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We are committed to providing you with top-notch legal services and support. First, that means listening.  What are your needs?  Your questions?  Your concerns?  Second, we help you understand your legal options, and how we can help you achieve your objectives.  Third is execution -- knowing how to get results, and then delivering them.  Fourth and finally, and often overlooked by larger firms, we understand the vital importance of open, honest and frequent communication.  We take the time to keep our clients completely "in the loop" at every stage of whatever matter we are working on for them.  Because that's how we would want to be treated, and that's what keeps our clients coming back.  

The Law Offices of John S. Keating 
84 Franklin Street
Marshfield, MA 02050
FAX (781) 232-6335


Profile of John S. (a.k.a. 'Chip') Keating, Esq.

Chip is the proud father of three girls, all of whom attended Marshfield public schools.  An active member of the community, Chip has served as Chairman of both the Marshfield Planning Board and the Ad Hoc Committee on Sidewalks, as a member of the Marshfield Community Preservation Committee, and as Communications Director for the Marshfield Education Foundation, Inc.  Chip was also a longtime coach with the Marshfield Youth Soccer program and a regular columnist for the Marshfield Mariner.  

A 1985 graduate of Brown University, Chip spent several years in Washington, D.C., including as a member of the staff of then-Senator Joseph R. Biden, before receiving his Juris Doctor degree (cum laude) from Suffolk University Law School in 1993.  While at Suffolk, Chip served as an officer on the Moot Court Board, won an American Jurisprudence Award for academic excellence, and reached the Final Four in the Walter H. McLaughlin Competition, an appellate oral advocacy competition with close to 200 entrants.  Chip also served an internship with the office of the Bristol County District Attorney, where he tried several cases, winning convictions in each one. 


In private practice, Chip has represented plaintiffs in a wide variety of matters, including consumer fraud, securities fraud and antitrust class actions and other complex litigation, while an associate with Bonnett, Fairbourn, Friedman & Balint, P.C., Thomas R. Holland, P.C., and Labaton Sucharow LLP.  More recently, as a principal of the Law Offices of John S. Keating, Chip has represented both individuals and corporations, as both plaintiff and defendant, in various contract, tort, ERISA, real estate, landlord-tenant and insurance matters, with a particular emphasis on divorce, child support and other family law issues.     


Chip is also the author of "Resisting the Urge to Limit Our Freedoms," an essay on the First Amendment which was first published on-line by the First Amendment Center, a media-run think tank and advocacy organization, and was later reprinted in "History of Issues: Censorship," a high school textbook published by Greenhaven Press. 

















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