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Maurice LaRiviere Jr

Law Office of Maurice LaRiviere Jr

Suite 202D 200 Merrimack Street

Haverhill, MA 01830


Practice Areas
  • City Attorney
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights
  • Labor Law
  • Employee Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • About
  • Background
  • Reviews
  • Colleagues
  • Documents

-Successfully argued cases before the United States District Court-MAD, Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court. (illustrative list attached)
-Successfully argued cases before various state adjudicative forums. (Illustrative list attached)
-Codified municipal ordinances, rules & regulations and policies. (Code on line at ) -Standardized municipal RFP’s, contracts and agreements.
-Prepared and handled real estate transactions for development and sale of municipal properties. (Including the Forest Lake Development, Sargent Building and 55 plus housing complex on the Ashford School property) -Formed non-profit corporations for local cable television and senior citizen centers.

Professional History
2005 to date – Private practice, Methuen, Ma. I am an attorney licensed to practice in Massachusetts and before its state and federal courts. My specialties are; litigation, labor and employment law, collective bargaining, personal injury, automobile accidents, premises liability, real estate law including foreclosure defense, land use and zoning, administrative law, business law and corporate & LLC formation, wills, trusts & estates and municipal law.
Clients include the Andover Housing Authority, Amesbury Housing Authority and MVPC. 
1980 to 2005
-City Solicitor, City of Methuen, Ma. Duties included;
-Representation of City and its officers before various federal and state courts.
-Representation of the City and its officers before various state agencies and in arbitration before AAA.
-Issuance of opinions to the city council, mayor, officers, boards and commissions of the municipality. -Preparation of legal instruments such as home rule petitions, deeds, RFP’s, bid documents, contracts, resolutions, leases, ordinances and eminent domain petitions.
-Representation of the City in labor negotiations with Public Safety, Public Works and General Government Unions.

Bar Admissions
Admitted to practice in; Commonwealth of Massachusetts- 1977
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts- 1978 (CM/ECF registered)
United States First Circuit Court of Appeals- 1980

Juris Doctorate- Suffolk University Law School, Boston Massachusetts
Bachelor of Science, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts.

Professional Memberships
Massachusetts Bar Association,
Boston Bar Association,
Essex County Bar and
National Lawyers Guild.
Salem Bar Association
American Bar Association
Articles and Programs
Panelist, Massachusetts Bar Association Professional Education “Recent developments under the Massachusetts Tort Claims Act”
Contributing Author, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Municipal Law Update.

-Expertise in Computer usage, Westlaw research and Microsoft Office.
-Extensive experience in handling litigation from commencement to completion including discovery, motion and brief writing
-Proficiency in negotiating and drafting legal documents.
-Recognized ability to analyze factual issues and develop legal strategies to handle them.
-Strong problem solving skills during contract and labor negotiations.

Sample listing of cases before various courts
Beal vs. Blache and City of Methuen, USDC-MAD 2005 WL 352861
Monahan vs. Methuen, Supreme Judicial Court, 408 Mass. 381
Blaser vs. Town Manager of Methuen, Appeals Court, 19 Mass. App. 727,477 N.E.2d 417, review denied 395 Mass. 1102
Wightman vs Methuen, Appeals Court, 26 Mass App. Ct. 279

Listing of Administrative Forums cases tried before
Appellate Tax Board, ABCC, Contributory Retirement Appeals Board, Civil Service Commission, Division of Administrative Law Appeals, CRAB, Housing Appeals Committee, DEP, Labor Relations Commission, JLMC, MCAD and Board of Conciliation and Arbitration.

Service for Social Organizations
- President- Leward Shores Association- Moultonborough, NH
-President & Vice President- Raven, Inc. d/b/a/ Sands of Brookhurst- Meredith, NH
President- Officers Association- Reading, Ma.

Honored Member of Cambridge Who’s Who,
Strathmores Who's Who,
Continental who's who attorney of the year (2010)
Employee of the year- Methuen

Undergraduate: Northeastern University
Law School: Suffolk University
Admitted to Bar: 1977
Practice Areas: Personal > Personal Injury
Business > Labor Law
Personal > Employee Law
Personal > Civil Litigation
Personal > Civil Rights
City Attorney
Organizations: Mass Bar Assoc, Essex County Bar Association, National Lawyers Guild, Boston Bar Association
Gender: Male
Status: Married
Children: More Than 2 Children
Age: 61
City of Residence: Windham
Home Town: Methuen
Home State: MA
My Interests Family, hiking, biking, fishing, baseball and boating
My Politics: Moderate
My Choice For President:
Favorite Justice: Clarence Thomas
Favorite Books: Westlaw
Favorite Movies: Boston Legal
Favorite Music: R&R
Favorite Restaurants: Olive Garden
Favorite Travel: Florida
Favorite Quote: Justice is when my client wins.
About Me: I am an attorney licensed to practice in Massachusetts and before its federal and state courts. My specialties are; litigation, personal injury, automobile accidents, administrative law, labor and employment law, collective bargaining, land use and zoning and municipal law. I will arrange for cost free initial consultations with you to discuss your legal issues. Office information 200 Merrimack Street, Suite 202D Haverhill, Ma 01830 tel 978-373-4044 Email Websites;

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Posted by Maurice LaRiviere Jr on 12.25.09 in Litigation - Trial Docs. (MA)