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Anthony M Salerno

also known as Tony

About me

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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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    30 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    30 years, 1 thousand cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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    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.


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Contact info

Attorney at Law

306 Main Street
Worcester, MA, 01608


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Best DWI AttorneyBest DWI Attorneys2016
Voted Top OUI Attorney
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2013
Honorary Legal AdvisorWorcester Sharks Professional AHL Hockey Team2012
National College of AdvocacyAssociation of Trial Lawyers of America2002
Honorary Criminal Law InstructorMassachusetts State Police Academy2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerSalerno Law Group1986 - Present
Managing PartnerScannell & Salerno1987 - 1996
State Trooper & DetectiveMassachusetts State Police1977 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College for DUI DefenseMember2015 - Present
Masschusetts Commission On Judicial ConductBoard Member2014 - Present
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysMember1988 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember1987 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Worcester County Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Worcester County Bar AssociationCo-chair2000 - 2001
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Com v PolitioNot Guilty
Commonwealth v. MV 14CR001357NOT GUILTY
Commonwealth v MO 14CR00724Not Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Apple StoreThe Worcester BAC App2016
Apple StoreAttorney Anthony Salerno Virtual Business Card2016
Google AppAttorney Anthony Salerno Virtual Business Card - Andriod2016
Worcester TelegramBoating OUI2016
LawQAUse of Medical Marijuana2013
Americas DUI DWI AttorneysDefending High Breath Test Readings2013
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersThe Science of Story Telling - Effective Opening Statements2013
The LAWQA NetworkChanging Attorneys in Mid-Stream2013
DUI/DWI AttorneyEmergInfo App for iPhone2012
Legal Guide Vol. 4.1Text Messaging Band, New Massachusetts Law2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New England School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Anna Maria CollegeCriminal JusticeMA - Masters1980
Worcester State CollegeEducationMS - Master of Science1980
Bridgewater State CollegeEducationBS - Bachelor of Science1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Commission on Judicial ConductAppointed Member of Massachusetts Commission on Judicial Conduct2014
Intro To American Criminal Justice SystemModern Criminal Law Trial Practices2013
2012-2013 Training Camp OrientationThe Law and Professional Athletes2012
Introduction to Criminal JusticeCriminal Justice Overview2011
WPI Winter OrientationAthletes and the Law2006
Amherst College Student OrientationAthletes and the Law2005
Amherst College Student OrientationAthletes and the Law2004