Neil Chayet

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Neil Lewis Chayet (born January 17, 1939)[1] is an American lawyer and radio personality.

He is widely known for his weekday feature program Looking at the Law (debuting April 1, 1976,[2] on WEEI).[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Chayet graduated from Tufts University (B.A. 1960) and the Harvard Law School (J.D. 1963).


He has worked on several high-profile cases, including the Boston Strangler. As president of Chayet Communications Group, Inc., he maintains active legal and consulting practice in the area of health law. Chayet acts as special counsel to several law firms in Boston and Washington, D.C. Additionally, he serves as lecturer on Legal Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School,[4] and as an Adjunct Professor at Tufts.[5] Having been active in Massachusetts law and politics for most of his life, he also served as Vice President of the Boston Republican Committee.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Neil Chayet was married to Susan Chayet; they have three children (Michael,[7] Lisa, and Ely). Now he is married to Martha M. Chayet. After buying the Joseph Story House in 2006, they moved from Manchester-by-the-Sea to Salem.[8]

Selected publications[edit]


  1. ^ Jeffrey Tinsley. "Neil L Chayet, 76 - Salem, MA -®". MyLife. Retrieved 27 September 2015. [unreliable source?]
  2. ^ – podcast available as of #8071 (June 1, 2009)
  3. ^ Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^[dead link]
  5. ^ "Board Biographies". Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  6. ^ Archived April 10, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
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  8. ^[dead link]

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