George is one of Boston’s most accomplished trial lawyers whose practice concentrates in the areas of family law, probate litigation, and land use/zoning law.
George’s litigation skills were recognized when he was invited to be a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers in the early 1980s, an honor accorded to less than one-half of 1% of the trial lawyers nationwide. His unparalleled experience in the family law area is solving the complex financial issues that emerge in the context of divorce litigation. In the area of probate litigation, George is highly specialized, understanding all the responsibilities and duties of fiduciaries, the rights of beneficiaries, and the multi-faceted aspects of guardianships and conservatorships. Zoning and land development issues are emphasized in his civil litigation practice.
George’s probate litigation practice includes resolving disputes involving wills, trusts, estates and guardianships. While will contests and trust controversies are common, the firm also represents persons regarding misuse of powers of attorney, etc. Representation includes individual fiduciaries, personal representatives, trustees, executors, as well as beneficiaries, creditors and surviving spouses in dealing with the proper administration and distribution of estates, trusts, assets and entities.
As a leader in the legal community, George has been recognized with many honors, in addition to the American College of Trial Lawyers. Best Lawyers® in America, regarded by both the profession and the public as a definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States, has listed George, each year, since its inception in 1983, for family law attorneys in Massachusetts. He is one of a small number of family lawyers in Massachusetts who has been listed for 30 years. More than 16 million readers see the list in dozens of city publications including The Boston Globe, New York Magazine, and many more.
George has been named a “Massachusetts Super Lawyer” by the publishers of Boston Magazine every year since the designation was created in 2004. He has been further recognized regularly as one of the "Top 100 Massachusetts Lawyers" in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015, and as one of the "Top 100 New England Lawyers". George has served as President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – membership of which is one of the highest honors a family lawyer can earn. In addition, George has received an AV Peer Review Rating, the highest rating, in The Martindale-Hubbell Lawyers Directory.
As a recognized authority on domestic relations and family law issues, George has earned a reputation as a strong and thoughtful advocate for his clients – providing reasoned settlement resolution of matters but when settlement efforts fail, he does not hesitate to assert his trial skills in the courtroom. He is well equipped to bring matters before judges and has earned, over the years, the respect of judges and other lawyers for his advocacy skills in the courtroom. He brings tenacity and strategy to divorce, alimony, custody, child support, paternity claims and more.