Eric Schutzbank

Top rated family law attorney in North Andover, Massachusetts

Berid & Schutzbank, LLC
Eric Schutzbank
Berid & Schutzbank, LLC

Practice Areas: Family law, Criminal defense, Elder law; view more

Licensed in Massachusetts since: 1995

Education: Suffolk University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022 Selected to Rising Stars: 2010

Berid & Schutzbank, LLC

800 Turnpike Street
Suite 304
North Andover, MA 01845 Visit website


The managing partner of Berid & Schutzbank in North Andover, Massachusetts, Eric Schutzbank serves clients in Essex County and throughout Massachusetts, offering them legal counsel on matters related to:

  • Family law
  • Dispute resolution
  • Divorce and separation
  • Elder abuse law
  • Criminal law
  • Probate litigation
  • Guardianship

An Ohio Wesleyan University graduate, Mr. Schutzbank studied law at the Suffolk University Law School and earned his Juris Doctor in 1995. The same year, he passed the bar and got his license to practice in Massachusetts, and later, in New Hampshire and Maine. He is trained in mediation and also practices collaborative law, helping clients reach amicable resolutions in family law disputes.

Mr. Schutzbank is often appointed as guardian ad litem and parent coordinator in the probate and family law courts of Essex and Middlesex counties. He is dedicated to serving his community and is a co-coach in the North Andover High School mock trial program. He also serves on the board of governors of Temple Emanuel in Andover, Massachusetts.

For his outstanding commitment to pro bono work, Mr. Schutzbank has received the Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year award by Merrimack Valley Legal Services. He has also received a Notable* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, in recognition of his high ethical standards.

Active in the legal arena, Mr. Schutzbank is a member of the Greater Newburyport Bar Association and the Lawrence Bar Association. Furthermore, he maintains affiliations with the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, the Collaborative Law Alliance of New Hampshire and the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Family law, Criminal defense, Elder law, Estate planning & probate

Focus areas

Alimony & spousal support, Child support, Custody & visitation, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial agreements, Mediation & collaborative law, Guardianships & conservatorships, Probate & estate administration

  • 70% Family law
  • 10% Criminal defense
  • 10% Elder law
  • 10% Estate planning & probate

First Admitted: 1995, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Greater Lowell Law Explorers, Mock Trial Coach
  • Temple Emmanuel, Board of Governors, Member
  • Lymphoma and Leukemia Society’s Hike for Discovery Program, Marketing Committee
  • Greater Lowell Law Explorers, Mock Trial Coach
  • Co-Coach of North Andover Mock Trial Team, 2021
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Guardian Ad Litem Appointments in the Probate & Family Courts of Essex & Middlesex Counties
Educational Background:
  • Ohio Wesleyan University, 1992
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New Hampshire, 1996
  • Maine, 1996
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member; Mock Trial Committee, Past Chair
  • Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, Marketing Committee
  • Newburyport Bar Association, 2020
  • Greater Lawrence Bar Association
  • Greater Lowell Bar Association, Former President
  • New Hampshire Collaborative Law Council
  • Mass Bar Mock Trial Committee, Member; Former Chair, 1998
  • Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Introduction to Evidence. Lectured on evidentiary issues in criminal law, Panelist, MCLE, 2009
  • Presented on the challenges of co-parenting during a pandemic, Presenter, How to Overcome Parenting Challenges and Court Delays During COVID-19, USA500 Family Law Consortium, 2020
  • Recognition for outstanding commitment to pro bono work, Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, Merrimack Valley Legal Services, 2009

Office location for Eric Schutzbank

800 Turnpike Street
Suite 304
North Andover, MA 01845

Phone: 978-419-9362


3 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2010

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