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John Brooks Seed

also known as John B. Seed

About me

John B. Seed was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a B.A. in History and New England Law where he received his Juris Doctor degree. Attorney Seed is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Prior to opening his private practice, Attorney Seed was an Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County. He began his prosecutorial career in the Chelsea District Court, where he prosecuted cases such as OUI/DWI drunk driving, gun charges, drug distribution and domestic violence. Attorney Seed was then promoted to supervisor of the Boston Municipal Court, Brighton Division. While in Brighton, Attorney Seed was the sole prosecutor for the Allston and Brighton neighborhoods of Boston. He handled thousands of cases during his time there and tried over 150 criminal cases before either a judge or jury, the majority of which were OUI/DWI drunk driving. This unique experience in the specialized area of OUI/DWI drunk driving gives Attorney Seed a distinct edge in defending your case.



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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 85%
    8 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 15%
    8 years, 2.6 thousand cases



Fixed (always), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (20 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

25 total 

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  • Patrick T. Donovan

    John is a great criminal defense attorney. He is always prepared and he knows the law. His experience as a prosecutor has helped him develop great trial skills. I do not hesitate to endorse John.


    Patrick Donovan Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Steven John Topazio

    I have known Attorney Seed for many years, first as a prosecutor with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, and then as a criminal defense attorney in private practice. I can confidently attest to his advocacy in the courtroom, knowledge of the law, and commitment to his clients. Attorney Seed is a hard working skilled litigator that I recommend without hesitation.


    Steven Topazio Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Seed, Chan & Associates LLC

267 North Beacon Street
Suite 3
Boston, MA, 02135

Seed, Chan & Associates LLC

100 Cummings Center
Suite 207P
Beverly, MA, 01915

Seed, Chan & Associates LLC

179 William Street
New Bedford, MA, 02740



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Boston Rising StarNational Law Journal2014
RecognitionBoston Super Lawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 10 DUI Lawyer in MAAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Lawyers2014
Top Rated DUI LawyerWAAF - 97.72014
Top Contributor - OUIAVVO2014
Top Rated OUI Attorney98.5 Sports Hub2014
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top Contributer - DUIAvvo2013
RecognitionBoston Super Lawyers2013
Top Rated DUI AttorneyWAAF 97.72013
Client's Choice DUIAvvo2013
Athletic Hall of FameNew Bedford High School2013
Clients Choice Criminal DefenseAvvo2012
RecognizedBrighton Court OUI Task Force2010
ServiceSuffolk County District Attorney's Office2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Criminal Defense Trial AttorneySeed, Chan & Associates, LLC2012 - Present
Owner/Trial LawyerLaw Office of John B. Seed2011 - 2011
Assistant District AttorneySuffolk County Da's Office, Boston2008 - 2010
Independent Contract AttorneyCity Of Boston Law Department2007 - 2008
Student Attorney - City Solicitor's OfficeCity Of Taunton2006 - 2007
Superior Court InternBristol County D.A.'S Office2006 - 2006
Teacher - Special EducationNew Bedford High School2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Institute of DUI/DWI LawyersN/A2013 - Present
American Society of Legal AdvocatesN/A2013 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Norfolk County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Quincy Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v. G.S.Not Guilty
Commonwealth v. K.K.Dismissed prior to arraignment
Commonwealth v. D.G.Not Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Boston PhoenixIs your weed covered?2013
WAAF - RadioOUI Defense in MA2013
Nearsay.comMA Distribution penalties2013
Nearsay.comBreakdown of Field Sobriety Tests2013
Nearsay.comHow much is too much?2013
Nearsay.comOverview of OUI/DUI/DWI2013
Nearsay.comOUI - Serious Bodily Injury2013
Nearsay.comMelanie's Law2013
Nearsay.comOUI - Manslaughter2013
Nearsay.comHardship License2013
WebsiteChemical Breath Test2013
WebsiteNoisy/Disorderly House2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New England School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of Massachusetts, AmherstHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
RadioOUI penalties in MA2014
RadioOUI Defense in MA2013
Criminal DefenseIs your weed covered2013
Suffolk County AwardsAdministrator presentation2010
Brighton District CourtStudent Prosecutor Training2010
BPDProper Breath Test Procedure2010
Brighton District CourtStudent Prosecutor Training2009
Bridgwater State UniversityAthletic Trainer Liability2009
College Student SeminarSubstance Abuse TreatmentN/A