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Maurice Joseph LaRiviere, Jr

Sole Practitioner
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T: 978.373.4044
F: 978.373.4423

Office 200 Merrimack St, Suite 202D
Haverhill, Massachusetts 01830



-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 RFPÂ’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.

General practice of law with focus on litigation, labor and employment law, personal injury, premises liability, automobile accidents, land use and zoning and municipal law.

Clients include the Andover Housing Authority and Amesbury Housing Authority

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, RFPÂ’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 Association
National Lawyers Guild
Salem Bar Association
American Bar Association

Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce
Strathmores Who's Who Honors
Cambridge Who's Who Honored Member
Continental Who's Who   attorney of the year 2010


BS, Northeastern University, 1972

JD, Suffolk Unievesity Law School, 1977

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Massachusetts, 1977
US District Court-Mass, 1978
Ist Circuit Court of Appeals, 1981

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Massachusetts Bar Association
Member Since: 1978

Essex County Bar Association
Member Since: 2008

Nationa Lawyers Guild
Member Since: 2008

Boston Bar Association
Member Since: 2009

American Bar Association
Member Since: 2011