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I represent clients in post-conviction criminal proceedings in both federal and state court. I also welcome clients with civil appeals, particularly in the employment litigation context. 

Employment counseling and litigation:

I counsel individuals and small businesses on federal and Massachusetts workplace laws, and review and negotiate employment contracts and separation agreements. I also handle litigation for individuals and small businesses at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), as well as in state and federal court. 



I conduct investigations for companies whose employees have made internal complaints of discrimination or harassment. 


Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 50%
    10 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 50%
    10 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • David Milton

    Alex is a superb lawyer whom I would recommend to anyone without hesitation. She is an extremely smart, diligent, and forceful advocate for her clients. She has given me excellent ideas when I have consulted with her.


    David Milton Civil Rights Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Nora J. Chorover

    I endorse this lawyer. She is extremely thorough, diligent and an excellent strategist.


    Nora Chorover Environmental and Natural Resources Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Law Office of Alexandra H. Deal

P.O. Box 560104
West Medford, MA, 02156


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarMassachusetts Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarMassachusetts SuperLawyers2013
Rising StarMassachusetts SuperLawyers2012
Rising StarMassachusetts SuperLawyers2011
Rising StarMassachusetts SuperLawyers2010
Rising StarMassachusetts SuperLawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBurns & Levinson, LLP2014 - 2014
AttorneyStern, Shapiro, Weissberg & Garin2005 - 2013
Clerk, Hon. John A. TerryDistrict of Columbia Court of Appeals2004 - 2005
Intern to Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina TotenbergNational Public Radio2003 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
CPCS Post-Conviction PanelMemberN/A
CJA Appellate PanelMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v. Rivera, 460 Mass. 139 (2011)Won reversal of client's conviction for attempted kidnapping
Commonwealth v. Holloway, 81 Mass. App. Ct. 910 (2012)Motion to suppress affirmed
Commonwealth v. Polk, 462 Mass. 23 (2012)New trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education New EnglandAttorney Fees: Federal Civil Litigation in the First Circuit (with Ellen J. Zucker and Neerja Sharma)2014
Massachusetts Employment Law Handbook, Chapter 4, Vol. IOverview of Employment Discrimination (with Lynn G. Weissberg)2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawN/A2004
Cornell UniversityIndependent Major ProgramN/A2000