Empowering Women: Danielle G. Van Ess

Danielle G. Van Ess

Owner, Attorney and
Counselor at Law, DGVE Law® 

61 South St., Hingham 781-740-0848 dgvelaw.com

What inspired you to open your own law firm?
I founded my law firm, DGVE law, in September of 2008 to practice law the way I believe it should always be. My vision was for a new kind of law firm, dedicated to providing high quality, holistic legal services, in a friendly and relaxed manner, in a comfortable setting, and in an environmentally conscientious way.

What is your specialty?
By creating comprehensive estate plans, we help our clients legally appoint the people they trust to care for their children, themselves, and their assets in the event of disability or death. We help our clients leave behind a legacy, rather than a mess. We ease the burdens of probate, trust, and estate administration after the death of a loved one so our clients are able to focus their energies on grieving and healing. We also help small business owners create and elevate their businesses the right way, reducing risks, protecting their interests, preparing to withstand challenges to come, and increasing the likelihood of long-term success.

What do you love most about your profession?
It may sound overly idealistic, but I truly believe in respecting all human beings in this world and doing my part to make the world a better, more peaceful place. The way I do that is by reducing or removing my clients’ risks, fears, and worries, helping them to achieve peace of mind and comfort of heart.

If you could give one piece of advice to other women business owners, what would it be?
Never forget why you started your business, who you are, or what’s most important to you.