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After practicing law in the estate planning and probate areas for 33 years, I find that every client and every estate still present unique challenges and opportunities.  Every client's needs are different and it is my task to make sure those needs are met and in the most cost-effective manner possible. Especially in probating an estate, but also in planning for the welfare of a family, the client faces emotional decisions and needs experienced guidance to make sure the family is well-protected.  That is my job and I do it well.


It is important to give back to the community in whatever way our talents and time will permit.  For that reason, I try to commit to United Way when there is a fit between my interests and abilities and their needs.


I am a member of the ACLU Amicus group and have worked as a cooperating attorney, with one of my partners, on a reproductive rights case, pro bono.  Being a woman of a certain age and remembering how frightening it was to grow up in the 1960s, securing reproductive rights for women is dear to my heart so it was a privilege to represent a physician very successfully in this case.  I look forward to being of assistance to the ACLU again.


I also do some pro bono work for the Women's Bar Association Elder Law Project.  The Project identifies elderly and indigent men and women who are in need of such documents as health care proxies, durable powers of attorney and, in some cases, wills. The participating lawyers meet with the clients, prepare the documents needed, and supervise document execution.  Having their affairs in order is as important to this population as it is to millionaire clients.


But, the most enjoyable aspect of my life these days is my tiny grandson!  I am SO a grandmother and will bore you with tales of his 2 year old exploits and his pictures at the drop of a hat!


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 60%
    39 years
  2. Probate: 30%
  3. Lawsuits & Disputes: 10%
    39 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Clarkin & Phillips, P. C.

20 William Street
Suite G-75
Wellesley, MA, 02481


NHAuthorized to practice law197712/07/2009
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
First 100 women admitted to the New Hampshire barNew Hampshire Women's Bar AssociationN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBarron & Stadfeld, P.C.1993 - 1997
PartnerShaheen, Cappiello, Stein & Gordon PA1983 - 1993
AssociateSulloway & Hollis, P A1979 - 1983
AssociateSheehan, Phinney, Bass & Green P A1977 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
Boston Tax CouncilMember1995 - Present
Boston Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Boston Estate Planning Councilmember1994 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
New Hampshire Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Barnard CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1968