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Jason A. Guida

Criminal defense Attorney at Saugus, MA

5.0   25 reviews

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  1. Civil rights
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    Attorney Jason A. Guida is the leading expert on Massachusetts firearms laws and regulations.

  2. Criminal defense
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    Attorney Guida is a former Assistant District Attorney with experience in all types of criminal matters. An accomplished trial attorney, Attorney Guida’s expertise in firearms law makes him the top choice for criminal firearms cases

    9 years

Attorney Jason A. Guida is the leading expert on Massachusetts firearms laws and regulations.


Attorney Guida’s unique professional background gives his clients an edge in achieving successful results in a cost effective manner. His extensive knowledge and hands-on experience makes him the first choice for clients seeking advice on complicated firearms licensing cases and criminal matters.


As the former Director of the Massachusetts Firearms Records Bureau, Attorney Guida has trained and advised local, state and federal law enforcement officials on firearms licensing and firearms related criminal investigations. He has served as Counsel to the Firearms Licensing Review Board, is a former member of the Gun Control Advisory Board and has prosecuted cases as an Assistant District Attorney.

 

Attorney Guida handles cases anywhere in Massachusetts and was named a 2014 “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers (www.superlawyers.com). He accepts referrals from the US Concealed Carry Law Network (www.usccalaw.com) and the Texas Law Shield Firearms Legal Defense Fund (www.texaslawshield.com). 

Time is of the essence in most firearms cases. When it counts and your rights are on the line, you need Attorney Guida’s proven experience working for you.

Licensed for 16 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 09/19/2022

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

Contact Jason

Law Office of Jason A. Guida
17 Lark Ave
Saugus, MA, 01906

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Posted by John | April 28, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The best in his field !
I had an OUI conviction 1996 which in Massachusetts permanently disqualified from owning a firearm. In 2015 I sat before the Firearm Licensing Review Board (FLRB) and petitioned to have my right to posses a firearm restored. I possessed a clean record since my 1996 incident for which I take full responsibility for. The FLRB ruled in my favor, finding that I was a suitable candidate. The town I live in then issued me a LTC. I felt so good knowing that after taking responsibility for my poor decisions as a much younger man and trying to learn from my mistakes and making good decisions, that after 20 years I was found suitable to have my 2nd amendment right restored. Well the story does not end there, in 2018 the Massachusetts Attorney General ruled that people who had their LTC issued through an FLRB ruling would no longer be recognized and that these people would no longer be able to posses a firearm or LTC. My reaction..... Noooooooooo !!!!! This cant be !!!!!! I had joined a range, purchased firearms and now I was going to be in violation of the law!!!! Attorney Jason Guida, using his extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of firearms laws was able to successfully litigate a major case in which the result meant that I would not be denied the opportunity to renew my LTC. I had been stressed out since 2018 for the day my LTC would expire and I would not be able to renew it. I did a lot of research, I can say with fair certainty that I do not think anyone without the expert knowledge that Attorney Guida posses would have been successful. I am extremely grateful for Attorney Guida and his former clients who forged the path for people in my situation to enjoy their 2nd amendment rights. Please trust me on this, if you have an issue involving a firearm license and need representation do not waste your time searching the internet. Call Attorney Guida and know that you have the best guy in the field representing you.
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Posted by Anthony | February 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Representation Second to None.
Being a firearms dealer in Massachusetts is difficult in this day and age. After being accused by the Attorney General of certain violations, having my rights being trampled on by the same, and spending six months dealing with an incompetent attorney I turned to Jason for help, Jason was able to correct the inequities and reach a satisfactory conclusion to my legal problems. His knowledgeable, honest, and upfront approach was exactly what was required to get the job done. I cannot recommend him enough.
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Posted by Patrick | September 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I recommend Attorney Jason Guida
I wholeheartedly recommend Attorney Jason Guida for any and all firearms licensing representation needs in Massachusetts. Attorney Guida is a total professional and really easy to work with.
Posted by Ron | October 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Direct Communication; Outstanding Representation.
In 2019 we moved to Massachusetts from a state where the laws are relatively firearms-friendly, easy to locate, and reasonably understandable. My initial exploration showed Massachusetts gun laws to be quite different - much more complicated, harder to locate, and highly variable from one locale to the next. Accordingly I sought out a referral to a knowledgeable firearms attorney. I could not have been better directed or more fortunate to have chosen Attorney Jason Guida. Mr. Guida was extremely professional, communicated in a responsive and straightforward manner and was clearly the authoritative source on firearms licensing matters in Massachusetts. I wanted to be sure that I was approaching the entire process of licensing, transporting and storing my firearms properly and avoiding the pitfalls of pursuing the matter on my own. If you want to know that you are on solid legal footing and taking all of the appropriate actions, you need to engage the services of Jason A. Guida. I recommend him and his legal services without reservation!
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Posted by Melvin | June 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good Lawyer
After having a firearm stolen and properly reporting it to the police. I got my LTC suspended. After a year and half dealing with the police I was able to get my LTC back due to the knowledge and background Jason Guida has in gun cases. The best thing I can say about Jason is that he gives you full detail of your case and likelihood of winning or losing, that your not wasting your money aimlessly. I would highly recommend Jason to anyone.
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Posted by Brian | April 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Firearms Attorney
I retained Attorney Jason Guida to represent me in court after my LTC was revoked. Attorney Guida’s performance in court was exceptional. Not only is he a Firearms law expert he was very respectful and easy to work with. I recently received a copy of the court order reinstating my LTC.
Posted by Ray | February 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great gun law attorney
There was no way the state of Massachusetts or the local police department was going to issue me a license to carry with the convictions on my record. Attorney Guida found a way and now I have a class A LTC. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Rohan | December 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent MA Firearms Attorney
I retained Attorney Guida to prepare an initial firearms license application and couldn’t be more satisfied with his services. He thoroughly explained all my options, answered all my legal questions, and broke down the process to obtain my LTC in an easy to understand and step by step manner. With his representation and the LTC application he prepared for me, I was able to obtain my LTC-A without restrictions, in well-under the 40 days that the PD has to issue a license. His fee structure was fair and extremely reasonable and his retainer agreement clearly spelled out his scope of representation. I would definitely entrust him to take care of any further legal matters down the line, should the need arise, and would easily recommend him to my friends and family. For anyone that may require an attorney who is intimately familiar with the intricacies of MA Firearms Law as well as an attorney that has the appropriate connections with various licensing authorities, and is looking for assistance and quality representation with firearm-related legal matters, look no further than Attorney Guida!
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Posted by Carlos C. | September 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer for your LTC needs!
After having been denied a LTC based on something on my record from 25 years ago I had no knowledge of since it did not show up on regular background checks, I reached out to Attorney Guida. He heard my story and decided to take my case to eventough it was a long shot for the decision from the Chief Of Police to be reversed. Attorney Guida guided me through the entire process from the consultations and all the way through the court proceedings. I'm happy to report the with Attorney Guida's help, I now have my LTC!
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Posted by Fred | January 7, 2015
Very professional
Jason represented me at a hearing in front of the Firearm License Review Board. I cannot say enough about his knowledge of the process and how well he prepared me for the hearing.
Posted by Brett | January 4, 2015
The attorney you want on your side for Massachusetts Firearms issues
When I was searching for assistance applying for a non-resident temporary license to carry in Massachusetts the combination of Mr. Guida's public service and private practice stood out to me. In the end he helped me navigate the complicated Massachusetts process and obtain exactly the license I saught. I will definitely seek his services in any related future matters.
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Posted by Jacob | December 11, 2014
Call Attorney Guida if you need legal help
Attorney Guida gave me great legal advice, was responsive to my questions and concerns, and generally cared about me and the issues I was confronting. He knows the law thoroughly and let me know what all my options were so I could make a decision that was best for me. I would recommend him to anyone who needs someone to fight for them.
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Posted by Chad | December 11, 2014
The ONLY choice for a firearms attorney in MA.
Jason Guida helped me through the convoluted process of applying for a Licence to Carry Firearms in MA. His knowledge of the "ins and outs" of one of the most cumbersome and frustrating licensing systems in the country comes from his previous experience as the head of the Firearms Licensing Records Board. He was attentive and informative during the initial consult, and gave constant updates throughout the process. Spent much time on the phone answering my many questions, and responded to emails promptly. If you have an issue with any aspect of owning or using a firearm in MA, THIS is the man you want representing your side.
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Posted by Jorge | December 11, 2014
Best and most reliable service provided
Jason handled my case with the upmost professionalism , he kept me informed on every step of the process of my case and how he would go about dealing with the legal the hindrances of said case, he knew very well how to go about getting the outcome I desired and the communication between Jason and myself was outstanding he was available at the most continent times if I ever had a question, overall the best service anyone could ask for
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Posted by Enrico | December 6, 2014
Attorney Jason Guida provides first rate counsel.
When my previous employer attempted to keep me from collecting unemployment benefits, Attorney Guida kept me informed throughout the appeals process. He artfully cited case law demonstrating that my former employer was in the wrong, and I was awarded all benefits retroactively. I can give Jason Guida nothing but my highest recommendation.
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2014
The Attorney for MA FLRB hearings
I usually don't write reviews, but I felt the need to In this instance because of my very positive experience with Attorney Guida. I applied for and was denied my MA LTC due to a misdemeanor from 10 years ago. I was ellidgible for a hearing with MA FLRB. After contemplating doing it alone, I'm very glad that I went with Attorney Guida instead. His knowledge of the process, preparedness , and attention to detail is exceptional. With his assitance I received a favorable decision. This is not an easy process and should be taken very serious. I'm usually a do it myself kind of person. However with the MA FLRB you only get one chance and Attirney Guida is the person you want sitting next to you.
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Posted by Arthur | December 5, 2014
Honest, skilled, unrelenting legal help.
Jason Guida was absolutely determined to leave no stone unturned in gathering information in support of my firearms case. If you want someone you can rely upon to do everything that CAN be done to help you, look no further. An extremely capable, focused, and intelligent individual skilled at his craft, and I can't say enough good things about him.
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Posted by Dave | December 4, 2014
Wouldn't Have Been Successful Without Him
Attorney Guida assisted me in my FLRB appeal. His experience and guidance was vital to the success of my appeal and the restoration of my civil rights. The appeal process is quite involved, and not something I would want to attempt without legal representation. In my opinion, you are not going to find anyone more qualified to represent you when going before the board. I would recommend Mr. Guida to anyone needing assistance with matters regarding firearms and firearm licensing, as he will be the first person I turn to should I ever need representation in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2014
firearms
jason brought me thru the legal system that i never existed on a firearms issue that i had in mass i would of never been able to do what i do without his services . it brought my life back together.
Posted by Lance | December 4, 2014
Jason Guida Attorney
Attorney Jason Guida was one of the best lawyers that I have ever come in contact with. When we first discussed our case, he said he thought he could help us. When the circumstances changed he was able to find a resolution to our issue and walk us through everything that needed to be done. He went above and beyond our expectations. I would recommend him to anyone. I would 100% use him again.
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Director of the Firearms Records Bureau
  • Commonwealth Of Massachusetts
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • District Attorney's Office Hampden County
  • 2006 - 2008

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD
  • 2006
  • James Madison University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 2014 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. I've known Jason for almost 15 years as a trusted colleague and knowledgeable attorney. I have consulted with Jason on cases, and he is an exceptional attorney."
Administrative law Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Attorney Guida on the Firearms License Review Board and we continue to discuss Massachusetts licensing law now. He is well qualified in this field."
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Saugus Criminal defense Lawyer Jason A. Guida
Jason A. Guida
Criminal defense Attorney
Saugus, MA
Licensed for 16 years