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Joseph F. Hennessey

Joseph F. Hennessey

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

About Me

I practice primarily in criminal defense but also take family law And personal injury cases. Prior to becoming an attorney I was a police officer for 23 years where I was assigned to a regional drug task force working undercover for proximally 7 1/2 years, trained in fingerprint recovery by the Federal Bureau of investigations and the Massachusetts State police, trained in field sobriety tests and breath test certification. Prior to becoming an attorney I was also the senior global investigator for a fortune 500 company directing investigations worldwide. 2013 chosen as rising star by Super lawyers.


Joseph Hennessey is a counsel at Dhar Law LLP. Dhar Law is a Boston-based law firm with a core commitment to socially conscious business practices. The firm is built on the drive to provide exemplary legal services to every client in their expansive practice areas of business law, litigation and community lawyering. As a wholly collaborative environment, the firm’s team has an optimistic and inquisitive approach to solving problems that extends across their many practices areas and into community engagement. To learn more about Dhar Law’s unparalleled commitment to its clients and community, check out BostInno, the Boston Business Journal and Forbes or visit

Dhar Law Practice Areas: business law, civil litigation, criminal and government investigations, domestic relations, immigration, real estate, community lawyering, non profit law


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Francisco Javier Fernandez

    Great litigator, very prepared and respected!


    Francisco Fernandez Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Joseph. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Dhar Law LLP

Two Atlantic Avenue, 4th Floor
Boston, MA, 01721




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyDhar Law LLP2012 - Present
AttorneyLaw offices of Joseph Hennessey2007 - 2013


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Dhar LawAssociate2012 - Present
Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2009 - Present
Boston Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Massachusetts School of Law at AndoverCriminologyJD - Juris Doctor2007
Western New England CollegeCriminologyMS - Master of Science2001
Western New England CollegeN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1999

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
MCLEMCLE OUI Defense2011