Denise Kent

Attorney, Principal


Legal Field:

  • Mediation of Family Matters, including Divorce and Elder Law Issues
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate & Trust Administrations
  • Elder Law, including Long-Term Care (Medicaid) Planning, and Guardianships and Conservatorships
  • Planning for Gay and Unmarried Partners
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Asset Protection Trusts
  • Pet Trusts
  • Preparation, presentation & prosecution of claims for Veteran's Benefits, as an accredited Veteran's Affairs Attorney


Professional development:


Bachelor of Arts in History, Gordon College, Wenham, MA



Juris Doctor Massachusetts School of Law, Andover, MA



Founded Denise Kent Law Group



Certificate in Trust and Estate Planning, The Foundation for Continuing Legal Education, Inc., Wenham, MA


2013 Mediation Training, Community Dispute Settlement Center, Cambridge, MA



  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • ElderCounsel, LLC
  • WealthCounsel, LLC
  • American Bar Association Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts
  • Admitted to practice in Massachusetts and the Federal First Circuit Courts
  • Accredited Veteran's Affairs (VA) Attorney




Attorney Kent raised her son in Hamilton, MA, and now lives in Salem with her husband and their spoiled cats and dog, all of whom were shelter rescues.  In her spare time she enjoys reading about ancient history, practicing yoga, and collecting miniatures.  She is also Chair of her church's Events Committee and supports several causes that have affected friends and family.


 * Attorney Kent was employed as a Trusts & Estates Paralegal for approximately 9 years before earning her law degree.  She has served for many years as a member of the Paralegal Advisory Board at North Shore Community College.  In addition, she is a past volunteer for North Shore Elder Services, and is a former Rotarian.