David R. Chenelle

David R. Chenelle


Attorney Chenelle joined Perkins & Anctil in 2011, is a Partner of the Firm and serves as the Director for the firm’s Lien Enforcement and Bankruptcy Departments. He is well-known and respected in the legal community and is known for his ability to think creatively when solving complex legal matters at both the State and Federal levels.

Attorney Chenelle manages the firm’s Lien Enforcement Department and works closely with Community Association clients providing guidance and representation regarding lien enforcement and everything that entails including the initiation of demands, drafting of motions and complaints and the prosecution of cases in the District and Superior Courts.

Attorney Chenelle is known as a fierce advocate and has represented thousands of individual, consumer and business clients, in both the State and Federal courts including the United States Bankruptcy Court. He works closely with his clients in an empathetic manner and draws from his decades of experience when advising and guiding clients through the legal process.

He is an active member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, New Hampshire Bar Association, Past Co-Chair of the Worcester Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Section for 7 years; a member of the Local Rules Committee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts; the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA); the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) for which he lectures at ABI conferences; is the current Chair of the Clients’ Security Board for the Supreme Judicial Court; and has been appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court as a Commissioner in Attorney Suspension cases. Attorney Chenelle was the recipient of the District of Massachusetts 2021 Pro Bono Award.

In his earlier professional career, Attorney Chenelle spent 14 years in the manufacturing industry working as an engineer and manager for various defense contractors. Thereafter he received his Juris Doctorate in 1995.

  • University of Massachusetts, B.S.
  • University of New Haven, MBA/MIS
  • Massachusetts School of Law, J.D.
  • Admitted to MA Bar 1995
  • Admitted to USDC MA 1995
  • Admitted to NH Bar 1996
  • Admitted to USDC NH 1996
  • Federal First Circuit Court of Appeals 1997