Susan M. Dematteo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Reading, MA

Law Offices of Susan M. DeMatteo
34 Salem Street, Suite 202
Reading, MA 01867
Phone: 781-942-2800
Fax: 781-942-2493
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas: Family Law
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Susan M. DeMatteo is the founder and owner of the Law Offices of Susan M. DeMatteo in Reading, Massachusetts. A top-ranked lawyer with more than 35 years of total legal experience, Ms. DeMatteo focuses her practice almost exclusively on family law, and she provides invaluable counsel and support to clients throughout Middlesex and Essex counties and the surrounding areas who are going through a divorce or have some other serious legal issue affecting their families.

Certified as a mediator by the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, Ms. DeMatteo has extensive experience with the process as well as using collaborative law to help her clients resolve their conflicts and reach favorable agreements without the need for expensive, time-consuming and stressful litigation. Well-versed in collaborative law and mediation, she also trains other attorneys in these processes, and she has become a recognized leader in her field.

Among her many professional affiliations, Ms. DeMatteo is a member of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, the Essex County Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association. At all turns, she is fully committed to finding peaceful and respectful resolutions to her clients' family law issues, and she has gained a reputation for her compassion and integrity along with her unwavering dedication to those she serves.

Along with mediating and helping to negotiate successful divorce outcomes for her clients, Ms. DeMatteo also drafts effective and enforceable pre- and postnuptial agreements, and she is able to assist with virtually any issue her clients are facing regarding their family dynamics and domestic relations. Honored for her remarkable professionalism and service, she has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from her peers, and she has received countless testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.

Ms. DeMatteo obtained her undergraduate degree from Northeastern University in 1977 and her master's degree from the same in 1979. She then attended New England School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 1985.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Mediation & Collaborative Law


1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021

About Susan M. Dematteo

Admitted: 1985, Massachusetts

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Co-Chair of the Northern Massachusetts Practice Group
  • Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, Member
  • Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, Member
  • Essex County Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified by the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Editor in Chief of the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement, New England Law

Educational Background

  • Northeastern University, Bachelor of Science
  • Northeastern University, Master of Education
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Office Location for Susan M. Dematteo

34 Salem Street
Suite 202
Reading, MA 01867

Phone: 781-942-2800

Fax: 781-942-2493

Last Updated: 6/8/2021

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