Avana A. Epperson-Temple is a litigation attorney at the Boston-based law firm Peabody & Arnold, LLP. As a litigator, Avana has a track record of successfully defending her clients at both the trial and appellate levels of the court. Business owners, law firms, employers, attorneys, brokers and other professionals turn to Avana for defense against allegations of malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract claims in state and federal court. She has successfully tried cases in state court and successfully argued before the Massachusetts Appeals Court.
In addition to her law practice, Avana serves on the Board of Directors for Pine Street Inn, New England’s leading provider of housing, shelter, street outreach and job training to homeless individuals. She also serves as a Board Member of the Anti-Defamation League’s Associate Board. Avana is a pro bono attorney for the Women Bar Foundation of Massachusetts’ Family Law Project where she represents survivors of domestic violence in family law and restraining order cases.
Avana was recognized by Get Konnected! as one of Boston’s Most Influential Millennials of Color in 2018 and she was named an Up & Coming Lawyer by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in 2020. In 2021, she received the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, which is given to a young lawyer who has demonstrated outstanding character, leadership and legal achievement, and has contributed service to the community.