History

Vining Law Office has been deeply rooted in Somerville Massachusetts for over 50 years and traces its roots to the law practice of Charles W. Vining (pictured to the right, standing with the Middlesex Civil Clerk in 1979). Attorney Charles Vining graduated from Suffolk Law School in 1962. In 1967 he opened a law firm with several other local attorneys in Union Square Somerville. In 1979 he purchased the building at 761 Broadway where Vining Law Office operates from today. From 1979 through 2005, Charles W. Vining ran a law practice dealing with real estate, personal injury, workers’ comp, estate planning and divorce. His wife Annette L. Vining and daughter Janice also worked in the firm.

In 1998, Charles Vining’s youngest son Kenneth C. Vining joined the firm and they reorganized as Vining and Vining, LLP.

In 2000, Kenneth’s wife, Elizabeth A. Vining started at the firm as a secretary. Shortly thereafter, Elizabeth went to Boston University Law School and graduated in 2004. After briefly working elsewhere, in 2005 she joined Kenneth and they reorganized as Vining Law Office, LLC. The firm has been a family run firm from the beginning and will continue to be in the future. Elizabeth was a principal partner from 2005 – 2018 with an exclusive focus in representing buyers, sellers and banks with residential real estate purchases and sales. In 2018, she reduced her practice to focus on her family’s plans to be foster parents through the Department of Children and Families.

Presently, Kenneth Vining is the primary associate.