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     David D. Nielson of Lugten, Morin & Nielson, LLP provides legal services in the areas of Bankruptcy, Real Estate and Appeals. He believes that clients are entitled to receive personal attention throughout their cases, and strives to provide superior legal services.

     David Nielson's bankruptcy practice includes chapters 7, 13 and 11 bankruptcy matters, including pre-petition counseling. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.  He is a member of the Boston Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, and has lectured in Bankruptcy topics at the Boston Bar and at MCLE, as well as lectured pro se debtors to assist in obtain sucessful outcomes in bankruptcy.

     He also handles real estate transactions representing buyers, sellers and lending intuitions, including review of offers to buy/sell, purchase & sale agreements, condominium conversions, and bank loan closing services. The Office has represented most lending institutions within Massachusetts, and federal banks.

     Appellate legal services for those contesting the results of a trial or other judicial decision, are handled by the Office.  Mr. Nielson is approved by CPCS for Superior Court appeals, and handles both Civil and Criminal appellate matters.

     Prior to joining Lugten, Morin & Nielson, he was counsel at the Nielson Law Office, David Nielson was associated with the business department of Nutter, McClennen and Fish, LLP in Boston, Massachusetts, a 200+ attorney firm, where his practice focused on intellectual property acquisition and protection.

     He served as a judicial intern to Honorable Bruce M. Selya of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and as legislative intern to Massachusetts Senator David P. Magnani, chairman of the Senate Science and Technology Committee.

     He received a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, a C.S.S. in Administration and Management from Harvard University Extension School, and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Utah.

     He was a panelist for the 2010 Boston Bar Association's Consumer Bankruptcy Forum regarding modification and treatment of principal residence mortgages in Chapter 13 proceedings. He was also a guest panelist in 2005 at Brown University’s Venture Forum presenting on the valuation of intellectual property.

     He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Florida, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Massachusetts, U.S. District of Massachusetts, and is a Registered Patent Attorney. He is a member of the Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations.


Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 40%
    14 years
  2. Real Estate: 30%
    14 years
  3. Wills: 15%
    14 years
  4. Litigation: 10%
    14 years
  5. Appeals: 5%
    14 years



Hourly ($175-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Dominic L. Pang

    Attorney Nielson is a thorough and knowledgeable lawyer, whose attention to detail is second to none. He works hard for his clients and treats them with courtesy, professionalism and respect. I highly recommend Attorney Nielson.


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  • Herbert Weinberg

    I have gotten to know David through our trying to help people in tough situations as well as attending seminars. David has impressed me as an experienced and caring bankruptcy lawyer who works hard to get the best possible result for his clients.


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Contact info

Lugten Morin and Nielson LLP

1212 Hancock St Ste 120
Quincy, MA, 02169


FLMember in Good Standing200506/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Publico ServiceUS Bankrupcy Court for the District of Massachusetts2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyNielson Law Office2004 - Present
AttorneyNutter McClennen & Fish LLP2001 - 2004
Assistant to Senator David MagnaniMassachusetts Senate2000 - 2000
InternshipGreater Boston Legal Services2000 - 2000
Judical InternUS Court of Appeals for the First Circuit1999 - 1999
General Manager - Electronic Systems Div.Titan Corporation1987 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/A2008 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2008 - Present
Florida BarN/A2005 - Present
Boston Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law SectionN/A2001 - Present
United States Patent and Trademark OfficeN/A2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v. DussaultVacated in part and Remanded
Commonwealth v. PangiotalopoulosVacated and Remanded
Madikians v American Airlines & American Association of Professional Flight AttendantsSettled
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Harvard ExtensionAdministration and FinanceN/AN/A
University of UtahComputer ScienceBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Visiting Lecturer, Quincy CollegeDetrimental Attributes of Bankruptcy on Past, Current or Future Divorce Proceedings2014
Pro Bono Bankruptcy ClinicSucessful Bankruptcy for Pro Se Debtors2014
13th Annual Paralegal ConferenceDue Diligence in Bankruptcy Petition Preparation2013
Pro Se Debtors EducationChapter 7 for Pro Se Debtors2011
Boston Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law SectionElectronic Discovery and Admissibility2011
2011 American Bankruptcy Institute, Northeast Consumer Bankruptcy ForumComplex Chapter 13 Plans2011
Boston Bar Consumer Bankruptcy ForumChapter 13 Plans, Bifurcation of Homestead Mortgages and Mainteinance of Payments2010
Avoiding Mistakes Commonly Made by Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysEthics in Bankruptcy Practice2010
Brown University Venture ForumValuation of Intellectual Property2005