Roy W. Pastor

Attorney Roy Pastor was raised in New York City and obtained his undergraduate degree from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania in 1979. He continued his education at the University of Pennsylvania, receiving his law degree in 1982.

Attorney Pastor began his law career in 1982 as an Assistant District Attorney, working for Janet Reno, in Dade County, Florida. As an ADA, he handled thousands of cases, from drunk driving to serious violent felonies, concluding his career as an Assistant District Attorney in 1986 in the specialized drug prosecution unit. As a drug prosecutor, he was responsible for investigating and prosecuting the most serious narcotics violators in Dade County.

From 1986 to 1987, Attorney Pastor worked as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Miami Beach, Florida. In addition to providing legal counsel to the Mayor and other town officials, Roy was responsible for advising the City’s police department in both civil and administrative matters, handling all forfeiture actions, enforcing zoning violations and was actively involved in the implementation of the City’s master zoning plan. 

During the years 1988 and 1989, Attorney Pastor became a partner in the law firm of Gottlieb & Pastor P.C., a general practice law firm located in southern Dade County Florida. In addition to handling both criminal and civil litigation matters, he continued to develop an administrative practice, handled a significant number of immigration matters, bankruptcies, divorces, and developed an expertise in military court martial proceedings.

In 1990 Roy relocated to Harvard Massachusetts where he became a partner in the law firm of Lorden & Pastor, P.C. He continues to practice in all areas of litigation including criminal, civil and administrative. He has served on town boards and committees, including six years on the Harvard Board of Health, and has been an active Rotarian for almost 20 years.