David M. Spillane

David Spillane was born in Quincy, where he currently resides. He was the middle child of seven children growing up in Dorchester.
David is the father of three adult children. His oldest two children live in New York City, where his daughter, the mother of two girls, is a lawyer with the Boston based law firm Goodwin, and his son is employed in the financial services industry. His youngest daughter works as a stand-up comic.

Prior to law school, David spent eight years in the funeral profession, and another eight as the regional manager of a Midwest manufacturing firm, selling orthodontic appliances to dentists.

David is an avid golfer and a HUGE baseball fan. In fact, he has visited every Major League ballpark. He is also a student of American Presidential History, having visited a dozen Presidential Libraries. He can frequently be found attending lectures at the JFK Library or the EMK Institute for the Study of the Senate. David is also a wine enthusiast, preferring the reds of northern Italy.

David has been involved in many community and charitable activities, spending five years as president of a division of Quincy Youth Baseball, as well as five years as a founding board member of Father Bill’s Place, a Quincy homeless shelter. He has also raised over $80,000.00 for breast cancer research by doing eight 40-mile Avon Breast Cancer Walks in seven different cities, and is currently involved in a one-person fundraising walk “From Stockbridge to Boston” to raise funds for the Elizabeth Stone House, a haven for victims of domestic abuse in Boston.

Although David’s practice concentration is in real estate law as well as estate planning and administration, the most fun part of his job is representing winners of the Massachusetts State Lottery so that they can collect their winnings anonymously.

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Areas of Practice

  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts
  • Wills

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993


New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, 1987

  • Juris Doctor
  • Honors: Cum Laude
  • Honors: New England Scholar Award Recipient

University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA, 1977

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Honors: Cum Laude
  • Major: Political Science

New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences, Boston, MA, 1975

  • Diploma in Mortuary Science
  • Honors: Cum Laude

Professional Association and Memberships

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Quincy Zoning Board of Appeals, Former Member
  • Project Stretch, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Quincy Youth Baseball, Past President AAA Division, Board of Directors
  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Norfolk County Bar Association
  • Quincy Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Plymouth and South Shore Board of Realtors, Affiliate Member
  • Tri-County Board of Realtors, Affiliate Member

Past Employment Positions

  • City of Quincy, Quincy, MA, Assistant City Solicitor, 1988 – 1990
  • Michael R. Hoff, Esq., P.C., Boston, MA, 1985 – 1987
  • McKenzie Title Abstract Co., Boston, MA, 1985 – 1986

Title Insurances Affiliations

  • Agent, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Co.
  • Agent, First American Title Insurance Co.
  • Agent, Stewart Title Insurance Company
  • Agent, Lawyers Title Insurance Co.
  • Agent, Old Republic Title Insurance Co.
  • Agent, Fidelity National Title Insurance Co.
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker – Since 1978