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Attorney Robert Deschene concentrates his practice in the areas of elder law (including Medicaid and MassHealth planning), estate planning and asset protection.   He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), WealthCounsel, Advisors Forum and, and gives educational events on various topics in his area of practice.  He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maine, and is a member of the bars of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, and the U.S. District Court of Rhode Island.

Originally from Tiverton, Rhode Island, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from Brown University in 1978, worked several years in the private banking sector, and then obtained his law degree magna cum laude from the University of Maine School of Law in 1990.  After law school, he worked as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Caroline Glassman of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in Portland, Maine, followed by a federal court clerkship with the Honorable Conrad K. Cyr of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, in Boston, Massachusetts.  He has lived and worked in North Attleborough since 2001.  He is active in community affairs, including the North Attleborough Cultural Council.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Russian

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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 70%
  2. Elder Law: 20%
  3. Probate: 10%


Payment types:

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  • Tasha L. Buzzell

    I received Rob's name through word-of-mouth from another attorney. I have referred several matters to him, and all referrals have been more than pleased. His style is calm yet engaging, and it is clear that he is well-versed in this complex area of the law. Clients feel comfortable discussing the most sensitive issues with him and sexure knowing that their interests are well-protected.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Deschene Law Office

95 Church St
North Attleboro, MA, 02760-1624


RIAuthorized to practice law199307/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner and AttorneyDeschene Law Office2008 - Present
AttorneyUnited States Court Of Appeals For The First Circuit1991 - 2008
AttorneyMaine Supremem Judicial Court1990 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Advisors ForumMember2012 - Present
WealthCounselMember2012 - Present
United States District Court for Rhode IslandMember2010 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Fst Circuit BarMember2009 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
United States District Court for MassachusettsMember2009 - Present
Massachusetts State BarMember2009 - Present
Rhode Island Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Rhode Island State BarMember1992 - Present
Maine State Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AtorneysMember2012 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Dessert v. U.S. Citizens and Immigration, C.A. No. 11-163-SSettled in favor of client
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Publication nameTitleDate
DLO BlogDLO Blog Posts2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maine School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Brown UniversityEnglish/RussianBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Live Educational ForumRevocable Living Trusts2013
CLE WebinarEstate Planning with Education Trusts and 529 Plans2013