Attorney J.P. Story was born in Melrose, Massachusetts and graduated from Marblehead High School. He has called Massachusetts home for over 35 years. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr.Story was a mental health/addictions counselor and worked at various sites for a non-profit state-funded institution within the Commonwealth. Although he found this work rewarding he felt he could do more for the community with a law degree.

Mr. Story graduated from Suffolk Law School in 2006. Following law school, he was employed as an associate with a private law firm where he worked on multi-million dollar complex litigation cases. There, he fought large insurance companies to pay for his client’s injuries and was involved in numerous multi-million dollar trial verdicts and settlements. In March of 2011, Mr. Story opened the Law Offices of J.P. Story, a multi-practice law firm located in historic Salem, Massachusetts, where he forged a good working relationship with Attorney F. Reed Cutting, Jr. Together, they formed the partnership of Cutting and Story, LLC in 2014.    

Attorney Story specializes in civil litigation, personal injury and family law.  


Representative Experience:


Medical Malpractice Claim
Woman’s Kidney Slowly Destroyed by a Forgotten Clip
The plaintiff contended that, due to the negligence of the defendant doctor, she had a non-functioning left kidney that became damaged when a surgical clip was placed on her left ureter and left there for years.
Arbitration award: $450,000.00

Slip and Fall Claim
Woman suffering from Multiple Sclerosis falls at Apartment Complex
A woman suffering from Multiple Sclerosis tripped on an exit way mat, which she alleged had been negligently left with a corner not secured to the floor. The woman, on a walker, attempted to use the exit. She tripped and fell forward, chipping her tooth and straining her shoulder.
Settlement:  $25,000.00

Property Dispute 
Defendant Landowners Prevail at Land Court Trial
Clients purchased a home in Swampscott, Massachusetts in 2007. A title search revealed that there was a driveway easement on their land owned by the neighbors. The easement was sold by my client’s predecessors in title (previous home owners) and purchased by their neighbor’s predecessors in title in 1993. The easement use was for “driveway purposes” granted for “all purposes for which public ways are used in the Town of Swampscott.” My clients felt that the language allowed the neighbors to use the driveway for a pass over to the rear of the neighbor’s property, but not for parking purposes. Problems arose soon after my clients moved in to their new home and the neighbors started parking a boat, a large trailer, and other vehicles on the driveway easement. The Court scrutinized the evidence presented at trial and ultimately found that the neighbors do not have a right to park, or otherwise leave property on the easement, as summarized in a detailed written decision issued on January 30, 2014. The easement is to be used for passing over only and not for parking purposes. Trial verdict