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Barbra I. Black has been practicing law for over nineteen years and is a founding member and the managing partner of Black, Vitelli & Pennock, LLC. Attorney Black was a former partner at Burns & Levinson, LLP, where she practiced for over eight years in the firm’s Divorce and Family Law group. Prior to that, she was a solo practitioner for several years, concentrating her practice in domestic relations and criminal defense. As a solo practitioner,  Attorney Black represented the defendant in Commonwealth vs. Sands, 424 Mass. 184, which resulted in new Massachusetts case law.


Attorney Black concentrates her practice in the areas of family law and criminal law. Attorney Black has extensive litigation. Bench and jury trial experience and handles a variety of cases involving complex and diverse issues in all areas of her practice. 



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Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
    24 years
  2. Divorce: 50%
    24 years



Hourly ($300-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Elizabeth G. Crowley

    Barbra is a tenacious lawyer who zealously advocates for her clients. I had the pleasure of having Barbra as a colleague at Burns and Levinson for several years prior to her opening-up her own practice. Whatever the challange, Barbra is always prepared to attack it head on and secure the best possible deal for her clients. Practical and focused, Barbra is valuable resource to have in your corner.


    Elizabeth Crowley Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Black, Vitelli & Pennock, LLC

444 Washington Street,
Suite 210
Woburn, MA, 01801

Black, Vitelli & Pennock, LLC

7A Taggart Drive
Nashua, NH, 03060



NHAuthorized to practice law201012/30/2010
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Rising StarMassachusetts Super Lawyers2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerBlack, Vitelli & Pennock, LLC2010 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorNew England School of Law2008 - Present
Associate/PartnerBurns & Levinson LLP2001 - 2009
AssociateFriedman & Atherton2001 - 2001
Solo PractitionerLaw Office of Barbra Ilene Black1993 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Hampshire Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Massachusetts Family and Probate Inn of CourtMember2003 - Present
Boston Bar AssociationMember2001 - 2010
Massachusetts Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v. Paul SandsExpert testimony required for HGN test
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Publication nameTitleDate
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)Massachusetts Divorce Law Practice Manual2011
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)Massachusetts Divorce Law Practice Manual2008
FocusDivision of Inherited and Gifted Assets2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Brandeis UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.Effective Use of 3rd Party Witnesses & Modifications of Support2012
MCLE seminars (various)Divorce and Family Law2011
Judge Edward Ginsburg - Family Law ClassPre Trial Conferences in Divorce2011
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.How to Try a Divorce Case2010
A Roadmap Through Divorce ProceedingsDivorce2008