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Danielle G. Van Ess

Danielle G. Van Ess

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Real Estate, Adoption, Business

Danielle Van Ess

About Me

Danielle G. Van Ess is a Massachusetts (born and raised) attorney and mother of 4 children (currently between 1 and 10 years old), helping people add to, protect, & move their families® by providing professional legal services in the areas of adoption, estate planning, & residential real estate.  In 2008, Danielle’s desire to help people through the law and entrepreneurial spirit caused her to think hanging out an actual shingle and going solo was a great idea. Since then she’s become passionate about helping you build, grow, and nurture your business™ too. To learn more, please visit:



Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Estate Planning: 95%
  2. Adoption: 2%
  3. Real Estate: 2%
  4. Business: 1%



Fixed (Always), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Jackie Wilbur Bedard

    I endorse this lawyer's work.


    Jackie Bedard Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Maura Susan Curran

    I endorse this lawyer's work.


    Maura Curran Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


VAAuthorized to practice law200103/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
40 Under 40 AwardCape & Plymouth Business Magazine2011

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerDGVE law, LLC2008 - Present
Independent Legal ConsultantSouthwest Center for Law and Policy2007 - 2008
Staff Attorney and Lead TrainerNational Center on Full Faith and Credit2002 - 2005

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Massachusetts Forum of Estate Planning AttorneysBoard Member2013 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Virginia Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present

Publication NameTitleDate
Sharing Our Stories of SurvivalUsing Full Faith and Credit to Protect Native American Survivors of Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Sexual Assault2007
National Association of State Judicial Educators ResourcesFull Faith & Credit for Protection Orders2003

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
The George Washington UniversitySpanish Language & LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1998

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
"Peace of Mind Planning for Parents" (TM)"Peace of Mind Planning for Parents" (TM)2012
Babyproofing Your Estate (TM)estate planning for parents of young children2011
Wine, Cheese, & Chocolate Cupcakesestate planning2010
Naming Guardians for Your Childrenlegally appointing guardians for minor children2009