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Vining Law Office, LLC is a family-run law firm that has had its roots in Somerville for over 40 years. It has been at the current location in Ball Square since 1979. Attorney Kenneth Vining and his wife, Attorney Elizabeth A. Vining, are the latest principal partners. Kenneth’s practice covers landlord/tenant disputes, wills and trusts, and personal injury law. Elizabeth is exclusively a real estate attorney handling condo conversions and representing buyers, sellers and/or banks in the purchase or sale of real estate. It is the only area of law which she has ever practiced and as a result she is a specialist when it comes to real estate law.

We pride ourselves in excellent customer service as well as top-notch legal representation. We have a friendly and helpful staff and when you call you will speak with an attorney or an attorney will return your call within 24 hours. Convenient evening, weekend and house-call appointments are available.


Ken Vining was born and raised in Medford, Massachusetts. He has been practicing law in Massachusetts for over 13 years.  As a partner at Vining Law Office, Ken oversees all matters at the firm in order to ensure that every case gets the attention it deserves.

While Ken has developed a reputation for achieving consistently outstanding results on behalf of his clients, he is probably best known for the level of service he provides. He makes it clear from the beginning that, while he will always be a trusted adviser, the client is in control of all decisions, and he is there to provide the expertise and guidance necessary for the client to make the best decision. Ken is available 24 hours a day, and is always willing to take a call from a client.

Away from the office, Ken enjoys spending time with his wife and young son Rhodey.  He is an avid hiker and enjoys both watching and playing hockey. He is a fan of all Boston sports teams, and is equally willing to talk about last night’s Bruins’ game as he is to discuss complex legal issues.

Ellie Vining was born and raised in Bergen County New Jersey, however Boston has been her home since 1997 when she attended Boston University. After getting her BA in Psychology, she worked as a secretary for a real estate attorney in Somerville. While attending law school she worked for a law firm in Boston that only handled real estate transactions. Upon graduating Boston University Law School in 2005 she worked as a real estate attorney for a law firm in Brighton, and in 2006, she joined Ken to open the conveyancing branch of Vining Law Office.  Today she represents buyers, sellers and mortgage lenders.

Ellie has extensive experience in handling all types of residential real estate transactions.  She will advise you through every step in the process from making the initial offer, to executing the purchase and sale agreement, to signing closing papers. From simple real estate transactions to complex disputes, she will make sure your interests are protected.


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Practice areas


  1. Landlord & Tenant: 90%
    15 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Real Estate: 5%
    15 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Estate Planning: 5%
    15 years, 500 cases



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  • Jefferson W. Boone

    I have opposed Mr. Vining on two matters, most recently on a landlord tenant case. His straightforward, courteous and frank approach to both matters resolved them quickly, fairly, and with minimal cost and trauma to my clients and, I believe, to the advantage of his own -- without the stressful, costly b.s. and posturing which so often precedes a settlement which should have occurred long before. Since many landlord/tenant disputes involve the potential award of attorney fees to tenant's counsel, Mr. Vining's approach (in contrast to a matter I recently took to trial opposing another attorney) also avoids the disaster which overtook the unfortunate client of that other lawyer. I endorse Mr. Vining.


    Jefferson Boone Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Edward Rice

    Ken Vining is a highly experienced attorney in landlord tenant and real estate matters. I have known attorney Vining and seen his work in both the District and Housing Courts on several cases. He not only knows the law, but has a practical business minded approach that often allows him to resolve cases with less cost and much quicker than if the case had to go all the way though the trial. He has an honest and direct approach so you know right where your case stands. I have previously recommended Attorney Vining to several landlords looking to resolve issues with tenants. I have also recommended him to friends and my clients seeking to purchase real estate both for their own homes or for investments.


    Edward Rice Landlord & Tenant Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Vining Law Office, LLC

761 Broadway
Somerville, MA, 02144


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Denis Maguire Pro Bono AwardVolunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Massachusetts School of Law at AndoverLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Suffolk UniversityCommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1996