Bishop, Paul C.
Paul C. Bishop
Paul C. Bishop
Quincy, MA
Paul C. Bishop
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Attorney Bishop is a 1976 graduate of Colby College, Waterville, Maine and a 1979 graduate of New England Law/Boston, Boston, Massachusetts. He was admitted to practice law in 1979 and is licensed to practice before all Massachusetts courts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States.

As a trial lawyer, Attorney Bishop served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1979- 1984. He represented the Commonwealth in civil and criminal matters in the District, Superior. Appeals and Supreme Judicial Courts. Attorney Bishop left the Attorney General's Office to open his own law practice in 1984 where he focused on civil and family law matters. He also served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth handling complex civil cases until 1987. In 2000, Attorney Bishop and Attorney John S. Reidy joined forces to create the law firm of Bishop & Reidy, P.C. In 2019 attorney Bishop created his own firm, Paul C. Bishop, PLLC. One of the principal objectives of the firm is to provide expert legal advice and personal attention to their clients at every stage of engagement. Attorney Bishop continues to focus in the areas of family law and plaintiff's personal injury. He's represented individuals in all phases of family law and has collected over 20 million dollars for his clients in personal injury cases.

Attorney Bishop is a member of the Massachusetts, Boston and Quincy Bar Associations. He is an active participant in the Lawyer for the Day Program in the Norfolk County Probate Court and was a founding member of the Norfolk County Law Library Foundation. He has served on the Finance Committee in his home town of Westwood, Massachusetts and was a board member of the Advisory Committee to the Bentley College Paralegal Program. He has been active in the Noble and Greenough School, Colby College and Williams College Annual Funds and is a supporter of the Brown University Women's Lacrosse team. His spare time is spent with his wife and two children.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Commercial Litigation/Personal Injury
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning/Guardianships
  • General Practice


  • New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1979
    • Honors: Dean's Award
  • Colby College, Waterville, Maine
    • B.A. - 1976
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science/Business Administration

Classes & Seminars

  • Legal Writing Instructor, New England Law/Boston

Professional Associations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • Boston Bar Association, Member
  • Norfolk County Bar Association, Member
  • Board of Advisors for the Bentley College Paralegal Program

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984

Pro Bono Activities

  • Norfolk County Lawyer for the Day Program
  • Massachusetts Bar Association Dial a Lawyer Program
  • Town of Westwood Finance Commission
  • Norfolk County Law Library Foundation

Past Positions

  • Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, Assistant Attorney General, 1979 to 1984
  • New England Law/Boston, Director of Alumni Affairs, 1984 to 1985
  • Law Offices of Paul C. Bishop, Managing Attorney, 1984 to 2000
  • Bishop & Reidy, Managing Partner , 2000 to 2019


  • Kappa Delta Rho

Representative Cases

  • In Re: Grand Jury Investigation of Cuisinarts, Inc.,, 655 F.2d. 24 (2nd Cir. 1981), cert. denied 406 U.S, 1983
  • Campbell Hardware, Inc. v. R.W. Granger & Sons, Inc. et al.,, 401 Mass 278, 516 N.E. 2d 150, 1987
  • Wendt v. Feeney, 67 Mass App. Ct. 1112, 855 N.E. 2d 1157, 2006
  • Comm. Of Mass. V. Russell Stover Candies, Inc.,, 541 F.Supp 143 D. Mass, 1982