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   Kevin W. Gaughen, Jr. joined the firm in August of 2009 from the Norfolk County District Attorney’s office. Gaughen served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Wrentham, Quincy, Stoughton and Dedham District Courts and as the Assistant District Attorney in charge of the Brookline District and Juvenile Courts. Attorney Gaughen is known for his zealous trial advocacy. In a recent appeals court case, opposing counsel characterized him as to have "pummeled into the jury’s consciousness"1 important portions of the case. The case was decided in his client’s favor.


   Attorney Gaughen is a graduate of American University where he was awarded a B.A. Gaughen received a Juris Doctorate degree from Suffolk University Law School. Gaughen was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 2007.


   Attorney Gaughen concentrates his practice in the areas of Criminal Law, Litigation and Family Law.


   Attorney Gaughen is a member of various professional associations including the Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, Norfolk County Bar Association and Plymouth County Bar Association.



1. Commonwealth of Massachusetts Appeals Court. 2009-P-0154. Commonwealth v. Francis Fisher. Brief for the Defendant.


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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 30%
    7 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    7 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
    10 years
  4. Family: 15%
    7 years
  5. Criminal Defense: 15%
    10 years



Contingent (33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Contact info

Gaughen, Gaughen, Lane & Hernando

528 Broad St
Weymouth, MA, 02189


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Nominee "10 Best" Criminal Law Attorneys for MassachusettsAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2016
Dedicated Service AwardNorfolk County District Attorney's Office2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGaughen, Gaughen, Lane & Hernando2014 - Present
AssociateGaughen, Gaughen, Lane & Hernando2009 - 2014
Assistant District AttorneyNorfolk District Attorney2007 - 2009
Rule 3:03 Criminal Defense AttorneySuffolk Defenders2006 - 2007
InternSuffolk County Probate & Family Court2005 - 2005
InternUnited States Department of Justice2001 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Plymouth County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Norfolk County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Boston Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Domestic Assault & BatteryCase Dismissed
Motor Vehicle HomicideCharges Dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
American UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
First Time Homebuyer SeminarReal Estate Transactions2014
Hingham Realtors RoundtableUpdates to the Homestead Law2011
Alumni ConferenceDangers of Social Networking2011
Hingham Citizen's Police Alumni AssociationDangers of Social Networking2010