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Daniel M. McKellick

Dan's area of focus is in real estate and business matters, including real estate transactions; leases; commercial lending; mergers and acquisitions; business startup and succession; corporate matters; and contract drafting and review. Prior to joining Bacon Wilson, he worked for the Superior Court of Massachusetts Western District as clerk to the Justices. Prior to entering the legal profession, Dan worked in sales and senior management for a large wholesale distribution company, which provides him with a unique insight on business operations and profitability. Dan is licensed in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

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  • Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 2014
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Isenberg School of Management
    • B.S. - 2012
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Springfield Technical Community College
    • A.S. - 2006

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Member, Board of Directors, Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce, 2018 to Present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Cutchins Programs for Children & Families, 2017 to Present

Professional Associations

  • Library Trustee, Town of Montgomery, 2007 to 2013
  • Zoning Board of Appeals, Town of Montgomery, 2013 to Present
  • Production Editor, Western New England University Law Review, 2013 to 2014
  • WNEU School of Law, Small Business Clinician, 2013
  • WNEU School of Law, Mass Practice and Procedure, 2013
  • WNEU School of Law, Estate Planning, 2013
  • Soccer Coach, Gateway Youth Athletic Association, 2009
  • Hampden County Bar Association, Chair, New Lawyers Section, 2017 to 2018
  • Hampden County Bar Association, Vice-Chair, Real Estate Section, 2018 to Present
  • Hampden County Bar Association, Member, Board of Directors, 2017 to 2018
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member


  • Recipient: John F. Moriarty Scholarship from Hampden County Bar Association, 2012-2013
  • Dean’s List: Western New England University School of Law, 2012-2013
  • Recipient: CALI Award for Civil Procedure, 2012
  • Recipient: CALI Award for Civil Procedure, 2011
  • Recipient: WNEU School of Law Merit Scholarship, 2014
  • Recipient: WNEU School of Law Law Review Tech-Citer of the Year, 2012-2013
  • Recipient: WNEU School of Law American Corporate Counsel Law Student Ethics Award, 2014
  • Recipient, Association of Corporate Counsel Northeast Chapter Law Student Ethics Award, 2014

Past Positions

  • Superior Court of Massachusetts-Western District, Law Clerk to the Justices

Published Works

  • Massachusetts Attorneys in the Cloud — How Massachusetts Regulations and a Classification System can Provide more than a Wisp of Guidance through the Fog of Ethical Cloud Computing, Western New England Law Review, 2015
  • “The Peace and Protection of a Good Plan,” Westfield Lifestyle, December 2020