SKB Law Attorneys

David M. Spillane

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David Spillane was born in Quincy, where he currently resides. He was the middle child of seven children growing up in Dorchester. He is a 1975 cum laude graduate of the New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences, having earned a degree in Mortuary Science. He is also a 1977 cum laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Boston, majoring in Political Science. While raising three children and working in as a regional sales manager for a Midwest manufacturer, David attended the evening division of New England School of Law, where graduated cum laude in 1987. Upon his admission to the Massachusetts Bar, he opened a private general practice in Quincy, while working part-time as Counsel to the Quincy Police in the Office of the City Solicitor in Quincy for three years. He was admitted to the United States District Court Bar in 1988 and the United States Supreme Court Bar in 1993, and is also a member of the Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts, is a member of the Women’s Council of Realtors-South Shore Chapter and an affiliate member of the South Shore Realtors. David was a principal in the law firm of Spillane & Epstein, P.C. for eleven years with offices throughout southeastern Massachusetts. David has been in practice for over 30years, with concentrations in estate planning and administration, real estate conveyancing and personal injury. David also represents winners of the Massachusetts State Lottery so that they may claim their prizes anonymously, and has performed this valuable service more than any other lawyer in Massachusetts. He enjoys spending time with his three adult children and two granddaughters.

Kelly E. Barden

Kelly Barden was born in Cambridge and grew up in Quincy. She graduated from North Quincy High School in 2006 and went on to attend Lasell University in Newton, MA, from where she graduated cum laude in 2010 earning a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. That same year she was admitted to the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover. Prior to graduating from law school, Kelly was an intern at Spillane Law Offices for two years, working in the litigation department on personal injury cases, as well as on probate and real estate matters. Upon her admission to the Massachusetts Bar in 2013, Kelly joined our firm as a real estate attorney, and has successfully conducted thousands of closings for buyers, sellers, and lenders. Kelly was named a partner at SKB Attorneys in September 2017. She was married in September 2019 and currently lives in Weymouth, MA with her husband Issa. Kelly is a member of the Real Estate Bar Association and is an active member at the Women’s Council of Realtors-South Shore Chapter and an affiliate member of the South Shore Realtors.

Daniel J. Gibson

Dan Gibson, a native of Hyde Park, and has been a member of the Massachusetts Bar since 1987. He is a 1977 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Boston, where he earned a degree in Political Science and is a graduate of the Suffolk University Sawyer School of Management where he earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration in 1979. Upon graduation from Suffolk University, Dan worked as the Deputy Assistant Register at the Suffolk County Probate & Family Court in Boston for eight years, four years of which were while attending law school evenings. He graduated cum laude from New England School of Law in Boston in 1987 where he served as the Lead Articles Editor for the New England Law Review. After a one-year clerkship in the Massachusetts Superior Court, he joined the firm of Sarrouf, Taricone & Flemming, P.C. in 1988, a boutique litigation practice specializing in major injury tort litigation and probate of estates relating to wrongful death cases, where he soon became a partner. In 2005, needing to make time for raising his two children, Dan returned to the Suffolk Probate Court as the Judicial Case Manager / Magistrate, a position he held for 12 years. In 2018, along with his long-time mentor Camile F. Sarrouf, Esq. and law partner Camile F. Sarrouf, Jr., Esq., Dan formed the firm Sarrouf / Gibson in Downtown Boston. In September he left his Boston practice and in October 2019, Dan assumed the position of Partner and Chief Litigation Counsel at our firm. He was admitted to the United States District Court Bar in 1988 and the United States Supreme Court Bar in 1993. Dan has been happily married for 31 years to Hon. Dorothy M. Gibson (Ret.), former Justice of the Middlesex Probate & Family Court in Cambridge. Together they have two children, Daniel and Mary Elizabeth.

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