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Peter G Degelleke

Criminal defense Attorney at Bedford, MA

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1977
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Peter

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Practice areas

Private practice with emphasis on litigation since bar admission in 1977. Civil litigation, personal injury, criminal defense. No charge for initial consultation.


Teaches Trial Advocacy at Harvard Law School (Trial Advocacy Workshop, Teaching Team member)


Clients' Security Board of the Supreme Judicial Court - Board Member, 2003-2008 (Chair, 2006-2008)



Peter G. DeGelleke
133 Great Road
Bedford, MA, 01730

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Posted by Haley | August 25, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer
Peter provided excellent advice and was extremely knowledgeable. Working with him helped us get the full value of a disputed insurance claim.
Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
An easy lawyer to email about advertising rules for paralegals in MA
Great way to learn more about the law, is to have someone who you can email about legal questions to, such as, having a disability while looking for work is very hard. Feel blessed that I got a lot of great resources from this lawyer. I can easily read his emails, learn, also, I can use all the resources right away.
Posted by Linda | October 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No only is Peter an amazing lawyer but he is an amazing person as well. You really feel his compassion and his commitment to his clients as well his confidence and resolve to win the case. You know when you make your appointments to meet with him that you will be taken care of by someone who is in charge of the situation. I would highly recommend this man with his years of experience to anyone who needs a GREAT lawyer.
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Posted by Steven | October 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney DeGelleke
As a former satisfied client, I write this review to memorialize the outstanding performance Attorney DeGelleke provided. Attorney DeGelleke used his legal expertise to address what's called a CVB violation which stands for Central Violations Bureau. Matters such as these are usually a traffic violation issued by Federal Police, however, the CVB in this case, was a malicious accusation of disorderly conduct which needed to be handled in Federal court. I started calling and researching attorneys. Many attorneys I spoke with highly recommended Peter who was conveniently located in Bedford MA. After making arrangements to meet, we met for a free 45 minute to 1-hour consultation. During that meeting, I learned that not only could Attorney Degelleke help me with resolving this erroneous violation, he is also well known for donating his time and legal expertise to help victims of 9/11/2001 free of charge. In the time that I was Attorney Degelleke client, I had the pleasure of experiencing his generosity, kindness, professionalism and his mild-approach. He promptly returned my phone calls, emails and always had my best interest in mind.
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Posted by Susan | October 8, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Attorney DeGelleke offered a full hour consultation, during which time he listened carefully and asked pertinent questions as I described my case of medical negligence. He explained the legal components of taking the case to court and pulled information off the web to further assist me in the decision making process. If I were to choose litigation, I would, most certainly, choose Peter DeGelleke to represent me.
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Posted by KJ | September 10, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Very Professional
Peter did an excellent job in a short timeframe getting our case dismissed. He researched and found a valuable precedent and worked over the weekend on a motion to dismiss the case which was granted. I would definitely use him again.
Posted by VJ | April 18, 2013
Offers Excellent Guidance!
Mr. Degelleke provides excellent counsel and guidance, and with many years of experience, you can not find a more qualified and knowledgeable attorney. He truly cares about his clients, and I want to thank him for his excellent, caring counsel. I highly recommend him without any reservation!
Posted by Corey | April 13, 2012
Takes Care of Clients
Peter really took care of my case while I am across the country! He was very responsive and took care of my case as he stated he would be able to. Without his help I would be without a future in a very reputable company. I am forever grateful.
Posted by Donna | May 28, 2010
Peter Degelleke has our #1 vote
I would absolutely recommend Peter. My daughter had shoplifted for the first time. I found Peter by website and decided to email him a note. I had no idea what to do, what mine and my daughters rights were and how much trouble she would face. I emailed Peter on a weekend not even thinking he would get back to me. Within hours I got a response from Peter. I could believe it! He sounded very genuine, caring and explained in general terms what my daughter would be facing. He really put me at ease. With his guidance we were able to face the court system with confidence . She has learned her lesson without facing criminal charges on her record. I found Peter to be extremely caring, quick to respond, and knew the court system. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by John | May 21, 2010
Knowledgeable and Realistic Adviser
I was very pleased with all my dealings with Peter. He explained things well and advised me in a practical, down-to-earth manner. Although I wasn't in on the details of his negotiations with my opponent's attorney, these negotiations came out better than I expected. He knows how things work in the court system. During lengthy and emotional conflict over an estate, I found his guidance reassuring. I'm thrifty and I was very pleased with how Peter used his time on my case.
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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Peter G. DeGelleke
  • 1977 - Present


  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Tufts University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973

Sample of Legal Cases

  • dogbite - personal injury
  • settlement - $275,000
  • supplying alcohol to minors
  • case dismissed
  • personal injury - pedestrian
  • settlement - $330,000
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  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • member
  • 1977 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Fee Arbitrator
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Clients' Security Board
  • Chair
  • 2003 - 2008

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Settlements of the Year
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Trial Advocacy Workshop-Harvard Law School, 25 years
  • Trial advocacy
  • 2014
  • numerous international conferences
  • risk and crisis response/management
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (4)
Endorse Peter
Litigation Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Peter as an attorney for over 30 years and he zealously and successfully advocates for and supports his clients. I have also known him to be totally ethical and always professional throughout the years. His competency is without question."
Bedford Criminal defense Lawyer Peter G Degelleke
Peter G Degelleke
Criminal defense Attorney
Bedford, MA
Licensed for 47 years
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