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David R Yannetti
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David R Yannetti

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Criminal Defense

About Me

By any objective measure, Attorney David R. Yannetti has reached the top of his profession.  In the past year, Attorney Yannetti achieved an acquittal in a first-degree murder case after first obtaining a new trial for his client, who had served sixteen years in state prison after being wrongfully convicted.  Later in the year, Attorney Yannetti was selected to compete in the annual "Battle of the Lawyers," sponsored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.  Attorney Yannetti's re-creation of his famous closing argument in the Jeffrey Curley murder case earned him top honors, as he took home the trophy as having presented the "Most Compelling Argument."  Attorney Yannetti treats all of his cases as if they were murder cases -- because he recognizes that each client considers his or her case to be the most important problem facing him or her.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    26 years, 5 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

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    David Yannetti is the best. If a friend or family member needed a criminal lawyer, I would not let them go anywhere else.

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    Edmund Mathers Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Peter V Bellotti

    Attorney David Yannetti is one of the finest criminal lawyers I have met over the course of my career. The success he has enjoyed over the past two decades has so impressed me that when a family friend was charged with a very serious crime a few years ago, I didn’t hesitate to refer him to Attorney Yannetti. I was confident my friend would be in excellent hands. And he was. David defended the case superbly. The friend - and his wife - were thrilled with the outcome and continue to be very grateful for my recommendation.

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    Peter Bellotti Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

10 Winthrop Square
Boston, MA, 02110

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive198904/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2013 Best Lawyers in AmericaU.S. News & World Report2012
AV-RatingMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings2012
Massachusetts Super LawyersBoston Magazine2012
Most Compelling Argument2008 Battle of the Lawyers2008
John C. Droney AwardMiddlesex District Attorney's Office1991
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph F. Gill AwardBoston College Law School1989
Mock Trial Competition ChampionBoston College Law School1989
Northeast Regional ChampionJessup International Law Moot Court Competition1989
Northeast Regional Mock Trial Competition ChampionBoston College Law School1989
Hardy C. Dillard AwardJessup International Law Moot Court Competition1989
Grimes Moot Court Competition FinalistBoston College Law School1988

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Lead AttorneyYannetti Criminal Law Firm1999 - Present
InstructorBoston University Law School1995 - 1996
Assistant District AttorneyMiddlesex County District Attorney's Office1989 - 1999

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
Massachusetts Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Attorney Yannetti wins aquittal in 1st-degree murder caseNot Guilty Verdict
Attorney Yannetti wins acquittal in domestic assault caseNot Guilty Verdict
Professional man cleared of rape chargesNot Guilty Verdict

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Commonwealth v. PhinneySuccessful Brief and Record Appendix filed in the Supreme Judicial Court in opposition to the Commonwealth's appeal of a Superior Court judge's allowance of the defendant's motion for new trial2003

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Bowdoin CollegeGovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts1985

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Boston College Law School Trial Practice ClassCriminal Defense & Prosecution Issues2007
Suffolk University Law School Criminal Law ClassPractical Issues in Massachusetts Criminal Law2000
Boston University Law School Legal Research and Writing ClassResearch/Writing/Oral Argument1995