John S. Legasey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Salem, MA

Legasey & Associates
 | 27 Congress St, Suite 305-09
Salem, MA 01970
Phone: 978-745-6600
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

With many years of family law experience, John S. Legasey is known throughout the Salem area as one of the premier attorneys for divorce and domestic relations cases. Mr. Legasey has built a solid reputation during his time working with various law firms before forming his firm, Legasey & Associates. He handles a full range of family law issues, including divorce, high-end cases, child custody and support, alimony, property division, paternity, domestic violence, same-sex divorce, prenuptial agreements and appeals. With a particular talent for helping divorcing couples come to an agreeable resolution, Mr. Legasey frequently serves as a conciliator for couples and their lawyers, and sits on the Board of Bar Overseers as a hearing judge. Although based in Salem, he will take cases throughout Massachusetts.

After receiving his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1968, Mr. Legasey earned his Juris Doctor from the Northeastern University School of Law in 1975. He is admitted to practice law in the state of Massachusetts and before the Massachusetts state and federal courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Legasey’s numerous successes have earned him the recognition of his peers, as well as many opportunities for leadership. He has been rated as AV-Preeminent* with Martindale-Hubbell, and was listed as one of The Best Lawyers in America**. He is a member and past president of the Salem County Bar Association, and belongs to the Essex County and Massachusetts bars, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the American Inns of Court.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

**The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Practice Areas
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Family Law (100%)


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Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2017

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About John Legasey

Admitted: 1975, Massachusetts

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Honors and Awards:

  • Voted One of the Best Lawyers in the United States
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Curriculum Committee for Domestic Relations for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • American Inns of Court
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Member and Past President, Salem Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Hearing Judge, Board of Bar Overseers
  • Member, City of Salem Chamber of Commerce
  • Conciliator, Probate and Family Court

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Domestic Relations Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education

Educational Background:

  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1968
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Office Location for John S. Legasey

27 Congress St
Suite 305-09
Salem, MA 01970

Phone: 978-745-6600


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Last Updated: 8/4/2017

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