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My proudest accomplishment is that I am the mother of two wonderful daughters. One who is training full time as a dancer at the age of ten - I am awed by her talent and perseverance. One who is severely disabled - I am awed by her zest for life and her optimism.

My oldest daughter's disability is a rare mitochondrial disorder which has left her visually, physically and intellectually impaired. Her health is very challenged and she requires a lot of care to remain at home. She attends Perkins School for the Blind and loves music and parties.

I have learned so much from these two fabulous human beings and I know it makes me a better attorney.


Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 60%
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
  3. Guardianship: 20%

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Contact info

The Law Office of Annette M. Hines

20 Main Street
Suite 206
Natick, MA, 01760


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Official CitationMassachusetts State Senate2001
Official Citation for Public Service to People with DisabilitiesMassachusetts House of Representatives2001
Distinguished Citizen AwardThe ARC of Massachusetts2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Easter SealsBoard of Directors2010 - Present
The ARC of MassachusettsCommittee Member2009 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2007 - Present
Academy of Special Needs PlannersMember2007 - Present
Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers (MAWL)Board of Directors2006 - Present
SpedWatch, Inc.Corporate Counsel2006 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk UniversityBusinessMBA2004
Howard University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of VermontEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Transition Planning Seminar for FamiliesTransition Planning Seminar for Families2011
Special Needs PlanningSpecial Needs Planning2011
Special Needs in the Probate CourtSpecial Needs in the Probate Court2011
Planning for the Future of your Child or Dependent with Special NeedsSpecial Needs Trusts, Guardianship, Life Insurance Planning2011
Guardianship WorkshopGuardianship2011