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Melvin Alanson Heard

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, DUI & DWI

About Me

Former Prosecutor / Boston College Law School / Experienced Trial Attorney




Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Criminal Defense: 34%
    1 year
  2. DUI & DWI: 33%
    1 year
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 33%
    1 year



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

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    Mel is an extremely diligent and competent attorney. He is very knowledgeable about the law and works hard for his clients. I have personally recommended him to family in need of his services. I endorse this lawyer.


    John Mateus Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Theresa L. Gomes

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Theresa Gomes DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Heard Law Office

71 Commercial Street
Mercantile Wharf Building
Boston, MA, 02109



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Dean for a DayBoston College Law School2001

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerHeard Law Office2007 - Present
Assistant District AttorneySuffolk County District Attorney's Office, Boston, Ma2005 - 2007
Banking and Finance AssociateRiemer & Braunstein, LLP2002 - 2003

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Malicious Destruction of PropertyDismissed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Naval Law ReviewMilitary Commissions: A Legal and Just Means of Trying Suspected Terrorists2002

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Colgate UniversityHistory/EnglishBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A