Testimonials

I contacted Atty Ryder regarding a custody issue and needed representation last minute. She was very accommodating and made an appointment with me right away and really took the time to listen to my case. My emails and calls received immediate responses throughout the entire process and I felt that I was a priority. This was my first experience with the court system and I was relieved to have someone who really went to bat for me. Atty Ryder is a compassionate person and she will fight for you in and out of the courtroom. I am so grateful that she helped me during a very difficult time in my life. Would highly recommend her!


I’m so grateful to have a lawyer like Jordan. With his help I was able to get my children and myself out of a bad situation and keep them safe. He is very knowledgeable and responds quickly. The whole office is great too. They are so helpful and kind. Your not just a case with them. They really care about the outcome and want the best for you. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a lawyer that will work hard for you


I really can’t say how lucky I feel to have worked with Kathleen and her team. This was an extremely difficult and emotional time and I could not have got through it without her guidance and honest advice. She was there for me every step of the way, answered calls and emails at all hours of the night and day to make me feel better. We ended up with the best possible outcome because of her hard work and experience. Her entire team was extremely professional and responsive and great to work with as well. Can not recommend them more.


Kathleen and her team at Ryder and Phelps provided stability during one of the most turbulent times of my life. I always felt like I had the most intelligent, hardest working and toughest advocates on my side. Kathleen’s straight forward narrative kept me grounded even when my emotions wanted to fly. She kept me focused on the things that really mattered and the appropriate ways to achieve the outcome we wanted. I cannot thank her enough for the way she guided and represented me through the process.
Melissa was always there when I needed assistance. At times I lost focus, but she never did. She kept me informed by responding quickly to the multitude of questions I presented her. Her patience, drive and attention to detail kept me and my case on course.
My case was handled during the pandemic as the court system was in a constant state of flux. As the courts navigated this uncharted territory my case never got lost. It always seemed that my case was the only case the courts were handling.
A few of my friends have asked me for advice on how I handled my divorce. I simply say ” I didn’t handle it. Kathleen Ryder and her team at Ryder and Phelps did and here’s where you can find them.


The time had come. After paying Child Support for 11 years, circumstances had changed. So upon a friends advice, I hired Jordan to finally close the Child Support chapter of my life.
Upon first talking to Jordan I knew rather quickly that this isn’t some pompous attorney who speaks from above down to you because the law is too complex for us simple folk to understand.
No no, Jordan heard me out and understood where I was coming from.
He knew the circumstances that had changed were in our favor.
He didn’t milk it, he wanted the most immediate solution, as did i saving lots of time and money.
He’s a very personable guy, who just likes to get things done for his clients and he does that effectively.
I would recommend him to anyone that I know having to deal with Divorce related matters and the courts


Jordan Phelps is my second attorney. I wish he was my first. I am very happy with how he has handled my divorce thus far.


It’s great to work with a law firm that its not all about money, but cares for their clients.


It’s great to work with a law firm that its not all about money, but cares for there clients.


Jordan and his team were an amazing help with my case to help solve and litigate a sensitive matter. With Professionalism they accomplished my requests and concerns and helped me to rest at ease that I was in good hands with jordan and his team. I highly recommend them


Jordan and his staff were attentive and quick to reply at all times. I really liked that he spoke in layman’s terms to ensure I didn’t get too bogged down in legal jargon, yet didn’t dumb things down either. Strongly recommend!


Attorney Jordan Phelps has been an excellent hire. Jordan is extremely detail oriented and well versed. Jordan has been and continues to be on top of every thing has come up in my case. The amount of effort and passion he has put into my case is incredible. Jordan provides quick responses to any and all questions that I have come up with in my ongoing case, which has been able to put to ease my stress and frustrations that I have had. I have been blown away with everything that he has prepared as well as his staff has prepared to be ready for all court appearances. I would highly recommend Jordan to anyone who has a family court matter where counsel is needed.


Kathy, I have said it a thousand times and I am sure you’ve heard it millions of times, thank you. I can not say enough great things about you and your team. You have made my life brighter, I am forever in your debt. When I feel down about what I am going through, you give me hope and follow through. I could not be a luckier person. This will be over soon and we can look back and say “case closed” Thank you!


I would highly recommend Jordan as a fantastic lawyer. He is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and very responsive and respectful to your needs. He goes far beyond what you may expect from an attorney. I am very impressed with his ability and genuine concern to work in my best interest. If you find yourself in need of a family attorney. Ryder and Phelps is the place to go. I highly recommend them.


Attorneys that put their hearts and minds into he well being of their clients and associated parties. You will not find a better quality resource for representation in Massachusetts. Shout out to Kathleen Ryder for being a stand up person and unquestionably the best in the field.


My name is Thomas I’m a Veteran that grew up in greater Lowell area. When you need a great attorney going to Boston isn’t always the best route Ryder and Phelps are your local elite team located in Westford Mass. 
After many attempts at salvaging a toxic relationship it was time to move forward and I needed help. I retained the law firm of Ryder and Phelps. It was unfortunate this happened but divorce is emotional draining. Attorney Jordan Phelps was the best man for the job. He always demonstrated patience , diplomacy and objectivity. 
Jordan is a top flight attorney skilled in many areas of the law. He was able to have a restraining order Expunged ( eradicated ) after it was issued under false pretense. This protected my livelihood and future. My divorce was settled more than favorable for me. I got the results I hoped for protection I needed. I’ve come to call on Attorney Phelps for legal matters now that I’m retired. Ryder and Phelps and there team are very responsive , organized and comforting. I recommended Attorney Jordan Phelps for all your legal needs. If you want to be treated like a human being and not a number this is the place to go. 
Sincerely, 
T. G.


My experience with the law firm of Ryder & Phelps is extremely professional, thorough and most friendly. They work toward positive results and achieve success. I would highly recommend both Kathy and/or Jordan. I have been a client for over 15 years and always will be their client. 


They say, “if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life”. I certainly get the sense that Jordan loves his work! My (ex)Wife and I were at the courthouse and had made an ill-fated attempt to file our own paperwork for a divorce. Frustrated and confused, Jordan took notice of our situation and offered to help. His patience and sense of service to others is exemplary. Thank you again, Jordan.


In my experience he’s fair across the board, competent, and great at setting expectations; good, bad, indifferent. Things have not always gone as expected, such is the case when you stand in front of a Judge, but I’ve never felt it to be a result of bad counsel. Even with the benefit of hindsight, I’ve never second-guessed his counsel. I find him to be level-headed, methodical, and measured. It’s more often the case I feel like I’m dealing with a friend who happens to be an attorney rather than an attorney. He’s taken an interest in my case and my family that I’ve not seen in other attorney’s and he’s gone above and beyond what I’d expect.


Jordan was a valued resource during an extremely difficult time in my life. For over a year while he worked on my divorce, Jordan was nothing but professional, responsive and patient. He always made himself available to answer my questions, even if it was a question I had already asked but was too overwhelmed to understand. He was very knowledgeable and knew how to explain challenging legal concepts in a way I would understand. I would highly recommend his firm if you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of requiring divorce services.


Att Ryder handled conciliation for our family law / child support case. She was very knowledgeable, professional and supportive to all parties. Thanks to her, the case is resolved and saved us from going to trial…Highly recommend!


I hope I won’t need Jordan’s services again but I would hirer him in a second. He cared about my case and he went above and beyond. Great lawyer and great person.


Attorney Jordan Phelps is vey knowledgeable, thorough, professional and compassionate. He cares about my case. Due to my divorce circumstances, litigation with my ex-husband has been ongoing for years. Each time I contact Jordan he is able to pick up my case right where we previously left off. I have recommended him to others in the past and will continue to recommend him to others in the future. Of note: a friend’s neighbor hired Jordan because of my recommendation.


Jordan happened to be nearby in the courthouse as my husband and I struggled to understand why our divorce paperwork had been rejected by the clerk. He volunteered his services in that moment and was extremely patient as he sat with us to help us fill out the paperwork and resubmit it and then wouldn’t accept any sort of compensation. A genuinely good person who gave with nothing expected in return. A rare find, indeed.


Attorney Jordan Phelps is knowledgeable, professional and thorough. He is always willing to go the extra mile. His compassion is something that sets him apart from others, when you have Ryder & Phelps P.C represent you, you are more than just a number. I have used them on and off for years, Each time I contact Jordan he is able to pick up my case right where we previously left off. I have recommended Ryder & Phelps to others in the past and will continue to recommend them..


We had an excellent experience with Atty Ryder. She was a court appointed mediator and the issue was resolved with her help.


Jordan is someone you want by your side during difficult times in your life and overwhelming court appearances….Jordan was always available when I called with questions or concerns, beyond prepared for every court date, guided me in the best possible way when decisions had to be made…besides being professional, Jordan also showed great compassion and understanding during this stressful time…he always took the time to listen so we could make the right decisions


I’ve worked with Jordan for years On and off. I have always had a positive experience with him and the office. He has always been their to answer my questions and guide me through the process. I also found he charged very fairly.


I have had the pleasure of working with Attorney Phelps for the last 5 years. He has been both a strong advocate and a beacon of hope in a very difficult process helping me navigate the legal system.


Excellent overall experience. Ms. Ryder was extremely knowledgeable and every response was prompt. She made the whole legal process as easy as possible. I highly recommend her.


A tremendous child advocate!!! It was obvious that she commands a lot of respect in the legal community and that she is very honest and sincere. She was very attentive to my needs and a real inspiration to me as a lawyer!


Was there for me during one of the hardest times of my life was fantastic did not take money for sake of makati if he thought I should not go to court for something he say it and say it was a waste of money always got back to me explain things sent many family and friends to him they all felt the same I would or could never use anyone for court but him great laywer and he makes you feel like a good friend or even family
Thank you Desiree


I have had the pleasure of working with Attorney Phelps for the last 5 years. He has been both a strong advocate and a beacon of hope in a very difficult process helping me navigate the legal system.


I am so appreciate and grateful for Attorney Jordan Phelps in helping me with my recent divorce. From the first day I had met attorney Phelps he made sure that I didn’t feel alone , always greeting the situation in an ethical professional and most attentive manner. Attorney Phelps had made sure that every legal need , question or concern was met with compassion and understanding . My divorce as most divorces was an emotional ordeal and he was able to be most understanding and supportive of that portion of the divorce. Attorney Phelps was always professional and ethical in every situation. When I had to tend to my children and other responsibilities during the process being unable to be there he continued to communicate with me through emails, phone and letters when needed. The staff in the office was most outstanding and prompt in providing immediate results. Attorney Phelps has gone above and beyond what any attorney would normally do for a clientI, I am eternally grateful. If you are looking for a highly intelligent , assertive and aggressive when needed professional , ethical ,caring , thoughtful and thorough attorney and a wonderful advocate who is a great divorce attorney representing you and your needs , then I would highly recommend hiring Attorney Jordan Phelps


I had a great experience with Jordan. He helped me and guided me through a very uncertain time in my life. He was very reachable and attentive. He was very quick to return my phone calls and emails. Very professional.


Working with Jordan was absolutely amazing! He walked me step-by-step through the divorce process, was always available whenever I needed him. His thoroughness was incredible and he was able to answer any and all questions. He made the divorce process much easier than I thought it would be. I HIGHLY recommend Jordan to anyone in need of legal representation!


I was given Jordan Phelps name and number by a close friend who had used him numerous times in the past and gave me such positive reviews that it was a no brainer who I would consult with. From day one Jordan has been so helpful. He has provided legal advice and guidance during a few difficult situations. I found him to be honest, attentive, fair and very knowledgeable in family law. I recommend him to anybody in need!!


Jordan was terrific from beginning to end. He was thorough in every aspect of the case, paying attention to every detail. Very responsive to my calls and emails. Great communication. What separates Jordan from every other lawyer I spoke with and have hired previously is his genuine care and concern for the effects of the divorce on me and my children. A truly great lawyer. He has earned my highest recommendation!!!


I can’t say enough great things about Jordan. I truly believe his calm nature and overall efficiency shortened what could have been a very long & drawn out divorce process. I’m very thankful I was able to hire Jordan as my attorney.


When I got divorced, I was traumatized and incredibly stressed out. Jordan was easily accessible, supportive, kind, and effective during the entire proceedings. I never worried about a thing and I felt safe and protected with Jordan. He was informative and knowledgeable and addressed every question I had. I have recommended him to fellow colleagues and I would hire him again if I needed legal counsel. I have no complaints whatsoever and I am grateful I had his assistance during one of the worst times in my life.


Well done work, very reasonable prices, accountable, professional. Was very emotional divorce and was handled well in the best interest of my children, thank you Jordan.


Right from the beginning, Mr Phelps directed me to the court to file. He was clear about the documents I was required to submit. He knew how to put me at ease and I gained confidence in this difficult divorce process. It only took a few months to get over with it. Now, looking at it a year and a half later, I can appreciate his diligence and I realize he was eager to get me moving forward in my life. Thank you again!


I met jordan at the probate court of Cambridge MA .. and we talked about my case and he definitely embraced the cause, I am very grateful what he did to me and my family (my children) very honest and very clear with his tasks or necessary information about the case .. if i stay here writing for so grateful to jordan’s work i would write a book so grateful for what he’s have been done in my case and especially for trust. I recommend 100% the work of jordan an excellent lawyer


Attorney Jordan Phelps recently represented on my behalf throughout a tumultuous custody case. He is extremely professional, diligent, and efficient with his work. Aside from professionalism, Jordan took the time to learn about myself and the background of my case. In doing so, Jordan helped ease many of the anxieties I had towards the situation. He worked diligently to help the case be brought to resolution. He also helped avoid a financially burdening trial. I would highly recommend Jordan Phelps and his partner Kathy Ryder out of Ryder&Phelps, P.C
I am very appreciative of their team as a whole. High recommendation!


Jordan is a wonderful attorney that will listen to all your needs and will put your interest first. He is very easy to talk to and understanding. I enjoyed my time working with him and was very happy with the outcome. I highly recommend him.


He was always very professional but also personable, everyone in the court system seemed to respect him. I have been a client of his for a few years and if taken back to court I would call him.


Jordan has been an answer to our prayers! No one ever wants to find them selfs seeking a lawyer or standing in a court room. However if your seeking a lawyer to assist you with Custody, Jordan is the layer for the job! Jordan is extremely knowledgeable, a expert in his field. He makes a strong presence in the court room. Out of the court room he remains professional and friendly, he allows you to express all your thoughts and concerns without Judgement. There are no dumb questions. Although I am sure I asked many. There is not a question he won’t answer. He will respond to all questions, texts, emails and phone calls timely and with a professional answer and even kind words. Jordan is honest, realistic and easy to talk to. Jordan will fight for his clients rights, he truly has been a answered prayer. I am so very Thankful For his guidance and skills.
Thank You Jordan!


Jordan is an incredible lawyer. He takes the time to explain everything that is going on and calms me down when I second guess myself (which is often). Jordan always makes himself available to me. He is wonderful in court. I will never choose anyone but him to represent me and my daughter. I have been sued many times by my ex and Jordan handles it without hesitation.


I’ve known Jordan now for a bit over 2yrs–he’s helped me w/post divorce issues regarding financials furthermore he’s professional in demeanor; verbal skills are succinct under pressure in court. He’s helped to advocate on my behalf with my feedback in what my goal was; he also has the advantage of consulting w/ principal
attorney that owns her own practice.