Bio
Attorney Daniel J. Dufresne

Philosophy

When a client comes to me with a problem, my first job is to really understand the facts of the matter and the client's needs. Most clients experience legal challenges in a very personal way. For the lawyer, professional detachment is important to help an oftentimes confused, upset, and anxious client navigate difficult issues, but knowledge of the law is not enough. In the real world, common sense, integrity, practical life experience, tenacity, compassion, and straight talk are often far more effective in solving problems than clever legal arguments. Every person and every situation is unique, and what may be a great result for one person may be a bad result for someone else. Nothing is more important than lawyer and client being on the same page to work together to solve a problem. I will tell you if I don't think I'm the best lawyer to help you with your unique situation and problem.

Experience

Admitted to practice in Massachusetts state and federal courts, including U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Prior to his admission to the Bar, Attorney Dufresne worked in public broadcasting and as a contracts and compliance administrator for a large Boston area company. His experiences on the business client side of the law have given him a valuable understanding of client needs and expectations.

Education

An honors graduate of New England Law | Boston, Attorney Dufresne served as Comment & Note Editor for the New England Law Review and was a recipient of Merit and Trustee Scholarships. He was also honored with CALI Awards in Excellence for his coursework in Civil Rights and Perspectives in Housing Discrimination.

He received his B.A. summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany where he became a member of Phi Beta Kappa and received the Dean's Award for Achievement in the Humanities.

He currently lives on the South Shore.

Every client is a unique individual with unique needs and expectations.