Jennifer aggregates and tracks our client’s asset information. She works with all of our clients to help ensure they have Wills, Trusts, and Estate Plans that will work as intended when needed. 

Jennifer earned her B.S. in business administration then began her career in financial advisory services. She has extensive experience supporting multiple portfolio managers in all aspects of client relationship management, and trust and account administration, including for high net worth clients.

 Originally from the North Shore, Jennifer lives in Norwell with her husband and two children.

Beth is your first point of contact with us, answering questions, providing general information, managing appointment scheduling, and facilitating frequent, open communication between clients and our law firm. Beth helps manage the firm's daily affairs to enable us to operate smoothly and efficiently to deliver our clients top quality legal services.  

Beth earned her B.S. in Human Services from Fitchburg State University and has many years of experience working in various supporting roles.  

Originally from Central Mass, she now resides in Scituate with her husband and two children.

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Danielle founded DGVE law out of her home in Hingham in September of 2008 with a vision for a new kind of law firm based on a philosophy of compassionately providing high quality, holistic legal services in a friendly and relaxed manner, in a comfortable setting and in an environmentally conscientious way.

Danielle enjoys the privilege of working with people of all ages, in all stages of life, from all types of families, through enthusiastic referrals from clients to their friends and family members.

As a wife and mother of four daughters (currently spanning in age from preschool to middle school) Danielle is deeply empathetic regarding the time constraints and pressing legal needs of families like her own, doing her best to make the process of obtaining legal assistance as painless as possible. She strives to create an empowering and fulfilling experience for all her clients. 

MEET THE DGVE LAW TEAM

beth@dgvelaw.com

jennifer@dgvelaw.com

Jennifer L. Rabuffo,  Asset Coordinator

alisa@dgvelaw.com

Alisa M. Zimmerman,  Paralegal & Notary Public

Danielle G. Van Ess,  Attorney & Counselor at Law

Alisa assists in initial drafting of legal documents, manages client casework and maintains status reports on all open matters, prepares client correspondence, assembles clients’ final presentation materials, and serves as a Notary Public.

Originally from Southern California, Alisa earned her B.A. from Villanova University in Pennsylvania, then worked for large law firms in Baltimore and Boston.

Alisa lives in Hingham with her husband and their two young daughters.

Beth A. Heneghan,  Client Services Coordinator


Danielle enjoys the counseling that is so much a part of her law practice and wants her clients to feel comfortable contacting her with whatever questions or concerns they have, without fear of incurring additional charges.

She is grateful for the lasting relationships she has developed with the client members of our extended DGVE law® family who know they can turn to her for assistance whenever the need arises.

Originally from Swampscott on the North Shore, Danielle earned her B.A. with honors from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. After earning her J.D. from Boston University School of Law in May of 2001, Danielle was licensed and sworn into the practice of law. She then spent 7 years working as a lawyer for national nonprofit organizations. In 2007, Danielle decided to shift practice areas and pursue her dream of starting her own law firm.

Danielle is currently the incoming President of the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys, helping to design and contribute to its continuing legal education programs for estate planning lawyers throughout Massachusetts and New England.