Wilchins Cosentino & Novins LLP brings together legal experts in Trust and Estates, Tax, Civil Litigation, Employment Law, Real Estate, Corporate, Criminal Law, and Family Law. Our Family Law team understands that issues related to a family law matter can touch on many other areas of the law. We leverage the expertise of the entire WCN firm to bring our clients personalized, strategic service that meets their specific needs. Whether in the courtroom or through alternative dispute resolution, we use our sophisticated advocacy and negotiation skills to help clients reach their goals. Our attorneys are well-versed in all aspects of family law, including divorce, child support and alimony, paternity, step-parent adoption, removal, inter-state custody and child support issues, modifications, guardianship, and contempt actions. We also represent clients in abuse prevention (restraining order) hearings in the Probate and Family Court and District Court, and in guardianship and care and protection matters in the Juvenile Court. We are available to meet our clients where they are: from our headquarters in Wellesley, our satellite offices in Westford and Boston, or online via Zoom.

Wilchins Cosentino and Novins, LLP

Open for Business
Offers Video Calls
Wilchins Cosentino and Novins, LLP

Wilchins Cosentino & Novins LLP is committed to providing the best legal experience available. We utilize a collaborative approach, combining the expertise of our practice groups to ensure that our clients receive sound advice on all matters.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and has no record of discipline from the Massachusetts bar association. *

Wilchins Cosentino and Novins, LLP

Wilchins Cosentino and Novins, LLP

Open for Business
Offers Video Calls

Wilchins Cosentino & Novins LLP is committed to providing the best legal experience available. We utilize a collaborative approach, combining the expertise of our practice groups to ensure that our clients receive sound advice on all matters.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and has no record of discipline from the Massachusetts bar association. *

Firm Overview

Wilchins Cosentino & Novins LLP brings together legal experts in Trust and Estates, Tax, Civil Litigation, Employment Law, Real Estate, Corporate, Criminal Law, and Family Law.

Our Family Law team understands that issues related to a family law matter can touch on many other areas of the law. We leverage the expertise of the entire WCN firm to bring our clients personalized, strategic service that meets their specific needs. Whether in the courtroom or through alternative dispute resolution, we use our sophisticated advocacy and negotiation skills to help clients reach their goals.

Our attorneys are well-versed in all aspects of family law, including divorce, child support and alimony, paternity, step-parent adoption, removal, inter-state custody and child support issues, modifications, guardianship, and contempt actions.

We also represent clients in abuse prevention (restraining order) hearings in the Probate and Family Court and District Court, and in guardianship and care and protection matters in the Juvenile Court.

We are available to meet our clients where they are: from our headquarters in Wellesley, our satellite offices in Westford and Boston, or online via Zoom.

Main Office

Main Office
20 William St., Suite 130
Wellesley, MA 02481

Phone

(781) 247-8022

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Yes! We always want the chance to make sure we are a good fit together. Schedule a call here: https://massfamilylawmatters.com/appointments/

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Certain matters may be available at a flat fee. For example, certain contempt matters, Limited Assistance Representation, or Joint Petitions for Divorce or Modification. Call us to discuss the details of your situation.

Hourly Rates

$275-$400

Office Information
Office Hours

7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Other Offices
  • Westford Satellite Office

    234 Littleton Road, Suite 1B
    Westford, MA 01886

  • Boston Satellite Office

    101 Federal Street, Suite 1900
    Boston, MA 02110

Divorce

Our firm handles the full range of divorce matters, from straightforward uncontested matters, to cases involving complex custody or financial issues.

What happens with our children during and after a divorce is a subject that needs to be handled with sensitivity, but also at times, the ability to step into the trial arena and advocate for a result that goes beyond the "one size fits all" approach of some firms. We believe it is a rare firm that combines the sensitivity necessary to listen and understand these issues, and the willingness and ability to fight for our clients' objectives. We have experience in some of the most challenging custody disputes, including contact refusal/parental alienation and custody in the context of allegations of substance or physical abuse. Clients seek us out for our ability to be both the good listener and the strong advocate they need.

After a divorce, both parties need to be able to move forward financially. Both parties also need the opportunity to get the information they need to make informed decisions. Unlike support orders, property division after a divorce is final. Our clients value our thoroughness when it comes to advising them about how to handle retirement interests, stock options and other employment benefits, income from self employment, rental property and/or small businesses, trusts and potential inheritance, and corporate interests.

Some of the most challenging cases are those in which there is not enough money to go around - where unemployment or large debts are an issue, or where bankruptcy and/or a short sale loom. Whatever your financial situation, our attorneys can help you be on the best possible financial footing following your divorce.

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

Our attorneys are certified in Limited Assistance Representation (L.A.R.). We are happy to talk to clients about the specific type of help they need, and craft an engagement agreement accordingly. In the past, we have assisted our L.A.R. clients by drafting documents for clients to file with the court, assisting with discovery, participating in trial by examining or cross-examining a specific witness, appearing with a client for a single hearing, or providing strategic advice in the background.

Wilchins Cosentino and Novins, LLP
Erin Nielson

Erin Nielson practices in the areas of domestic relations, probate (guardianships) and civil litigation.

After law school, Erin was honored to serve as Judicial Law Clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court, which allowed her to hone her legal research and writing skills. Attorney Nielson practiced for several years in small firms focused on family law and civil litigation prior to opening her own firm. Erin is a trained mediator and Guardian ad Litem, and she devoted six years to representing DCF involved families through the Committee for Public Counsel Services Children and Family Law program.

Erin practices in all areas of family law, including divorce, paternity, adoptions, guardianships of minors, modifications and contempts, drafts pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and is experienced in custody cases involving allegations of substance abuse, physical and sexual abuse. Erin also handles guardianships and conservatorships of adults.

Prior to attending law school, Attorney Nielson worked in the field of refugee resettlement, overseeing a staff of social workers providing services to refugee families from around the world. In addition to her J.D., Attorney Nielson holds a Master's Degree in Intercultural Management and Sustainable Development from the School for International Training. Attorney Nielson's history in social services has proved a beneficial background for her law practice. Erin is a strong advocate with the sensitivity to guide her clients through troubling times with compassion.

Erin lives in Westford with her husband and three children. Together they enjoy road trips, biking, skiing and participating in 4-H.

License

Bar Number: 657686
Massachusetts, 2003

Education

Northeastern University School of Law
J.D., 2003

Wilchins Cosentino and Novins, LLP
Erin Nielson

Erin Nielson practices in the areas of domestic relations, probate (guardianships) and civil litigation.

After law school, Erin was honored to serve as Judicial Law Clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court, which allowed her to hone her legal research and writing skills. Attorney Nielson practiced for several years in small firms focused on family law and civil litigation prior to opening her own firm. Erin is a trained mediator and Guardian ad Litem, and she devoted six years to representing DCF involved families through the Committee for Public Counsel Services Children and Family Law program.

Erin practices in all areas of family law, including divorce, paternity, adoptions, guardianships of minors, modifications and contempts, drafts pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and is experienced in custody cases involving allegations of substance abuse, physical and sexual abuse. Erin also handles guardianships and conservatorships of adults.

Prior to attending law school, Attorney Nielson worked in the field of refugee resettlement, overseeing a staff of social workers providing services to refugee families from around the world. In addition to her J.D., Attorney Nielson holds a Master's Degree in Intercultural Management and Sustainable Development from the School for International Training. Attorney Nielson's history in social services has proved a beneficial background for her law practice. Erin is a strong advocate with the sensitivity to guide her clients through troubling times with compassion.

Erin lives in Westford with her husband and three children. Together they enjoy road trips, biking, skiing and participating in 4-H.

License

Bar Number: 657686
Massachusetts, 2003

Education

Northeastern University School of Law J.D., 2003


Wilchins Cosentino and Novins, LLP
Caroline Basque

Caroline Vincent Basque is an Associate in the firm's Domestic Relations Department. Caroline's practice focuses on all aspects of domestic relations including divorce, alimony, custody, paternity, child support, and contempt and modification proceedings.

After graduating from law school, Caroline was honored to serve two terms as a Judicial Law Clerk with the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court throughout Massachusetts. During this time, Caroline worked closely with the Justices researching and drafting opinions concerning all aspects of family and probate law, including divorce, alimony, asset division, child custody and support and will contests. Caroline draws on this experience when counseling her clients.

In addition to her research and writing skills, Caroline gained invaluable courtroom experience serving as litigation counsel for the Department of Revenue, Child Support Enforcement Unit. In this position, Caroline appeared weekly before the Suffolk Probate and Family Court on contested support and paternity matters, developing an expertise around complex child support issues.

Caroline resides in Wakefield with her husband and two daughters.




License

Bar Number: 688983
Massachusetts, 2014

Education

Suffolk University School of Law
J.D., 2013

Wilchins Cosentino and Novins, LLP
Caroline Basque

Caroline Vincent Basque is an Associate in the firm's Domestic Relations Department. Caroline's practice focuses on all aspects of domestic relations including divorce, alimony, custody, paternity, child support, and contempt and modification proceedings.

After graduating from law school, Caroline was honored to serve two terms as a Judicial Law Clerk with the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court throughout Massachusetts. During this time, Caroline worked closely with the Justices researching and drafting opinions concerning all aspects of family and probate law, including divorce, alimony, asset division, child custody and support and will contests. Caroline draws on this experience when counseling her clients.

In addition to her research and writing skills, Caroline gained invaluable courtroom experience serving as litigation counsel for the Department of Revenue, Child Support Enforcement Unit. In this position, Caroline appeared weekly before the Suffolk Probate and Family Court on contested support and paternity matters, developing an expertise around complex child support issues.

Caroline resides in Wakefield with her husband and two daughters.




License

Bar Number: 688983
Massachusetts, 2014

Education

Suffolk University School of Law J.D., 2013


Wilchins Cosentino and Novins, LLP
David Burgess

David Burgess is an experienced trial lawyer and mediator. Having spent more than 30 years representing businesses and individuals in the courts of Massachusetts, he focuses his practice on divorce and family law, business and employment disputes, and criminal defense.

David began his practice at Foley Hoag, LLP, one of Boston's largest firms. He then spent six years at Collora, LLP, a premier litigation boutique, before starting his own firm in Concord. After 16 years in solo practice, David joined Wilchins Cosentino & Novins LLP in 2016.

In his family law practice, David litigates contested matters and serves as a divorce mediator. He also regularly assists clients in their negotiation of prenuptial, postnuptial and cohabitation agreements.

Throughout his career, David has represented business clients in a diverse array of litigation matters, including commercial litigation, real estate disputes, insurance coverage litigation, and shareholder and fiduciary duty claims. His employment practice consists mostly of executive advocacy, representing clients in severance negotiations and in litigation, as well as advising clients who are being asked to sign agreements that contain non-competition and non-solicitation covenants. He has tried business and employment cases in state and federal court.

In his criminal law practice, David has defended hundreds of clients, many charged with serious felonies,in the Massachusetts superior and district courts.He has successfully tried jury cases involving charges of manslaughter, armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery, armed robbery, sex offenses, drunk driving, and drug offenses.

David's volunteer work has included serving on the Town of Concord's Board of Health and on the Board of the Concord-Carlisle High School football team, serving on a committee of the Appalachian Mountain Club, and being a big brother. He also served on the board of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation.

David is an avid photographer and has been the unofficial team photographer for various sports teams, most recently the Wellesley High School girls' swim team.

A fitness enthusiast, David has completed several marathons, including the Boston Marathon five times (his fastest time was 3:09, in 2011). More recently he has competed in triathlons, completing his first Half Ironman in 2015. He is also a Crossfit enthusiast.

License

Bar Number: 553783
Massachusetts, 1989

Education

Suffolk University School of Law
J.D., 1989

Wilchins Cosentino and Novins, LLP
David Burgess

David Burgess is an experienced trial lawyer and mediator. Having spent more than 30 years representing businesses and individuals in the courts of Massachusetts, he focuses his practice on divorce and family law, business and employment disputes, and criminal defense.

David began his practice at Foley Hoag, LLP, one of Boston's largest firms. He then spent six years at Collora, LLP, a premier litigation boutique, before starting his own firm in Concord. After 16 years in solo practice, David joined Wilchins Cosentino & Novins LLP in 2016.

In his family law practice, David litigates contested matters and serves as a divorce mediator. He also regularly assists clients in their negotiation of prenuptial, postnuptial and cohabitation agreements.

Throughout his career, David has represented business clients in a diverse array of litigation matters, including commercial litigation, real estate disputes, insurance coverage litigation, and shareholder and fiduciary duty claims. His employment practice consists mostly of executive advocacy, representing clients in severance negotiations and in litigation, as well as advising clients who are being asked to sign agreements that contain non-competition and non-solicitation covenants. He has tried business and employment cases in state and federal court.

In his criminal law practice, David has defended hundreds of clients, many charged with serious felonies,in the Massachusetts superior and district courts.He has successfully tried jury cases involving charges of manslaughter, armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery, armed robbery, sex offenses, drunk driving, and drug offenses.

David's volunteer work has included serving on the Town of Concord's Board of Health and on the Board of the Concord-Carlisle High School football team, serving on a committee of the Appalachian Mountain Club, and being a big brother. He also served on the board of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation.

David is an avid photographer and has been the unofficial team photographer for various sports teams, most recently the Wellesley High School girls' swim team.

A fitness enthusiast, David has completed several marathons, including the Boston Marathon five times (his fastest time was 3:09, in 2011). More recently he has competed in triathlons, completing his first Half Ironman in 2015. He is also a Crossfit enthusiast.

License

Bar Number: 553783
Massachusetts, 1989

Education

Suffolk University School of Law J.D., 1989


Firm Overview

Wilchins Cosentino & Novins LLP brings together legal experts in Trust and Estates, Tax, Civil Litigation, Employment Law, Real Estate, Corporate, Criminal Law, and Family Law.

Our Family Law team understands that issues related to a family law matter can touch on many other areas of the law. We leverage the expertise of the entire WCN firm to bring our clients personalized, strategic service that meets their specific needs. Whether in the courtroom or through alternative dispute resolution, we use our sophisticated advocacy and negotiation skills to help clients reach their goals.

Our attorneys are well-versed in all aspects of family law, including divorce, child support and alimony, paternity, step-parent adoption, removal, inter-state custody and child support issues, modifications, guardianship, and contempt actions.

We also represent clients in abuse prevention (restraining order) hearings in the Probate and Family Court and District Court, and in guardianship and care and protection matters in the Juvenile Court.

We are available to meet our clients where they are: from our headquarters in Wellesley, our satellite offices in Westford and Boston, or online via Zoom.

Main Office

Main Office
20 William St., Suite 130
Wellesley, MA 02481

Phone

(781) 247-8022

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Yes! We always want the chance to make sure we are a good fit together. Schedule a call here: https://massfamilylawmatters.com/appointments/

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Certain matters may be available at a flat fee. For example, certain contempt matters, Limited Assistance Representation, or Joint Petitions for Divorce or Modification. Call us to discuss the details of your situation.

Hourly Rates

$275-$400

Office Information
Office Hours

7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Other Offices
  • Westford Satellite Office

    234 Littleton Road, Suite 1B
    Westford, MA 01886

  • Boston Satellite Office

    101 Federal Street, Suite 1900
    Boston, MA 02110

Divorce

Our firm handles the full range of divorce matters, from straightforward uncontested matters, to cases involving complex custody or financial issues.

What happens with our children during and after a divorce is a subject that needs to be handled with sensitivity, but also at times, the ability to step into the trial arena and advocate for a result that goes beyond the "one size fits all" approach of some firms. We believe it is a rare firm that combines the sensitivity necessary to listen and understand these issues, and the willingness and ability to fight for our clients' objectives. We have experience in some of the most challenging custody disputes, including contact refusal/parental alienation and custody in the context of allegations of substance or physical abuse. Clients seek us out for our ability to be both the good listener and the strong advocate they need.

After a divorce, both parties need to be able to move forward financially. Both parties also need the opportunity to get the information they need to make informed decisions. Unlike support orders, property division after a divorce is final. Our clients value our thoroughness when it comes to advising them about how to handle retirement interests, stock options and other employment benefits, income from self employment, rental property and/or small businesses, trusts and potential inheritance, and corporate interests.

Some of the most challenging cases are those in which there is not enough money to go around - where unemployment or large debts are an issue, or where bankruptcy and/or a short sale loom. Whatever your financial situation, our attorneys can help you be on the best possible financial footing following your divorce.

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

Our attorneys are certified in Limited Assistance Representation (L.A.R.). We are happy to talk to clients about the specific type of help they need, and craft an engagement agreement accordingly. In the past, we have assisted our L.A.R. clients by drafting documents for clients to file with the court, assisting with discovery, participating in trial by examining or cross-examining a specific witness, appearing with a client for a single hearing, or providing strategic advice in the background.

Wilchins Cosentino and Novins, LLP
Erin Nielson

Erin Nielson practices in the areas of domestic relations, probate (guardianships) and civil litigation.

After law school, Erin was honored to serve as Judicial Law Clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court, which allowed her to hone her legal research and writing skills. Attorney Nielson practiced for several years in small firms focused on family law and civil litigation prior to opening her own firm. Erin is a trained mediator and Guardian ad Litem, and she devoted six years to representing DCF involved families through the Committee for Public Counsel Services Children and Family Law program.

Erin practices in all areas of family law, including divorce, paternity, adoptions, guardianships of minors, modifications and contempts, drafts pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and is experienced in custody cases involving allegations of substance abuse, physical and sexual abuse. Erin also handles guardianships and conservatorships of adults.

Prior to attending law school, Attorney Nielson worked in the field of refugee resettlement, overseeing a staff of social workers providing services to refugee families from around the world. In addition to her J.D., Attorney Nielson holds a Master's Degree in Intercultural Management and Sustainable Development from the School for International Training. Attorney Nielson's history in social services has proved a beneficial background for her law practice. Erin is a strong advocate with the sensitivity to guide her clients through troubling times with compassion.

Erin lives in Westford with her husband and three children. Together they enjoy road trips, biking, skiing and participating in 4-H.

License

Bar Number: 657686
Massachusetts, 2003

Education

Northeastern University School of Law
J.D., 2003

Wilchins Cosentino and Novins, LLP
Erin Nielson

Erin Nielson practices in the areas of domestic relations, probate (guardianships) and civil litigation.

After law school, Erin was honored to serve as Judicial Law Clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court, which allowed her to hone her legal research and writing skills. Attorney Nielson practiced for several years in small firms focused on family law and civil litigation prior to opening her own firm. Erin is a trained mediator and Guardian ad Litem, and she devoted six years to representing DCF involved families through the Committee for Public Counsel Services Children and Family Law program.

Erin practices in all areas of family law, including divorce, paternity, adoptions, guardianships of minors, modifications and contempts, drafts pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and is experienced in custody cases involving allegations of substance abuse, physical and sexual abuse. Erin also handles guardianships and conservatorships of adults.

Prior to attending law school, Attorney Nielson worked in the field of refugee resettlement, overseeing a staff of social workers providing services to refugee families from around the world. In addition to her J.D., Attorney Nielson holds a Master's Degree in Intercultural Management and Sustainable Development from the School for International Training. Attorney Nielson's history in social services has proved a beneficial background for her law practice. Erin is a strong advocate with the sensitivity to guide her clients through troubling times with compassion.

Erin lives in Westford with her husband and three children. Together they enjoy road trips, biking, skiing and participating in 4-H.

License

Bar Number: 657686
Massachusetts, 2003

Education

Northeastern University School of Law J.D., 2003


Wilchins Cosentino and Novins, LLP
Caroline Basque

Caroline Vincent Basque is an Associate in the firm's Domestic Relations Department. Caroline's practice focuses on all aspects of domestic relations including divorce, alimony, custody, paternity, child support, and contempt and modification proceedings.

After graduating from law school, Caroline was honored to serve two terms as a Judicial Law Clerk with the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court throughout Massachusetts. During this time, Caroline worked closely with the Justices researching and drafting opinions concerning all aspects of family and probate law, including divorce, alimony, asset division, child custody and support and will contests. Caroline draws on this experience when counseling her clients.

In addition to her research and writing skills, Caroline gained invaluable courtroom experience serving as litigation counsel for the Department of Revenue, Child Support Enforcement Unit. In this position, Caroline appeared weekly before the Suffolk Probate and Family Court on contested support and paternity matters, developing an expertise around complex child support issues.

Caroline resides in Wakefield with her husband and two daughters.




License

Bar Number: 688983
Massachusetts, 2014

Education

Suffolk University School of Law
J.D., 2013

Wilchins Cosentino and Novins, LLP
Caroline Basque

Caroline Vincent Basque is an Associate in the firm's Domestic Relations Department. Caroline's practice focuses on all aspects of domestic relations including divorce, alimony, custody, paternity, child support, and contempt and modification proceedings.

After graduating from law school, Caroline was honored to serve two terms as a Judicial Law Clerk with the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court throughout Massachusetts. During this time, Caroline worked closely with the Justices researching and drafting opinions concerning all aspects of family and probate law, including divorce, alimony, asset division, child custody and support and will contests. Caroline draws on this experience when counseling her clients.

In addition to her research and writing skills, Caroline gained invaluable courtroom experience serving as litigation counsel for the Department of Revenue, Child Support Enforcement Unit. In this position, Caroline appeared weekly before the Suffolk Probate and Family Court on contested support and paternity matters, developing an expertise around complex child support issues.

Caroline resides in Wakefield with her husband and two daughters.




License

Bar Number: 688983
Massachusetts, 2014

Education

Suffolk University School of Law J.D., 2013


Wilchins Cosentino and Novins, LLP
David Burgess

David Burgess is an experienced trial lawyer and mediator. Having spent more than 30 years representing businesses and individuals in the courts of Massachusetts, he focuses his practice on divorce and family law, business and employment disputes, and criminal defense.

David began his practice at Foley Hoag, LLP, one of Boston's largest firms. He then spent six years at Collora, LLP, a premier litigation boutique, before starting his own firm in Concord. After 16 years in solo practice, David joined Wilchins Cosentino & Novins LLP in 2016.

In his family law practice, David litigates contested matters and serves as a divorce mediator. He also regularly assists clients in their negotiation of prenuptial, postnuptial and cohabitation agreements.

Throughout his career, David has represented business clients in a diverse array of litigation matters, including commercial litigation, real estate disputes, insurance coverage litigation, and shareholder and fiduciary duty claims. His employment practice consists mostly of executive advocacy, representing clients in severance negotiations and in litigation, as well as advising clients who are being asked to sign agreements that contain non-competition and non-solicitation covenants. He has tried business and employment cases in state and federal court.

In his criminal law practice, David has defended hundreds of clients, many charged with serious felonies,in the Massachusetts superior and district courts.He has successfully tried jury cases involving charges of manslaughter, armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery, armed robbery, sex offenses, drunk driving, and drug offenses.

David's volunteer work has included serving on the Town of Concord's Board of Health and on the Board of the Concord-Carlisle High School football team, serving on a committee of the Appalachian Mountain Club, and being a big brother. He also served on the board of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation.

David is an avid photographer and has been the unofficial team photographer for various sports teams, most recently the Wellesley High School girls' swim team.

A fitness enthusiast, David has completed several marathons, including the Boston Marathon five times (his fastest time was 3:09, in 2011). More recently he has competed in triathlons, completing his first Half Ironman in 2015. He is also a Crossfit enthusiast.

License

Bar Number: 553783
Massachusetts, 1989

Education

Suffolk University School of Law
J.D., 1989

Wilchins Cosentino and Novins, LLP
David Burgess

David Burgess is an experienced trial lawyer and mediator. Having spent more than 30 years representing businesses and individuals in the courts of Massachusetts, he focuses his practice on divorce and family law, business and employment disputes, and criminal defense.

David began his practice at Foley Hoag, LLP, one of Boston's largest firms. He then spent six years at Collora, LLP, a premier litigation boutique, before starting his own firm in Concord. After 16 years in solo practice, David joined Wilchins Cosentino & Novins LLP in 2016.

In his family law practice, David litigates contested matters and serves as a divorce mediator. He also regularly assists clients in their negotiation of prenuptial, postnuptial and cohabitation agreements.

Throughout his career, David has represented business clients in a diverse array of litigation matters, including commercial litigation, real estate disputes, insurance coverage litigation, and shareholder and fiduciary duty claims. His employment practice consists mostly of executive advocacy, representing clients in severance negotiations and in litigation, as well as advising clients who are being asked to sign agreements that contain non-competition and non-solicitation covenants. He has tried business and employment cases in state and federal court.

In his criminal law practice, David has defended hundreds of clients, many charged with serious felonies,in the Massachusetts superior and district courts.He has successfully tried jury cases involving charges of manslaughter, armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery, armed robbery, sex offenses, drunk driving, and drug offenses.

David's volunteer work has included serving on the Town of Concord's Board of Health and on the Board of the Concord-Carlisle High School football team, serving on a committee of the Appalachian Mountain Club, and being a big brother. He also served on the board of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation.

David is an avid photographer and has been the unofficial team photographer for various sports teams, most recently the Wellesley High School girls' swim team.

A fitness enthusiast, David has completed several marathons, including the Boston Marathon five times (his fastest time was 3:09, in 2011). More recently he has competed in triathlons, completing his first Half Ironman in 2015. He is also a Crossfit enthusiast.

License

Bar Number: 553783
Massachusetts, 1989

Education

Suffolk University School of Law J.D., 1989


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This lawyer is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and has no record of discipline from the Massachusetts bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.