Robert G. Lian

Robert G. Lian

Of Counsel
Worcester, Massachusetts

Robert Lian is Of Counsel to the firm of Lian Zarrow. Admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1965, in the U.S. District Court in 1967 and in the U.S. Supreme Court in 1994, he has extensive experience in business planning, including the formation of private corporations and limited liability corporations; real estate law, representing buyers, sellers and lenders in residential and commercial real estate transactions; and divorce mediation.  His practice focuses on divorce, domestic relations and family law and probate law, including estate contests.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1965

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Probate Law
  • Estate Contests

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1965
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1967
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1967
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994


  • Boston College Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1965
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Inc. - 2005
    • Major: Mediation Training
  • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts
    • B.A. cum laude - 1962


  • Moderates and Participates in Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Inc. seminars

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Attorney Award, from the St. Thomas More Society, 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Worcester County Bar Association, Member, Past President
  • Massachusetts Bar Association's House of Delegates, Past Member
  • Massachusetts Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Program, Past Member of the Committee
  • Notre Dame du Lac, Member, Board of Directors
  • Research Bureau of Worcester, Member, Board of Directors
  • Economics Club of Worcester, Member
  • Fairlawn Foundation, Inc., Member, Board of Directors
  • Community Healthlink - an affiliate of the UMass Memorial Health Care System, Past Chairman of mental-health and substance-abuse services
  • Age Center Worcester, Vice President and Director
  • Town of Holden Planning Board, Former Chairperson

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Lawyer Service, which has provided free legal representation to Central Massachusetts residents since 1965
  • Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts, Past president/director