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Erin Whelan Pennock

Divorce and separation Attorney at Belmont, MA

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Erin

Learn Erin’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    30%

  2. Child custody
    20%

  3. Family
    20%
    Divorce, Custody, PreNuptial and PostNuptial Agreements, Second Opinions, Collaborative Divorce

  4. Marriage and prenuptials
    20%

  5. Mediation
    10%
    Experienced mediator for matters related to divorce, custody, and pre/post nuptial agreements

I am committed to finding practical, straightforward and affordable solutions for your children and your family. When confronted with divorce, a child custody dispute, or the death of a loved one, I understand that this is a stressful and overwhelming time.  I am an experienced family law attorney and mediator who takes a personalized approach to each of my clients and will take all of the necessary time to obtain a thorough understanding of your primary concerns and goals and will explain your options in clear, understandable language.

 

Location

Law Office of Erin Whelan Pennock, LLC
83 Leonard Street
Suite 6
Belmont, MA, 02478

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Reviews

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Posted by Catherine | October 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
In my opinion, a successful LAR attorney is able to balance their client’s budget with their need for legal assistance. Erin did that very well. She respected my wishes to keep my expenses in check; all the while helping me through the legal process where she felt I needed her. She was professional, organized and prompt in her replies. She was able to successfully explain the law in laymen’s terms thus coaching me well through the process. She attended one meeting with me and the opposing party demonstrating both professionalism and a drive to find compromise (always a win for the client). Erin remained friendly throughout – showing both compassion and patience - which I appreciated as this was an emotional case for me. I would hire Erin again and I do not hesitate to recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Uncontested divorce
I came to Erin after reading that she was "brass tacks". My husband and I had already divided our assets, and I needed an attorney to draft the agreement. She was efficient, asked good questions, and provided practical advice about the process and documents. She did not waste time (and billable hours) trying to be a marriage counselor or mediator, as another attorney had. She provided what I needed, which was plainly stated legal advice. I would definitely recommend her to others.
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Posted by Melanie | October 6, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience with Prenup
I had a great experience with Erin as she helped me navigate a prenuptial agreement. She really took the time to help me understand every component and was really a great advocate for me when going back and forth with my spouse's attorney. She made sure that I understood every detail before signing. She made the whole process easy and seamless- I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Chris | August 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Prompt: Highly Recommended
I hired Erin for my relatively amicable divorce case. I was clear from the get go with her that I wanted avoid litigation at (almost) all costs. What struck me as most positive about Erin was that she informed me right up front that it might have been more beneficial to me to get my divorce done in another state, for which I would have not been able to use her as my attorney. This was extremely honest of her. I dragged my feet several months during the initial process for personal reasons and she was patient with me yet explained to me the ramifications of me waiting. Once we got started, Erin was a very prompt and clear communicator through all of it. She was efficient with my time and hers and we only when over the initial retainer when some minor complications came up. I'd highly recommend Erin to anyone getting divorced in Massachusetts, particularly if they want someone honest who is actually fighting for them, and who isn't just out there to maximize the amount of money they get from a client.
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Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2015
Smart, Savvy, Efficient and Ethical.
Atty Pennock inherited my case after 300 pleadings had already been filed - I was stunned at her ability to drill down to the salient points immediately. She worked efficiently, and absolutely does not waste the client's time - which I still find amazing. I found her tough, practical and she got the job done--she steered the ship through very rocky waters like a seasoned pro. Frankly she was able to do twice as much in half the time as my previous legal team - who were very capable lawyers; she is a gem.
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Posted by Tara | April 8, 2014
Erin Pennock - excellent attorney
I have worked with Erin Pennock since December 2010 while I was getting divorced. When that became final in Dec 2011, I have used her a few more times on related matters as currently as March 2014. She is professional, responsive and is honest about what she believes could or could not happen. She will not tell you just what you want to hear. Whenever I am doubting what I think I should do, she is there to talk it out with me and provide me with pros and cons of every situation. If you ever need a family attorney for divorce, custody situation, etc, you cannot go wrong with Erin Pennock.
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Posted by Joe | December 6, 2011
Erin Pennock -- Highly Recommended
Erin took my case in the fall 2010. It was a complex civil matter that required an experienced, knowledgeable and diligent legal representative. Erin quickly demonstrated that she was up to the task. She was able to resolve my case with an extremely favorable outcome. Erin & her team handled all of the legal and administrative aspects of the case very efficiently on the back end, with minimal involvement from me. I will absolutely retain Erin for my legal needs moving ahead, and have recommended her to friends and family as well.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Black Vitelli Pennock, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate
  • Lovenberg & Associates, PC
  • 2007 - 2011

Education

  • New England Law Boston
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Bucknell University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Dickey v. Warren, 75 Mass.App.Ct. 585 (2008)

Associations

  • Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, Publishing Committee
  • Chair
  • 2017 - Present
  • Bucknell University Alumni Association, Boston Chapter
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse Erin
Family Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of working with Attorney Pennock so I got to see how hard she works on behalf of her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Pennock is extremely detail oriented"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She provides detailed and insightful analysis to questions posed by AVVO subscribers. The detailed responses and thorough explanations provided here display a vast knowledge of the law. She is an asset to the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Pennock is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly endorse her legal services."
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Belmont Divorce and separation Lawyer Erin Whelan Pennock
Erin Whelan Pennock
Divorce and separation Attorney
Belmont, MA
Licensed for 16 years
Free Consultation