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Jennifer Breen
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I began my career as a prosecutor in 2004 with the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office in Cambridge. After gaining trial experience, I returned to my hometown of North Adams and opened a solo practice. 

For the last thirteen years, I have practiced family law and represent clients in divorces, paternity cases, guardianships, modifications, custody, and child support matters. This area of law requires a delicate balance between strategic litigation and empathy for clients facing the biggest upheaval in their lives, emotionally and financially. 

I opened my practice to Bankruptcy law a few years after the 2008 economic downturn to help families in Berkshire County create a clean slate after financial devastation. Through years of experience, I have learned the nuances of Chapter 7 consumer bankruptcy petitions and manage a high volume of filings in Berkshire County.

I have joined Donovan, O'Connor & Dodig after a decade of solo practice because I believe that my clients will benefit from the team approach to litigation.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law 90%
  • Bankruptcy Law 10%

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2004
  • New York, 2007
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2012

Education

  • Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 2004
  • Union College
    • BA/BS - 2001
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Psychology
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Berkshire County Bar Association, Member, 2016 to Present
  • Berkshire County Women's Bar Association, Member, 2008 to Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Lawyers, Member, 2019 to Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Former North Adams City Councilor, 2011 to 2015
  • Covid 19 Bankruptcy Section Task Force, 2020 to Present
  • Attorney For the Child Pro Bono Program, 2018 to Present
  • DSV Task Force, Berkshire DA's Office, 2019 to Present

​Specialties and Certifications

  • Mediation, MCLE, 2010

​Honors

  • Berkshire County "40 under 40"
  • Community Recognition Award
  • Neighborly Acts/ Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

Classes and Seminars

  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Basics, Boston Bar Association, 10/01/2020
  • Policing 101, Bryant-Stratton College , 09/01/2008

Past Positions

  • Middlesex County , Assistant District Attorney, 2004 to 2007
  • Breen Law & Mediation, 2007 to 2021

Ancillary Businesses

  • Former City Councillor

Practice Areas