Erin L. Nunes, Esq.
Associate Attorney

Erin is a committed advocate for the aging population. As an attorney at Surprenant & Beneski, P.C., she exhibits a passion for helping clients reduce stress and anxiety associated with a loved one becoming ill, for protecting assets from long-term care, for tackling estate tax issues, and for protecting children’s inheritances from creditors. 


  • University of Massachusetts School of Law – Dartmouth, Juris Doctorate, Magna Cum Laude


  • Erin joined the firm in 2005, working for more than 10 years as a case manager prior to becoming an attorney.
  • Attorney Nunes is the team leader for Surprenant & Beneski’s Medicaid Planning team.

Community Education & Support

  • Lecturer on elder law issues, estate, trust and special needs planning
  • Authors articles for Elder Law Today, Blog on, Guide to Retirement & Beyond

Memberships / Recognition

  • Member National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Wealth Counsel, Massachusetts Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Serves on the Human Rights Committee of Comprehensive Health Systems, Dartmouth
  • Named to Thompson Reuters / Boston Magazine’s Super Lawyer® list as Rising Star: 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Recognized on Top Women Lawyers list by Thomas Reuters / Boston Magazine: 2018, 2019
  • Firm recognized with Hope Award from Southcoast Healthcare VNA, 2018


“Erin Shea, with the assistance of Silvia, was highly knowledgeable, empathetic and very professional towards planning my elderly parents’ estate! A pleasure to deal with, we highly recommend them! A+”

(B. Cordeiro, 5/18)

“Everything that was presented to us was put into layman terms – easy to understand. The staff was professional and understanding of our needs. We would highly recommend Surprenant & Beneski!”

(M. & D. Logan, 8/18)