About Our Attorneys

Clint Dalton


Clint Dalton is a family law practitioner specializing in domestic relations and divorce litigation. He litigates, collaborates, and mediates all significant family law issues, including divorce, custody, parental rights, support, property division, removal, modification, and contempt actions at the trial court and appellate levels.  Additionally, he drafts prenuptial, postnuptial, and nonmarital cohabitation agreements.

Prior to opening his law practice in Topsfield, Massachusetts, Clint worked in Washington, DC providing support to USG initiatives in AML and CFT alongside the US Treasury and State Department where he developed an expertise in finding and tracking hidden assets.

Attorney Dalton was born and raised in Ipswich and is a graduate of St. John’s Preparatory School (’88), Stanford University (BA, Philosophy ‘92), The Graduate Institute at St. John’s College (MA, Liberal Arts, ‘95) and The University of San Diego School of Law (JD, ‘03) where he was awarded for his Jurisprudence work.  During law school, he interned with the Federal Defenders of Billings, MT and for the Foundation for Freedom of Information in St. Petersburg, Russia.  Prior to attending law school Attorney Dalton was the Director of the San Francisco office of Human Rights Watch.

Attorney Dalton was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 2006 and is a member of the Massachusetts, Boston, Greater Newburyport, and Essex County Bar Associations. Regarding the collaboration and mediation sides of his practice, he is a member of the Mass Family Mediation Council and the Massachusetts Collaborative Family Law Council.  Attorney Dalton lives in Ipswich with his wife and two young children.


Doug Watson


For over 35 years, Attorney Watson has represented people in family law disputes, including divorce, post-divorce modification, custody, removal, alimony, child support and complex property division. In addition, he has also represented people and businesses in litigation, particularly concerning real estate and disputes over wills and estates.

Attorney Watson has represented people in thousands of such cases. Though the vast majority of these disputes have been settled by agreement, others have not. He has found that, while resolution of a case in the courts can be wrenching, lengthy, and expensive, it does not have to be so. With careful preparation, experience, thorough knowledge of the law, a calm demeanor, respectful relationships with other attorneys and the courts, and empathy toward his clients, he can and does deliver to his clients a fair, open and understandable process that allows them to achieve financial security so that they and their loved ones can move forward with their lives.

He practices primarily in the Middlesex County, Essex County and Rockingham County Probate & Family and Superior Courts.