Law Office of Charles M.Belmer Jr.

Over 35 Years of Respectful Service for the Public

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Firm Overview

My practice was established in 1980 as a general practice of law.

I give good personal service through quality representation, thorough review and preparation.

Example cases

In 2007, I handled a wrongful death, psychiatric and hospital medical malpractice and misconduct suit, which resulted in a $1,848,000 settlement.

Another of my cases involved a pedestrian struck by a car while crossing the street in a cross walk, resulting in a $300,000 settlement in 1988.

Main Office

Main
70 Washington Street
Suite 405
Salem  MA  01970

Phone
  • (978) 745-5441
Fax
  • (978) 744-3782

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, for about one hour if the matter is ongoing.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Both, it depends on the case. If the matter is something where I can reasonably predict the time involved, I will use a fixed fee. The fee varies with the service provided.

Hourly Rates

$ 330 - $340

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Spanish

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I enjoy the physical and intellectual challenge of court and trial work.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I am in favor of clients educating themselves on the law and doing as much work as possible on their own cases in order to save money, given the circumstances.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am always glad to review documents prepared by my clients and I try to retain as much of my clients' wording and writing as possible in the circumstances.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I am willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves as long as it is done ethically. I have often written complaints on the behalf of my clients who represent themselves.

Charles Belmer, Jr

I worked for one year for Albert B. Cook. While in law school, I clerked for the New Hampshire Supreme Court for one semester and served as an intern prosecutor for one semester with the New Hampshire Hillsborough County District Attorney's office.

My prior volunteer work includes working as a social worker in the New Hampshire Probation Department.

I have a personable style and I work well with people. I am tenacious and will take the necessary time and do the necessary work to try to achieve a good result for my clients. I am straightforward and tell my clients an accurate view of their case. I am thorough in my work. I am a reasonable and fair person.

Personal interests:

Snow skiing, sailing, hiking, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, reading, writing fiction and philosophy, studying history.

License
  • Bar Number: 036700
    Massachusetts , 1977
  • Bar Number:
    New Hampshire , 2012
  • Bar Number:
    Maine , 1984
  • Bar Number:
    Pennsylvania , 1987
Education
  • University of New Hampshire School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1976
    Concord, NH
    Law Review.

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