Professor of Law

Contact

  • Office: 120 Tremont St.,
  • Suite: 310-I
  • Phone: 617-573-8382
  • Fax: 617-305-3088
  • Email: mperlin@suffolk.edu

Degrees

  • BA, Boston University
  • JD, Northeastern University

Bar Admittance

  • MA

Teaching

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Domestic Relations

Biography

Clerk, Superior Court of MA, Boston, 1973-74; Legal Assistant, Chief Justice, Boston Municipal Court, MA, 1974-75; Lecturer, Northeastern, 1974-76; Instructor, Suffolk, 1975-77; Assistant Professor, 1977-79; Associate Professor, 1979-83; Professor, since 1983; Associate Dean, 1999-2011.

Professional Activities

Member, Governors Comm. on Child Support, MA, 1985, MA Bar Association, 1989-92; Reporter, Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure, Supreme Judicial Court of MA, since 1994; Member, "Imaging and E-File Task Force" (Massachusetts Trial Court), since 2003.

Publications

Books

THE RULES: A PRINT AND ONLINE RULES SERVICE FOR MASSACHUSETTS, CONTAINING CIVIL AND CRIMINAL RULES FOR STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS (Boston: Mass. Lawyers Weekly, 2013)

VOLS. 1 & 2 MASSACHUSETTS PROOF OF CASES (2012-2013 ed., 2013) (with Davalene Cooper)

SUM & SUBSTANCE QUICK REVIEW OF FAMILY LAW (7th ed., 2012)

SUM & SUBSTANCE QUICK REVIEW OF FAMILY LAW (6th ed., 2009)

HANDBOOK OF CIVIL PROCEDURE IN THE MASSACHUSETTS DISTRICT COURT (4th ed., 2009 & Supp. 2010-2013) (with John M. Connors)

SUM & SUBSTANCE QUICK REVIEW OF FAMILY LAW (5th ed., 2003)

HANDBOOK OF CIVIL PROCEDURE IN THE MASSACHUSETTS DISTRICT COURT (3d ed., 2003 & Supp. 2004-2006) (with John M. Connors)

SUM AND SUBSTANCE OF FAMILY LAW (3d ed., 2002) [sound recording]

COLLECTION LAW: DEBTOR/CREDITOR PRACTICE, PROCEDURE, REMEDIES, MASS. PRAC. SER. VOLS. 48 AND 48A (3d ed., 2000 & Supp. 2001-2011) (with John M. Connors and Jordan L. Shapiro)

SUM AND SUBSTANCE QUICK REVIEW OF FAMILY LAW (3d ed., 1999)

SUM AND SUBSTANCE: QUICK REVIEW OF FAMILY LAW (2d ed., 1997)

MOTTLA'S PROOF OF CASES IN MASSACHUSETTS (3d ed., 1995 & Supp. 1996-2011)

PROCEDURAL FORMS ANNOTATED, MASS. PRAC. SER.VOLS. 10-10C (5th ed., 1990 & Supp. 2004-2010) (with Steven H. Blum)

Book Chapters

Homestead Protection for Elderly and Disabled Clients, in ESTATE PLANNING FOR THE AGING OR INCAPACITATED CLIENT IN MASSACHUSETTS (4th ed., Donald N. Freedman and Emily S. Starr eds., 2012)

Articles

Obtaining Security in Divorce Actions, 16 MASS. FAM. L.J. 27 (1998)

Major Changes in District Court Civil Practice , 24 MASS. L. WKLY. 11 (1996)

Collecting Judgments by Writ of Execution, 24 MASS. L. WKLY. 11 (1996)

Why Should Alimony Terminate Upon Remarriage?, 11 MASS. FAM. L.J. 21 (1993)

Proposed Changes to Discovery Rules in Aid of "Tort Reform": Has the Case Been Made?, 42 AM. U. L. REV. 1465 (1993) (with Paul R. Sugarman) (Symposium on Civil Justice Reform)

Disciplinary Rules Entitle Clients to Obtain File From Former Attorney, 9 MASS. FAM. L.J. 81 (1992)

Impoundment Under the Uniform Rules on Impoundment Procedure, 6 MASS. FAM. L.J. 49 (1988)