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Alison M. Kinchla

Alison M. Kinchla

Practice areas:

Litigation, Class Action, Bankruptcy & Debt

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About Me

Alison Kinchla is an associate at Bernkopf Goodman focusing on complex business and real estate litigation.


Prior to joining Bernkopf Goodman, Ms. Kinchla was an associate in the consumer financial services department at a large, international law firm.  She has represented a broad range of clients, including financial institutions, developers, mortgage lenders, and landlords in connection with a wide variety of real estate and commercial disputes in both state and federal courts, as well as in government enforcement proceedings.


Ms. Kinchla also has experience defending financial institutions from consumer class actions, as well as from individual lender liability claims, including M.G.L. c. 93A, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Predatory Home Loan Practices Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Litigation: 85%
    2 years
  2. Class Action: 10%
    2 years
  3. Bankruptcy & Debt: 5%
    2 years

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Contact Info

Bernkopf Goodman, LLP

Two Seaport Lane
9th Floor
Boston, MA, 02210




Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Lawyering FellowLegal Skills in Social Context, Northeastern University School of Law2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateBernkopf Goodman, LLP2013 - Present
AssociateK&L Gates LLP2010 - Present
Law ClerkSherin & Lodgen, LLP2009 - 2009
Visiting ScholarNational University of Ireland, Galway2008 - 2008
Law ClerkBoston University, Office of General Counsel2007 - 2007


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers (MAWL)MemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Habitat for HumanityVolunteerN/A
Ireland FundsYoung Leaders SocietyN/A
Student Bar AssociationVice Chair of FinanceN/A
Entertainment and Sports Law SocietyTreasurerN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Commonwealth v. WeichelPending
Hunter v. TexasCertiorari Denied.
D.D. v. LithuaniaViolations of the ICPHR Articles 5 § 4 and 6 § 1; Compensation awarded

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Publication NameTitleDate
Banker & TradesmanSJC Solicits Feedback Before Ruling on Legality of Foreclosure Ordinances2014
Aspen PublishersFederal Class Action Treatise: Practice and Procedure; Contributing Author2014
Banker & TradesmanState Sanitary Code Receivership: A Trap for the Unwary Lender2014
Banker & TradesmanPrepare for a New Round of Foreclosure Defense2014
Journal of Health and Life Sciences LawThe Link Between Quality and Medical Management: Physicial Tiering and Other Initiatives - Contributor2011
Aspen PublishersState Class Actions: Practice and Procedure; Update contributor 2010 - 20132009


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Boston UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A