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David A. Kellem

Divorce and separation Attorney at Hingham, MA

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 38 years
    Massachusetts - MA 41 years
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1984
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1981
    Active No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    I help clients as an attorney and mediator in all aspects of Divorce and Family Law practice, including custody, child support, alimony, asset division, unmarried parents, parenting plans, restraining orders, and divorce financial strategies.

    31 years

  2. Alimony

  3. Child custody

  4. Child support

  5. Domestic violence

  6. Mediation

  7. Uncontested divorce

The work of being a family lawyer and mediator is challenging and rewarding. The challenge is in working with people who are experiencing great emotional strain, financial anxiety, and uncertainty.  My goal is to use the skills gained through training and experience, along with a natural respect for people, to help clients achieve financial, family and emotional stability. The reward comes when I am able to guide clients to making good decisions about their legal situation and seeing them return to successful and happy lives post-divorce.  It happens!

In addition to loving my work, personal interests I enjoy including writing, bicycling, photography, boating, and singing in a rock band called Assisted Living. I'm blessed with three children who survived the crisis of divorce very well and still enjoy spending time with their Dad.    




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Early Evening Run
My office building at 100 Recreation Park Drive, Hingham.  My brother and I built it in 2006.
I enjoy using technology in my work and on personal time.  This is a nature photo taken with the new iPhone X.

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Posted by Lou | December 9, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Smooth Divorce
“David Kellem and his team guided me through one of the most challenging times of my life when I was getting divorced. From the first phone call to final closure he was not only a seasoned, savvy attorney but a friend who educated and comforted me through a very confusing process. From helping me gather all my assets, to explaining negotiations, David made everything clear and understandable and did it in a calming, friendly manner. No divorce is easy but he made it far smoother than I could have expected. I hope I don’t need his divorce services again but I can’t recommend him enough to those who do. Thanks David!” -Lou L.
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Posted by John | November 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Life Saver
My divorce situation was quite difficult both technically and emotionally. David handled my uneasy state with compassion and firm, calm guidance. His response to aggressive and extremely negative, dirty tactics from my wife's lawyer was a "take the high road" position of a superb gentleman, and controlling the situation with intelligence and inner calm. David's self-assured, yet never arrogant, demeanor combined with his tremendous communication skills (personally and professionally) literally saved my life and those things most important to me. I will always be thankful to know David personally and grateful for his most excellent work on my behalf.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 175-375 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney + Mediator
  • David Kellem Law Group, P.C.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Principal Mediator
  • Mediation Solultions Incorporated
  • 2004 - 2012
  • Partner, Attorney
  • Kellem & Kellem, LLP
  • 1987 - 2013
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • New York County District Attorney's Office
  • 1983 - 1987
  • Associate
  • Goldstein, Feldman and Healy
  • 1982 - 1983
  • Law Clerk to Justice Joseph R. Weisberger
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court
  • 1981 - 1982
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  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Georgetown University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978
  • Hull High School
  • Diploma
  • 1974


  • Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Vesta Redefining Divorce
  • Admitted Network Professional
  • 2016 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation
  • Vice President and Board of Directors
  • 2003 - Present
  • Plymouth County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Certified Family Mediator
  • Mass Council on Family Mediation
  • 2015
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  • Family Mediation Quarterly
  • The Amygdala Diaries
  • 2015
  • Family Mediation Quarterly
  • Busy Being Born: Bob Dylan's Notes on Mediation
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • MCLE Mediation Training
  • Listening Deeply to Clients
  • 2017
  • Insight Divorce Financial Symposium
  • The Power of the Post-Divorce Budget
  • 2017
  • Vesta Divorce Retreat
  • Legal Aspects and Processes of Divorce
  • 2017
  • Financial Professional Workshop
  • Diving Deep into the Mass Child Support Guidelines
  • 2017
  • MCFM Professional Workshop
  • Buy the Numbers?: The Problem of the Self Employed Client in Mediation
  • 2016
  • MCFM Professional Workship
  • Wounded in Love, Welcomed in Mediation
  • 2014
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Family Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"David is a smart and talented attorney, as well as a gifted mediator. David commits himself 100% to each of his cases and especially enjoys helping clients mediate their family law differences. David's experience, ethics and wisdom have been an invaluable resource to me, as his associate."
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Hingham Divorce and separation Lawyer David A. Kellem
David A. Kellem
Divorce and separation Attorney
Hingham, MA
Licensed for 41 years
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