|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Pro Bono Award||Bar Association of Norfolk County||2005|
|Attorney||DeVito & Visconti, PA||1979 - 2011|
|Assistant District Attorney||Norfolk District Attorney||1977 - 1979|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Bar Association of Norfolk County||Past President||1980 - Present|
|Norfolk County Bar Association||Board of Directors & Staff Attorney||1986 - 2005|
|Trafficking in Cocaine-Norfolk Superior Court||Not Guilty of Trafficking, Not Guilty of Distribution and Intent to Distribute; Guilty of Simple Possession|
|Rape - Middlesex Superior Court||Not Guilty|
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|Aspatore Book publication||Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases||2009|
|Suffolk University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
Posted by anonymous
John helped me to believe as I did that this was a terrible tragic accident but not reckless. He hired expert witnesses. He went further with his own theories which were validated. He found a judge to give me a fair sentence after finally pleading guilty because I could not endure the grueling trial process. I am very satisfied with his professional skills and am glad I got to know him as a person.
Posted by Sabine
I hired John when I had an unjust criminal charge lodged against me that was minor, yet could have major consequences for my career. As I didn't have any personal referrals I intended to speak with several attorneys and then decide to hire; however asking speaking with John for a few minutes, I could tell that he knew what he was doing and hired him right away.
John got a very good disposition for my case, but what made the difference for me was that I felt very confident that I had hired someone who was experienced, knew the players involved, and told me what to expect. The experience could have been very anxiety-provoking, but wasn't thanks to John's professionalism and skill. I would absolutely recommend John as someone who is very experienced with both the law and the local 'lay of the land', which is often just as important. Thanks to him, the experience was just another bump in the road instead of the major setback it could have been.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Attorney John DeVito to defend a family member. He finds legal loop holes to benefit his clients. When the prosecution thinks they have an easy win and all evidence points against the defendant, Attorney DeVito finds a way to have his client come out victorious. In two separate larceny cases against a family member of mine, Attorney DeVito negotiated the DA to drop charges and have a continuance without a finding. These cases were not related. The evidence was not favorable for my family member and could have done prison time but Attorney DeVito's legal ethics and professionalism is respected by the District Attorneys, Police Officers and Judges. Thank God we hired John DeVito for this defense. It is because of Attorney DeVito's reputation that the parties were able to enter into negotiation.
Kevin Landry, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. After reviewing dozens of Attorney DeVito's responses to complicated legal questions it is clear that he has the utmost knowledge of the criminal law and criminal defense. He is a great asset to the criminal defense bar and I wholeheartedly endorse him.