Skip to main content

Elliot S Coren

also known as E. Steven Coren JD

About me

I believe in an empathetic practice of law where the client's needs are paramount and the client gets continued support from the attorney. However, I am an aggresive litigator when called for. I am on the Board of Governors of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. I am a member of the Frank Murray Inn of Court, a collegial legal organization of judges and lawyers. I love to play tennis and golf. My passion is scuba diving and underwater photography. I have taken pictures in the South Pacific, Middle East, Central America and the Carribean. My photos have won juried award exhibitions. I authored the book "The Law and the Diving Professional" published by the Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI). This book has been distributed all over the world. I am currently writing a children's book using animals from the sea as the characters. I reprresent various dive organizations in Massachusetts and won a precedent-setting case by defeating a town ordinance attempting to place an onerous dive flag requirement on scuba divers. 


I am one of the founders of my law firm, Kerstein, Coren & Lichtenstein LLP. We have a great office in terms of atmosphere and collegiality and we work hard to maintain this. I enjoy the practice of law and value the relationships I form with other lawyers and my clients. We have 10 partners with experience in most  areas of the law.



Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    43 years, 300 cases
  2. Divorce & Separation: 40%
    43 years, 350 cases
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
    43 years, 100 cases
  4. Probate: 10%
    30 years, 20 cases



Hourly ($350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

  • Matthew C Simon

    Mr. Coren provides insightful, helpful and accurate advice. His knowledge and experience are clearly evident. I endorse this lawyer.


    Matthew Simon Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

60 Walnut Street
Wellesley, MA, 02481-2151


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner; OwnerKerstein Coren & Lichtenstein2001 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Massachusetts Collaborative Law CouncilCertified Collaborative Attorney2011 - Present
Frank J. Murray Inn of CourtMember2010 - Present
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysBoard of Governors2008 - Present
Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers, Hearing CommitteeHearing Officer2008 - Present
Middlesex County Bar Association, Family Law SectionConciliator2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Shanahan v. Friendly1.34 million dollars with interest
Sandsbury v RanpakSettled for $210,000
Divorce caseClient entered into a divorce agreement. Very satisfed.
See all legal cases 
Publication nameTitleDate
PADILaw and the Diving Professional1986
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1969
University of PennsylvaniaLiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1966
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Metrowest Divorce Lawyer Training SeminarsChild Support; Alimony; Divorce Agreements2012