Reed Cutting, Jr. was born in Lynn, Massachusetts. He was raised in Marblehead, where his father was a high school teacher for 33 years. Mr. Cutting served his home town by serving on the Marblehead Board of Selectmen – to which he was elected for three terms. Mr. Cutting also served for five years on the Marblehead Old and Historic Districts Commission which is committed to preserving the historic character of downtown Marblehead. Mr. Cutting resides today in Salem with his wife and daughter. 

Prior to becoming an attorney Mr. Cutting worked for a Boston mutual fund company as an internal wholesaler.  Although he found the work gratifying, Mr. Cutting felt he could do more in the service of others by pursuing a law degree.

Mr. Cutting graduated from the Massachusetts School of Law. After interning in the District Attorney’s Office, he was employed at the firm of Mark Barry & Associates in downtown Salem, where he pursued legal matters in both civil law and criminal defense. In the Autumn of 2014, Mr. Cutting formed the partnership of Cutting & Story, LLC with his colleague Attorney J.P. Story.

Mr. Cutting’s practice includes general civil litigation, contract law, consumer protection, criminal defense and landlord tenants law. 


Chapter 93A Claims
Attorney Cutting has saved his clients tens of thousands of dollars in potential triple damage awards under the Consumer Protection statute. Specifically, he successfully defended a masonry contractor against a bogus law suit brought by a former client out of Barnstable District Court

Landlord Tenant Disputes
Attorney Cutting successfully pursued Retaliation and multiple other claims against a landlord who had violated eviction, health and security deposit statutes. The tenant client was awarded multiple damages and attorney fees. Cutting also has a number of landlord clients who appreciate his guidance in the Housing Court.