Robert J. Deshaies

Robert J. Deshaies

Robert J. Deshaies

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Practice Areas:

  • Estate Planning and Probate Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Land Use/Zoning
  • Estate Planning
  • Estates and Trusts
  • Family Law and Probate
  • Corporations and Contracts


Robert J. Deshaies was born in and attended school in Franklin, New Hampshire. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Tufts University in 1968, and his law degree from Boston University School of Law in 1974.

Bob has been practicing in Amesbury since 1974, and is a member of the Amesbury Lions Club. A resident of Exeter, New Hampshire, he was a member of the Exeter Zoning Board of Adjustment for ten years and has been and is currently on the board of civic organizations in both Amesbury and Exeter. He is admitted to practice before state and federal courts in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He has been active as a member of the Title Standards Committee of the New Hampshire Bar Association as well as a member of the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Bar Associations, the Essex County Bar Association, Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts, the American Bar Association, the Merrimack Valley Conveyancers Association, the Merrimac Valley Estate Planning Council, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

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  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1974
  • Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1968
    • Major: English

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1974
  • New Hampshire, 1976
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Massachusetts
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court New Hampshire
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1974
  • U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire, 1976

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Member, Amesbury Lions Club

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Alpha Tau Omega

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Amesbury Bar Association, Member
  • Essex County Bar Association, Member
  • Rockingham County Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Member
  • Real Estate Bar Association, Member
  • Merrimack Valley Conveyancers Association, Member
  • Title Standards Committee, New Hampshire Bar Association, Member
  • Merrimac Valley Estate Planning Council, Member
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Past Positions

  • Zoning Board of Appeals, Exeter, New Hampshire, Chairman