Biography

Danielle is committed to serving the Maine and Massachusetts communities through her work in the Family Law Group of Verrill, as well as through her volunteer and public service involvement. She is dedicated to providing attentive and personalized representation to clients, and she remains accessible and knowledgeable on current law.

Danielle has experience in a wide variety of family law matters, including prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, divorce actions, paternity actions, modifications, post-judgment issues, and guardianships. Danielle focuses her real estate practice on both residential and commercial transactions.

Prior to joining Verrill, Danielle worked as a family law attorney in Boston for six years. She was deeply involved in the family law community there, serving first as Treasurer and then as Vice President to the Greater Boston Family Law Inn of Court and serving on the Boston Bar Association Family Law Section Steering Committee. Danielle also dedicated significant time to the Lawyer of the Day program, where she provided pro bono legal representation in the Family and Probate Court.

While in law school, Danielle served as a law clerk to the Honorable Randy J. Kaplan of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court first in Middlesex County and then in Suffolk County. In her capacity as a law clerk, Danielle worked on a variety of complex family law, probate, and equity matters.

When she is not in the office, Danielle enjoys exploring Maine's hiking trails, skiing, yoga, and cooking.

Services/Industries

Education

  • New England Law | Boston  (J.D.)
    • Honors Judicial Internship Program
  • Skidmore College  (B.S.)
    • Class of 2008 Fund Chair
    • Recipient of The Candace Carlucci Award
    • Class of 2008 Social Chair

Public Service

  • Maine Women's Fund Volunteer
  • Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland Volunteer

Bar Admissions

  • Maine
  • Massachusetts

Memberships

  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Family Law Section Steering Committee, Boston Bar Association (2018-2019)
  • Vice President (2018-2019), Treasurer (2016-2018), Greater Boston Family Law Inn of Court

Honors

  • Listed in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch under Real Estate Law
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers under Family Law (2017-2020)
  • Top Women Lawyers in Massachusetts, Boston Magazine (2018-2019)

To learn more about third-party ratings and rankings, and the selection processes used for inclusion, click here.

Clerkships

  • Massachusetts Probate and Family Court

Firm Highlights

Matter

Elections and Constitutional Law: Successfully Challenged Certification of Initiative Petition

In a victory for consumers and the ride-hailing public, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently barred the Secretary of State from placing on the November ballot initiative petitions proposed by companies such as Uber...

Event

Implications of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act Webinar

Join Verrill's Robert Laplaca who will be presenting this webinar on understanding what risks confront gambling businesses operating on the internet. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act was passed in 2006, but its implications...

News

Verrill Partner Robert Ruesch Elected to American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law’s Governing Committee

Event

Annual Update Part 6: Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion - Top Legal Challenges and Best Practices for Your Company

Join Verrill for its sixth session of the 2022 virtual Labor & Employment Annual Update Series. Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez will discuss steps that employers are taking to embrace diversity in their hiring practices...

Blog

Health Plans: PCORI Fee Is Due August 1, 2022

What is the PCORI Fee? The Affordable Care Act created a non-profit corporation, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (“PCORI”), to conduct research to help individuals, providers, and policymakers make better healthcare choices by advancing...

Blog

Four Verrill Attorneys Recognized by Chambers & Partners for Energy and Environmental Law in Maine

Verrill attorneys Juliet T. Browne, James I. Cohen, Gordon R. Smith, and Mathew J. Todaro were recently recognized for energy and environmental law in Maine in the 2022 Chambers & Partners Guide . Chambers...

News

Verrill Elects Longtime Partner Scott Anderson as New Managing Partner

Publication/Podcast

BLM-Masked Employees of Whole Foods Lose Race Bias Appeal Regarding Dress Code

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston dismissed the appeal of a group of Whole Foods employees who were disciplined for wearing face masks with the phrase “Black...

Matter

Advised Fortune 500 Company on Group Health and Welfare Benefit Plans

We were engaged by a Fortune 500 manufacturing company to provide legal and compliance services regarding its group health and welfare benefit plans. During the course of our representation, we have advised the company...

Publication/Podcast

New DOJ Task Force Announced Will Impact Health Care Providers & Prescribers in Northern New England

Major enforcement news was released today, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, for medical professionals and anyone working in or around the health care space in Maine , New Hampshire , and Vermont . The United...

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