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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.

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Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    27 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($75-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

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Contact info

Attorney David W. Pritchard

7 Stockbridge St.
Springfield, MA, 01103

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive198807/30/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/AAttorney David W. Pritchard1988 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hampshire County Bar Association Law Day CommitteeOrganizer/ParticipantN/A
Hampshire County Bar Association Membership CommitteeMemberN/A
Hampshire County Bar Association, Juvenile Court CommitteeChairmanN/A
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Hampshire County Bar AssociationFirst-Year Law Mentoring Program at WNEC Law SchoolN/A
Hampshire County Bar AssociationPresident2002 - 2003
Hampshire County Bar AssociationExecutive Committee1997 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS V. J.S.Case Dismissed without even going to trial!!
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS V. M.R.Case Dismissed!
COMMONWEALTH v. M.M-CAfter contested hearing, Judge found NO VIOLATION!
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western New England College School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of Massachusetts, AmherstEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Hampshire Bar Advocates Training SessionCriminal DefenseN/A
Brown Bag LunchCriminal DefenseN/A