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Charlestown Divorce Law Firm 

O’Rourke & Hawk LLP is focused on providing affordable, experienced legal advice to families, individuals, and small businesses in Massachusetts. Our firm was founded on the philosophy that our clients deserve top-notch service and sound, honest legal advice. We work hard every day to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

Family Law

  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Child Custody
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration

Personal Injury

  • Medical and Professional Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Litigation


  • Construction Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Purchases and Licensing
  • Landlord/ Tenant Litigation (Evictions)
  • Probate Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation

Contact us at 617-337-3188 today to arrange your initial consultation.

Attorney Shawn P. O’Rourke

Bar Admissions:

  • Massachusetts ‑ 1992
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts ‑ 1993
  • New Hampshire ‑ 1994
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire ‑ 1994
  • U.S. Supreme Court ‑ 2000

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Smaller Business Association of New England, Chair of the Government Affairs Committee, 2006 ‑ 2011
  • Executive Committee, 2006 ‑ 2008
  • Saint Agnes Parish of Arlington, Finance Committee
  • Middlesex County Superior Court, Volunteer Conciliator
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Member
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer, 2006 ‑ 2012


  • Suffolk University Law School
    • J.D., cum laude, 1992
  • Stonehill College
    • B.A., cum laude, 1988
  • Boston Latin School ‑ 1984

Attorney Reneé M. Hawk

Bar Admissions:

  • Massachusetts ‑ 2002
  • Connecticut ‑ 2003

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer “Rising Star”, 2008 – 2012
  • Charlestown Business Community Association, Member
  • The Divorce Center, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member


  • University of Connecticut
    • B.A. cum laude, 1999
  • Suffolk University Law School
    • J.D., cum laude, 2002

Attorney Edward E. Kelly

Bar Admissions:

  • Massachusetts – 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court – 1980

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer, 2005 – 2012
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
  •, a social ranking site for lawyers and doctors, has given Mr. Kelly a rating of “superb”
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • Co-Chairman ‑ Trial Practice and Procedures Committee, 1991-1992
  • Massachusetts Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • The Jimmy Fund, Volunteer


  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst
    • B.A., 1970
  • Suffolk University Law School
    • J.D., cum laude, 1976

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