Suzanne R. Sayward

Top rated Estate Planning & Probate attorney in Dedham, Massachusetts

Samuel, Sayward & Baler LLC
Suzanne R. Sayward
Samuel, Sayward & Baler LLC

Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Elder Law; view more

Licensed in Massachusetts since: 1985

Education: Suffolk University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2023

Samuel, Sayward & Baler LLC

858 Washington Street
Suite 202
Dedham, MA 02026 Visit website


A partner at Samuel, Sayward & Baler LLP, Suzanne R. Sayward focuses her practice on elder law and estate planning and administration. From the firm's office in Dedham, she provides representation to clients in the greater Boston metropolitan area and throughout Massachusetts. Ms. Sayward has been admitted to practice in Massachusetts since 1985.

In her estate planning practice, Ms. Sayward regularly prepares and reviews wills, a variety of trusts, health care and financial powers of attorney, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act authorizations, and advance medical directives. Her experience also includes estate and gift tax planning, lifetime gifting, and business succession plans. Ms. Sayward's elder law practice has encompassed long-term care planning, Medicaid eligibility and asset protection. Ms. Sayward also has a probate and trust administration background, and she has worked on these types of matters with executors, personal representatives, and trustees regarding their duties, including overseeing the distribution of the decedent's assets. The quality of her work in all of these endeavors has earned her the respect of her fellow professionals, including a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

Ms. Sayward majored in English at Boston University, and in 1981, she received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude. She then went on to attend Suffolk University Law School, and she was a member of the Suffolk University Law Review before being awarded her Juris Doctor cum laude in 1984. Certified as an elder law attorney by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Ms. Sayward is a member of the Massachusetts chapter of that organization, as well as the Norfolk & Plymouth Estate and Business Planning Council, the Bar Association of Norfolk County, and the Massachusetts Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys, Inc.

Practice areas

Estate Planning & Probate, Elder Law

Focus areas

Estate Planning, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

  • 70% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 30% Elder Law

First Admitted: 1985, Massachusetts

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Suffolk University Law Review, Published Member 
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • President , Massachusetts Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys, Inc., 2013
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Massachusetts Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys, Inc.
  • President, Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2009
  • Board of Directors, Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Norfolk-Plymouth Estate Planning Council
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Massachusetts Chapter, Member
  • Bar Association of Norfolk County
  • Massachusetts, 1985
  • Named as the Outstanding Chapter Member of the Massachusetts Chapter, 2008
  • Named as the Most Valuable Member of the Massachusetts Chapter, 2011
  • Named to Boston Magazine’s annual list of “Massachusetts Super Lawyers” for the years, 2010-2016
Educational Background:
  • Boston University, Boston, MA, Honors: Cum Laude, B.A., 1981
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation, a private organization whose standards for certification are not regulated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Office location for Suzanne R. Sayward

858 Washington Street
Suite 202
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone: 781-731-9854


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2023

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