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Nicole Reilly

Criminal defense Attorney at Danvers, MA

5.0   27 reviews

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In every criminal matter, there is an enormous amount at risk. Often times, it is a person's very freedom that hangs in the balance. I will leave no stone unturned to protect my clients and to defend their interests whatever the situation and whatever the obstacles. I take every case very seriously and go to great lengths to spend extensive time getting to know my clients. My primary goal is to first build a relationship of trust with each client. I understand that negotiating through the legal process is frightening and confusing, especially if someone has never been involved in the court system before. It is my responsibility to make certain that each client has a full understanding of the court proceedings so that each person feels that his or her voice has been heard. 

I have been practicing law for almost 15 years in the District, Superior and Probate and Family courts in Essex, Middlesex and Suffolk counties and throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I firmly believe that an effective advocate must not only know the law but must know and be known in all of the local courts. I have spent many years developing a reputation for being a fierce, tenacious advocate for my clients, a reputation of which I am very proud.

 

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Licensed for 18 years
State NH
Status Active
Acquired 2020
Updated 06/19/2020
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 12/26/2022

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

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Reilly & Rosnov, PC
435 Newbury Street
Suite 214
Danvers, MA, 01923

Reviews

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Posted by David | October 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Very helpful attorney!
Nicole, was very professional , in my matter she made me feel confident , I would definitely recommend her for your attorney!
Posted by Gregory | September 18, 2022
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You will not be disappointed
Referred to Nicole to resolve a matter and she was extremely thorough, reachable, reliable and it was 100% win. You can definitely count on Nicole. Highly recommend
Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2021
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Highly recommend this lawyer!
I was in crisis and didn’t understand the intricacies of the legal system. Nicole immediately took me in, made me understand what was happening and why. She also told me what needed to happen so that i would be patient. She explained things to me in a way I was able to understand and make decisions. She also empowered me to fight for myself which is something I have never done. I was scared and still am, but Nicole has my back in a way nobody else ever has and It’s obvious that she truly cares. She understands what mental abuse is.
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Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2021
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The best!
Attorney Riley went above and beyond to help me with a business matter. She made a stressful situation go smoothly and handled everything for me.. You could not ask for a more knowledgeable, professional, and caring lawyer. The outcome was better than expected.
Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2021
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Excellent Results
I was a defendant in a criminal matter with 3 separate charges. One of the charges was presented in District court, the two other were sent to Superior. Attorney Reilly worked tirelessly to help me prove my innocence, and the results were that all three charges were dismissed. She stayed in constant communication with me, I was informed at every step. I had never been charged with a crime before and I had no idea what to expect. I felt comfortable with Attorney Reilly in my corner and she fought for me to the end. I would recommend her services to anyone.
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Posted by Leah | August 13, 2020
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Top Tier Professional
Nicole Reilly is an extremely knowledgeable individual. She is extremely invested in her clients. Not only did she reassure me continuously through out the process, she truly made me feel as if I was family to her and she would do whatever it took to get me through the hard times. I would highly highly recommend Nicole.
Posted by MICHAEL | April 23, 2020
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Calm Caring Comforting
Attorney Reilly took my case when I had just been arrested, Her and her teams first job was to get me out of jail. When I got to court I was a scared healthcare professional that had never been in trouble before and didn't know what to expect or even what was going on. After I was released on my own recognizance we sat down to talk about the case. With her caring and determined attitude we immediately hired her and we felt lucky to have been referred to her. I was facing up to 25 years in prison for a crime I didn't commit. She was always there if I called to talk me off the ledge literally. She made me feel confident that maybe the justice system would work for me. I didn't know what to expect ans she would be honest and could talk to me and my family in a way that we could understand what was next and how we were to go about our defense. When she came up with a plan we felt she was very confident in the direction that we would go (even if I wasn't). You go through a lot of emotions throughout this difficult process but I could always count on her to assertive while still being conscious of where I was mentally. From the pretrial hearings all the way through the jury selection then the trial took about years and there was never a day in court or out that thought she wasn't in control of the situation (even though I was absolutely not). When the jury came back I was a mess, even though she prepared me for this moment, you are never are really prepared for having 12 people be in control of the rest of your life. I was unable to keep it together when they walked in. She held my hand and looked my in the eye. She didn't have to use any words I knew she was there for me no matter the outcome. The the not guilty verdict came back I lost it and 2 years of emotion came out. She hugged me and I thanked her for everything. Not only did she save my, and my families, lives but she became a trusted friend and we love her.
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Posted by Brian | April 21, 2020
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Life Saver!
Attorney Nicole Reilly took on my case right before I went to trial with a court appointed lawyer in which I was facing up to 5 years imprisonment If not longer, so my case was extended and we she first did a motion to dismiss one of my charges and we further succeeded with that which cut my possible imprisonment in half and soon there after we met for a plea hearing and the judge offered me 1 year to serve with the balance suspended and a few years probation, at which time Attorney Reilly recommended I take that deal bc trial was gunna be tough to win so I took her advice and I'm already out on parole 6 months later and I'm a new man life is really looking up and I owe it all to her she saved my life that's as simple as I can put it I highly recommend her to anyone in need of help in a bad situation.
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Posted by Torrie | February 6, 2020
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Great and Dedicated Lawyer
I am so happy Nicole was my lawyer during the worst year of my life. She was dedicated to my case and hopeful for the best outcome, but honest with what could be ahead of us. I always knew I could contact her if I needed and she would get back to me, almost always within minutes. She never gave up on me and continued to fight for the best outcome. Towards the end I felt completely defeated and depressed by my mistake and almost completely gave up, but she never did. Through Nicole’s impressive knowledge, research, professionalism, dedication and connections and reputation, she was able to give me back as much of my life as possible. Thank you so much Nicole!
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Posted by Charles | August 15, 2019
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Glad I hired Nicole!
I was referred to Nicole back in May of '19 and I found her to be personable and empathetic to my legal issue and the effect it was having on me personally. She answered all my questions and her legal advice was solid in the end. She was someone I felt cared about what was happening to me and how the disposition of my case could be best served to that end. I had follow-up questions related to my case after it was settled and she was responsive and forthcoming, with practical advice for my benefit. Cost-wise, I found Nicle's fee to be in line with another attorney in the area that I consulted with prior to retaining her. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her!
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2019
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Nicole Reilly
Great attorney, easy to communicate with . Her confidence and experience with the law, makes Nicole unique and reliable. We are glad we chose Nicole as our attorney.
Response from Nicole Reilly June 24, 2019
Thank you so much. I truly wish you the best. Nicole
Posted by Jamie | June 4, 2019
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Excellent help!
She was very I formed on every subject and question. She went above and beyond with everything I needed. She had connections and friends that helped extremely. I could not have asked for anything better!
Response from Nicole Reilly June 24, 2019
Thank you so much. I appreciate your comments. Best always, Nicole
Posted by Chris | May 1, 2019
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Consummate Proffesional
Ms. Reilly responded promptly to our request for counsel. She was incredible in helping our family through two very challenging situations. Her court room demeanor is impeccable. We couldn't have asked for a better attorney to represent our interests and obtain the desired outcome.
Response from Nicole Reilly May 2, 2019
Thank you so much! Best to you all!
Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2019
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Helped with Irritating Case
We went to Nicole for assistance with a nuisance issue that was exaggerated into a more serious charge and she was able to help.
Response from Nicole Reilly April 27, 2019
Thank you! Best always.
Posted by Robert | April 16, 2019
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Fantastic Legal Counsel
Nicole is extremely professional. She had answers for all the questions I had regarding my case. She was supportive the entire time and was a source of comfort. She returned messages very fast even while away from the office on personal time. I would recommend her to all in need and would hire her again without question.
Response from Nicole Reilly April 19, 2019
Thank you so much and I truly wish you the best!
Posted by Mario | December 22, 2018
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Awesome!
Nicole was honest and straight forward from the beginning. It was my first time in need of a lawyer. Very professional and really took interest in my case and kept me calm throughout this nightmare i was in. Definitely recommen!
Response from Nicole Reilly February 14, 2019
Thank you so much. I hope all is well.
Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2018
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Successful Criminal Defense Case
Attorney Reilly came highly recommended to me from a retired lawman when I recently got into trouble. She clearly explained to me the process, range of possible penalties from best case to worst case scenarios and answered any questions I had, which were few since she was so thorough. She successfully negotiated a plea deal for the best cace scenario she had explained to me. It was extermely obvious that she had an excellent rapport and was very experienced and well respected by the Clerk, District Attorneys Office and the Judge.
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Response from Nicole Reilly December 6, 2018
Thank you so much for your kind words. Best always, Nicole
Posted by Kimberly | November 28, 2018
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Reilly VS Ipswich
Nicole was recommended to me by 3 different people who know her or used her in the past, everyone raved about her amazing personality and reputation in the court. After meeting with her My daughter felt so much better and confident in her ability to help us. She is a ROCKSTAR!!!! 10 out of 10. You won’t be disappointed!!!
Response from Nicole Reilly November 29, 2018
Thank you so much! I wish you and your beautiful family the very best!
Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2018
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Truly a superhero
In my professional capacity, I've worked with many attorneys, and have learned that there are few things more valuable than being able to rely on expert counsel. In Nicole's case, she is nothing less than exceptional! Attorney Reilly guided my family and me through a complex case where we were exposed to abusive behavior by a troubled and manipulative individual. I couldn't imagine else who could have provided the same peace of mind, clarity and certainty, especially through dealing with the local court system. Nicole is a MASTER in navigating this system, and I highly recommend her. In addition, she is truly an expert in working negotiations, drafting documents, and works with the highest degree of professionalism. Whatever legal issues you are going through, there is no one better I could recommend to lean on than Attorney Reilly.
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Response from Nicole Reilly October 24, 2018
Thank you so much for the kind words. I really appreciate it. Best wishes to you all.
Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2018
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Very good and professional experience
Nicole was recommended and hired by our family on two occasions. In both cases we were very satisfied with her support, advice and subject knowledge. We would highly recommend her.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Nicole Reilly
  • 2004 - Present

Education

  • Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Emmanuel College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • Commonweatlh v. A Juvenile
  • Motion to Suppress-Improper Miranda granted-General Continuance and then Dismissal

Associations

  • Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers (MAWL)
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2006

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Commonwealth Heroines of Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in MA
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Boston Magazine
  • Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • New England Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2014
  • Award of Appreciation
  • Triton Regional School District
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Award of Appreciation
  • Triton Regional School District
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Newburyport Bar Association
  • Changes to the Criminal Justice Reform Act
  • 2018
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Cutting Edge Discovery Techniques in Criminal Practice
  • 2017
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Criminal Trial Preparation
  • 2015
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Pre-trial Preparation in Criminal Law
  • 2015
  • Massachusetts School of Law
  • Panelist Massachusetts School of Law-Criminal Litigation
  • 2014
  • Law Day
  • Law Day
  • 2013
  • Expert Panel Discussion Criminal Law
  • Massachusetts School of Law Alumni Panel
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (15)
Endorse Nicole
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer and her outstanding law firm of Reilly, Newton & Rosnov, LLP."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nicole is a great resource for other attorneys and a very competent litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known attorney Reilly for several years. She is an excellent lawyer who works hard for her clients. I highly recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. After reviewing many of Attorney Reilly's responses to complicated legal matters it is clear that she has the utmost knowledge of criminal law and criminal defense. She is a great asset to the criminal defense bar and I wholeheartedly endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Nicole without reservation as an experienced and very effective professional in the field of Criminal Defense."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is knowledgeable and effective."
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Danvers Criminal defense Lawyer Nicole Reilly
Nicole Reilly
Criminal defense Attorney
Danvers, MA
Licensed for 18 years