DAVID W. EPPLEY focuses his practice in all areas of family law including litigation, mediation, conciliation, and arbitration. Aside from his family law cases, David also maintains an active probate litigation practice. In this practice, David has been appointed by the Massachusetts Probate & Family Court in special fiduciary and/or neutral capacities as Commissioner for Sale of Real Estate, Guardian ad litem, and as successor fiduciaries to estates and trusts.
David represents individuals in court in connection with equity and probate fiduciary litigation matters; divorce, paternity, modification and contempt proceedings; negotiating and drafting prenuptial, postnuptial, marital separation, and non-marital separation agreements; representing individuals participating in mediation; and, serving as a mediator, conciliator, master, and arbitrator.
David worked previously for: two years (2014-2015) Of Counsel with Ginsburg Leshin Gibbs & Jones LLP a boutique family law firm in Wellesley and Salem prior to its dissolution; eight years (2006-2014) as a Director in the Family Law Department at Rackemann Sawyer & Brewster, PC in Boston; four years (2002-2006) as an associate with Witmer Karp Warner & Ryan LLP, a boutique family law firm in Boston; and, for two years (2001-2002) as a law clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Probate & Family Court. David is a graduate of Boston University School of Law and Ball State University.
David is: a former member (2007-2009) of the Joint Bar Alimony Task Force; former Boston Bar Association, Family Law Section, Co-Chair (2006-2008); former Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association, Co-Chair (2008-2010). He remains a member of those organizations and the Essex County Bar Association, where he volunteers as a certified conciliator. David has presented at various CLE programs regarding complex family law issues, including co-chairing the annual MCLE Divorce Finance Summit (2011-present). David is a co-author of Divorce Law Practice Manual, Chapter 8 Division of Estate, MCLE, 2nd Edition, 2008, and was recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star (2007-2011).
Originally elected in November 2013 and re-elected in November 2015, David is serving in his second term as a Salem (MA) City Councillor.
DAVID W. EPPLEY