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David Kelston

Litigation Attorney at Boston, MA

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  • Licensed for 41 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1983
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Attorney Kelston's practice focuses on commercial and business litigation, including real estate development disputes, construction litigation, partnership break-ups and other closely-held business disputes, and business valuation matters. He has litigated divorce cases requiring the valuation and distribution of significant business assets and high asset probate cases. Over his almost thirty years of practice, in addition to business litigation, he has tried significant cases involving first amendment and other constitutional and civil rights, class actions and criminal cases. A number of his appellate cases have established Massachusetts law in the areas of business valuation, fiduciary duty law, and first amendment and criminal procedure law. Mr. Kelston is a 1966 graduate of Columbia College and a 1982 graduate, magna cum laude, of Harvard Law School where he was a member of the Harvard Law Review.

Location

Adkins, Kelston & Zavez, P.C.
90 Canal Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA, 02114

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Posted by Sheri M. Aakre | September 18, 2016
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Referred me to someone who could help
I was so pleased that Mr. Kelston took the time to research and talk to other attorneys he knew to find me the right lawyer for the job. He seems like he really cares about helping you if he can and if not finding someone who can.

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Shapiro, Weissberg & Garin, P.C.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Adkins, Kelston & Zavez, P.C.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Founder and Partner
  • Adkins, Kelston & Zavez P.C.
  • 1997 - 2011
  • Partner
  • Friedman & Atherton
  • 1990 - 1997
  • Partner
  • Geller & Kelston, P.C.
  • 1988 - 1990
  • Associate
  • Silverglate, Gertner, Baker & Fine
  • 1983 - 1988
  • Law Clerk
  • Hon. Robert Keeton, U.S. District Court
  • 1982 - 1983
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Education

  • Harvard University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Harvard University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1982
  • Columbia University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1967

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Berner v. Bernier, 449 Mass. 774 (2007) and 82 Mass. App. Ct. 81 (2012)
  • My client prevailed on two separate appeals.
  • Pointer v. Castellani, 455 Mass. 573 (2009)
  • My client prevailed.
  • Greenwood v. Leafer, Norfolk Sup. Ct. 03-554
  • Client employer prevailed and won damages.
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Guild
  • Member, board member, chairperson
  • 1983 - Present
  • Massachusettts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Harvard Law Review Articles Editor
  • Harvard Law Review
  • 1982
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Harvard Law School
  • 1982
  • Harvard Law Review Articles Editor
  • Harvard Law School
  • 1981
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Publications

  • Annual Supreme Court Issue (all years from 2005 to present)
  • Mass. Dissent
  • 2015

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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
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Boston Litigation Lawyer David Kelston
David Kelston
Litigation Attorney
Boston, MA
Licensed for 41 years