Areas Of Practice
The attorneys at Marien & Hodge have extensive experience in providing effective advocacy for our clients, both individuals and businesses, in the areas of civil litigation, including, the following:
- - Personal injury claims
- - Medical malpractice claims
- - Contract disputes
- - Employment issues
- - Worker’s Compensation
- - Commercial litigation
Our civil litigation attorneys have over forty (40) years of combined experience in handling these types of cases and successfully accomplishing the most desired results for our clients. These attorneys are skilled at settlement negotiations as well as aggressively advocating our clients’ positions in trial courts throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the United States District Court – District of Massachusetts and the State of Connecticut through to trial and further to the appellate level, if necessary. Further, our attorneys have vast experience representing clients at hearings before state and federal agencies, including, the Department of Industrial Accidents, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Department of Employment and Training.
The attorneys at Marien & Hodge represent Landlords in all aspects of the law relative to the leasing of property, both residential and commercial, including, drafting effective leases, resolving disputes and representing our clients in courts throughout the Commonwealth, including the Housing, District and Superior Courts relative to summary process actions, eviction proceedings, lead paint matters and state and municipal code violations.
Domestic Relations/Family Law
The attorneys at Marien & Hodge, P.C. practice in all areas of domestic relations law including divorce, paternity actions and guardianships of minors. Whether an initial filing of a case, a modification of an existing order or the enforcement of an order through a Complaint for Contempt, our attorneys strive to achieve your desired outcome. At Marien & Hodge we respect the difficulty often attendant to domestic relations matters and are sensitive to your concerns for your family. We have experience in cases involving complex divorces with respect to custody, division of assets (including cases involving business valuations and other complex financial transactions), alimony and child support. We practice in all Western Massachusetts counties as well as handling appeals in family law cases.
The attorneys at Marien & Hodge have worked extensively with small business owners in the formation and start-up of their businesses and in providing invaluable and comprehensive advice relative to the proper and appropriate corporate form and structure tailored to our individual client’s proposed business and needs. Our attorneys have represented businesses in courts throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and before numerous city and local government boards and commissions, including municipal planning boards and liquor license commissions.
Our attorneys are skilled in providing sound legal advice relative to matters involving estate planning such as Wills, Trusts, Health Care Proxies, and Powers of Attorney. The attorneys at Marien & Hodge have effectively represented clients in the Probate Courts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts relative to estate disputes and estate administration.
Attorney Hodge has over twenty-five (25) years of extensive trial experience providing criminal defense to individuals in the District and Superior Courts throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Our attorneys are experienced in all matters relative to commercial and residential real estate and have represented buyers, sellers and financial lenders in negotiations, preparation of agreements and all aspects of real estate closings from large apartment complexes and commercial buildings to single family homes.