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David M Owens

Landlord or tenant Attorney at Westwood, MA

4.8   23 reviews

About David

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In addition to my professional experience as an attorney, I have served as an officer in the United States Army Reserve since 2004. Currently I work as an Engineer officer. My time in the service has been spent doing construction and logistics management, and I am a veteran with a tour of duty in Kandahar, Afghanistan. My time in the service has only increased my desire to help people with their legal issues, as I saw first hand how the trouble from a small legal issue could balloon to affect the Soldiers under my command. I want to put the dedication and hard work that I have applied to my military career to work for you as an advocate and counselor to help you resolve your legal issues. 

Licensed for 8 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 09/20/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Hemingway & Owens, LLC
555 High Street
Ste. 201
Westwood, MA, 02029

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  23 customer reviews
Posted by Christina | March 15, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Would definitely recommend
David went above and beyond what most lawyers offer in a consultation. He sat down with me and explained honestly what he felt were the strengths and weaknesses in my case. I did not get 100% the answer I wanted to hear-- but that's how I knew he was being honest, and not just trying to take my money. He explained where there were gaps in the law that just would not let me make as strong a case as I wanted as a tenant. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for an honest assessment of their case.
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Posted by Dmitry | March 5, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Customer fraud issue
I asked for a free consultation on Avvo and Attorney Owens gave clear answers to all the questions which I asked in my email.
Response from David Owens March 8, 2021
Thank you for your review. I'm glad I could be helpful.
Posted by Sarah | June 11, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Consultation
David is a very knowledgeable, trustworthy, and respectful lawyer. He was very helpful with his consultation assisted me in the understanding of my rights as a landlord and the rights of tenants. He has a great personality I can strongly recommend David to anyone needing good attorney.
Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Surveillance camera allowed in my window or notstar only review
I spoke with the attorney and he advised me about my situation. He was very nice and I appreciated him helping me. I thanked him for his help and was very glad I could get some legal advice. star only review
Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful consultation
David was very helpful in his free consultation of my situation with my tenant. I'm confident that he is knowledgeable, trustworthy and respectful. David assisted in my understanding of my rights as a landlord and the rights of my tenant. He also graciously helped me envision what the path forward may entail (and what I could hire him for in the future if I choose to do so). I genuinely felt like he was giving me his time, and he listened to what I had to say instead of just acting like a know-it-all. I would absolutely recommend David to anyone needing consultation, as well as any additional services that he offers.
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Posted by Guy | January 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true professional gentleman. Very high settlement amount
I hired David to represent me in a slip-and-fall lawsuit that was uniquely complicated, because I had a previous, pre-existing medical condition. All along David was very professional, gentle, and with endless patience in every aspect. David was always open and listened to my requests and suggestions, but at the same time professionally guided me through (with great subtlety) and helped me reach the decisions that were at my best interest. David worked very hard on my case, and eventually achieved a settlement (with the insurance company) that was very high, and the best possible, under the circumstances. Working with David was a real pleasure.
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Posted by Jack | December 31, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding
Attorney David Owens has been the most consistent responder to all my different issues even though it is not his specialty he took time out of his day to read and respond. Also Army veteran who seems interested in helping people
Posted by Huy | September 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
very knowledgeable and confident
stuck in a lease dispute with our land lord over rodent issues, we felt desperate; we were lucky to find David, and walked out of the first meeting feeling confident and reassured; that was the only meeting needed as David handled everything in a very efficient manner; soon we were released from our lease, along with all damages we had requested; HIGHLY recommend David!
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Posted by Gerard | August 3, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great advice.
I am Pro se. I have consulted David M Owens about several issues with my defamation case and he has been extremely helpful to me.
Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Solid and honest advice
The attorney took the time to answer my questions in detail even though he quickly recognized that he will not be able to help me because based on his experience my legal argument may or will not be strong enough to succeed in court
Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
Told me everything that I'm up against but I still have no lawyer that I can afford to help me it seems like there isn't low income help for people that own homes and are losing their homes because of these tenants.
Posted by Sarah Kichikova | June 15, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The best
David is one of the very rare quality attorney that you can have the luck to find. Wish I found him long time ago. I can highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very knowledgeble...
Great attorney, very knowledgble about my issue.
Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
93A and breech of contract
"If he files an action to foreclose before you file suit, you can simply respond with counterclaims and raise your defenses in the action to foreclose on the lien." Excellent response to my concerns. Also appreciate references to 93A and MGL c. 142A . It was important for me to understand : "Those aren't mutually exclusive, sometimes a breach of contract can also be a 93A action" Thank you so much. I am a former teacher and appreciate this opportunity to be educated on the critical questions.
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Posted by Wendy | March 16, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent response
Thank you for putting my mind at ease. I would not think twice to hire you if this threat goes forward. Also, for taking the time to give advice for the future to protect me. Very much appreciated
Posted by Mari Peck | January 15, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Response!
Answered my question right away and took the time to explain regarding my situation.
Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Advice
Based on his words, I was able to file a complaint and I received a court date. Thanks
Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
star only review
David was very helpful in providing advice to me. I really appreciate his help and I recommend him for everyone for any future consultations.
Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
5 stars
David answered my questions in a concise and to the point manner and told me exactly what I needed to know without trying to sell me his services however I would absolutely go to him in the event I needed to hire a lawyer.
Posted by Elizabeth Cost | December 1, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
So helpful!
Explained things easily & quickly. Was more than helpful educating me on my rights on a very tricky and confusing situation as a tenant. I'm beyond grateful for his advice & knowledge &
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-400 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hemingway & Owens LLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Engineer Officer
  • United States Army Reserves
  • 2004 - Present
  • Associate
  • Citizens Disability
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney
  • Grolman LLP
  • 2015 - 2019
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Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007

Associations

  • Masachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 2015 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (5)
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Dave for nearly two years and he has been nothing but supportive, informative, eager to help, and a zealous advocate for all his clients. I fully endorse David Owens."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have come to know Attorney Owens as a talented, diligent and thoughtful lawyer. He shows consideration, and compassion in his work, and respects the people he works with and represents. Aside from being great at what he does, he spends considerable time in service to community providing pro bono information across this website. I do endorse Attorney Owens, and would not hesitate to refer him work."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David Owens as a peer and colleague"
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Owens provides great responses to the Q&A section of the Avvo website."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a great lawyer. Very smart, very insightful and a dedicated advocate."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney and have been impressed by his responses on Avvo."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Owens is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for his clients."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. This attorney devotes a significant amount of time assisting the public by answering questions on the Avvo forum which are insightful and beneficial."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow Attorney in the Commonwealth I endorse David, his legal knowledge and acumen is outstanding."
Consumer protection Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. His professionalism, remarkable knowledge and vast experience place Mr. Owens among the top notch lawyers in his areas of practice. With utmost dedication and quick critical thinking, he has successfully resolved an impressive number of cases over the course of his career. I highly recommend this lawyer to anyone who needs quality legal representation."
Consumer protection Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a highly skilled, diligent and knowledgeable attorney who is well-known in the legal community for his outstanding professionalism. He was able to obtain satisfactory results even for clients whose cases were incredibly difficult by dedicating his time and effort to achieve the best results. I certainly endorse this lawyer and have no doubt he will be of great help to anyone seeking legal advice or representation within his main areas of practice."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Owens. His responses on AVVO testify to his firm grasp of legal issues and ability to make a fast logical judgment supported by the presented evidence."
General practice Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. He knows the law and applies it with precision and thoroughness to every client's situation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Consumer protection Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His comments in the Avvo community for consumers are very helpful to them."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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