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David W Pritchard

Criminal defense Attorney at Holyoke, MA

4.9   106 reviews
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    92%
    Experienced Trial Attorney -- 30+ Years Numerous Trials of Serious Criminal Matters in the Superior, District and Juvenile Courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts over 30 years of Experience; Personal Injury and Automobile Accident Cases

    36 years

  2. Personal injury
    5%
    $205,000 Recovery for Sexual Assault $150,000 Recovery for Snowblower Accident $101,000 Recovery for Slip and Fall Accident $45,000 Recovery for Defective Product Numerous Auto Accident Monetary Recoveries

  3. Slip and fall accident
    3%
    $101,000 Recovery for Slip and Fall Accident $25,000 Recovery for Slip and Fall Accident

I have acted as a Mentor for New Bar Advocates in both Hampshire and Hampden Counties. Specifically, I provided oversight and instruction on practice and procedure in the District Courts to incoming members of local Bar Advocate Programs through the Committee for Public Counsel Services.

 

I have acted as Volunteer for the United States Veteran's Adminsitration.  Specifically, I participated in a "Stand-down" at Westover Air Force Base, Chicopee, Mass., providing free legal advice and support for our nation's veterans.

 

I have acted as a Volunteer G.E.D. teacher in Springfield, Mass.  Specifically, I provided education and instruction to low-income and minority students eager to further their studies.

 

As a solo practitioner for over 30 years, I have been involved in numerous favorable dispositions, acquittals by jury and jury waived trials, dismissals pursuant to successfully argued motions to dismiss and otherwise as well as allowed motions to suppress evidence unlawfully obtained by the Government after hearing or otherwise.  I have provided significant Pro Bono Publico representation of indigent persons accused of crimes.

 

I have been accepted onto and served on the following panels of the Committee for Public Counsel Services: District Court, Juvenile Court, Youthful Offender, Appeals and Superior Court.

Location

Attorney David W. Pritchard
98 Lower Westfield Road
Holyoke, MA, 01040

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  106 customer reviews
Posted by Eric Anderson | June 17, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
He was very knowledgeable, understanding and passionate to my needs. Also very easy to get a hold of and responded right back to me. I had Mr. Pritchard for multiple cases all dismissed!! BEST ATTORNEY I would recommend to anyone with high regards
Posted by Joyce | May 6, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing lawyer
He is an amazing lawyer very kind and friendly and does an amazing job at his work one of the best lawyers I have ever had
Posted by Chad | March 19, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Passionate !!!
Attorney Pritchard was always available to answer my questions and concerns. He put me at ease throughout the entire legal process. Attorney Pritchard has a thorough knowledge of the law and defended my case with determination and truly cared about my case. I highly recommend Attorney Pritchard for his communication and honesty.
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Posted by Antonio | February 1, 2024
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Best lawyer there is
Mr.pitchard has been the best in his field of work I highly recommend him to anyone who needs legal consultation or legal representation . For me he is the best
Posted by Mardoqueo rubelsi perez bernardo | January 15, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Es una gran persona Un buen abogado se lo recomiendo Gracias a Dios el me ayudo mucho en mi caso mis respetos para el
Posted by Felicia | November 22, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer
Respectful and empathetic. He answers all questions and concerns thoroughly and makes sure the client understands what is being said and done. Definitely a lawyer who cares for the justice of his clients.
Posted by Frank | November 18, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Attorney Pritchard is an unbelievably good attorney. He represented me in a case that could have ended in jail time for me. He kept me informed about my case by communicating regularly with me. Most importantly, due to his experience, he was able to get the charges completely dropped! He is not only a great attorney, but he is a nice guy also. I STRONGLY recommend him.
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Posted by Derick | November 6, 2023
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Best lawyer
Man very passionate about his work and always 24-7 available thru text or call absolutely recommend David really good guy
Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The Best
Best attorney you ever gonna find he will go all the way to help you highly recommended
Posted by Jessica | September 27, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
All around great
I was in an unfortunate position. Needed a lawyer . I couldn't have asked for a more kind or more understanding lawyer. I hope I never need a lawyer again but if I do I will for sure be giving him a call. Amazing guy . Super appreciative.
Posted by Paola Estremera | September 15, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The Best lawyer
Very satisfied with how he resolved my case, a very good lawyer and person, was clearly about everything, I recommend him strongly.
Posted by Edgar | September 6, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer
Absolutely recommend this lawyer to anyone. He's exactly what your looking for! Reach out and have him on your case! You won't regret it!
Posted by Koa | July 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
Best lawyer ever got my case dismissed in less then a month I highly recommend him took care of everything
Posted by D | July 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely impressed
After being assigned a lawyer who could not help my case because of medical reasons i met attorney Pritchard and he was able to get my case dismissed without me having to leave my job to attend court.He is very bright professional and i was extremely impressed with the job he had done thank you so much counselor
Posted by Alec | June 17, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you
It was a long trip, but the destination is the one we were looking for. David was very professional and I thank him.
Posted by Enid | May 4, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Attorney Pritchard was my lawyer for 2 years and he got my felony case dismissed. He is a very phenomenal lawyer and I would truly recommend him.
Posted by Ryan | April 20, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Review
Mr. Pritchard was great to work with. He was very professional and got my charges dropped.
Posted by Michael | March 15, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney Pritchard
Couldn’t have had more help! After going through multiple attorneys I finally got to Mr. Pritchard. He got my case dropped while staying in contact with me throughout the process. I would absolutely recommend him for anyone in need.
Posted by Vlad | March 2, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
MR
Very professional and knowledgeable. Had a great experience working with Attorney Prichard. Definitely would recommend if you want to win your case. Thank you kindly
Posted by Jose | February 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best ever
David got me the best possible outcome for my case. Answered all questions promptly and was always able to be reached if I had any. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 75-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney David W. Pritchard
  • 1988 - Present

Education

  • Western New England College School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • COMMONWEALTH V. M.Z.
  • Case dismissed!
  • COMMONWEALTH V. M.B.
  • Case dismissed with not one day in jail served!
  • COMMONWEALTH V. W.S.
  • Case dismissed!
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Associations

  • Hampden County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Hampshire County Bar Association Law Day Committee
  • Organizer/Participant
  • N/A
  • Hampshire County Bar Association Membership Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hampshire County Bar Association, Juvenile Court Committee
  • Chairman
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hampshire County Bar Association
  • First-Year Law Mentoring Program at WNEC Law School
  • N/A
  • Hampshire County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Hampshire County Bar Association
  • Executive Committee
  • 1997 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Speaking Engagements

  • Hampshire Bar Advocates Training Session
  • Criminal Defense
  • N/A
  • Brown Bag Lunch
  • Criminal Defense
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (4)
Endorse David
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a highly experienced lawyer in Hampden County."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Pritchard's work. He has an excellent reputation for criminal defense and is one of a handful of "go-to" lawyers that other lawyers will refer their serious criminal defense clients to."
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Holyoke Criminal defense Lawyer David W Pritchard
David W Pritchard
Criminal defense Attorney
Holyoke, MA
Licensed for 35 years