Shenia Marie Dancy, Esq.
Shenia M. Dancy, Esq., mother of two sons, has been a successful, no-nonsense general practitioner in law for a quarter of a century. When she was a little girl in the mid-60s, Shenia moved from Holly Springs, Mississippi to Boston with her large family, which included six sisters and one brother. Her passion for teaching, coaching and legal counseling was a natural outgrowth of being raised by two educators. She pinpoints the start of her passion for law to the age of 13, when she would stay up late reading law books of her father’s and those of a judge that previously lived in their home. Her love for “Perry Mason” growing up inspired her to major in Criminal Justice. After majoring in her first love, Criminal Justice, at Northeastern University, she achieved the highest grade in her first year Property Law class at Suffolk University Law School, resulting in her earning the American Jurisprudence Award. She launched her career as an attorney with a firm that covered everything from real estate and divorce to high-profile murder cases. When she started her own practice in 1991, Shenia continued in that vein, developing a thriving firm with multiple associates offering a wide range of legal services. From 1989-94, while growing her practice, the Mississippi-born, Boston-raised attorney also taught college night classes in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Evidence and Courtroom Procedure. She later presented for several years at Family Law seminars for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE), served as a Real Estate Title Agent, a Real Estate Broker, a Commissioner to sell real estate and as a Guardian ad Litem, advocating for children and the elderly in the Probate and Superior Courts. Her other accolades have included two-time winner of the Outstanding Young Women of America Award, a Professional Life Coach and a Mediator. She was also selected to the Hall of Fame Donors in the renaming of a local elementary school to the Dr. Catherine Ellison-Rosa Parks Early Education School as well as selected as a delegate by the American Trial Lawyers Association to participate in a bilateral exchange with her counterparts in China. Shenia has a special expertise in family and probate law, and has worked on hundreds of divorces over the years. She has seen the way that it can touch, affect and devastate the lives of litigants and their children, and that’s only part of the motivation behind an exciting and purposeful new multi-faceted venture called Beyond the Bedroom and the Courtroom, LLC. This was launched in early 2014. While she continues fighting passionately for her clients in family law, probate law and other areas in her thriving practice – which recently entered its second quarter century – she looks forward to the release of her upcoming book, From the Bedroom to the Courtroom, And Beyond©. Shenia is slowly developing this concept as a way to help people survive divorce. Now that her boys are both in college, she is starting to pursue long put-aside dreams. For now, she’s full throttle with her law practice while preparing for the future.