Compassionate Advocate. Tenacious Litigator.

Senior Attorney

John DiPiano

Attorney John G. DiPiano is a compassionate advocate for his clients. He is also a skilled and successful litigator who doesn’t hesitate to take his client’s matters to court.

John is a North Shore native. After a number of years as a Senior Associate at well-regarded Lane, Altman & Owens, LLP in the financial district of Boston, he left to establish DiPiano Family Law Group P.C. Eventually, John decided to relocate his practice outside of the city, to the North Shore, in Salem, Massachusetts, largely because he believes that Boston-based firms with higher expenses cost clients more money without delivering added value in the quality of legal representation. Higher costs do not guarantee better legal representation.

He is a 1995 graduate of New England Law, cum laude, where he was published in the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement. He was also designated by Boston Magazine’s Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2006 and has been consistently recognized as a Super Lawyer every year since 2021. John has also been distinguished by Best Lawyers in America as a Best Lawyer in Family Law, as well as enjoying the same recognition in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms®.

John is a member of the Essex County Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association.

He is past co-editor of Massachusetts Domestic Relations 5th Edition, a practice guide for attorneys and the courts to consult on Massachusetts family law issues, statutes, and case law.

John has been appointed by various courts as a Guardian ad Litem and as a Special Master. In addition to being an experienced and skilled trial attorney, he is also an experienced appellate attorney and a trained and experienced mediator providing paid mediation services and pro bono conciliation services through the Essex County Bar Association conciliation program. He has also lectured and participated in continuing legal education programs.

Associate Attorney

Alexandra Celli

Attorney Alexandra M. Celli graduated from the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover, Massachusetts, more recently supporting the domestic relations practice at Godson Legal Group in Lynnfield, Massachusetts.

She has hands-on litigation experience in family law and assists Attorney DiPiano in the day-to-day support with all aspects of family law litigation, including discovery, document creation, legal research, motion hearings, and trial preparation. She has a naturally inquisitive mind and digs deep for information in cases, and provides review and analysis of discovery documents. She posseses sharp litigative instincts and offers value counsel to both the clients and the firm.

Alexandra hails from Gloucester and is a dedicated mother to her young son.

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At DiPiano Family Law Group P.C., clients can be confident that their family law matters will be handled with the utmost professionalism and in confidence.

DiPiano Family Law Group P.C. is the go-to law firm in Greater Boston, the North Shore, and throughout Massachusetts for divorce litigation and mediation, asset division, and family law. We provide the skilled legal counsel and representation of a traditional Boston legal practice without the extra expense and time-consuming commute. Our Salem office is especially convenient for residents of neighboring towns like Beverly, Marblehead, Swampscott, Danvers, Lynnfield, and Peabody. Consistently delivering favorable outcomes for our clients has helped extend our reputation to communities spanning the edges of Essex County like Ipswich, Andover, and North Andover, as well.