OUR FIRM

Brickley/Sears, P.A. is a top rated law firm with practice groups concentrating in Family Law, Securities Arbitration, Business Law and Litigation, and Real Estate. 

Brickley/Sears, P.A. was founded in 1903.  Today it is a full service law firm with emphasis in litigation in all State and Federal Courts and Administrative agencies.  Its attorneys practice in Corporation Law, Securities, Trust, Probate, Real Estate, and Family Law.

PRINCIPALS
John Sutherland

Mr. Sutherland is a graduate of Boston University (B.A., 1974) and New England School of Law (J.D.,  1978). Mr. Sutherland is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, Maine, the U.S. District Court for the Districts of Massachusetts and Maine, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Mr. Sutherland has extensive experience in business law, breach of fiduciary duty, trust and estate  and public investor  arbitration and litigation. With more than thirty-five years of experience in the area of business and securities litigation, Mr. Sutherland is regarded as among Massachusetts' leading securities litigation and arbitration attorneys.

Mr. Sutherland represents many individual investors in claims against securities and stock brokers, brokerage firms and investment advisors.  He has represented clients throughout the Northeast in courts and arbitrations before the NASD/FINRA, and AAA and has recovered substantial amounts through judgments, awards and settlements.

​​Michael P. Friedman

Michael P. Friedman has 40 years of experience trying cases before both judges and juries as well as arguing before appellate panels resulting in appellate decisions that established new precedent.


He works towards resolutions addressing clients' needs in the most cost efficient means possible. His experience covers almost every area of law and, using that experience, he fashions comprehensive solutions to complex problems. He has lately concentrated much of his work on litigation matters within the Probate and Family Courts including family law matters such as divorce, custody and parenting disputes and Probate matters involving conflicts concerning wills and trusts.


He has extensive experience in matters relating to custody and parenting, inter-state removal matters and the modification, defense and enforcement of existing judgments. He is result oriented and will always work with his clients to find the solution that fits their individual needs with a full understanding that each client’s problem is unique and requires a tailored solution.

Richard L. Brickley, Jr.

Richard L. Brickley, Jr., is a principal with Brickley, Sears & Sorett, P.A. He is a graduate of Union College (B.A., 1969) and Suffolk University School of Law (J.D., 1973). Mr. Brickley is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Mr. Brickley’s practice focuses on real estate, estate planning, and the administration of estates.  He is a third generation family member of the office with forty-five years representing generations of families.