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Anthony M Salerno

Criminal defense Attorney at Worcester, MA

4.9   85 reviews

also known as Tony

  • Licensed for 37 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Anthony

Learn Anthony’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Aggressively representing private clients in all criminal related matters throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

    38 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    50%

    38 years, 1,000 cases

A Different Kind of Criminal Defense Lawyer
 People charged with criminal offenses in central Massachusetts have many criminal defense lawyers available to them. However, there is only one in the area with 10 years of experience as a state trooper and 25 years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer. Attorney Salerno served in many different branches of the Massachusetts State Police, including... the detective branch, the uniform branch and highway patrol. This gave him extensive experience with investigations and courtroom testimony — real experience he uses today to defend clients throughout Worcester County. He knows better than any other attorney how the "other side" operates.

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Location

Attorney at Law
306 Main Street
Worcester, MA, 01608

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Ahmed | July 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Put your future in safe hands
The day i had my issue 2 years ago i was so lost i didn’t know what to do One of my friends recommended Tony to me. I called him and he had a free consular with me and i just felt more confident on my case him self and his office kept following in court for 2 years until my final trial Tony did absolutely GREAT work representing me and fight for me in court in all type of ways he supported me emotionally during my trial which made me feel better in the court room. I recommend this team to all of my friends MY CAS WAS DISMISSED AND I WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY
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Posted by tony | December 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best of the Best
This firm is second to none! My girlfriend and I were charged with multiple cannabis related felonies in late 2018. We did exactly what Anthony and Erin advised us to do throughout the whole process. A few in court apparences, a few zoom calls because of covid and all charges were dismissed. Anthony is the goat in this industry. Thanks alot we truly appreciate your hard work.
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Posted by Leonard | November 30, 2021
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Lawyer review
I hired Attorney Anthony Salerno to represent me and he made every effort to reassure me that I would make it t through the process with the best outcome possible and he certainly exceeded all of my expectations. Attorney Salerno’s grasp of the legal process, understanding of the environment and interactions within the judicial system was exceptional. I would highly recommend Attorney Salerno to anyone who wants to be represented by the best.
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Posted by Lisa | October 20, 2021
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Best Attorney in Worcester
Attorney Salerno successfully argued our case and got us the most favorable outcome we were hoping for. His expertise and professionalism were top notch and I highly recommend calling him if you're in need of legal representation.
Posted by AnthonyK | August 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The best DUI lawyer in Worcester.
I got in trouble for DUI and negligent operation and was looking for a lawyer to represent my case. After reviewing multiple attorney profiles, l selected Mr. Salerno to represent me. He was very prompt and even returned my call on New Years Day. At trial he was confident and allowed me to testify. The ADA did not convinced the Judge and we got very prompt Not Guilty verdict. I recommend Mr. Salerno because he is simply the best of the best.
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Posted by Tim | June 16, 2021
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2nd dui
Mr. Salerno did everything that was expected and more. His performance in the court room was very professional. I highly recommend Mr. Salerno for an attorney. And, hes a very nice guy, and tells you like it is. A+
Posted by Don H | May 25, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The Best of the Best!
Attorney Salerno is the best out there. He has come through for our family when we needed it the most. I highly recommend Tony for anyone that needs the best outcome. He is responsive and professional and will look out for your best interest.
Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Anthony got the job done!
Got my first OUI and Called Anthony. I met with Anthony ,we sat down and talked about the case. He was very professional and definitely knew the law. After that he followed through with all the case and got the job done. 110 percent would recommend him
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Life Saver!!! 3rd Offense OUI
The charges I was facing were serious & the potential consequences were severe. 3rd offense OUI, driving under license suspension, no insurance, unregistered car, attached license plates. I was found not guilty of OUI at trial on Zoom and most of the other charges were dismissed before getting to trial. With all of those charges against me I pleaded guilty beforehand to driving under suspension & was fined. I feel this outcome truly saved my live in many ways. If you need legal help Anthony Salerno is the lawyer you want in your corner!! Thank you!!
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Posted by Charlene | March 12, 2021
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Outstanding Lawyer
Anthony Salerno is the best Attorney hands down!!! Very professional and highly recommended. I trusted him every step of the way. His associate Erin was amazing she took the time to explain things and helped me through the whole process and she made me feel comfortable. I am truly grateful for the best outcome for my situation. I can't thank you enough!!!
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Posted by Joe | March 11, 2021
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Domestic
Sometimes in life we hit a road bump. Thankfully there are great Attorneys such as Mr. Salerno that see this and defend our rights with skill and honor. I never doubted the outcome and I appreciate his work, knowledge and expertise! I highly recommend Mr. Salerno as the best in the business! He was instrumental in making our family whole again! Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2021
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An absolute profiessional
Mr. Salerno was unbelievably professional from the first phone call through the end of the ordeal. He explained exactly what was needed in terms of documentation/paperwork, etc...and helped me every step of the way. He's very personable and took the time to explain everything and answer all questions.
Posted by Alicia | March 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
NOT GUILTY DUI 2nd Offense/Negligent Operation
NOT GUILTY!!! DUI Second Offense & Negligent Operation. If you’ve come to this page to look at reviews to determine if you should hire Anthony Salerno the answer is a YES! BEST decision I ever made. Even when I was filling out my paperwork in probation, when the woman asked who my attorney was and I said Salerno, she audibly gasped and said “oh wow he’s the best”. There’s a reason why he has a stellar reputation. He knew my case better than I did and that’s without me having to explain in detail my side of the facts. He combed through my hour long footage and narrowed it down to 11 minutes of proof that he presented to the court. I could see his notepad of copious notes he had taken. He took care of everything that needed to be said or done right down to getting me an elastic in the courthouse to put my hair up for a better appearance at trial. He will do whatever it takes to defend you. Thanks to Anthony I have my life back.
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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2021
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Thank yoi
Unfortunately I have needed Tony twice in the past 5 years and twice in the last 5 years he was very successful he's very good at what he does... he doesn't say much but what he says is very very effective great guy very highly recommended and his associate Erin is an absolute sweetheart very easy to talk to and very very informative all around package deal highly recommended!!!!!!
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Posted by Brian | August 27, 2020
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Excellent attorney I would recommend him everytime
Attorney Salerno understood the outcome I was hoping for and made it happen.very well spoken and professional
Posted by Jeff | August 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Thank You
I had a great experience having Attorney Salerno as my lawyer. He is an expert in his field! His knowledge of the law & experience in law enforcement is what made me contact his firm. His confidence at every meet up was very impressive. Even through the COVID 19 pandemic, I felt at ease knowing he was handling things. He was able to get me a win, charges were dropped & I left the court knowing if I ever need another attorney, I know who to call. I would highly recommend Anthony Salerno If you need a win.
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Posted by Mike | July 28, 2020
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Best Attorney Ever!
Attorney Salerno is definitely a TEN star lawyer in a five star rating. I would like to thank Attorney Salerno and staff for getting the charges of 2nd OUI as a NOT GUILTY verdict along with 2 other charges against me which were also a NOT GUILTY verdict! He is very professional and his knowledge of the law is outstanding. His background in law enforcement accelerates his knowledge of the law. He always answered my questions and helped ease my anxiety while dealing with the charges against me. His staff is super friendly and easy to talk to and always got back to me with any questions I had. I would like to express how impressed and blessed I was to have Attorney Salerno represent me in court resulting in NOT GUILTY verdict. If you find yourself facing charges within the court, Attorney Salerno is definitely the best Attorney around! I highly recommend Attorney Salerno! Thank you for all you did for me! Attorney Salerno for the WIN!!!!
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Posted by Jordin | March 10, 2020
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OUI defense
Anthony Salerno was amazing! He made me feel very comfortable and aware of every step of the process. I thought this one mistake was going to ruin my future but Salerno assured me everything would be okay and it was! He was easy to talk to and made everything go smoothly, I would definitely recommend or hire him again!
Posted by Dolan | January 1, 2020
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Best lawyer around
When I first met with him I could tell he was none the less than a professional. He talked and held himself in that manner. He was extremely influential in helping me out and got me acquitted of the charges. Would definitely go back, tho I do not plan on needing him again.!
Posted by Mike | December 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Never Could Have Done This Without Him
Attorney Salerno was a pleasure to work with. He was kind, attentive, and very knowledgeable of the specifics of my situation. I felt a weight lift the moment I hired him knowing I was in good hands. He successfully achieved the most favorable outcome possible and helped give me a second chance. I never could have done this without him.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Salerno Law Group
  • 1986 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Scannell & Salerno
  • 1987 - 1996
  • State Trooper & Detective
  • Massachusetts State Police
  • 1977 - 1986

Education

  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Anna Maria College
  • MA - Masters
  • 1980
  • Worcester State University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1980
  • Bridgewater State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1975
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Comm v SP 16CR000443
  • N ot Guilty
  • Com v Politio
  • Not Guilty
  • Commonwealth v. MV 14CR001357
  • NOT GUILTY
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Associations

  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Masschusetts Commission On Judicial Conduct
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Worcester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Worcester County Bar Association
  • Co-chair
  • 2000 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Worcester Criminal Defense Firm
  • Federal Charges
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Best DWI Attorney
  • Best DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Voted Top OUI Attorney
  • http://turtleboysports.com/2014/02/05/who-are-worcesters-top-5-dui-oui-attorneys/
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Honorary Legal Advisor
  • Worcester Sharks Professional AHL Hockey Team
  • 2012
  • National College of Advocacy
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • 2002
  • Honorary Criminal Law Instructor
  • Massachusetts State Police Academy
  • 2000
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Publications

  • Americas DUI DWI Attorneys
  • Defending High Breath Test Readings
  • 2013
  • LawQA
  • Use of Medical Marijuana
  • 2013
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The Science of Story Telling - Effective Opening Statements
  • 2013
  • Legal Guide Vol. 4.1
  • Text Messaging Band, New Massachusetts Law
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • American Criminal Justice System
  • Guest Lecturer
  • 2017
  • 2012-2013 Training Camp Orientation
  • The Law and Professional Athletes
  • 2012
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice Overview
  • 2011
  • WPI Winter Orientation
  • Athletes and the Law
  • 2006
  • Amherst College Student Orientation
  • Athletes and the Law
  • 2005
  • Amherst College Student Orientation
  • Athletes and the Law
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (39)
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Salerno represented me on a traffic matter when I was in college. I am now a criminal defense attorney and I use my experience with him as a model for how I need to treat my clients and how to achieve positive results for them."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this individual as a highly respected and knowledgable lawyer in their practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. One of the top attorneys in the region."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Salerno is a respected member of the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anthony Salerno is a highly skilled lawyer who is well respected in the legal community. Anthony is known for going the extra mile to get excellent results for his clients. I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a highly skilled attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Anthony. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Salerno for many years and he is among the best trial attorneys that I have had the pleasure of working with. He is a tireless advocate whose unique experience, as a former state trooper, gives him an advantage that consistently achieves fantastic results for his clients. I highly recommend Attorney Salerno."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Salerno is a strong courtroom advocate. As someone committed to winning, he always delivers for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Salerno. He is a great advocate for his clients and has a stellar reputation among his colleagues."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a former prosecutor and current criminal defense lawyer I've had an opportunity to try cases both against and with Attorney Salerno. I've always found him to be a smart, aggressive and effective lawyer who fights for his clients."
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