Peter C. Herbst Jr.

Top rated Estate Planning & Probate attorney in Braintree, Massachusetts

Herbst Law Group, LLC
Peter C. Herbst Jr.
Herbst Law Group, LLC

Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Elder Law; view more

Licensed in Massachusetts since: 2008

Education: Vermont Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2018
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Herbst Law Group, LLC

1000 Washington Street
Braintree, MA 02184-5456 Visit website


As the principal attorney of Herbst Law Group, LLC, a law firm in Braintree, Massachusetts, attorney Peter C. Herbst Jr. concentrates his practice exclusively on estate planning, estate and trust administration, elder law and taxation. Serving clients throughout the Boston metro area and South Shore region and across Massachusetts, Mr. Herbst uses his extensive knowledge and experience to help his clients protect themselves, their assets and their families for the future.

As an attorney, Mr. Herbst advises and educates his clients about their available options. Using a network of financial advisors and other professionals, he then works with his clients to devise comprehensive estate plans that will achieve their specific needs and goals.

A 1999 graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mr. Herbst attended Vermont Law School, obtaining his Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 2005. In law school, Mr. Herbst was active in the student bar association and served as managing editor for the Vermont Law Review. He also taught legal writing and reasoning to first year law students as he completed his third year.

In 2008, the Massachusetts Bar Association admitted him to practice. He is also licensed to practice in Connecticut as well as before the U.S. Tax Court. In 2012, Mr. Herbst completed the graduate tax program at the Boston University School of Law, earning his Master of Law in taxation.

Fully dedicated to his practice, Mr. Herbst remains active in many professional legal organizations. In addition to his involvement with the Massachusetts Bar Association, he is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Boston Estate Planning Council and the real property, trust and estate law section of the American Bar Association.

Along with practicing law, Mr. Herbst volunteers his time and services for several community organizations, including serving on the board for Braintree's 4th of July Celebration Committee and as a Den Leader for Braintree Cub Scouts.

Practice areas

Estate Planning & Probate, Elder Law

Focus areas

Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

  • 50% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 50% Elder Law

First Admitted: 2005, Connecticut

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board Member, Sustainable Braintree
  • Lion Den Leader, Braintree Cub Scouts, 2018
  • Treasurer, Braintree July 4th Celebration Committee

    , 2018
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Past Class Agent, Phillips Academy Andover

  • United States Tax Court
  • Member, South Shore Young Professionals
  • Member, ProVisors, Hingham Chapter
  • Connecticut
  • Member, Boston Estate Planning Council, 2009
  • Member, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts
  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Educational Background:
  • Phillips Academy Andover, 1996
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, B.S., 1999
  • Boston University School of Law, LL.M., Graduate Tax Program, 2012
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Managing Editor, Vermont Law Review, 2004
  • Speaker for Probate Process for Paralegals continuing education seminar., Speaker, Probate Process for Paralegals, NBI Seminars, 2019
  • The Probate Process From Start to Finish for Paralegals

    , Speaker, NBI Seminars, Legal, 2018
  • Estate Planning and Administration: The Complete Guide

    , Speaker, NBI Seminars, Legal, 2017
  • Presenter at the Norfolk and Plymouth Estate and Business Planning Council on Updates to the Federal Estate Tax Rules, April, 2011, Speaker, Estate Tax Update, Norfolk And Plymouth Estate And Business Planning Council, 2011
  • Super Lawyers New England Rising Star in the areas of Estate Planning and Estate Administration, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Allan Lutes Award, University of Michigan Greek System Fraternity President of the Year, 1998
  • South Shore Stars 40 Under 40 Award Recipient, 2014
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America

Office location for Peter C. Herbst Jr.

1000 Washington Street
Braintree, MA 02184-5456

Phone: 781-843-5034


5 Years Super Lawyers
8 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2018

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