Criminal defense attorney with over 35 years experience in the criminal justice system.
I have been in the criminal justice system for over 35 years. I practice primarily in criminal defense but also take personal injury cases and excessive force cases and civil rights cases working closely with a civil rights attorney in the Worcester area. Prior to becoming an attorney I was a police officer for 23 years where I was assigned to 3 regional drug task forces working undercover for approximately 7 1/2 years As a police officer I was trained in fingerprint recovery by the Federal Bureau of investigations and the Massachusetts State police, trained in advanced field sobriety testing and was a certified breathalyzer operator. I was also trained in sexual assault investigations, homicide investigations, crime scene investigations, drug investigations by the DEA, Mass State Police, and the Criminal Justice Training Council. I utilize these trainings in the defense of my client.
After leaving police work after 23 1/2 years of service and prior to becoming an attorney I was also the senior global investigator for a fortune 500 company directing investigations in 228 locations worldwide. 2013 to 2017 I was chosen as rising star by Super lawyers along with several other awards from the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.
I have offices located in Worcester and Boston and work as Of Counsel at Dhar Law LLP. Dhar Law handling criminal defense cases.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100 Defense Attorney||Boston Magazine||2014|
|Top 100||National Trial Lawyers Association||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Attorney||Dhar Law LLP||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Joseph Hennessey||2007 - Present|
|Partner||Defilippis, Kaldis & Hennessey, LLP||2008 - 2010|
|Senior Global Investigator||Boston Scientific Corporation||2007 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2009 - Present|
|Boston Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Massachusetts School of Law at Andover||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|Western New England College||MS - Master of Science||2001|
|Western New England College||BS - Bachelor of Science||1999|
|Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education||Crime Scene Techniques||2016|
|MCLE||MCLE OUI Defense||2011|
Posted by Joel
Tue Sep 12 2017
Posted by Jenn M.
Fri Aug 25 2017
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