Robert J. Rutecki



Rob Rutecki is the principal attorney of Rutecki Law Office. Rob has been practicing law for over forty years and has concentrated his practice in the fields of family law, wills/trusts/estates and real estate for the past thirty years. Prior to forming his current firm in 2014 he was a partner at Esdaile, Barrett & Esdaile in Boston, MA, from 1988 - 2006, and then a Partner at Murstein & Rutecki, LLP, in Boston, MA, from 2006 - 2014.  Rob is a 1974 graduate of Tufts University magna cum laude¸ and a 1977 graduate of the American University Law School. While in law school, Rob was a member of the American University Moot Court Team which won the National Championship in the 1976 Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. 

Rob was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in December 1977, and admitted to the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in 1978.

Rob is currently a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association -- Family Law Section and the Norfolk County Bar Association. He served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (M.A.T.A.) from 1990-1994, and was the Chairman of the Family Law section from 1992-1994. He has been invited to speak at several seminars over the years sponsored by M.A.T.A and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, most recently serving for the past five consecutive years as a faculty member on the M.C.L.E. “Trying Divorce Cases” annual seminar conducted each fall. Rob has been appointed by justices of the Norfolk and Middlesex Probate Courts to serve as discovery master in several divorce cases. He has also been appointed by justices of the Middlesex, Norfolk and Suffolk Probate Courts to serve as a G.A.L. and A.R.C. attorney for children in guardianship, divorce and equity cases. In addition, he has been retained to serve as a privately selected arbitrator and mediator in several family law cases. 

Rob concentrates his practice in representing clients at both the trial court level and in the appellate courts as well. He has maintained an active appellate practice throughout his career, most notably representing the prevailing party before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in the case of Hochberg v. Proctor, 441 Mass. 403 (2004), a case which presented an unusually complex fact pattern involving the interpretation and application of virtually every aspect of the Rule Against Perpetuities. Rob is honored to have been previously recognized as one of the Super Lawyers of New England , and he has also been voted as one of the Super Lawyers of Massachusetts in every year since the inception of the publication.

Rob has three adult children. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, canoeing, sailing, gardening and woodworking.