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Paul G. Farrell

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 508-548-4111

RESUME     PAUL G. FARRELL, ESQUIRE 340 Gifford Street Falmouth, MA 02540 (508) 548-4111     Home Address 147 Racing Beach Avenue Falmouth, MA 02540 (508) 548-4834   EDUCATION Suffolk University Law School Boston, Massachusetts Juris Doctor Degree 1973 Moot Court Finalist Suffolk University Law School Consumer Protection Adjunct Program with Attorney General's Office Brown University Providence, Rhode Island A.B. English 1970 (Major) Political Science (Minor) Senior Thesis - The Emerging Role of the Department of Transportation Regulations and Their Economic Effect on the U. S. Auto Makers LaCrosse Team - Co-Captain Sailing Team - Winner John F. Kennedy Memorial Trophy Football Team - 1966 to 1968 Western New England College Springfield, Massachusetts Extension Program Pursuing M.B.A.      EMPLOYMENT HISTORY 1971 to Barnstable County District Attorney 1973 District Attorney Phil Rollins Office 1973 to Crane, Inker & Oteri 1977 20 Ashburton Place Boston, MA 02108 Associate in Trial Litigation 1977 to Farrell, Duffy & Lawless 1991 314 Gifford Street Falmouth, MA 02540 1991 to Farrell & Huettner 1997 340 Gifford Street Falmouth, MA 02540 1997 to Paul G. Farrell & Associates present 340 Gifford Street Falmouth, MA 02540 PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS Member, Massachusetts Bar Association - 1975 to present Member, Federal Bar Association - 1973 to present Member, Rhode Island Bar Association - 1973 to present American Bar Association - 1984 to present American Trial Lawyers Association - 1985 to present Massachusetts Bar Association - 1975 to present Board of Delegates - 1988 to 1989 Family Law Section, Member - 1989 to present Educational Committee, Chairperson - 1989 to 1991 Board of Delegates, Executive Committee - 1991 to 1994 Pre-Trial Committee, appointed by Chief Justice Mary Fitzpatrick, 1996-1997 Family Law Section, Chairperson - 1992 to 1994 Young Lawyers Division, Barnstable Bar Delegate - 1980 to 1983 Legal Association Plan for Action in Family Law - 1980 to 1983   PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS (continued) Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers Association - 1976 to present Barnstable County Bar Association - 1977 to present Chairman, Law Day Committee - 1989 to present President - 1988 to 1989 Vice-President - 1986 to 1987 Executive Committee - 1983 - 1986 Rhode Island Bar Association - 1973 to present MCLE Curriculum Advisory Committee - 1987 to 1991 C.P.C.S. Advisory Committee Massachusetts Bar Foundation Trustee Treasurer Massachusetts Bar Foundation, 2000, 2001 President, Massachusetts Bar Foundation, 2002    PUBLICATIONS MASSACHUSETTS CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION 1) Temporary Orders & Judgments, 1987 2) Direct Examination Testimony Technique and Practice General Laws Mass. G.L.M. 208 Section 34 3) Cohabitation - co-author 4) Post-Trial Pleadings and Remedies in Non-Jury Cases 5) Deposition Practices in Family Law 6) Trust & Estates Application Under Chapter 208 Section 34 7) Introduction of Business and Real Estate Valuations Without Expert Testimony 8) Divorce and Taxes: How to Present a More Sophisticated Analysis to the Court, 1999, co-author   PROFESSIONAL EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS 1) Evidentiary Issues in the Presentation of a Trial, co-author MASSACHUSETTS BAR ASSOCIATION 1) Hot Topics in Family Law, co-author 2) Massachusetts Evidence Workshop Handbook, co-author 3) Evidentiary Issues in Divorce Cases, co-author 4) Evidentiary Issues in Family Law Trials, co-author SEAK, INC. 1) Evidentiary Considerations in Child Custody Cases LECTURER Massachusetts Bar Association Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Family Trial Advocacy Program Lecturer 1987 to present Professional Education System Barnstable County Bar Association Boston College Law School Legal Services of Cape Cod and Islands SEAK, Inc. MEMBER Falmouth Chamber of Commerce Falmouth Hospital President's Committee

Client Comments

"Paul was my third attempt at a lawyer to grant me my divorce, and he did a wonderful job. He was considerate and kind to me, and organized and thoughtful. I would highly recommend him to anyone."

"Mr. Farrell was wonderful to work with and has extensive experience in Family Law matters. I felt comfortable discussing issues with him, and I appreciate him taking the time to explain the process and steps necessary to best represent my case. "

"Paul G. Farrell is an experienced, well-connected lawyer who is willing to go the extra mile for his clients. His high energy level and aggressive representation stand to the benefit of his clients and his honest and fair approach are (in my opinion) unusual in the legal field. The well-working support staff is delightful to work with. Having researched many law firms in Massachusetts, I felt that Farrell & Associates are the best. I have not been disappointed. "

"Mr. Paul Farrell invested his time and energy in my case, beyond most! He was a strong force in my divorce trial, making sure to give his expertise on each situation that I encountered. "

-Erin Upton
Daycare Director
Sunshine Country Day School Inc.

"Paul Farrell is not only capable but I also found him to be very caring. He understood my needs and helped me to reach my goals legally and therefore personally. He provided for me the backbone that I was lacking at the time. He made sure my children and I were safe. I cannot thank him enough for his expertise and most importantly, his compassion during a most difficult time in my life. "

-Francesca Fusaro

"I was able to contact Paul Farrell at any time and get an immediate response. His experience in and out of the courtroom is what made the difference in my case. He gives you personal, one-on-one contact. Paul always planned our moves well in advance and never missed any detail that pertained to my case. I would never call anyone else. My rights as a father have been secured thanks to Paul."

-Charles Trombly
Northeast Playground Builders

"Paul is very punctual, direct, clear and concise as to what to expect, and he has fair fees."

"Paul Farrell is a very sharp and smart lawyer. He knew which consultants would be best for different areas and secured them as soon as possible. He would get back to me in a reasonable time and always told me to be prepared for trial. This helped me get used to thinking of facing the judge. I was also led by his very capable law student at the time, Kristen, who is now my attorney for the Termination of Alimony. Paul and Kristen made a great team. Paul was recommended to me by a very competent judge. He is an excellent litigator, respectful and a gentleman."

-Judy Pollack

"Paul Farrell and all of his associates were a dream team come true to my family and me. Paul and his staff worked tirelessly and with the utmost professionalism in an extremely challenging custody matter which lasted 29 months. When seeking the best attorney, I sought help from friends on Martha's Vineyard, Washington D.C., and on Beacon Hill in Boston. This search helped me to find Paul Farrell. I will now be forever grateful and dedicated to him and what his remarkably skilled and tenacious abilities helped secure for my family and me, the simple privilege of being a father to my beautiful daughter. Paul helped defeat a gender bias, which by all measure, was unbeatable. The first day I met Paul, he looked me in the eye and immediately determined that I was a good and honest person, and he worked for me as though I was his own son. I gave my life over to him and Kristen, his amazing associate to whom I will also be forever grateful. They helped me back from the brink of a horrible false allegation which could have ended my life as I knew it. When I became weak and insecure, I looked to Paul Farrell and was somehow supported through the darkest hours of what would have been a human disaster by any measure, but not for his passion, skill, dedication, and most of all, his vast experience and legal tenacity. If I were more gifted with the written word, I would write a trilogy with hopes of only then more fully expressing my 5 star referral of this man, Paul Farrell, and even this would fall short. Furthermore, as a builder on Martha's Vineyard, I have had the great pleasure to have been chosen by the likes of Caroline Kennedy, Diane Sawyer, Mike Nichols, and even James Taylor. While I have come to admire and love each of these remarkable people for their simple, if not modest and humble ways, I must say that of them all, Paul Farrell is the brightest star whom I love and respect the most. Paul is more than a great lawyer, he is a great man, a great human being, and I offer this survey with sincerity and a clear and grateful mind and heart."

-Thomas Tate
Tate Builders Inc.

"Although we did not have the pleasure of working directly with Paul Farrel we knew he was behind the scenes working with our attorney, Kristin Conklin. She told us he was her sounding board. Together they were great and immediately understood the complexity of our case and were willing to work with us. We are grateful for all of the hard work and effort that was put into our case and we feel that attorney Conklin and her associates served us extraordinarily."

"Paul and his office staff were very professional and exceptionally competent in dealing with my divorce case. I have recommended him to several people. I have absolutely no regrets in my choice of attorney for my case, and feel that he negotiated an extremely good settlement for me. "

Office Location

340 Gifford Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Family Law of the New Bedford Metro Area
Paul G. Farrell has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Family Law

Other Information

Gender: Male