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Robert Arthur Brown

Personal injury Attorney at Falmouth, MA

4.5   2 reviews

also known as Bob Brown

  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury

    24 years, 250 cases

  2. Family
    Probate and Family Court Litigation Restraining orders Adoption Alimony and asset division Child custody plans Child support Cohabitation/non-marital agreements Conciliation - Guardian ad Litem Contempt Divorce Limited assistance representation Modification Non Married Partners Paternity establishment and litigation Pre and post-nuptial agreements Removal of child Same sex marriages Trials Uncontested Divorce

    29 years, 700 cases

  3. Guardianship
    Guardianship Petitions Conservatorship Petitions Modification of Decree Probate and Family Court Litigation Court Appointed Fiduciary Mass. Uniform Probate Code Attorney

    11 years, 150 cases

  4. Elder law
    Health Care Proxies Trust and Estate Litigation Living Wills - Wills - Trusts Long Term Care/Medicaid Planning Powers of Attorney Mass. Uniform Probate Code Attorney Probate and Family Court Litigation

    29 years, 100 cases


My name is Bob Brown. I began practicing law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Probate and Family Court in 1995.  I am proud to say that our office has helped many families, adults, children and elders with a variety of legal problems that required Court intervention.  We assist individuals and families with legal issues that involve divorce, non-wed partners, custody, support, property division of property, and advocate for the impaired, disabled and abused persons in our community to find relief, justice and solutions under the law. 


I began my career practicing law in the Probate and Family Courts of Massachusetts after I finished my second year of law school in 1994.  I was certified to practice as a student lawyer pursuant S.J.C. Rule 3:07 as an intern for Legal Service for Cape Cod and Islands, Inc. My practice of the law concentrates on Probate and Family Court.  I started as Legal Services Attorney and transitioned my career into a private practice for the last thirteen years on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard.  I handle all aspects of the law called domestic relations, matrimonial law, equity, guardianship, conservatorship, estates, trust and fiduciary law within the Court system.   


I enjoy helping others in the Probate and Family Court.  I understand that clients find family legal issues to be overwhelming, emotional and even embarrassing.  Our office understands the emotions involved whether it involves family estate issues, divorce, custody, support or what to do with the parent or family member suffering from dementia or an age related crisis.  Our office has probably handled almost every case imaginable in the Probate and Family Court, and if we have not, we will tell you we don’t know. If we have not handled the matter before, we will find out how to solve your problem and perform well. 


As a domestic relation attorney, I have filed, settled, defended and litigated to trial end divorce, paternity, custody, child support, alimony, visitation complaints, contempt actions, modifications, termination of parental rights, adoptions and guardianships of minors and elders, petitions to partition, will contests, trust litigation and contested probate estates.  We professional prepare, organize and utilize technology in our cases to be successful in a manner that is cost effective for our client.  Our clients always have document copies in “pdf” or paper format for their review and in their possession quickly upon drafting or upon receipt to our office.  We have a twenty four hour answering service for emergency calls to meet client needs.


There have been many recent changes in law and rules in the Probate and Family Court.  Our office has studied the new laws and rules and attended many hours and days of seminars to continue our education to be good lawyers and advocates for our clients.


The following changes in law and rules recently occurred; Alimony Reform Act of 2011 – implemented in 2012, Child Support Guidelines (2013), Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (2010 to 2012), Massachusetts Uniform Trust Code and many changes to the Probate and Family Court Procedure and Rules of Court.


Our law firm Brown & Barbosa, P.C. office is conveniently located in the center of Falmouth near the Woods Hole and Falmouth Harbor ferries and water taxi.    We are available to represent clients in the adjacent Counties of Bristol and Plymouth. We can arrange transportation for Island clients from Martha’s Vineyard and the Elizabeth Islands to our office.  We can also meet our Martha’s Vineyard clients on the island.


My law partner is Paula Barbosa. She is also my wife.  She was born in Portugal and is a citizen of the United States.  She speaks fluent Portuguese.  She manages our office.  She practices personal injury law, estate planning and fiduciary law pertaining to injury cases, trust, guardianship, conservatorship and estate money and property management.  She has studied long hours, attended many continuing education classes and keeps herself up to date on the new changes in the law pertaining to Injury Law, Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code and the Massachusetts Uniform Trust Code.


Attorney Rachel Gregory has been with office for over four years.  She practices in the Probate and Family law in every area within the jurisdiction of the Court from divorce, support, adoption, trust litigation, guardianship, as well as personal injury law, estate planning and fiduciary management pertaining to trust, guardianship, conservatorship and estate money and property management.  Attorney Gregory has studied long hours, attended many continuing education classes and keeps herself up to date on the new changes in the law pertaining to the Alimony Reform Act of 2011, Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code and the Massachusetts Uniform Trust Code.



The Law Office of Brown & Barbosa
683 Main Street
Falmouth, MA, 02540-3221

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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Post divorce
Robert Brown represented me in my divorce. He was extremely knowledgable and I really felt as though he was always working in my best interest. He always gave recommendations but never did anything I wasn't comfortable with. Attorney Brown helped to get me through an extremely difficult situation. I had complete trust in Attorney Brown and would highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2015
Not all lawyers are awful people!
Mr. Brown represented me years ago in a family law matter. Personally, I think he's a genuine guy. He knows the law and he will represent you based on how you want to be represented...because we all have a choice. I could have been a raging lunatic in my case and we probably would have won a lot sooner, but I chose to maintain myself with dignity and to be as honest as I can without slandering the other person...despite how they behaved against me. Mr. Brown respected my wishes and I would recommend him based on his character even further more. He always demonstrated good ethics with me. A lot of lawyers attitude and actions encourage people to think they are not such great people; but this one is different. If you need someone, call Mr. Brown. He'll take care of you and you will appreciate it!
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AVVO RATING 6.6 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Brown & Barbosa, P.C.
  • 2001 - Present
  • Family Law Attorney
  • Legal Services for Cape Cod and Islands, Inc
  • 1994 - 2000


  • University of Massachusetts School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991
  • University of Miami
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Guardianship-Conservatorship-Trust Litigation
  • We were able to obtain a guardianship-conservatorship of the elder's person and estate; reversed the fraudualent transactions; struck the fraudulent power of attorney, transactions, and all undue influenced estate plans and trustees


  • Children Sport Groups
  • Volunteer
  • 2012 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Barnstable County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Cape Cod Legal Action Workers
  • President
  • 1998 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese

Honors and Awards

  • Volunteer
  • South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc.
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Obtaining Guardianship and Duties
  • Guardianship-Conservatorship
  • 2013
  • Limited Assistance Representation
  • Probate and Family Court Attorney Representation
  • 2012
  • Training Parents to Advocate on their own in Court
  • Probate and Family Court - Pro Se Training
  • 1998
  • Child Custody and Support
  • Domestic Violence
  • 1996
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Falmouth Personal injury Lawyer Robert Arthur Brown
Robert Arthur Brown
Personal injury Attorney
Falmouth, MA
Licensed for 28 years