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Marissa Leigh Elkins

Criminal defense Attorney at Northampton, MA

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The attorneys of Elkins, Auer, Rudof & Schiff are proven litigators, with experience in courts throughout Western Massachusetts as well as the rest of the Commonwealth. Whether a trial before a jury of twelve in Superior Court, six in District Court, or complicated legal motions and arguments before a judge, we have the experience and legal expertise to represent clients zealously and with integrity.

Licensed for 17 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 12/26/2022
State TX
Status MCLE Non-Practicing
Acquired 2005
Updated 01/24/2023

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Elkins, Auer, Rudof & Schiff
31 Trumbull Rd.
Suite B
Northampton, MA, 01060


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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I hired Marissa to represent a family member for a minor in possession. She was incredibly responsive, called us back on Sunday, and guided us through the entire process. She was in total control of the proceedings and gave us complete confidence in the way she professionally represented us. I did not know Marissa before I chose her on Avvo, and I am so happy I selected her.
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2014
Incredible defense attorney
Marissa came highly recommended, and exceeded all expectations. She is professional, hard-working and an extremely talented lawyer. She developed a plan of action for my case, clearly explained the issues, my options and her recommended course of action, and then executed the plan. The result was actually better than we would have hoped for. She knows the court system, DAs and judges in her area, and has great relationships with them. She is also very reasonably priced, and was flexible in terms of structuring her fees. I cannot recommend her services strongly enough.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Elkins, Auer, Rudof & Schiff
  • 2012 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University Of Connecticut School Of Law
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Partner
  • Allison, Angier, Bartmon, Elkins, & Fernald, LLP
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Staff Attorney
  • Committee For Public Counsel Services
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Federal Magistrate Court
  • 2005 - 2005
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  • University of Connecticut School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Houston
  • MA
  • 2002
  • Austin College
  • BA
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • Client Acquitted of Armed Robbery
  • Not guilty on all counts
  • Client Acquitted of 209A Violation
  • Required Finding of Not Guilty
  • Drug Trafficking Acquittal
  • Not guilty on all counts
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  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • Hampshire County Bar Association
  • President Elect
  • 2012 - Present
  • Hampshire County Bar Association
  • Executive Committee
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Indigent Defense Committee Search for
  • Indigent Defense Committee
  • 2011 - Present
  • Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2011 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • LexisNexis Pblishing Award
  • University of Connecticut
  • 2005
  • Best Oral Advocate
  • Whittier Nat'l Juvenile Law Moot Court Competition
  • 2004
  • CALI Award, Civil Appellate Litigation Clinic
  • UConn Law
  • 2004
  • Champion
  • UConn Loiselle Moot Court Competetion
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Hampshire County Bar Advocate Training
  • The Language Impaired Client
  • 2014
  • Bar Advocate Training
  • Use of Adjutant Evidence at Trial
  • 2010

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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
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"Attorney Elkins is a compassionate advocate, with excellent training and a dedication to defending her clients."
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Northampton Criminal defense Lawyer Marissa Leigh Elkins
Marissa Leigh Elkins
Criminal defense Attorney
Northampton, MA
Licensed for 17 years