The Law Offices of Daniel J. Dufresne

Practice Areas
Civil Litigation  
A versatile civil litigation practice serves the needs of clients in areas such as contract disputes, wrongful foreclosure, personal injury, consumer protection, fraud, civil rights, fair housing, and other legal disputes. Many disputes can be simply and quickly resolved by having an attorney draft a demand letter or cease-and-desist for you that explains your position and the law that supports you. But sometimes disputes escalate into lawsuits, and all too often people try to navigate the confusing and highly technical rules of litigation without the help of a lawyer. If you find yourself in legal trouble, call the attorney at (617) 733-2956 or by email at to set up a free initial consultation.

Winning or losing a case at trial is often not the end of the story in civil litigation. Sometimes judges make errors of law that, if appealed correctly, can change the outcome of the case in the lower court. Similarly, if the other side in a lawsuit hires an attorney to appeal a trial court case that was decided in your favor, don't try to go it alone. Appeals are time-consuming and highly technical. Call for a free consultation about your case.

Personal Bankruptcy
The firm's bankruptcy practice provides legal services for Chapter 7 and 13 petitions for a reasonable flat fee. For more information, see the Attorney's separate page describing the personal bankruptcy process, or visit the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Business Contracts/Small Business
Too often small businesses seek out legal help only after a problem arises. When it comes to business agreements, an ounce of prevention truly is worth a pound of cure. Unfortunately, too many small business owners are intimidated by the cost of getting outside legal advice to draft or review contracts. Attorney Dufresne has literally negotiated thousands of business contracts, both before and after becoming a member of the Bar. Call to discuss his reasonable rates for drafting standard agreements for your business and for advising you when you negotiate terms with clients and vendors. Don't wing it! Having the right contract language can make all the difference between protecting your business and livelihood when the unexpected happens.

Family Law
The firm's Family Law practice covers a broad area of law that includes divorce, prenuptial agreements, domestic violence, child custody and visitation, and orders for child support and alimony.
Consumer Protection
If you believe you are the victim of a scam, improper communications from collectors, Lemon Law violation, or an unfair and deceptive business practice, call to speak with the attorney and set up a free initial consultation. For additional information about the rights of Massachusetts consumers, you may also visit the Attorney General of Massachusetts' web site.

This firm is a Debt Relief Agency as defined in § 101 of the US Bankruptcy Code. The firm assists persons filing for bankruptcy protection.

Disclaimer: Nothing on this site shall be construed as providing any assistance to any “assisted person” as defined by the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, or to any debtor or individual who is contemplating filing bankruptcy or as any notice or disclosure required by § 527 of the Bankruptcy Code.