DAVID EPPLEY focuses his practice in all areas of family law including litigation, mediation, conciliation, and arbitration, including the niche area of LGBT family issues. Aside from his family law cases, David also maintains an active probate litigation practice. In this practice, David has been appointed by the Massachusetts Probate & Family Court in special fiduciary and/or neutral capacities as Commissioner for Sale of Real Estate, Guardian ad litem, Special Discovery Master, and Successor Administrator.
David’s represents individuals in court in connection with equity and probate fiduciary litigation matters; divorce, paternity, modification and contempt proceedings; negotiating and drafting prenuptial, postnuptial, marital separation, and non-marital separation agreements; representing individuals participating in mediation; and, serving as a mediator, conciliator, master and arbitrator.
For over twenty years, David has worked for highly respected domestic relations boutique firms and a mid-sized Boston firm where he has developed a reputation as an authority in family and divorce law. Following law school graduation from Boston University School of Law, David served two years as a law clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Probate & Family Court. David received his bachelors degree from Ball State University.
David is: a former member of the Joint Bar Alimony Task Force; former Boston Bar Association, Family Law Section, Co-Chair; former Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association, Co-Chair. He remains a member of those organizations and the Essex County Bar Association, where he volunteers as a certified conciliator. David has presented at various CLE programs regarding complex family law issues, including co-chairing for several years the annual MCLE Divorce Finance Summit. David is a co-author of Divorce Law Practice Manual, Chapter 8 Division of Estate, MCLE, 2nd Edition, 2008, and was recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star (2007-2011).
David joined the Wright Family Law Group in 2023, helping augment the firm’s presence in Essex County. David continues to practice in all of the Metro Boston area, spending time in both the Tewksbury and Danvers offices.
When not at work, David enjoys watching classic films or streaming the latest Star Wars series. David is a recovering former politician having served as a Salem City Councillor for two terms a few years ago and now will occasionally advocate on local issues facing his hometown.