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Our Highly Skilled Attorneys

Formed by attorneys David M. Stern, Charles J. Keilty and Susan P. Wall, the law firm of Stern, Keilty & Wall, LLC, has been proud to provide exceptional legal representation to individuals, families and businesses since 1998. Although esteemed partner David Stern passed away in March 2010, the firm carries on his memory with continued dedication to providing excellent service tailored to clients’ individual needs.

The firm’s lawyers live in the North Shore and are proud to serve families in the communities in which they live and work.

  • Attorney Charles J. Keilty has practiced law since 1985 and focuses on real estate law. He grew up in Peabody and is a graduate of Bishop Fenwick High School, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Suffolk University Law School. Outside of his law practice, Chuck devotes his time to numerous organizations, including Special Olympics of Massachusetts and the Georgetown Recreational Path Committee.
  • Attorney Susan Wall has practiced law since 1988, concentrating on elder law, estate and special needs planning, and probate administration. Susan grew up in Lynn and graduated from Lynn English High School, Worcester State College and Suffolk University Law School. She also earned a master’s degree in public administration from Northeastern University. Attorney Wall is highly respected in the community as a strong advocate for the legal rights of the elderly. She is also known as an educational speaker and resource among her colleagues, including attorneys, social workers and health care professionals.
  • Attorney Kathryn Crockett Lyon has practiced law since 1997 focusing on estate planning, elder and disability law, and probate administration. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland and Suffolk University Law School. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Topsfield Council on Aging and Educational Resource Fund in Salem, and is a frequent speaker at assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and continuing care retirement communities and councils on aging. For more information on each of our attorneys’ credentials, qualifications and experience follow the links below.

At Stern, Keilty & Wall, LLC, we offer a blend of estate planning, elder law, disability law, real estate law, and estate administration that provides support and counsel to clients along the continuum of lifetime planning.

We are located in historic Downtown Salem. Call 978-219-9932 or complete our contact form to schedule a consultation. We offer evening and weekend appointments by request. We can also arrange off-site appointments for those unable to travel or in emergency situations.

What our clients say about us.

Chuck – Thanks for everything. You have done a great job. You are a great attorney. And you have some very appreciative clients with us. Have and keep the faith in the Red Sox – We will be rooting to meet them in the playoffs.

Many, many thanks for all your help throughout the fall with our house, and all the ongoing issues. We really do appreciate all your wisdom and advice, and the time you have taken to share it with us. Have a great holiday with your family! Love – Elizabeth & Jeff

Thank you very much for your expertise & guidance during this grueling deal. Much appreciated by everyone. You made it a pleasant closing. Thanks. Sincerely, Susan.

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