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MassachusettsCriminal Appellate Law Lawyers in Massachusetts

An appeal involves briefing issues for a higher court to review. Appellate attorneys in Massachusetts may also make an oral argument to the judge or judges deciding the appeal.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney for an appellate case, keep in mind that strict timelines often apply to appeals.


Most criminal appellate attorneys in Massachusetts charge flat fees for direct appeals and post conviction cases.


Many of the top appellate attorneys devote a significant portion of their practice to this niche area of the law.


Appellate law in the criminal justice system also includes federal habeas petitions and post-conviction motions for illegal sentences, ineffective assistance of counsel or prosecutorial misconduct.


Many of the top criminal appellate lawyers in the United States belong to The Council of Appellate Lawyers. The CAL is the first and only national appellate bench-bar organization.

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Michael Stephen Bowser Jr

Michael Stephen Bowser Jr
Michael Stephen Bowser Jr
2 Courthouse Lane Unit 4
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Licensed for 26 years, Michael Stephen Bowser Jr is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Franklin Pierce School of La... read more >
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ncdd-bc
National College for DUI Defense
Michael Stephen Bowser Jr
Board Certified Specialist in DUI Defense Law

Joseph J Goldberg-Giuliano

Joseph J Goldberg-Giuliano
Joseph J Goldberg-Giuliano
Joseph J. Goldberg-Giuliano, Attorney at Law
104 Boston Post Road Ste. 6
Weston, MA 01778
Licensed for 12 years, Joseph J Goldberg-Giuliano is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Suffolk University Law School... read more >
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nlc-lt
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Joseph J Goldberg-Giuliano
Member,
Legal Committee

Matthew W. Peterson

Matthew W. Peterson
Matthew W. Peterson
Law Office of Matthew W. Peterson
50 Congress Street Suite 600
Boston, MA 02109
Licensed for 2 years, Matthew W. Peterson is a Criminal Defense and Immigration Law lawyer who attended Harvard Law School... read more >
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macdl
Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Matthew W. Peterson
Member

David R Yannetti

David R Yannetti
David R Yannetti
Attorney at Law
10 Winthrop Square
Boston, MA 02110
Licensed for 31 years, David R Yannetti is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Boston College Law School... read more >
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nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
David R Yannetti
Member

Edward Russell Molari

Edward Russell Molari
Edward Russell Molari
Law Offices of Edward Molari
10 South Main St. Suite 201
Attleboro, MA 02703
Edward Russell Molari is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Marshall-Wythe School of Law - William & Mary... read more >

Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson
Matthew Peterson
Law Office of Matthew W. Peterson
45 Bromfield Street Suite #500
Boston, MA 02108
Licensed for 2 years, Matthew Peterson is a Criminal Defense and Immigration Law lawyer who attended Harvard University Law School... read more >

Kevin R Leeper

Kevin R Leeper
Kevin R Leeper
Leeper & Associates
188 Concord Street Suite 301
Framingham, MA 01702
Licensed for 29 years, Kevin R Leeper is a Criminal Defense and Immigration Law lawyer... read more >

Michael D Cutler

Michael D Cutler
Michael D Cutler
EvansCutler, Attorneys
90 Conz Street Office Commons 2nd Floor
Northampton, MA 01060
Licensed for 47 years, Michael D Cutler is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer... read more >
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macdl
Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Michael D Cutler
Member

Kevin J Mahoney

Kevin J Mahoney
Kevin J Mahoney
Mahoney Criminal Defense Group
545 Concord Ave Suite 22
Cambridge, MA 02138
Licensed for 31 years, Kevin J Mahoney is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >
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nacdl-lm
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Kevin J Mahoney
Life Member

Joseph B. Simons

Joseph B. Simons
Joseph B. Simons
Simons Law Office
10 Winthrop Square 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Licensed for 8 years, Joseph B. Simons is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended Suffolk University Law School... read more >
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macdl
Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Joseph B. Simons
Member

Maura Jean Kiefer

Maura Jean Kiefer
Maura Jean Kiefer
Atlantic iLaw
3 Webster Square PMB #321
Marshfield, MA 02050
Licensed for 34 years, Maura Jean Kiefer is a Criminal Defense and Divorce lawyer who attended University of San Diego School of Law... read more >
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facdl
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Maura Jean Kiefer
Member

Syrie Davis Fried

Syrie Davis Fried
Syrie Davis Fried
Syrie D. Fried, Attorney at Law
83 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110
Syrie Davis Fried is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended Harvard Law School... read more >

Michael Maloney

Michael Maloney
Michael Maloney
Maloney Law
71 Legion PKWY Suite 25
Brockton, MA 02301
Licensed for 11 years, Michael Maloney is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended National Criminal Defense College, Macon... read more >

Christopher Dibella

Christopher Dibella
Christopher Dibella
DiBella Law Offices, P.C.
45 Osgood Street Suite 302
Methuen, MA 01844
Licensed for 16 years, Christopher Dibella is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Suffolk University Law School... read more >
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mata
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
Christopher Dibella
Member

Steven Altman

Steven Altman
Steven Altman
Altman & Altman LLP
689 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
Licensed for 28 years, Steven Altman is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Trinity College ... read more >

Richard M Mucci

Richard M Mucci
Richard M Mucci
The Law Offices Of Richard Mucci
63 Shore Road Ste 23
Winchester, MA 1890
Licensed for 15 years, Richard M Mucci is a Criminal Defense and Divorce lawyer who attended Suffolk University Law School... read more >

Michael D Kelly

Michael D Kelly
Michael D Kelly
Kelly & Associates Injury Lawyers
83 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110
Licensed for 8 years, Michael D Kelly is a Motor Vehicle Accidents and Premises Liability lawyer who attended New England Law... read more >

Brian Murphy

Brian Murphy
Brian Murphy
Murphy & Rudolf LLP
1 Mercantile Street Suite 740
Worcester, MA 01608
Licensed for 14 years, Brian Murphy is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended College of the Holy Cross... read more >
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macdl
Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Brian Murphy
Member

Michael C Bourbeau

Michael C Bourbeau
Michael C Bourbeau
Law Office of Bourbeau & Bonilla, LLP
15 Broad Street Suite 210
Boston, MA 02109
Licensed for 36 years, Michael C Bourbeau is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Southwetern School of Law S.C.A.L.E Program... read more >
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nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Michael C Bourbeau
Member

Keren E Goldenberg

Keren E Goldenberg
Keren E Goldenberg
Keren Goldenberg Law
97 Central St #403
Lowell, MA 01852
Licensed for 16 years, Keren E Goldenberg is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Northeastern University School of La... read more >

Serpa Law Office
20 Park Plaza 400
Boston, MA 02116
Licensed for 25 years, is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Joseph Keegan

Joseph Keegan
Joseph Keegan
Keegan Law
60 State St 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Licensed for 17 years, Joseph Keegan is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Patrick T. Donovan

Patrick T. Donovan
Patrick T. Donovan
Law Office of Patrick Donovan
234 Copeland Street Suite 230
Quincy, MA 02169
Licensed for 15 years, Patrick T. Donovan is a Criminal Defense and Probation Violations lawyer... read more >

Kathleen A. Delaney Esq.

Kathleen A. Delaney Esq.
Kathleen A. Delaney Esq.
Tourkantonis & Delaney, PC
623 Main Street Suite 13
Woburn, MA 01801
Licensed for 12 years, Kathleen A. Delaney Esq. is a Criminal Defense and Child Custody / Visitation lawyer... read more >

Noah Kilroy

Noah Kilroy
Noah Kilroy
Kilroy Law Firm
161 S Main St #303
Fall River, MA 02721
Licensed for 6 years, Noah Kilroy is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Roger Williams University School of Law... read more >

James W Lawson

James W Lawson
James W Lawson
Prince Lobel Tye LLP
100 Cambridge Street Suite 2200
Boston, MA 02114
James W Lawson is a White Collar Crime and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Boston College Law School... read more >
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abcl
American Board of Criminal Lawyers
James W Lawson
Fellow

Dakota Martin

Dakota Martin
Dakota Martin
Dakota Martin Law
35 India St Suite 300
Boston, MA 02110
Dakota Martin is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended New England Law | Boston... read more >

Gregory D Oberhauser

Gregory D Oberhauser
Gregory D Oberhauser
Oberhauser Law Office, P.C.
177 Market St
Lowell, MA 01852
Licensed for 21 years, Gregory D Oberhauser is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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duidla-f
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Gregory D Oberhauser
Founding Member

Austin J Freeley

Austin J Freeley
Austin J Freeley
Law Office of Austin J. Freeley
171 Milk St 2nd floor
Boston, MA 02109
Austin J Freeley is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Brad Bailey

Brad Bailey
Brad Bailey
Brad Bailey Law
44 School Street 1000B
Boston, MA 02108
Licensed for 33 years, Brad Bailey is a Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime lawyer... read more >

John Shryock

John Shryock
John Shryock
John Shryock Co, LPA
30601 Euclid Ave
Wickliffe, MA 44092
John Shryock is a Criminal Defense and Probate lawyer... read more >

Alexander M Nesson

Alexander M Nesson
Alexander M Nesson
Attorney at Law
4 Court Street Suite 105
Taunton, MA 02780
Licensed for 26 years, Alexander M Nesson is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Marshall Gould

Marshall Gould
Marshall Gould
Gould & Ettenberg, P.C.
370 Main Street Suite 1050
Worcester, MA 01608
Licensed for 47 years, Marshall Gould is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Joe Keegan

Joe Keegan
Joe Keegan
Keegan Law
1200 Hancock St Suite 311
Quincy, MA 02169
Licensed for 8 years, Joe Keegan is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer... read more >

Donald R Bumiller

Donald R Bumiller
Donald R Bumiller
Law Office of Donald Bumiller
900 Cummings Center Suite 207 T
Beverly, MA 01915
Licensed for 35 years, Donald R Bumiller is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Jerald Silvia

Jerald Silvia
Jerald Silvia
Law Offices of Jerald Silvia
82 New Boston Road
Fall River, MA 02720
Jerald Silvia is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Joseph Pacella

Joseph Pacella
Joseph Pacella
Law Offices of Joseph M Pacella
1380 Main Street Suite 202
Springfield, MA 01103
Joseph Pacella is a Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense lawyer... read more >

Kevin M Dwyer

Kevin M Dwyer
Kevin M Dwyer
Kevin Dwyer Law
707 Main St
Waltham, MA 02451
Licensed for 17 years, Kevin M Dwyer is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Dianna L. Abdala

Dianna L. Abdala
Dianna L. Abdala
The Criminal Defense Group
800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199
Licensed for 15 years, Dianna L. Abdala is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Christina Marie McCabe

Christina Marie McCabe
Christina Marie McCabe
The Law Office of Christina McCabe
93 Woodrow Street
Springfield, MA 1119
Licensed for 2 years, Christina Marie McCabe is a Family Law and Consumer Law lawyer who attended Western New England University School of ... read more >

Paul R. Moraski

Paul R. Moraski
Paul R. Moraski
The Law Offices of Paul R. Moraski
15 Church Street
Salem, MA 01970
Paul R. Moraski is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Steve S Epstein

Steve S Epstein
Steve S Epstein
Epstein & Epstein
P.O. Box 266
Georgetown, MA 01833
Licensed for 35 years, Steve S Epstein is a Child Custody / Visitation and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Boston University School of... read more >
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nlc-lt
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Steve S Epstein
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee

Catherine M. Gallagher

Catherine M. Gallagher
Catherine M. Gallagher
Law Office of Catherine M. Gallagher
255 Park Avenue Suite 1000
Worcester, MA 01609
Licensed for 8 years, Catherine M. Gallagher is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended University of Massachusetts School of... read more >
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ctbar
Connecticut Bar Association
Catherine M. Gallagher
Board Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law

Michael DelSignore

Michael DelSignore
Michael DelSignore
DelSignore Law
120 N Main St #306 suite 306
Attleboro, MA 02703
Licensed for 18 years, Michael DelSignore is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

William Gadbois

William Gadbois
William Gadbois
Law Offices of Gadbois, Audet and Associates, LLC.
17 Douglas Rd. 855
Webster, MA 01570
William Gadbois is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Max Daniel Stern

Max Daniel Stern
Max Daniel Stern
Stern, Shapiro, Weissberg & Garin
90 Canal Street
Boston, MA 02114
Max Daniel Stern is a White Collar Crime and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended University of Pennsylvania Law School... read more >
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abcl
American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Max Daniel Stern
Fellow

Mark McNally

Mark McNally
Mark McNally
McNally Law Office
300 Brickstone Square Suite 201
Andover, MA 01810
Licensed for 40 years, Mark McNally is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Keith G Langer

Keith G Langer
Keith G Langer
Keith G. Langer, Attorney at Law
255 Harvard Lane
Wrentham, MA 02093
Licensed for 26 years, Keith G Langer is a Civil Trial Law and Firearm and Weapon Charges lawyer who attended New England Law | Boston... read more >
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mata
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
Keith G Langer
Member

Dave Flanagan

Dave Flanagan
Dave Flanagan
Flanagan & Associates
440 Washington Street Second Floor, Suite 4
Weymouth, MA 02189
Licensed for 34 years, Dave Flanagan is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

John C. Olivieri

John C. Olivieri
John C. Olivieri
JCO Law Firm, PC.
45 Prospect Street Central Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
John C. Olivieri is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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