Joseph Caulfield

Joseph Caulfield, Esq.

126 Perham Corner Road
Lyndeborough, New Hampshire 03082


Business, Child Custody, Civil, Collaborative Law, Divorce, Elder, Family, Personal Injury, Probate

After graduating fromBoston Latin School in 1967, I attended BostonCollege.  There, I majored in English and Comparative Religion, graduating in 1971. I then attended SuffolkLawSchool where I received the degree of Juris Doctor Cum Laude in 1974.


I began practicing law in downtown Boston, following a family tradition. I also accepted a teaching position in SuffolkLawSchoolin 1975, where I became an Executive Director of Legal Assistance, lecturing in Family Law Practice and Trial Tactics.  I taught a clinical course for 3rd year law students, running a legal assistance bureau inCharlestown, representing battered women from the inner city,


I am admitted to practice law in MA, NH, VT and the Federal Bar and have tried more than 1,000 cases in the last 37 years.  I was a member of the CJA Panel for the US District Court, District of NH, 2004-2010, qualified to represent criminal defendants in general and complex crimes.


I am a Certified Guardian ad Litem in MA and NH and the President of the NH Guardian ad Litem Association.


I am a Certified Family Mediator, Founding Member-Advanced Mediator,AcademyOfProfessionalFamily Mediators, and Member of Board of Directors of the NH Conflict Resolution Association.


I am a Member of International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Collaborative Law Association of New Hampshire.


I have published and lectured in the areas of law, mediation, comparative religion, and the martial arts and currently teach online forUniversityofPhoenix.


When not practicing law, I teach martial arts. I am the Founder and Chief Instructor of Black Sword Aikido. My approach and philosophy in mediating is heavily influenced by my aikido training. I have been practicing aikido for 38 years, and I hold a Godan, 5th Degree, black belt from Aikikai Hombu, as well as black belts and instructor ranks in other martial arts. In other words, I tend to use the aikido techniques of entering, blending and moving off the line to diffuse resistance, resentment, and anger, and to allow for the possibility of reconciliation.


I am also a close-up and stage magician. As such, I am the New England Vice President of the Society of American Magicians and the President of Assembly 118 Nashua.


I am a Mediator, Guardian ad Litem, and Collaborative Law Practitioner, with 37 years of experience in trying cases. Therefore, I can share my experience of what a Court is likely to do and what it would cost a party in attorney fees and other costs to litigate, rather than mediate a case.




Black Sword Estate


126 Perham Corner Rd.


Lyndeborough, NH 03082




Fax 603-386-6668


Email: [email protected]