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Elaine M Benkoski

Elaine M Benkoski

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Divorce & Separation, Real Estate, Probate

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 75%
    26 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 15%
    36 years
  3. Probate: 5%
    36 years
  4. Real Estate: 5%
    36 years

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Leanna Hamill

    I have worked with Elaine on a few cases where our practice areas overlapped and have been very happy with her work. It is clear that she is very knowledgeable about the details of bankruptcy laws and how best to guide and protect her clients. I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone who finds themselves in difficulties with their debts. She does not just rush you into bankruptcy, she truly counsels and investigates all the issues to make sure that you are making the right decision for you.


    Leanna Hamill Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Walter C Oney

    Elaine is an active member of NACBA and a very experienced bankruptcy lawyer who has the respect of her colleagues and of the judges before whom she appears. Elaine prepares hers cases thoroughly and is not afraid to stand up to the trustees, mortgage companies, and other people who seek to derail bankruptcy cases.


    Walter Oney Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

30 Eastbrook Road
Suite 301
Dedham, MA, 02026



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
The Denis Maguire Pro Bono AwardVolunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association2012

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyElaine M. Benkoski, Attorney at Law1993 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Stephen E. Shamban1989 - 1993
Litigation AttorneyLaw Office of Lee Barron Wernick1982 - 1989
AttorneyLaw Office of Loretta O'Brien1981 - 1982

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Boston Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section, Pro Bono CommitteeCo-chair2009 - 2011
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2006 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2001 - Present
Massachusetts Department of Developmental DisabilitiesHuman Rights Attorney for Metro Residential Services1999 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Boston Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law SectionMemberN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
ABI Northeast Consumer ForumState Law Defenses in Motions for Relief from Stay2011
Emerging Issues in Representing Debtors and Creditors: Cirque de BankruptcyCalculating the Debtor's Actual Monthly Taxes2009
Boston Bar Association Brown Bag Lunch SeriesNavigating The Gambling Debtor Through Bankruptcy2008
BenkoskiLaw.comHow to Prepare For Your First Interview2004
BenkoskiLaw.comDivorce in Massachusetts2004

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New England School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Boston CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1972

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
VLP TrainingVolunteer Lawyer Training for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy2011
Northeast Consumer ForumState Law Defenses in Motions for Relief from Stay2011
Training for Volunteer LawyersRepresenting A Pro Bono Debtor2010
Large Firm Training InitiativeHow To Represent a Pro Bono Debtor2010
Basics of Pro Bono Bankruptcy RepresentationRepresenting the Pro Bono Debtor2010
Playing the Bankruptcy CardBusting the Myths of Consumer Bankruptcy2009
Emerging Issues in Representing Debtors and Creditors: Cirque de BankruptcyNavigating the Three Ring Circus of Personal Income Taxes in Bankruptcy2009
BBA Brown BagNavigating The Gambling Debtor Through Bankruptcy2008
Divorce and BankruptcyDivorce and Bankruptcy1995