanks to Mr. Gosselin. He's really nice too, kind of funny for a lawyer I think :)
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Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2008
Great Experience at Gosselin Law!
I had a wonderful experience at Gosselin Law while trying to figure out a long term care plan for my aging mother. I met with two elder law attorneys who spent over 2 hours explaining my options to me. At the end of the free consultation a fee was quoted for all the work and it was my choice if we would continue. There was no pressure to use them for my needs but I chose to anyways.
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2022.

Public Reprimand issued in MA, 2022
updated on 04/07/2023

Public reprimand means that an attorney did something wrong, but may still practice law. The attorney was given a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Gosselin & Kyriakidis, P.C.
  • 1994 - Present


  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Middlebury College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A
  • Institut d'Etudes Politiques
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • In Re Estate of RS
  • Judgment in Favor of Client


  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Massachusetts Association of Realtors
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Co-Chair, International Committee
  • 1995 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • American Land Title Association
  • Committee Member
  • 2016 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Public Administrator for Middlesex County
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts - 2009-2014
  • 2009
  • Selected as member, Independent Certification Committee of NRMLA
  • National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association
  • 2008
  • Appointed as Public Administrator for Middlesex County
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • 2004
  • Attorney Rating - BV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • Citizenship Award
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • 1986
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  • Your Senior Moment With Dr. Wayne Saltsman
  • Syndicated Television - Elder Law Issues
  • 2009
  • Mortgage Press
  • Medicaid, SSI and Government Benefits in Reverse Mortgages
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Social Worker In Service
  • Legal Competency in the Elderly
  • 2009
  • NRMLA Regional Conference
  • Elders Facing the Financial Crisis - Elder Law Response
  • 2009
  • Money Managers Quarterly Continuing Education
  • Planning for Elders in the Home - Update on Reverse Mortgages
  • 2009
  • Medical Staff/Nusing/Social Work In Service
  • Legal Competency in the Elderly
  • 2009
  • MCLE Reverse Mortgages
  • Reverse Mortgages and Coordination with Government Benefits Programs
  • 2009
  • ALTA Business Strategies Conference
  • State of Electronic Records in America
  • 2009
  • Nurse Managers' Annual Meeting
  • Elder Law Issues for Nursing Professionals
  • 2008
  • NRMLA Annual Meeting
  • Impact of Medicaid Regulations on Reverse Mortgages
  • 2008
  • National Aging In Place Council - Eastern Conference
  • Medicaid Laws and Recent Changes and their Impact on the Elderly
  • 2008
  • American Land TItle Association Annual Meeting - Kauai
  • Reverse Mortgages - Hot Market or Big Risk?
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
Endorse John
Probate Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known John Gosselin throughout his legal career. I have referred many clients and lawyers to him. He is experienced, effective, has a wide network and is very savvy."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known John Gosselin for years and have referred many cases to him. His work has always been excellent and timely. I have no reservations about using his services in the future."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have referred clients to John for assistance with nursing home, Medicaid and other elderlaw matters. I appreciate John's professionalism and treatment of the clients, in particular his attention to their unique needs. I highly recommend John for anyone who needs elderlaw advice."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney John Gosselin has extensive experience in the areas of elder law, estate planning and administration, and real estate transactions. Attorney Gosselin is thorough, conscientious and sensitive to the needs of clients and their respective families."