Practice Areas

BANKRUPTCY
Bankruptcy law helps people who can no longer pay their creditors get a fresh start by liquidating assets to pay off debt or by creating a repayment plan. Most cases are filed under the three main chapters of the Bankruptcy Code:
• Chapter 7,
• Chapter 11, and
• Chapter 13... (read more)

BUSINESS LITIGATION
Business litigation is a complex area of law which includes a variety of contractual and tort claims. Business litigation can be by private individual or a business entity that has a legal issue with another business entity.  We represent clients in a variety of litigation matters, including: 
• negotiation and arbitration,
• breach of contract,
• fraud,
• breach of fiduciary duty... (read more)

ESTATE PLANNING AND TRUSTS
Estate Planning law governs the laws, procedures and practices associated with planning for one’s estate in the event of incapacitation or death.  It encompasses:
Wills and Last Testaments;
Trusts and Living Trusts;
Probate;
associated tax issues... (read more)

OUI, DUI AND OTHER CRIMINAL MATTERS
In Massachusetts, OUI―Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol―is a serious criminal offense. With so much at stake for even an initial conviction, it makes sense to consider hiring an attorney with solid experience trying OUI cases in the community where you will go before a judge.  Attorneys at Lorden, Pastor & Lilly have represented OUI clients before courts in Ayer, Clinton, Fitchburg... (read more)

PERSONAL INJURY
Our personal injury lawyers provide legal representation to those who claim to have been injured, physically or psychologically, as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, company, government agency, or other entity, such as:
• work injuries,
• automobile and other accidents,
• defective products,
• medical mistakes,
• slip and fall accidents... (read more)

PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE
If you are a licensed professional who has been sued, or if you feel that you have been damaged by the negligence of a licensed professional, you can benefit from our expansive litigation and trial experience. We handle all manners of professional negligence cases, such as:
• Dental malpractice
• Architectural malpractice
• Accounting malpractice... (read more)

ZONING, LAND USE AND MUNICIPAL
• Liquor License Application
• Board of Health Matters
• Zoning Board of Appeals
• Planning Board