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Altman & Altman, LLP

Altman & Altman, LLP is a Massachusetts criminal defense law firm operating for over 40 years with offices in Cambridge, Boston, and Salem. Attorney Samuel Goldberg is a former prosecutor with over 25 years of criminal defense experience. The firm places great importance on the peace of mind of their clients and takes great strides to approach each case with their clients’ individual needs in mind.

Boston, MA 02109 (617) 547-1205


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Brad Bailey Law

Brad Bailey Law is a Boston criminal defense law firm providing legal defense services in the Boston area, Massachusetts, and New York. Brad is a former Middlesex County Sheriff with over 30 years of legal experience and has also served as an Assistant District Attorney and federal prosecutor. He now uses his experience as a prosecutor to gain an advantage on the prosecution when defending his clients.

Boston, MA 02110 (617) 500-0252


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C. Henry Fasoldt

Henry Fasoldt is a Boston criminal defense attorney who has been operating his own private practice since 2013 and has nearly a decade of criminal defense experience. He provides legal defense for a wide variety of criminal charges such as drug crimes, sex crimes, OUI/DUI, and juvenile crimes. Clients praise Henry’s attention to detail, approachability, and legal knowledge.

Boston, MA 02110 (617) 338-0009


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Cappetta Law Offices

Cappetta Law Offices is a criminal defense law firm in Framingham. Attorney Daniel Cappetta is a former Assistant District Attorney who uses his former experience as a prosecutor in the defense of his clients. His firm also operates an office in Natick and provides defense services for a wide range of criminal charges including juvenile defense, DUI, drug crimes, and theft.

Framingham, MA 01701 (508) 762-4540


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Cunha & Holcomb

Cunha & Holcomb, P.C. is a Boston law firm founded in 1981 that provides a variety of legal services. Attorney John Cunha focuses his practice on criminal defense while attorney Helen Holcomb focuses her practice on family law and divorce litigation. The firm has a long history of representing clients from nations other than the United States including visitors, green card holders, or citizens.

Boston, MA 02109 (617) 523-4300


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Hedges & Tumposky, LLP

Hedges & Tumposky, LLP is a Boston criminal defense firm providing legal defense services since 2009. Attorneys Jessica Hedges and Michael Tumposky have defended clients against a wide variety of serious criminal charges including wire fraud, money-laundering, and drug distribution. The firm also represents clients in civil matters in both state and federal courts. Their clients note the responsiveness of the firm’s legal team to their calls as well as the attorneys’ courtroom skills.

Boston, MA 02109 (617) 722-8220


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John E. DeVito Esq. of DeVito and Visconti, P.A.

John DeVito is a Dedham criminal defense attorney with over 30 years of legal experience. John served as an officer in the United States Army and participated in the JAG program. He also gained experience as an Assistant District Attorney before opening a private practice criminal law firm in 1979. Clients are highly appreciative of his communication skills, professionalism, and integrity as well as his skill in the courtroom.

Dedham, MA 02026 (781) 326-1818


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Law Office of Frank Fernandez, Esq.

Frank Fernandez is a Boston attorney with over 21 years of legal experience in Massachusetts. His firm focuses on criminal defense, personal injury, medical malpractice, and immigration/naturalization cases. Frank worked as a District Attorney in St. Louis and now leverages this experience for the defense of his clients. He is also fluent in Spanish and often represents non-English speakers in the Latin community.

Boston, MA 02114 (617) 393-0250


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Law Office of George N. Papachristos

George Papachristos is a Milton criminal defense attorney who has been operating his private practice since 2012. George is a former Assistant District Attorney and gained valuable insight into the criminal defense system while serving as a prosecutor. In addition to criminal defense, George also handles matters related to family law and civil litigation. His clients praise his professionalism, knowledge, and skillful demeanor in the courtroom.

Milton, MA 02186 (617) 328-7100


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Lewin & Lewin

Lewin & Lewin is a North Andover criminal defense law firm providing legal defense for a wide variety of criminal matters. Attorney Robert Lewin has over 40 years of criminal defense experience and has experience as a former Assistant District Attorney, giving him insight into the prosecution side of criminal law. The firm operates two offices in Andover and North Andover.

North Andover, MA 01845 (978) 258-3520


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Michael Maloney Attorney at Law

Michael Maloney is a Boston attorney whose practice since 2009 focuses on criminal defense, divorce law, and medical marijuana. His practice includes a vested interest in the defense against marijuana charges including possession, cultivation, intent to distribute, and trafficking. Michael has been granted bar licenses in Nebraska, New York, and New Mexico in addition to Massachusetts.

Boston, MA 02152 (617) 419-6719


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Oberhauser Law

Greg Oberhauser is a Lowell criminal defense attorney who opened his private practice in 1999. He provides legal defense for criminal charges relating to OUI, drug charges, and domestic violence, among others. Greg is certified in field sobriety testing, breathalyzer testing, and is a drug recognition expert (DRE) in Massachusetts. He is also the only attorney in Massachusetts recognized as an ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist.

Lowell, MA 01852 (978) 452-1116


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Rachel M. Self, P.C.

Rachel Self is a Boston attorney providing her clients with legal services for criminal and immigration matters. Her firm has offices in downtown Boston and Falmouth, Massachusetts. The firm focuses on criminal trial work, deportation defense, and post-conviction relief. Clients are appreciative of Rachel’s accessibility to her clients as well as her professionalism and care for her clients.

Boston, MA 02108 (617) 742-0191


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Serpa Law Office

Serpa Law Office is the office of criminal defense lawyer Joe Serpa. It has served Boston, Massachusetts, and numerous Massachusetts counties for over two decades. Its defense cases include offenses such as fraud, larceny, violent crimes, murder, and domestic violence. It is a member of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and was ranked one of 2018's Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.

20 Park Plz Ste 400
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 936-0201


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Sweeney & Associates, LLC

Sweeney & Associates is a Boston law firm focusing on criminal defense as well as family law and divorce law. Attorneys Richard Sweeney and Sabrina Bonanno have over 20 years of combined trial experience. Richard is a former Boston Police Sergeant while Sabrina handles matters relating to family law in addition to her practice in criminal law. Clients speak warmly of the attorneys’ legal knowledge and professional as well as their kindness towards their clients.

Quincy, MA 02171 (617) 300-0212


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Urbelis Law, LLC

Urbelis Law, LLC is a Boston criminal defense law firm providing legal defense for a wide range of criminal matters including motor vehicle crimes, drug crimes, and violent crimes. Benjamin Urbelis has been practicing for eight years with 90% of his trials resulting in a “not guilty” verdict. Clients praise his dedication, professionalism, and skills in the courtroom.

Boston, MA 02114 (617) 830-2188


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William J. Barabino

William Barabino is a Medford criminal defense attorney with over 10 years of private practice experience. William has provided defense for a wide variety of criminal charges including homicide, assault and battery, drug crimes, and DUI. Clients praise William’s professionalism and knowledge as well as his care for his clients.

Medford, MA 02155 (781) 393-5900


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Wood & Nathanson, LLP

Wood & Nathanson, LLP is a Boston criminal defense law firm whose attorneys have nearly 60 years of combined legal experience. The firm offers the knowledge and personal treatment of a boutique law firm with the experience and skills of a national law firm. The firm focuses its practice on legal areas including criminal defense, appeals, post-conviction proceedings, and criminal investigations.

Boston, MA 02109 (617) 248-1806


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