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About Me

I have practiced law since 1981 and am admitted to the bars of Massachusetts, Florida, and the District of Columbia.  For most of my career I was a public defender -- more than ten years as a federal public defender, and another ten years as a state court defender.  I also spent four and a half years teaching criminal defense trial practice at Harvard Law School.  I have tried all kinds of serious felony cases in both state and federal court.  My trials have included rape, murder, burglary, robbery, wire fraud, and conspiracy cases.  I am also an experienced appellate lawyer and I have at times represented my clients straight through the appeals process.


Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
    29 years
  2. Appeals: 15%
    16 years
  3. Federal Crime: 4%
    12 years
  4. Litigation: 1%
    3 years

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Kenneth M. Resnik

    I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Attorney Fried is a tenacious advocate for her clients. Her skill and experience allow her to achieve consistently positive results.


    Kenneth Resnik Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Syrie D. Fried, Attorney at Law

2 Clock Tower Place
Suite 260 EF
Maynard, MA, 01754


FLMembership Lapsed198209/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Boston Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionSteering Committee member2012 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
United States v. Holloway, 630 F.3d 252 (1st Cir. 2011)Appellate victory for client
United States v. Aurelio BeltreNot guilty on all charges
United States v. Louis BartonSupreme Court victory for the defense
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.N/A1981