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Brian Alexander Coverdale

Divorce and separation Attorney at Boston, MA

4.9   35 reviews

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Brian A. Coverdale concentrates his practice on all aspects of family law, including divorce, modification, child custody, asset divisions, separation agreements and prenuptial agreements. He has extensive experience representing clients in and out of the courtroom, negotiating settlements, advocating regularly in court, and managing all aspects of pre-trial discovery and motion practice. He is a a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.

Brian A. Coverdale was a partner in a prominent family law firm in Doylestown, PA practicing in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey for seven years before joining Todd & Weld LLP in Boston, MA.  Brian is licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Massachusetts.

Mr. Coverdale also has represented clients in civil litigation matters including personal injury and real estate matters. He has advanced knowledge of spoken and written Spanish.

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Licensed for 9 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 03/14/2014
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 12/04/2022

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

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Brian Alexander Coverdale
One Federal St
Boston, MA, 02110


4.9 / 5.0
  35 customer reviews
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Posted by Dawn | June 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brian Coverdale
Brian Coverdale was a Fantastic Attorney! It was a long 4 plus years he fought for Me! His commitment, ambition , and making sure I was Always to got what I deserved! Brian made me feel comfortable and in his best interest! I highly recommend Brian!!
Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Endorsement
Brian listens and presents his best argument. There have been more than a few times where we didn't' agree because I just wanted to be finished with my case and move on. Lawyers, in my own opinion, can easily become "perpeturators". Brian's not that person. He pushes when it's time to push. I would recommend Brian to anyone...except for my enemies.
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Posted by Robert | October 31, 2018
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Unique Case
Brian Coverdale took my case even though it was unique and relatively minor. There were no legal precedents to help us so he had to be creative and persuasive. The case was resolved to my satisfaction and I would use him again
Posted by Joseph | March 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Custody Lawyer
I retained Brian A. Coverdale as my attorney in the custody case for my 5 year old daughter. As a father I felt the deck was already stacked against me. Brian assured me he would do everything in his power to help me fight for primary custody. Brian was exceptional in his handling of this case. Through the initial agreement and subsequent full plenary hearing Brian was right by my side. He was thorough in his preparation and counseling throughout the trial. His calm demeanor and straightforward approach was exactly what I needed in an attorney. He made this unfortunate situation much easier. Simply listening to him and following his advice accomplished everything I could have hoped for and more. Thanks to Brian A. Coverdale I was rightfully awarded residential custody and allowed to move from New Jersey to Pennsylvania. I would highly recommend Brian to anyone seeking an attorney or legal counsel in a child custody matter.
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Posted by Denis | March 1, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Attorney
Brian A. Coverdale was very responsive and provided professional service. I recommend him.
Posted by Ryan | February 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brian A. Coverdale
I am embaressed to say that I spent more than two years of my life fighting my children's mother in court for 50/50 custody without any representation. After failing miserably for so long, I began searching for some legal guidance. As a father, there was so much to overcome and there was incredible risk spending what very little I had on an attorney that potentially needed to move mountains to plead my case. That being said, I still decided to retain Brian Cloverdale and it was the best decision I could have made. We were up against the odds of a CCES evaluation that was not in my favor and an incredibly bitter ex but through gathering the appropriate evidence and presenting it in the succinct manner he was able to achieve in just a few months, what I had attempted to do for the several years prior with no avail, I was granted joint legal and joint physical custody. Thanks again Brian Coverdale !
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Posted by Joseph | February 1, 2018
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Exceptional Experience
I contacted Brian Alexander Coverdale at my lowest point, I was having my children kept away from me and I needed someone to support and guide me through the process. After my first consultation, I actually felt hope, and I felt the relief of knowing that I was not being judged. Brian explained the process and answered any questions that I had and immediatley went to work building a gameplan. Within days I was picking up my children and ironing out a fair custody schedule. It has been a long process but every time I have had to reach out to Brian, the issue was addressed with urgency and was quickly resolved. Brian did a great job explaining what options I had, what advantages and disadvantages were in play, and all possible outcomes. Brian and his staff are extremely professional and honest, and were very understanding to my specific situation. I never felt like I took a back seat to any other case that Brian was working on. Brian and his staff always responded quickly to any calls or emails. I highly recommend Brian Alexander Coverdale.
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Posted by Rita | November 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Brian Coverdale
From the get-go, Brian listened to what I had to say and took the time to understand me and present the options in an understandable manner. He is very knowledgeable and I feel like he was always able to answer my questions on the spot. Going through divorce has been one of the most stressful periods of my life. It is really important to have an attorney that you have confidence in and you are comfortable with. I would definitely recommend Brian Coverdale (and have) to my friends and family.
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Posted by Alexandra | August 11, 2017
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Well represented
Brian Alexander Coverdale represented me for a custody matter. His professionalism, attention to detail, and genuine caring are all above reproach. I can not say enough wonderful things about him. He guided me through every step of the legal process and he always advised me of my options and the possible outcomes. He responded to emails and phone calls timely. My family and I have 100% confidence in Brian. I can not sa enough wonderful things about Brian or his representation.
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Posted by Chrissie | July 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!!!
Brian A. Coverdale Esq., CDFA was an amazing attorney to work with through my divorce. He was very knowledgeable with all aspects of the law pertaining to divorce in NJ. He was compassionate and made a difficult situation easy to get through. He was always there to answer questions and to take the time to explain things to me. I never felt rushed or like a number. I would highly recommend Brian A. Coverdale Esq., CDFA for your attorney needs now or in the future.
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Posted by Nicole | May 22, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely helpful
Brian was extremely helpful in answering questions regarding a civil suit. He is upfront and honest and very quick to respond. I highly reccomend him.
Posted by Brian | February 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attention to Detail and Quick Response
Brian represented me in the most professional and efficient manner. I utilized his services for child custody, civil liability and real estate transactions. His knowledge was incredible and he always responded to communications in a timely manner. I would recommend Brian to any person who is looking for the best representation.
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Posted by Steven | January 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Helpful! Highly Recommend!
I was getting some new security clearances and needed to verify on some very old records that had been expunged from many years ago. This did not come without its hurdles due to the records in the court log/archives having changed digital systems. Brian was extremely diligent in his efforts to confirm everything I needed was taken care of , and that all records were recorded properly. He provided me updates on where things stood as we cleared each step. I am happy to have received his recommendation and would highly recommend him. He will surely act as a thorough advocate on your behalf.
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brian Coverdale was my divorce attorney. I was very pleased with all of the legal help I received from Zlock & Coverdale. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone in need. Very knowledgeable and professional!
Posted by Nicole | October 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Steady Presence During Contentious Hearings
Attorney Coverdale did a wonderful job representing my children and me at a very contentious child support hearing in New Jersey. Though my husband's anger was palpable, I felt calm and confident since Attorney Coverdale was assured and well-prepared. He was unflappable, even in the face of a peppery judge. I was so happy to be able to win child support in New Jersey, and I'm grateful for all the effort he put in on behalf of my family.
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Posted by Michelle | August 3, 2015
Brian handled my case with such attention to detail. I had anxiety because the employer I was up against made me feel like a victim. Brian took that burden off my shoulders by poking holes in every lie they told. I won both appeals. He is informative, professional and responds promptly. He is a wonderful lawyer and person. I can't speak highly enough of him and couldn't recommend anyone more.
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Posted by Chris | August 1, 2015
Highly recommend this attorney
After being wrongly dismissed, and denied unemployment from my former employer, I called Brian Coverdale. During the process, Brian was always professional even when the opposing attorney was not. I am very thankful that he won the case for me, and because of my financial circumstance, did this pro bono. Brian is easy to talk to and got the job done. I would recommend Brian to anyone that asked. Chris F.
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Posted by Matt | June 11, 2015
A strong advocate for you
Brian Coverdale is a conscientious thorough legal representative for you. His advice is well researched and considerably thought out to help you navigate your situation. He takes the time to understand your needs and works diligently to to get you the best possible resolution. He was a great help to me.
Posted by Michael | June 9, 2015
Best lawyer in eastern Pennsylvania
I have consulted with Brian Coverdale for numerous years with great success! He has counseled me through numerous business ventures including real estate, taxes, and estate planning as well as many personal matters. He speaks to me like I'm a person and helps me sort through a lot of the technical and hard to understand information that often accompanies major life decisions. He responds quickly and is always very thorough. He always has my best interests in mind and I would trust him with my firstborn child.
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Posted by Megan | June 9, 2015
Professional, Intelligent and Trustworthy
Brian has been our family attorney, fighting for our rights during a challenging custody case. He is intelligent, communicative, professional, and thorough. Our legal situation is complex and emotional and Brian offers patience and understanding. He understands the law and our rights and delivers results. We would highly recommend Brian.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Zlock & Coverdale PC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Clerk
  • Bucks County District Attorney's Office
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Regional Manager of EHS and Regulatory Compliance
  • Penske Corporation
  • 2005 - 2010
  • EHS Supervisor
  • General Motors Corporation
  • 2001 - 2005
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  • Delaware Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • C-B.R. v. D.B. 2411 EDA 2014
  • Reversed and Remanded with interim order to be entered


  • Bucks County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Hermitage Club
  • Equity Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Coverdale Properties LLC
  • President
  • 2009 - Present
  • Institute of Hazardous Materials Management
  • Certified Hazardous Materials Manager
  • 2007 - Present
  • Board of Certified Safety Professionals
  • Former Certified Safety Professional
  • 2007 - Present
  • Doylestown Rugby Football Club
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • Rising Star
  • 2019
  • John A. Wagner, Jr. Award - Excellence in Prosecution
  • Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler
  • 2012


Speaking Engagements

  • Business Speakers Series
  • The Legal Profession: Developing a Practice and Professional Responsibility
  • 2015
  • Bucks County Bar Association, Bench Bar Committee
  • No Hearing Necessary; Resolving simple issues in a simple way – Reboot
  • 2015
  • Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce ECONference
  • Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce Champion of Business Award
  • 2014
  • Corporate Executive Staff Meeting
  • Accident and Injury Mitigation
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (7)
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Family Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse Brian Coverdale, Esq. as a professional colleague to anyone in the Commonwealth in search of effective, affordable and efficient family legal services. Mr. Coverdale’s exceptional legal acumen enabled him to take on a complex case that span three different jurisdictions, with multiple, conflicting court orders and distill a written argument so concise and compelling that the judge involved couldn’t possibly deny or overlook any of the relevant points. Mr. Coverdale’s exceptional performance as counsel in this matter has resulted directly in the best advocacy imaginable and a very satisfied client. Brian Coverdale, Esq. truly is a “super lawyer”!"
Litigation Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is intelligent and easy to work with."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Btian and I previously worked together on a few cases. Brian was always prepared, and paid great attention to detail. Even when issues were to arise simultaneously with multiple cases, Brian was able to navigate these issues with ease. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brian Coverdale is a knowledgeable and sophisticated lawyer sympathetic to the needs of his clientele and truly concerned for their wellbeing. I endorse Brian as a family lawyer having expertise in Divorce and Separation."
Unknown Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the opportunity to work with Brian and see him first hand in court. He has a great work ethic and is very personable. I would not hesitate to send clients to him for any matter."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have been practicing law for over 39 years in Philadelphia and Bucks Co, and have had experience with hundreds of lawyers, and I believe Brian stands out among his peers. He is respectful, professional and always prepared. In my experiences with him in court, I have found him to be impressive and effective."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He possesses th personality to keep his matters under excellent control in an area of law that requires that kind of talent. I am pleased to endorse him."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brian is an excellent litigator, particularly in the field of custody. That ability is evident not only on the trial court level, but also at the appellate court level, with his recent successful Superior Court appeal. Any client would be lucky to have such a terrific advocate on his/her side."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Brian is fine attorney who truly cares about his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brian does an excellent job on every case. He is professional, courteous and always follows through on his word. I highly recommend Brian as an attorney."
Family Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Boston Divorce and separation Lawyer Brian Alexander Coverdale
Brian Alexander Coverdale
Divorce and separation Attorney
Boston, MA
Licensed for 9 years