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David Kiley Wilkinson

David Kiley Wilkinson

Family Law and Divorce Lawyer
Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, LLP
NewBedford, MA
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Attorney Biography

DAVID WILKINSON is a co-founder of Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, LLP and is an expert in Family Law as he is a Certified Family Law Specialist. David is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and a Super Lawyer – Rising Star.

David received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington, one of the highest ranked undergraduate business schools in the United States, where he was awarded membership to the National Dean’s List. Mr. Wilkinson received his Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law School, where he received the highest grade in both Contracts II and Arbitration Law, and graduated in the top one-third of his class.

David practices exclusively family law for the firm, handling all facets of the practice area, from straightforward negotiation and preparation of pleadings to complex litigation. David has previously represented small and large asset clients in all types family law matters.

While the Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, LLP philosophy adheres to a settlement-as-a-first-option, litigation-as-a-final-option mentality, several recent cases handled by David evidence the broad range of his competence in both regards.

David is also an experienced mediator and settlement coordinator for divorce and other family law cases. Click here for a sample of mediation and settlement cases handled expertly by David and his team.

David has tried and successfully argued countless family law matters with high-value property valuation and property issues, dealing with multimillion dollar real estate, dividing stock, stock options, and restricted stock units, and dealing with extremely high income levels as it relates to spousal support.* David has also helped hundreds of wonderful clients with "normal" lives, providing a wide range of representation services to meet every client’s budget and time constraints.

David is active in the community serving as a Lawyer of the Day and assisting new attorneys with "how to" run their practices. David currently serves as a panel referral member of the Boston Bar Association and Bristol County Bar Association and formerly a volunteer for the Legal Aid Society. Previously, David served as a pro bono supervising attorney for the California Western School of Law and University of California San Diego joint collaborative legal-medical Community Law Project and received the Judge Judy Keep Award for his outstanding service.

David regularly teaches other attorneys on various issues relating to family law practice, most recently at the Boston Bar Association, "Technology & Divorce: Helpful Tips for Family Law Practitioners" (2016).

Finally, outside of the practice of family law, David spends all of his time with family including spending quality time with his two young children. He relocated from California to Massachusetts with his family in the past several years and continues to expand the firm with offices on the South Coast as well as Boston and Hingham.

*Mr. Wilkinson’s successes in these cases creates no guarantee of success in any other case.

Practice Areas

Family Law (100%)
Divorce (100%)

Résumé - David Kiley Wilkinson

Bar Licenses

Massachusetts State Bar
Member in Good Standing

California State Bar
Member in Good Standing

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Work Experience

Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, LLP
Partner, Wilkinson & Finkbeiner LLP


California Western School of Law
California Western School of Law

University of Washington

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Specialty Certifications

State Bar of California
Board Certified Specialist
Family Law
State Bar of California


Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
Consumer Attorneys of San Diego

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

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Recognized for Community Leadership
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David Kiley Wilkinson
Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, LLP
555 Pleasant Street
NewBedford, MA 02740
Office: 508-316-9720
Office: 617-795-3611

Secondary Address:
2 Oliver Street Suite 302A
Boston, MA 02109

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Specialty Certification Information

Family Law Specialty Certification -

CBLS Board Certification in Family Law - Lawyers certified as family law specialists by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization (CBLS) have demonstrated substantial involvement in the practice of family law.

The CBLS defines the term "family law" as the practice of law "dealing with all aspects of the California Family Code and including, but not limited to, the following: taxation issues incident to family law practice; contempt; enforcement proceedings; mediation and/or negotiation of family law disputes; psychological and counseling aspects of family law; family law writ and appellate practice; postmarital agreements; nonmarital domestic relationships; child custody in any forum; and public enforcement of child support."