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 20 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.
Languages spoken: Spanish
Hourly ($75-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes)
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|N/A||Attorney David W. Pritchard||1988 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS V. B.P.||No jail time, client avoided a Felony Conviction, received straight probation!|
|COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS V. S.V.||Client avoided being formally charged, case to be dismissed in 6 months|
|COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS V. C.M.||Case Dismissed at the 1st pretrial hearing!|
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|Western New England College School of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|University of Massachusetts, Amherst||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude||1985|
|Hampshire Bar Advocates Training Session||Criminal Defense||N/A|
|Brown Bag Lunch||Criminal Defense||N/A|