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About me

I am the owner of O'Donnell Law Offices located in Quincy.  


I pride myself on being very hands on - I take your calls, I attend all meetings, I prepare and file all your documents and I make it as easy as possible on you, the client.  I work with clients' schedules and go above and beyond to ensure that my clients get what they need in their representation.


I was first admitted to the bar in 1996 in Florida and admitted in Massachusetts the next year.  I have represented clients in auto accidents, misdemeanor criminal cases, landlord/tenant issues, child support and custody issues, divorce, bankruptcy, traffic hearings, small claims suits, defense of suits by creditors, guardianship proceedings, and medical malpractice suits. 


By hiring my firm, you will get  the help you need, when you need it.




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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 60%
    9 years, 150 cases
  2. Family: 25%
    13 years, 200 cases
  3. Wills: 10%
    16 years, 150 cases
  4. Litigation: 3%
    19 years, 600 cases
  5. Debt Settlement: 2%
    16 years, 150 cases



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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    Kara is a hard-working, diligent and caring attorney - just the sort of attorney that I would want representing me. I am completely confident in Kara's legal abilities and have no hesitation to refer clients requiring legal counsel in Massachusetts to Kara O'Donnell.


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
NomineeWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2010
NomineeWho's Who in America2010
Senior Partners for JusticeBoston Bar Association2008
Distinguished AlumniSalem State College School of Business2007
Recognition for Legal ServicesManchester Animal Shelter2006
Who's Who: American Law StudentsSumma Publishing Bureau1994
Oustanding Graduating SeniorSalem State College1992
Who's Who Among College StudentsWho's Who Among Students1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/FounderO'Donnell Law Offices2009 - Present
Contract AttorneyUpdate Legal2007 - 2009
AttorneyOffice of Albert E. Grady2005 - 2006
In House CounselState Farm Mutual Auto Insurance2002 - 2004
In House CounselUnited Auto Insurance Co.1999 - 2002
Vice-PresidentCorporate Creations1996 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2010 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Massachusetts Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm SectionMember2009 - Present
Quincy 2000/Quincy Chamber of CommerceMember2009 - Present
Quincy Animal ShelterFoster Home2009 - Present
Boston Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Project - Senior Partners for JusticePro Bono Counsel2007 - Present
University of Miami School of Law Alumni AssociationMember1995 - Present
Salem State College Alumni AssociationMember1992 - Present
Friends of the Manchester Animal ShelterBoard of Directors2005 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
J.W. vs. New England Medical Center et alJudgment for Plaintiff
Re John DoeSuccessfully prevented forecosure on home
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1995
Salem State CollegeBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Q and A with Bankruptcy Attorney Kara O'DonnellSurviving Credit Card Debt2010
Legal and Financial Options in Today's EconomyBankruptcy in a Down Economy2010
Bankruptcy PresentationBankruptcy Options2010
Claims Adjuster Training SeminarCalculation of Attorney's Fees in Auto Injury Cases2004