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Edward McNaught

Juvenile law Attorney at Salem, MA

5.0   33 reviews

About Edward

Learn Edward’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    35%
    An OUI charge jeopardizes your license and often, by extension, your livelihood.

  2. Juvenile law
    35%
    Aggressive and passionate for our youth.

  3. Criminal defense
    30%
    Aggressively fighting for your defense.

A private attorney with an office in Salem, Massachusetts.  Representing clients throughout the Commonwealth with a passion for juvenile and adult defense.  Focused on case outcomes and client service.

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Licensed for 14 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 09/19/2022
State ME
Status Inactive
Acquired 2008
Updated 11/26/2022

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

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Edward McNaught
60 Washington Street
Suite 201
Salem, MA, 01923

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Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't ask for more!
I'm very happy I had Ted on my side. He made everything clear and easy for me, and most importantly gave me realistic expectations based on the things I was most concerned about. The outcome was the best I could have hoped for.
Posted by Patrick | April 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Assistant Store Manager
Teddy was referred to me by a trusted source and was very Receptive to my issue at hand. He wasted no time reviewing my information. Going forward I will consult with Teddy whenever a situation may arise.
Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Very Positive Outcome
I had been accused by the police of a domestic assault. There was an argument with my spouse that got loud and the police were called by a neighbor. Teddy listened to my story, took the time to understand what had really happened and became a tremendous advocate. I was really anxious regarding the situation and Ted was quick to respond to all of my questions and concerns. His knowledge of the courts, how they worked, and who to speak with were incredibly helpful. My case was dismissed without ever going to trial. Money well spent !
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Posted by Sarah | November 22, 2019
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Thank you Teddy!
I was a nervous wreck facing possible jail time and having my drivers license permanently revoked. Teddy was recommended by a friend, and I couldn’t have been happier with him. He was articulate, determined and fair, not to mention sympathetic to my plight. In the end, the outcome far exceeded any of my expectations. I would and will absolutely recommend him to anyone seeking a defense attorney.
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Posted by Ronnie | November 7, 2019
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One of a kind!!!!
Teddy represented me on a matter involving a road rage incident where I was injured. He was very prepared and engaged in every step of the process, made it very easy!!!! Thanks again!!!
Posted by Bruce | October 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Helped recover downpayment and damages from an unscrupulous contractor.
Teddy did a great job guiding us through the small claims court process, dealing with the magistrate and judges, and obtaining maximum settlement in our favor.
Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2019
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President & CEO
Attorney McNaught performed in an excellent manner, resulting in my exoneration at the earliest possible stage in the legal proceeding. His knowledge of the legal system was critical. His 'read' on my situation specifically, along with masterfully tailoring a specific legal action plan, turned out to be the key to our success.
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
One of the best on the NS
I started out with an attorney who I was not happy with, so a friend referred me to Attorney McNaught. I couldn’t have been happier with the referral. He was adamant, educating, and most importantly dependable. Mr. McNaught kept myself and my family in the loop during the process, every question that came up was quickly answered and he assured me if the answer was not readily available he would try his best to deliver, and that’s exactly what he did. I could tell right from the start he was invested in my case and he wouldn’t only try, but he would do whatever he could to make sure it all went as smooth as possible. Mr. McNaught is what you would call “ a stand up guy” and I say this with the upmost confidence. I would absolutely recommend him to everyone and anyone in need of a defense. In the courtroom he was professional, and would stick out his neck for his client. I can not recommend this man enough for a defense, his actions speak louder than words. He doesn’t make any promises he can’t keep, and he lets his client know all outcomes and assured you he will do his absolute best, and he does exactly that.
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Posted by P | May 7, 2019
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Top Notch Attorney
Teddy is an excellent attorney, we had a situation were I had exercised poor judgment and needed his help. He was understanding and non- judgmental. He almost immediately made me feel like a human again after that horrible experience. I would recommend him to anyone who needs legal defense.
Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent criminal defense attorney
Teddy provided sound advice to me. He understood my concerns and sought the best possible outcome for my case. He is a very hard worker and really went to bat for me in court every time. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a criminal defense attorney.
Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
A real gem!
Teddy is incredibly knowledgeable, easy to work with, and a great at communication. He truly cares about his clients. He did a great job with my case, going out on a lim to help someone he did not know at all. I highly recommend him to everyone.
Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Thorough, responsive and results-oriented
There was a troubling incident that disrupted my family on a Friday night and we had to be in court the following Monday. Edward worked with me for several hours, on short notice, on a Sunday evening to prepare for the appearance. Edward understood exactly what we needed to do, explained the legal process to us accurately and represented us in court on that Monday. We got the result for which we had hoped. But, even if we had not, I know we were prepared for every possibility as a result to his swift efforts. Since that time, Edward has maintained correspondence whenever I've had a follow up question and is always professional with his highly responsive correspondence. I would highly recommend Attorney McNaught to anyone who requires assistance through a legal situation that requires thorough and swift action.
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Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2018
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Highly Recommended
Teddy did an excellent job with my case. From day one, he told me exactly what evidence to gather and guided me through the process of what to expect and how to respond appropriately in court. Even when I was getting nervous, I felt confident with his help. At court he did a wonderful job representing me and presenting my case. He cross examined the defendant and made her look like a complete dumbass, cleverly setting up his questions so she would answer im favor to my case. Even though it wasnt a straight forward slamdunk case, we won. I dont think I would of won without his expertise.
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Posted by Michael | December 5, 2018
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OUI
Edward was recommended to me by a friend of mine who is a lawyer. He handled my case with understanding and was very professional. We went over every detail of what could happen and what was the best course of action. I was very pleased with the outcome. I would recommend him to any of my friends or family if they had a need for his services.
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2018
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Excellent experience with Attorney McNaught
I had hired Attorney McNaught for a DUI charge earlier this year. He was very responsive and knowledge. I had a great result for my court case and I would highly recommend him to others.
Posted by Steve | July 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Saved the day
Ted was easy to talk to and communicate with. He was very perceptive and understanding of the implications of our case. He hired a private investigator to do background research on the witnesses, so that we were fully prepared for our hearing. That information made all the difference! His experience in the criminal defense legal world of Salem courts was very helpful. He understood the scope of a hearing versus going to trial and made excellent decisions about how to proceed. Our case was continued with no verdict for 6 months. We are very satisfied with his hard work. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a fabulous attorney! He saved the day!
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Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2018
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Highly recommended, lived up to it.
I hired Teddy to help me navigate through a tough situation related to criminal law (my wife and I were physically attacked in broad daylight). I wasn't sure I needed an attorney and then decided if I wasn't sure I needed an attorney I absolutely needed one. Another respected attorney who practices in a different area of the law recommended Teddy and he didn't disappoint. He was smart, frank, highly ethical and had a calm confidence that spoke of ability and experience. He steered me through my situation and, most importantly, advocated for and protected me.
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Posted by Denise | July 24, 2018
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Defense Lawyer
Ted was a professional and very thorough and kind in representing my case before a judge in Salem Court. He was os great council and I would highly recommend Ted to anyone.
Posted by Kelsey | July 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal / Civil Case
McNaught J.D. , Is one of the most well equipped lawyers to handle criminal and civil suits at a conservative price. He was well prepared and won my case with ease. You could even argue that he is a good psychologist because anytime I had doubts or anxieties he went out of his way to calm me down and tell me what was expected in the courtroom. I highly recommend him for he is mature, intellectual, creative, kind, funny, and a very down to earth man. Thankyou so much for your help !
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Posted by Jim | June 5, 2018
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Great Attorney
Teddy recently helped me with an OUI case. He advised me and managed my expectations throughout the process. This was my first court case and I felt like I was in good hands from the beginning right through to the "not-guilty" verdict at the end. Jury deliberated for 10-15 minutes and it was over. I had my license back the next day. Thank you Teddy, you're the best!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Edward A. McNaught III, P.C.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Morrison Mahoney, LLP
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Investigator
  • Office of Bar Counsel
  • 2005 - 2007

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Saint Anselm College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Rodriguez
  • Plea
  • Leighton v. Town of Plymouth
  • Settled

Associations

  • Essex County Bar Association Advocates, Inc.
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Boston American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2017

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Lecturer
  • Massachusetts District Court Criminal Defense
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (6)
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney McNaught is one of the most dedicated individuals I've encountered since I started my legal career. He's intelligent, savvy, and extremely genuine. Whatever your problems may be, he will be more than willing to help you navigate effectively to a solution that is ideal for you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney McNaught is an outstanding litigator with an extremely high level of knowledge and expertise in criminal law. As a colleague, I have observed his ability to advocate for his clients in court on countless occasions. Attorney McNaught treats his clients with care and works zealously to obtain their overall objectives. He is thoughtful and thorough in his approach to cases. Attorney McNaught is well-known and very respected by judges and court personnel. He has an outstanding reputation and esteem by his peers. Attorney McNaught is knowledgeable, always prepared and effective. I would highly recommend Attorney McNaught."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked with Attorney McNaiught for several years and have worked on serious criminal matters with. He is an incredible advocate who demonstrates an extensive knowledge of the law. He is also caring and compassionate, which make his clients feel at ease throughout this difficult process. I highly recommend Attorney McNaught."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney McNaught is bright, personable, and a great advocate in the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Masterful Attorney. Outstanding courtroom Skills. Masterful litigator."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Good person, great lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Teddy is the perfect combination of hard work and integrity. Also, he has a great personal touch which makes the process so much easier."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney McNaught for more than a decade. He is an excellent advocate to have on your side and a dedicated attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've referred clients to Teddy for criminal defense related work and they've always been extremely happy with his representation. Highly recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney McNaught is a knowledgeable, creative and zealous advocate for his clients. He works hard to effectuate the best outcome for his clients and he has become my go-to on all criminal law matters. I trust Attorney McNaught to provide me with an accurate, in-depth interpretation of the law and a creative solution to the problem. I highly recommend Attorney McNaught."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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