Quality Legal Service

When you are facing difficult legal issues about property line disputes, zoning, business law, commercial real estate or other legal matters, you want excellent service and sound legal advice. These qualities in a law firm never go out of style. At Adam Dash & Associates, we’re ready to provide quality legal counsel.

Massachusetts Attorney Adam Dash has practical experience in the legal issues his firm handles. He currently serves as Selectman for the Town of Belmont, and former vice chair of the Belmont Warrant Committee. He has also chaired the Town of Belmont Community Preservation Act Study Committee and was a member of the Belmont Zoning Board of Appeals. Attorney Melissa Hagemeister worked as a real estate title examiner, and Attorney Megan Kemp has extensive experience in both real estate and family law. These are just some of the experiences that make Adam Dash & Associates knowledgeable and ready to handle your legal needs. Our goal is to turn your legal issues into satisfying results.

Contact Adam Dash & Associates today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Small Business Law
  • Commercial Real Estate Law
  • Residential Real Estate Law
  • Family Law
  • Wills, Trusts And Probating Of Estates
  • Condominium Law
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Property Line Disputes
  • Zoning, Permits & Appeals

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Attorney Adam Dash Esq.

Bar Admissions:

  • Massachusetts, 1990
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1991

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, 1991 - Present (Member)
  • Better Business Bureau, 2007 - Present (Member)
  • Notary Public, 1992 - Present
  • Somerville Chamber of Commerce, 1995 - Present (Past Chairman, Officer, Director & Member )
  • Lawyers Clearinghouse On Affordable Housing And Homelessness, 1993 - 1995 (Member & Legislative Committee)
  • Somerville Homeless Coalition, 1993 - Present (Board member, President, Vice-President, Fundraising Committee, member, Chairman, Nominating Committee, Chairman, Road Race Committee, Founder and Chairman)
  • Middlesex County Bar Association, 1993 - 2007 (Member )
  • Somerville Bar Association, 1999 - 2006 (Member )
  • Massachusetts Democratic Party, 1995 - 1999 (Delegate from Wards 5 and 7, Somerville, Massachusetts to the Massachusetts State Democratic Convention )
  • Somerville Youth Soccer League, 2003 - 2007 (Coach )
  • Brandeis University (Mock Trial Judge )
  • Town of Belmont, 2007 - 2016 (Warrant Committee. Member, Vice Chair, Community Preservation Act Study Committee, chairman, Zoning Board of Appeals, Associate Member, Full Member, Town Meeting Member, Underwood Pool Building Committee, Vice Chair )
  • Beth El Temple Center, 2007 - 2010 (Trustee)
  • City of Somerville, 2013 - Present (Zoning Advisory Committee, Member )


  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, 1990
    • J.D.
  • Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1987
    • B.A.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List 1983-1987
    • Honors: Economics Tutor 1986-1987
    • Major: Economics and Fine Arts

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Lawyer of the Day, Middlesex Probate and Family Court, 2000 - Present
  • Chairman, Somerville Chamber of Commerce, 2002 - 2006

Honors and Awards:

  • Hazel Hughes Award of Distinction, Somerville Community Corporation, 1994
  • Best Lawyer in Somerville, - 2012
  • Martindale-Hubbel, BV Rated
  • Better Business Bureau, A+ Rated
  • The Somerville News Weekly, named Somerville’s Special Person of the Week , 2015

Attorney Melissa Hagemeister Esq.

Bar Admissions:

  • Massachusetts, 2005

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity, 2002 - 2005 (Member)
  • American Bar Association Student Division, Business Law Section, 2002 - 2005
  • Student Bar Association Mentor Program, 2003 - 2004 (Mentor)
  • Criminal Confinement Outreach Program, 2003 - 2004 (Participant)
  • Intellectual Property Association, 2004 - 2005


  • New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, 2005
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List 2002-2005
    • Law Journal: New England Journal, Civil & Criminal Confinement, Associate Member, 2003 - 2004
  • University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, May, 2002
    • B.A.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List 1998-2002
    • Honors: University Honors Program 1998-2002
    • Honors: Academic Honors 1998-2002
    • Honors: Early Scholars Scholarship, 1998-2002
    • Honors: Member, Golden Key International Honour Society, 2001-2002
    • Honors: Member, Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honors Society, 2000-2002
    • Honors: Educational Support Program Tutor, 1998-2002
    • Major: Sociology

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Teams Ambassador , 2016 - Present
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Volunteer, 2015 - Present 

Honors and Awards:

  • Honors Judicial Internship Program

Attorney Megan Kemp Esq.

Bar Admissions:

  • Massachusetts, 2008

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • ABA Student Division, Softball Team Member
  • Student Government Executive Board, 2002 - 2005 (Vice President of Academic Affairs and Representative )
  • University Committee for Academic Policy and Planning , 2003 - 2005 (Student Representative)
  • Community Conduct Council and Academic Integrity Review Board, 2004 - 2005 (Student Representative)
  • Delta Gamma Fraternity, 2003 - 2005 (Director of Crews )
  • Resident Assistant , 2002 - 2003
  • Computer Science Teaching Assistant, 2003 - 2005


  • New England Law, Boston, Massachusetts, 2008
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Dean's List (2006, 2007, 2008)
  • DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, 2005
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Dean's List 2001
    • Major: Sociology

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Delta Gamma Fraternity - Chapter Operations Advisor - Zeta Zeta Chapter, 2010 - 2016
  • Cambridge Community Chorus - President, past Clerk/Board of Directors, 2011 - 2016
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, Vice Justice (2007-2008), Publicity Chair (2006-2007), 2006 - 2008

“Adam Dash & Associates has represented our business for many years on a broad range of matters. Their professionalism and common sense approach to providing high-quality legal services and advice make them an invaluable business partner.” — R.Z.

“I have had Adam Dash & Associates work with me on a wide variety of matters over the years, from real estate to business contracts to zoning to civil litigation. Their work has been great, and I like having an attorney I can actually talk to.” — K.O.

“I first worked with Adam Dash in 2004, when he represented a real estate developer who listed 40-plus condos with me and my listing partner.

“In all those transactions, in the midst of a hectic real estate market, Adam never missed a deadline or dropped a ball. I could depend on his professionalism, efficiency and accuracy. Since then, I have worked with him on many more real estate transactions, with consistently good results. He is thorough, dependable and knowledgeable. I especially value his counsel on zoning issues in Somerville, an area in which he has great expertise. He has a comprehensive knowledge of the city that is very valuable to me and to many of my clients.

“I have also enjoyed working with his very competent associate, Melissa Hagemeister.” — T.T.

“I am a condominium trustee, and our condo hired Adam Dash & Associates to represent us in a complicated issue that involved a developer and the planning and zoning boards of the city. We found their responsiveness to be refreshing and their advice very helpful.

“They even came to our condo meetings and worked to get us a successful resolution. I would recommend Adam Dash & Associates to other condos needing legal representation.” — J.M.

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