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Attorneys

Nationally Recognized | Locally Centered

Experienced Advocates | Effective Solutions

With more than 175 years of combined experience, DeMoura | Smith’s advocates and counselors handle civil litigation, trusts and estates and probate matters. We practice heart-centered law. Understanding what is most important to our clients, we apply our competence and compassion to their matters while balancing the legal considerations with the emotional ones. Our objective is to fully support our clients, reduce their anxiety and provide effective and pragmatic legal solutions.

Practice Areas

DeMoura | Smith LLP is an AV-rated® law firm based in Greater Boston. With offices in Wakefield and Revere, Massachusetts, we serve a broad spectrum of clients, including individuals, families, entrepreneurs, colleges and universities, financial institutions, healthcare providers, insurers, manufacturers, real estate developers and other businesses and institutions. Our attorneys cover a diverse range of legal areas such as:

  • Business and Commercial Litigation

  • Estate, Trust and Legacy Planning

  • Probate Administration and Litigation

  • Personal Injury Claims

  • Fraud Investigations

  • Higher Education Matters

  • Professional Liability Cases

  • Tort and Employment Disputes

  • Real Estate Transactions

  • Class Actions

  • Regulatory Affairs

  • Business and Commercial Litigation

  • Estate, Trust and Legacy Planning

  • Probate Administration and Litigation

  • Personal Injury Claims

  • Fraud Investigations

  • Higher Education Matters

  • Professional Liability Cases

  • Tort and Employment Disputes

  • Real Estate Transactions

  • Class Actions

  • Regulatory Affairs

Contact DeMoura | Smith today to get the protection you need.

Trust, Estate, and Legacy Planning

We help you take care of what you care about most—what is closest to your heart—your family, your home, and your legacy. Our “heart-centered” approach utilizes our education, compassion and strong relationship building skills to help you create your plan, so that matters closest to your heart are not left for the Probate Court to decide. Our process includes a comprehensive complimentary consultation. And, because we recognize that as your life changes, so will your estate planning needs, we are committed to maintaining our heart-centered relationship with you. The most important plan of your life deserves that kind of attention and commitment from your lawyer.

Business and Commercial Litigation

The trial attorneys at DeMoura | Smith understand that legal disputes can drain business resources and divert the attention of ownership, management, and staff from growth, operations, and success. We are dedicated to supporting and protecting our clients’ business and commercial interests. Our experienced trial lawyers handle a wide range of business and commercial cases, including contract disputes, unfair competition claims, business fraud litigation, intellectual property, and shareholder and partnership contests; always aiming for the most favorable outcome, in a cost-effective and timely manner. Our clients receive early and continuous assessments of their commercial litigation matters, to help them determine the best path forward, whether through settlement, arbitration, or trial. We leverage our trial experience, zealous advocacy and knowledge of businesses and industries to help our clients achieve their objectives, as swiftly as possible.

Probate Administration and Litigation

DeMoura | Smith has developed a reputation as a go-to firm in probate administration and litigation. Leveraging the skill and experience from our estate planning and trial practice groups, our experienced attorneys handle breach of fiduciary duty claims, will contests, trust administration disputes, and guardianship or conservatorship proceedings. We represent estates, trusts, heirs, beneficiaries, trustees, and personal representatives, as well as creditors. Clients and referring attorneys recognize our firm’s strong track record and successful results in a variety of cases in the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court. We are dedicated advocates, collaborating closely with our clients to resolve their very important personal matters, efficiently and favorably.

Proven Success

The attorneys at DeMoura | Smith collectively bring 175 years of trial experience to the table. We have honed our expertise at prestigious national and international law firms, prosecutor’s offices, and in-house legal departments. With a history of over 300 cases taken to trial, more than 50 successful appeals and thousands of favorable resolutions through motions or settlements, we have established a strong reputation for legal prowess.

Nationwide Recognition

Our attorneys have been recognized by their peers in Martindale-Hubbell (AV® rating), Best Law Firms in America®, Best Lawyers in America®, Massachusetts Super Lawyers®, New England Super Lawyers®, and Boston Magazine®. They serve in leadership positions in the Litigation Counsel of America, the Boston Bar Association, Complex Commercial Litigation Institute, and Trial Law Institute. They are members of the American Bar Foundation, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, and the Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts. DeMoura | Smith attorneys are frequent presenters and speakers at national and local legal conferences, chamber of commerce programs, and industry association meetings. Ken DeMoura is Past-President of the Litigation Counsel of America, a former law professor at New England School of Law and advisor in Harvard Law School’s Trial Advocacy Program.

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  • Join DeMoura | Smith Trial Lawyers for Expert Insights on Business Litigation at BBA Webinar

    DeMoura | Smith trial lawyers, Ken DeMoura and Melanie McCauley, will be speaking at a Boston Bar Association "Brown Bag" Webinar on Thursday, June 20 at Noon. In this one-hour program titled "Expert Witnesses[...]