Criminal Defense Practice
Our MA law firm specializes in criminal law cases after conviction. We handle appeals, motions for a new trial, motions to revise and revoke sentences, guilty plea withdrawals, parole hearings, commutation petitions, and federal habeas petitions.
Wrongful Conviction Practice
We also handle civil wrongful conviction MA cases under a new statute that allows innocent people convicted of serious crimes to seek compensation for their wrongful convictions. Please note: If you are not in MA, you need to check with lawyers in your own state about your case. There are time limits, so don't delay.
About Attorney Mary T. Rogers
Attorney Mary T. Rogers won a United States Supreme Court case as co-counsel on June 25, 2009. The case, Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, has widespread application to all criminal cases throughout the U.S. The Court ruled that under the Sixth Amendment all defendants have the right to confront and cross-examine forensic crime analysts. The government cannot rely on the forensic lab report in place of live testimony. Now, the government must call the live witness to the stand.
What sets us apart from other law firms:
We are known for our thoroughness. We spend more time with our clients than the average lawyer actually discussing with you the facts about your case and what you think went wrong at your trial. We review court documents. We discuss your case with your prior attorneys to gather additional information. We research many aspects of your case and choose the issues that have the greatest chance of success.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|"One of the Top Ten Lawyers in MA for 2009"||MA Lawyers Weekly||2010|
|Graduated Cum Laude||Suffolk University Law School||1987|
|American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Writing||Suffolk university Law School||1987|
|Deidre H. Symington Scholarship||Boston University||1984|
|Owner||Law Office of Mary T. Rogers||1993 - Present|
|Public Defender||Committee for Public Counsel Services||1992 - 1993|
|Associate||DiMento & Sullivan||1989 - 1992|
|N/A||Massachusetts Superior Court||1987 - 1989|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||N/A||2012 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers group||Member||2010 - Present|
|Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2008 - Present|
|Criminal Justice Policy Coalition||Committee Member of Criminal Justice Policy Commission||1998 - 2000|
|Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, 557 U.S. 305 (2009)||Won|
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|Suffolk University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Boston University||Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1984|
|Forensic Summit||Implications of Melendez-Diaz||2010|
|New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement Fall Symposium||Confronting Forensic Evidence: Implications of Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts and Briscoe v. Virginia||2009|