Seth H. Salinger

Seth H. Salinger

Newton, Massachusetts

Mr. Salinger is a 1989 graduate of Northeastern University School of Law. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts at Boston (1985). He is admitted to the Massachusetts bar, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He has tried cases in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts and has prosecuted appeals before the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. He has also litigated before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. For, several years, he was a panel member of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. His clients include individuals and businesses, as well as other lawyers throughout Massachusetts, as well as from numerous other states and foreign countries. He has a 5-star Avvo rating.

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Business Organization and Choice of Entity
  • Business Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Asset Recovery/Collections
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Trademark/Copyright Infringement
  • Internet Law and e-Commerce
  • Real Estate Law and Landlord-Tenant Disputes

Litigation Percentage

  • 65% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1989
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • New York
  • India


  • Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1989
  • University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1985
    • Honors: Won Bunselmeyer Prize for Distinction in Language and Literature
    • Major: English

Published Works

  • Does a Sincerely-Held Religious Belief Confer a Right to Discriminate?, Boston Bar Journal, 1996

Representative Cases

Representative Clients

  • Business Owners, Writers, Real Estate Developers, Musicians,
  • Contractors, Retailers, Artists, Photographers, Entrepreneurs,
  • Individuals

Honors and Awards

  • Bunselmeyer Prize for Distinction in Language & Literature, 1985

Past Employment Positions

  • Looney & Grossman, Associate, 1989 - 1996
  • Miller, Cassidy, Larocca, and Lewin in Washington, D.C., Intern
  • Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak, and Cohen, Boston, MA, Intern
  • Peckham, Lobel, Casey, Prince and Tye, Boston, MA, Intern
  • Suffolk County, Public Defender, 1999 - 2002

Pro Bono Activities

  • Past Panel Member - Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Ancillary Businesses

  • Of Counsel for Cumsky & Levin in Cambridge, MA