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Nathaniel Spinney

Criminal defense Attorney at Lynn, MA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2015
    Active No misconduct found

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About Nathaniel

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I have devoted my life to creating equity and seeking justice for all people. Since I've started practicing I have been fighting for the people of Lynn and the North Shore communities. I've been accepting court-appointed criminal defense cases since 2016 in the juvenile, district, and superior courts. 

Before turning to the law, I spent 8 years advocating alongside the work of Sierra Service Project, leading community groups, and coaching club soccer. During law school, I earned a place as a lawyering fellow with the prestigious Northeastern Social Justice Project. I am a resident of Lynn, and firm believer in the potential of this City. I am passionate about achieving the best possible result for my clients. My goal is to be a voice for the voiceless and reach as many people as possible and to connect them with legal resources and the dignity they are owed. 

I received a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University of Oregon (Go Ducks) in 2009 and earned a Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law in 2015.

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Cherry Tree Legal, PLLC
85 Exchange Street
Suite 302
Lynn, MA, 01901
Cherry Tree Legal, Title
7 Kimball Ln
Bld D, Ste 1
Lynnfield, MA, 01940
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Posted by Santa | October 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal defense
My lawyer Nathaniel Spinney is amazing to me ! I have contacted him in various occasions When so have needed him and in difficult times I was facing. Spinney is very very professional and Not only does he offer years of experience, he is also always striving to learn more and improve upon his craft to achieve successful outcomes for his clients. I personally will say When it comes to finding the best legal representation for your case I recommend Attorney Nathaniel Spinney.
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Posted by Brian | April 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Spinney went above and beyond to make us fully understand different types of documents we could obtain to benefit my family in the future such as a will and power of attorney. After meeting with Nathaniel he had our documents quickly and we were highly impressed with the quality of everything. Myself and my wife would highly recommend Nathaniel. He is a very honest attorney and gives you the most value for your money.
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Posted by Amy | March 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome lawyer
We hired Mr. Nathaniel Spinney to complete a will and power of attorney and health care proxy. He was very personable gave good advice. Was able to guide us through the process and was very flexible about when he could with us. His pricing for the services was great! Best attorney to come to Lynn!!


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Cherry Tree Legal, PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • High Rock Legal
  • 2016 - 2020
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Sherry, Black, Geller, Cain, & Vachereau
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Legal Tax Intern
  • Raytheon Co.
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Youth Advocacy Department Law Clerk
  • Committee For Public Counsel Services
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Judicial Intern
  • Massachusetts Superior Court
  • 2013 - 2013
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  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • University of Oregon
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Assault and Battery Domestic
  • Not Guilty
  • OUI
  • Not Guilty
  • Malicious Destruction of Motor Vehicle
  • Not Guilty


  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2023


Speaking Engagements

  • East Coast International Church
  • A Legal Perspective on the Bible
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Spinney is extremely knowledgeable, well-versed in the law and client-oriented. I would strongly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Spinney is an excellent attorney and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer. He is diligent, professional and empathetic. More importantly, he is a great person who cares deeply about his clients. He is always prepared, and is always ready to fight for his clients. His clients are lucky to have him!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nate is very passionate about his work and card deeply about the well being of his clients. He does not cut corners and he keeps his clients well informed of their cases. I highly recommend Nate for any criminal and/or OUI related matter."
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Lynn Criminal defense Lawyer Nathaniel Spinney
Nathaniel Spinney
Criminal defense Attorney
Lynn, MA
Licensed for 8 years
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