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Chester L. Tennyson, Jr.

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Growing up with limited financial means in Northampton, Massachusetts, Attorney Tennyson learned early that if you want something, you have to work for it. He found his passion for the law working for Legal Services in his last year of college as well as working in the defender program in his last year of law school.

Why Choose Attorney Tennyson?

First and foremost, he knows to listen and learn from all of his clients. A "cookie cutter" approach will get "cookie cutter" results and Attorney Tennyson never wanted to run a law mill.

He believes it is important to learn who his client is. This is where the framing of the case begins and though the frame gets adjusted over time as we learn more facts and concepts, the beginning is always with the client.

Listening is a skill Attorney Tennyson has developed over the past 40 years. He has also developed a very low-key approach to cross-examination, which he tries to never stray from. Being the boisterous lawyer in the courtroom is not his style.

Firsthand Experience

Attorney Tennyson has firsthand knowledge of how a case can affect families. His father was a mechanic and he learned the trade early from him. Chester took up racing cars when he was 18, the same year he lost his mother to cancer when she was 50. He believes that her medical care was poor, meaning both substandard and for the poor. This has a lot to do with the fact that a heavy concentration of his cases involve medical malpractice.

He worked his way through college and law school as an auto mechanic and still has a full workshop complete with a lift. Aside from spending time with family, Chester enjoys solo rides on his motorcycle along the coast.


Attorney Tennyson graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1974. He then graduated from Suffolk University Law School cum laude in 1977.

Professional Memberships

  • The Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • The American Association for Justice including the Birth Trauma Litigation Group
  • The Medical Negligence Litigation Group
  • The Nursing Home Litigation Group
  • Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Association

Areas of Focus

Awards & Accolades

Attorney Tennyson has served on the Board of Governors of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. He received the President's Award from the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys in 2017. 

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