John L. Lorden

Attorney John Lorden is a life long resident of the Pepperell/Groton area. His family is firmly entrenched in the local business community, and their name has been attached to many local businesses, including Lorden Oil Co., Inc., Lorden Hardware, Inc. and Lorden Trucking Company.

A graduate of Lawrence Academy in Groton, Jack earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree at St. Anselm’s College in 1963. He served in Germany on behalf of the United States Army as a draftee from 1963 to 1965, later obtaining his Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School in 1969.

Attorney Lorden began his law practice in the firm of Opie and Lorden in Ayer, Massachusetts, where he was a general practitioner with an emphasis on criminal trial defense. In about 1974, he opened an individual practice over Fletcher’s Store in Ayer. Jack has earned an outstanding reputation for tenaciousness and dedication to his clients.

In 1989, Attorney Lorden moved his practice to its current location in Harvard and formed the firm of Lorden & Pastor, P.C. with Attorney Roy Pastor. With the addition of Attorney Christopher Lilly in 2007, he is now the Senior Partner of Lorden, Pastor & Lilly, P.C.

Presently, Jack practices mainly in the areas of wills and estates, including contests, and land development. Referrals are accepted in matters such as unfulfilled promises to make a will. His land development practice has evolved from his efforts on vast family holdings to extensive services on behalf of his many business clients.

Community Involvement includes past or present associations with Massachusetts Bar Association, North Middlesex Bar Association, Ayer Rotary, Knights of Columbus, and Town of Groton Planning Committee.