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David W. Rifkin

Attorney at Law

David W. Rifkin began his practice concentrating on Criminal Defense and Divorce and Custody actions primarily in Essex County. Within 5 years his trial reputation had grown so that many established law firms referred him civil litigation cases for trial. He has dedicated himself to obtain the highest monetary compensation available from all sources to compensate those wrongfully injured.

His proven verdicts and settlements as well as his caring personal attention to clients and details have justified his reputation that has led to both clients and other attorneys entrusting their cases to him for over 30 years. Clients have come from all over the United States and foreign countries.

"I use more than forty years of experience to help improve the lives of my clients."

In 1983, David W. Rifkin obtained the first medical malpractice settlement in excess of $1,000,000 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Numerous other verdicts and settlements have followed in actions recovering damages for negligence and wrongful death (see case results).

Although well known as a civil litigator, David W. Rifkin has continued his close contact with the Probate Court litigation handling hundreds of divorces, custody cases, as well as litigation of equity, estate, real estate, and property claims.

With extensive experience in varied areas of law in Probate, Superior, District, and Appellate Courts, David W. Rifkin continues to be the lawyer you want on your side to get the results you deserve.


  • J.D. - Villanova University School of Law, 1972

  • B.A. - Pennsylvania State University, Honors Society Delphi, 1969

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1972

  • Massachusetts, 1973

  • US District Court for Massachusetts, 1973