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John A Moos, Massachusetts Divorce Attorney, specializing in Litigation, Mediation and Collaborative Law John A. Moos - Massachusetts Divorce Attorney
JOHN A. MOOS is a trial attorney whose practice emphasizes civil, probate and domestic relations litigation. Mr. Moos has more than 35 years of experience as a litigator and 20 years of experience as a collaborative attorney and family law mediator. His practice focuses predominantly on divorce and related issues, including property division, support, custody, paternity, prenuptial agreements, probate, and equity matters. Also, Mr. Moos’ civil litigation experience includes matters involving real estate disputes, fraud and consumer protection claims.

A graduate of Clark University (1974) and Suffolk University Law School (1977), Mr. Moos was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1977, the Bar of the United States District Court in 1978 and of the Bar of the United States Court of Appeals in 1979.

He was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Collaborative Law: Family Law for 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.  Selection to Best Lawyers is based on an extensive peer review survey of confidential evaluations by the top lawyers in the Country. In addition, he was selected by members of the Massachusetts Legal Community as a “Massachusetts Super Lawyer,” featured in the November, 2010 issues of Massachusetts Super Lawyers (Law & Politics) and Boston Magazine. He was selected by a ballot sent to 32,000 active lawyers in Massachusetts as a family law practitioner who received a rating in the top five percent in the state.

In the family law area, he has litigated numerous divorce, modification, contempt, custody and paternity cases.  Also, Mr. Moos has successfully tried divorce cases, enforcing as well as invalidating prenuptial agreements.

He recently obtained a judgment awarding sole legal and physical custody of three children to his client and obtained permission for his client to remove the children out-of-state.

He successfully defended a probate accounting case involving allegations of breach of fiduciary duty in a large family estate over a 20-year period.

In the business realm, Mr. Moos obtained a civil judgment, including treble damages and an award of attorney's fees in excess of $1 million on behalf of a corporate client in an extremely complex contract, fraud, and consumer protection case in the Middlesex Superior Court.

He served as lead trial counsel successfully defending an action in the Middlesex Probate & Family Court by a woman seeking an interest in a house built by her former girlfriend. After a four-day trial, the plaintiff's complaint alleging intentional fraud and unjust enrichment was dismissed.  The plaintiff's request seeking the reformation of the defendant's deed and the imposition of a resulting trust were denied.

Mr. Moos is a frequent lecturer and panelist. He has coached trial practice at Harvard Law School and conducted seminars in the use of computers in the trial of complex matrimonial cases and how to utilize technology to facilitate resolution in collaborative law and mediation proceedings.

He recently participated in a mock trial demonstrating effective cross-examination of a guardian-ad-litem at a conference sponsored by Massachusetts Association of Guardians ad Litem, Inc. focusing on the issue of bias.

He is the author of Merger, Survival and Postjudgment Modification in a Changing World. Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (1991); reprinted in The Best of MCLE Journal, August 1992.  In addition, he wrote An Overview of Alternatives to Litigation For Matrimonial Attorneys or Next Time Take The Train.

Mr. Moos served as a member of the Mid-Cambridge Neighborhood Conservation District Commission from 1986 - 2004 and served as Chair of the Commission from 1993 - 2004.  In his capacity as Chair, Mr. Moos conducted hundreds of public hearings involving construction and renovation of commercial and residential property, including complex expansion projects of Cambridge Hospital and Harvard University’s Knafel Center for Government and International Studies.  In 2005 he was honored by the Cambridge Historical Commission for 18 years of distinguished public service and his contribution to historic preservation in Cambridge.

Since 1992, Mr. Moos has served as Kitchen Executive for Saturday’s/Sunday’s Bread, an interdenominational volunteer organization, which serves free hot meals to people in need in Boston.

For additional information on John A. Moos, please see his resume.

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