Attorney Hope graduated with honors from Rensselaer Polytechnic with a B.S. in Business and a concentration in Applied Math in 1986. He first engaged in computer-based work as a quantitative analyst at a New York brokerage/asset management firm, PaineWebber. In 1989, John realized he would be happier working more directly with people, so, with the encouragement of his grandfather (himself an attorney), he pursued a career in law at Boston College Law School.
John graduated with honors from Boston College Law in 1992, and served as a judicial clerk to the Justices of the Superior Court of Massachusetts. In 2003, Attorney Hope founded Hope Elder Law in Watertown, Massachusetts, where he has been a resident since 1995.
John strives to address your legal concerns in a friendly, effective, and supportive manner, explaining the issues and options in an easy to understand way. He understands your concerns and applies his deep understanding of the law and practical experience in the field to help you and your family to overcome obstacles that prevent you from moving forward. In order to keep his legal understanding current, Attorney Hope regularly attends educational programs to stay up-to-date on the latest changes in the law and public benefit programs.
Attorney Hope has the ability to make people from diverse backgrounds comfortable based on his experiences living in a variety of settings including New York City, France, and the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.
Professional Association Memberships: National Academy of Elder law Attorneys (“NAELA”); Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys: Massachusetts Guardianship Association; American Bar Association; Massachusetts Bar Association; Middlesex County Bar Association.
Attorney Hope is a LGBTQ Ally.