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David Kiley Wilkinson

Divorce and separation Attorney at Boston, MA

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 10 years
    California - CA 20 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found

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

About David

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Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).  Super Lawyers - Rising Stars (2015 - Present). Licensed in 2003, David Wilkinson has devoted his entire career to family law and divorce matters.  David has handled countless dissolution of marriage actions, paternity cases, and domestic violence matters.  He has litigated contentious cases involving well known individuals, but he has also handled cases simply by helping clients get the correct paperwork filed.  David served the court as a temporary judge in the past, and was also a supervising attorney for 7 years for the Community Law Project run by the California Western School of Law and the University of California at San Diego.  David is a past recipient of the Judy Keep award for his service to the community.  David is a member of the California and Massachusetts bars. 


Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, LLP
2 Oliver Street
Suite 302a
Boston, MA, 02109
Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, LLP
555 Pleasant Street
Suite 2A
New Bedford, MA, 02740
Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, LLP
350 Lincoln Street
Suite 2400A
Hingham, MA, 02043
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Posted by Judith | April 21, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Legal Counsel
I had the privilege of working with Atty Wilkinson during a challenging and acrimonious divorce. I cannot speak highly enough of my experience with Atty Wilkinson. Throughout what was undoubtedly a difficult and emotionally charged process, he consistently demonstrated exceptional professionalism and dedication. Atty Wilkinson's accessibility was unparalleled, as well as his amazing Paralegal, Anna, being only just a phone call or email away. Despite the tense situation, Atty Wilkinson always remained remarkably calm and reassuring, guiding me through each step with patience and ease, approaching each issue with a clear and strategic mindset. His efficiency ensured the process progressed smoothly, providing a much-needed peace of mind during a difficult time, and greatly contributed to a smoother resolution. I highly recommend Atty Wilkinson, Wilkinson and Finkbeiner, to anyone navigating a complex divorce
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Stop Searching And Hire David
I initially hired David in a consulting capacity but after our first detailed call together, I knew that he was the person I would want to represent me in my divorce. His wealth of knowledge, practical and actionable advice, coupled with his patience and friendly demeanor made him the right choice for me. He knew what strategic moves to make and the timing of those moves and he was able to explain them to a layperson like me who has no knowledge of the law. He also tirelessly advocated for my position and my interests when dealing with the opposing counsel and I appreciated his persistence throughout. Finally, I believe that he was very fair in the way that he charged me and everything was very transparent. Divorce is stressful by nature and I will forever be grateful to David for taking an immense weight off of my shoulders.
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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Divorce Attorney
David Wilkinson is the best attorney I've worked with on my divorce, and I had fired many before finally finding this professional. My case was long and drawn out, and that was in part due to having inferior representation. Finally having a competent professional like David on my side was such a relief. He understands procedural law, which is integral. He is also very personable and that helps when dealing with difficult personalities on the opposing side. Over the years sitting waiting to be called up in court, I've watched countless family attorneys speak to the judge and many of them are flat out terrible at it. David speaks intelligently and clearly. David is an excellent divorce attorney with the experience and competence required to have the best result possible.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, LLP
  • 2005 - Present


  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000


  • New Bedford Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Bristol County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow
  • Amerian Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Judge Judy Keep Award
  • University of California San Diego
  • 2011


  • Divorce Magazine
  • 4 Tips for Winning Move Away Child Custody Case
  • 2016
  • Divorce Magazine
  • Who Gets the House in Divorce?
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • Divorce & Technology
  • 2016
  • CLE
  • Vocational Evaluations
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (13)
Endorse David
Child custody Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, David is an outstanding family law attorney. Highly recommended!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Dave is among the elite in this area for divorce. He has a lot of experience and knowledge and has the respect of judges and other attorneys. I don't practice in the Boston area and don't hesitate to refer those cases to Dave because I know he'll take care of the client."
Family Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked for and along side David for many years. I can say he is one of the best family law attorneys around. Smart, friendly, compassionate, ethical, and of course exceptionally competent."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David for many years. David is an excellent lawyer, a wonderful person, and has the highest ethical standards. I highly recommend David for your family law needs."
Family Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Wilkinson and I have worked together on several family law matters over the past decade and he is one of the most professional and knowledgeable family law attorneys in the family law community. I firmly endorse Attorney Wilkinson as a family law practitioner."
Child custody Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Dave for over 12 years. Dave is a genuine guy and a brilliant attorney. He is compassionate and very knowledgeable in the law. I highly recommend David for all of your family law needs."
Family Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is a very compassionate, driven and dedicated attorney to his clients. I highly recommend him!"
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Boston Divorce and separation Lawyer David Kiley Wilkinson
David Kiley Wilkinson
Divorce and separation Attorney
Boston, MA
Licensed for 20 years
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