Daniel M. Surprenant

Daniel M. Surprenant

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in New Bedford, MA

Surprenant & Beneski, P.C.
 | 35 Arnold Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: 508-994-5200
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%),
  • Elder Law (50%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Surprenant's practice focuses on asset protection for individuals and families, including from estate taxes, long term care costs, probate and for special needs beneficiaries. He regularly creates customized documents such as various trusts, wills, powers of attorney and beneficiary designationa to achieve his clients' goals. He enjoys meeting with clients and learning about their family, their goals and their concerns in order to customize a plan to meet those individual goals.

About Daniel Surprenant

Admitted: 1996, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: http://www.the-sb-lawfirm.com/about/attorneys/daniel-surpren...

Honors and Awards:

  • Member of the Year, Mass. Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys- Given to outstanding member in a given year, based apon service including organizing and speaking at professional programs, chairing the Suffolk Institute, contributions to Bylaws Committee and leadership as President-Elect. , 2013
  • Outstanding Program Committee Member; Mass. Chapter of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys- For work organizing educational programs for lawyers. , Mass Chapter of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2012
  • Recognition of service to and president of the Bristol County Bar Association. , Recognition of Leadership to Bar and Public as President, Bristol County Bar Association, 2010
  • Recognition for taking pro bono cases. , First Justices Award for Pro Bono Excellence, Bristol and Plymouth Bar Associations , 2009
  • Small business of the year. , Greater New Bedford Chamber of Commerce, 2007

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation.  Requirements include national exam, submission of experience and peer reviews. I believe there are approximately 24 in Massachusetts. , 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President, Massachusetts Chapter of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. , 2015
  • Board of Delegates, Massachusetts Bar Association. , 2010
  • President, Bristol County Bar Association (and current member).  , 2010
  • Massachusetts Forum of Estate Planners, Board of Directors 2007 to 2012, 2007
  • New Bedford Bar Association, member.  

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • First Justices Recognition for Pro Bono Publico  , 2009
  • President's Advisory Board, Bishop Stang High School , 2007

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaker on Community MassHealth issues to statewide conference for attorneys and paralegals. , Speaker, Mass Chapter of NAELA, 2013
  • Speaker on subject of Ethics in Estate Planning at statewide conference. , Panelist, Massachusetts Bar Association, 2013
  • Speaker at Estate Planning Training g for attorneys. , Speaker, Lorman Educational Services, 2013


  • Service clients in protecting their assets from care costs, estate taxes, probate and for children, including special needs beneficiaries. , 2013

Representative Clients:

  • Service clients of all ages but focus primarily on seniors and baby boomers. 

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Former Superior Court Prosecutor in Sexual Assault Unit, former Assistant Director of small homeless shelter. 


  • See website. 


  • Elder Law Today

Educational Background:

  • JD, Suffolk Law School, 1996
Office Location for Daniel M. Surprenant

35 Arnold Street
New Bedford, MA 02740


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Last Updated: 3/13/2018

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