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Nicolas A. Gordon

Criminal defense Attorney at Mansfield, MA

4.7   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2003
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2007

About Nicolas

Learn Nicolas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I began my career as an Assistant District Attorney. After two years with the D.A.'s Office, I joined a small firm and handled most of the Criminal Defense case load. I also worked as a bar advocate. After a year and a half, I started my own practice. I have defended clients accused of rape, carjacking, drug trafficking, OUI 8th Offense, domestic violence and many other crimes.

    19 years, 300 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    I have successfully represented clients at all stages of OUI prosecutions including subsequent offenses prosecuted at the Superior Court level.

    19 years, 100 cases

  3. Domestic violence
    I have successfully defended clients accused of violent crimes against thier spouses, lovers, and family members. I also have significant experience in cases involving restraining orders

    19 years, 50 cases

  4. Family
    I have successfully represented clients at all stages of divorce proceedings and in child custody disputes for unmarried parents.

    8 years, 16 cases

  5. Violent crime
    I have successfully defended clients accused of rape, domestic violence, assault and battery, firearms possession and many other violent crimes.

    19 years, 50 cases

  6. Child abuse
    I successfully represented a clients who were falsely accused of crimes against children.

    19 years, 10 cases

  7. Speeding and traffic ticket
    I have successfully litigated several civil motor vehicle matters before District Court Judges and Clerk Magistrates.

    19 years, 25 cases

Attorney Gordon earned his Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Bridgewater State College. At Bridgewater, he was appointed Secretary of the Political Science National Honors Society and awarded the President’s Award for Academic Excellence as a Freshman and the Elizabeth Luster award for Excellence in Political Science. He spent a semester interning in the Massachusetts House of Representatives for the Office of the Republican Party Leader. 


During Law School, Attorney Gordon interned with the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and the United States Attorney’s Office and was awarded the Center for Forensic Economic Studies award for Excellence in Litigation.  Upon graduating law school, he was sworn in as Assistant District Attorney for the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office where he successfully prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases in all of the county’s five district courts and was appointed to the county’s Motor Vehicle Homicide Unit.


After serving as an associate with a criminal defense law firm, Attorney Gordon created The Law Offices of Nicolas A. Gordon, Esq.  Over the years, he has successfully represented clients accused of myriad charges in many of the Commonwealth’s District and Superior Courts.  He has also represented clients in administrative law proceedings appearing before the United States Department of Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals.

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Nicolas A. Gordon
200 Chauncy Street
Suite 100
Mansfield, MA, 02048

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4.7 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
Posted by Singh | May 17, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 Star Attorney
The best lawyer in the state. Attorney Gordon was able to win our case with a verdict of not guilty on all of our charges. These charges were some of the highest level felony charges one could be accused of in the state of Massachusetts but Attorney Gordon remained poised and confident throughout the entire case. He went above and beyond throughout the whole process starting from the day that we first met him where he’d schedule meetings out of his own personal time to help prepare us for the trial. Throughout the case, he kept a positive attitude and his performance in the courtroom throughout the trial is one that will leave you amazed. From the start he reassured us that he would “crush” this case and that is truly what he did. Everytime we’d see Attorney Gordon, he always greeted us with a smile. The only aggression we ever saw out of Attorney Gordon was when he’d point out the blatant lies from witnesses during cross examination. The work he put into our case was astounding and I’m deeply appreciative to have had him as our attorney. Attorney Gordon works very hard on his craft and he is the attorney that everybody needs in their corner! I will forever vouch for Attorney Gordon!
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Posted by Phillip | August 30, 2023
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The best man to have in your corner
Attorney Gordon is a fantastic attorney he's representing me from time to time over the last 15 years or more When I need a person I can trust he has always been in my corner I don't think anyone works harder for you than this man. Thank you for all your help over the years Nick
Posted by Juri | February 8, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The Best Attorney
Attorney Gordon is by far the best attorney you can ever find. He has helped two of my complicated cases with confidence. The outcome was more than what I ever wished for. He is professional, extremely efficient, intelligent, compassionate, and passionate in helping his clients and solving all the worries you have. I am forever grateful for Attorney Gordon to help represent my cases. I highly recommend Attorney Gordon for his excellent service. You will have the best outcome with his guidance and knowledge. He also helped my friends' cases that I referred to in the past. and they all raved about his service. He is an extraordinary attorney who you can always count on.
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Posted by Brendan | October 8, 2021
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Expert negotiator, unwavering
For some reason my review disappeared, so im writing this again. I hired Nick a few years ago to help me with a felony assault charge that was eventually moved into a superior court within MA. I had fired my prior lawyer because i didnt like his strategy and ideas of defense pertaining to me. From the onset, Nick had an aggressive and adamant standpoint of fighting for me and listening to my side of the story. He was articulate in conversation with the prosecuting attorneys and was precise in his delivery of the facts. Nick eventually was able to reduce a felony indictment with aggravated assault to a simple misdemeanor charge with little stipulations as to conditions following the case. From what I gathered, his expert negotitation skills coupled with the respect being given to him by the prosecution ultimately led to the reduction in charges. Nick is well liked within the courts and his wit and charm captivate the judge and prosecution to a point where they want to hear what this man has to say. HIGHLY recommend Nick for all criminal matters. He will work for you to get the best resolution.
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Posted by Hana | August 10, 2021
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Wonderful and respectful lawyer
He is just an excellent lawyer, he got my case two times in the Woburn court, he listened to me first, advised me than took the case and he won. He is available any time on the phone or texting to serve the patients. Thank you lawyer Nicolas Gordon.
Posted by Abel | August 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Nick is one of the best lawyers I know. My family and I, are very happy of his work. I hired him and in a matter of months my case was resolved. My family’s money was returned from the police. Thank you Nick for getting us back our $63,000.
Posted by Hailey | August 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney
Nick Gordan has been my lawyer for just over 6 years. I have never felt more assured then when Nick is standing next to me in the court room. He always pushes and achieves the best outcome possible. If your looking for an amazing attorney, Nick Gordan is the best out there! Fast to respond, amazing results. I wouldn’t be where I am today without him!
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Posted by Dan | August 9, 2021
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Professional, Caring, and Attentive!
Professional, Caring, and Attentive, it was worth saying twice. The title should say it all! When I was introduced to Nick he sat patiently while I rambled on about what happened to me. He formulated a general plan to start and presented it to me in a way that I could understand. Nick is a down to earth person that was always attentive and made me feel like I was his only client. I could go on and on about Nick Gordon, but the bottom line is, read the title again and then make the call and let Nick do what he does best. Nick, thank you for helping me get through a few of my dark times (you were more than my lawyer and I can never repay you). You always did what was best for me and my family. THANK YOU!
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Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2017
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Amazing Lawyer and Great Person
I have no word to describe Nicolas`s genuineness and knowledge. He will go on top of everything to make you feel comfortable and help you answer your needs. Def. he is an amazing attorney and no doubt you will enjoy working on your case with Nicolas. 5 Star.
Posted by Olivia | November 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best DUI lawyer in Mass
Nick helped get my friend a not guilty on a DUI charge, so I hired him and he did the same for me. Going to trial was stressful and I wish it upon noone but Nick was so good at what he does that it was so intriguing to even listen to him. I highly recommend him this guy is a beast in the court room!
Posted by Robin Leahy | October 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Atterny Nick Gordon
Where do I begin I have known Nick for a few years when I first meet Nick he helped me on a small case then about two years later in 2014 I hired Nick again he helped me again and in February of this year he helped me again because I had many issues that I needed a lawyer for and he was there. I hope that I am not saying to much but I want people to know that Nick is a very caring compassionate lawyer that goes over and beyond what a lawyer does for a clinit not to go to much into the reasons I hired Nick but I owed money to several courts and had a couple open cases he helped me throw all that and he explained everything so that I understood everything that was going on in each court that we went to and for every court appearance I had he was always there for me and for the short time I was incarcerated he was a lawyer that kept my daughter and family informed of what was going on. This lawyer I would and have recommeded to my friends that needed a very good defense lawyer Nick you are the best Thanks so much Nick. Robin.
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Posted by Heather | June 25, 2015
BEST Lawyer in Massachusetts
Nick Gordon is more than just a Lawyer he is a criminal defense genius a man of his word he will tell you how it is and go above and beyond to defend you he is more than smart he is what I call The Massachusetts criminal defense genius no doubt about it he's been our family's lawyer for the last 8 1/2 years and we wouldn't ever imagine having a case without him on it you get Nick you will get the very best defense you could possibly obtain hands down!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2011
Keeping it Real
from the start of the nighmare, Attorney Gordon has kept us posted, infromed and quite calm during a most difficult time for the family, i highly recomend this defense attorney to anyone in need. very intelligent, no nonsense, gritty, yet, classy.
Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2011
Saved my behind!
Last year my license and registration lapsed. I was pulled over and received a court summons. Through my own lack of organization, I didn't respond or show up to my court date. Attorney Gordon happened to be in court that day and heard my case being called. He saw I wasn't there, so he stepped in, bought me some time to get to court, called me and represented me once I got there. I paid a minor fine and was out the door. I don't know what would have happened if he didn't have the awareness to remember me and take the initiative to save my behind. But that's the kind of attorney and person he is and that is the kind of representation I want if I ever get in trouble again. Attorney Gordon will go out of his way to help you. He is my first choice when I need legal help and the first person I recommend to people I know who need it!
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2009
very professional, left me with no worries
I was falsely arrested for contributing alchohal to minors. Rather than take a deal, attorney Gordonfought my case to the end, and the state was forced to dismiss. He kept me in the loop at all times, and I was very happy with the outcome.
Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2009
criminal defense
Nick has represented me in four of my cases, so far ive had possetion and intent to distribute dismissed. As for the other three im fully confidnt that i will get the results that im lookin for.
Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2009
The Best of the Best!! Highly Recomended!!
After extensive research for the right Attorney I selected Attorney Nick Gordan to handle my case. From the time of our initial meeting I was extremely impressed with every aspect of his handling of my case from working very closely with me to help me understand how the law applied to my particular case to being extremely knowledgeable, responsive, and trustworthy.... all the things you would hope for when hiring counsel. Throughout the entire duration of my ordeal he displayed the utmost professionalism balanced with a sincere caring for my well-being. His command of the law in his area of expertise was truly evident. He kept me COMPLETELY informed during this very stressful time. But what was most impressive was the manner in which he was able to skillfully execute, and achieved the best possible outcome. I witnessed, firsthand, the successful outcome of his guidance, good judgment, and untiring efforts to protect me and the elimination of anything whatsoever on my record! I couldn't have been more pleased with Nick Gordan. I have dealt with numerous attorneys over the years and I would say that Nick Gordan is by far the most impressive. I can honestly state that anyone choosing to have Nick Gordan handle their case should consider themselves truly lucky.
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2009
lawyer opinion
i wish i was more informed of what happens at court dates that involve a loved one. he is very smart and has been a great help in the past with an assortment of cases involving a loved one
Posted by Alex | December 21, 2020
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Not one honest word
what ever he tells you make sure he does it before hand. He is very negligent and knows nothing about procedures. Talks a big game, after he gets your money its a different story
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2007.

Public Reprimand issued in MA, 2007
updated on 02/21/2010

Public reprimand means that an attorney did something wrong, but may still practice law. The attorney was given a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Work Experience

  • Solo Practitioner
  • The Law Offices of Nicolas A. Gordon, Esq.
  • 2007 - Present
  • Associate
  • Lewis & Leeper, LLC
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Norfolk County District Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2005


  • Villanova University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Bridgewater State College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth vs. Mr. C
  • Commonwealth vs. Mr. S
  • Commonwealth vs. Mr. G
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  • Bristol County Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Bristol County Bar Advocates
  • 2011 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Best Attorney Finalist
  • The Sun Chronicle
  • 2012
  • Recognition of Outstanding Service to People of Norfolk County
  • Norfolk County District Attorney's Office
  • 2005
  • Economic Studies Award for Excellence in Litigation
  • The Center for Forensic Economic Sudies
  • 2003
  • Elizabeth Luster Award for Excellence in Political Science
  • Bridgewater State College
  • 2000
  • President's Award for Academic Excellence as a Freshman
  • Bridgewater State College
  • 1997
  • Voted First Homecoming King of NAHS
  • North Attleboro High School Class of 96'
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • Massachusetts State Police Retirement Event
  • Massachusetts State Police Carreer Retrospective
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (10)
Endorse Nicolas
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gordon is an exemplary attorney. I would refer anyone and everyone to him on a regular basis. Despite the fact that I have been a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, and private attorney for over 24 years, I continue to learn from him daily from his Avvo posts. I would recommend that you hire him in an instant."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Nicolas Gordon professionally for many years and have first hand knowledge of his skill and expertise. Nick is extremely knowledgeable in the area of criminal law and achieves outstanding results for his clients. I highly recommend this attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Gordon is an outstanding attorney and a credit to the profession. He is agggresive, inteligent and wins his cases. He is a wonderful attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Nick in court many times; he is always well prepared and gives compelling arguments to the court. Nick does an excellent job for his clients and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Nick approximately two years and have come to know him as a excellent resource in dealing with criminal law matters. I have referred several of my clients needing assistance to him for such matters as a DUI defense and sealing the court record where a youthful indiscretion from 20 years ago was impacting current employment. I know Nick to be a strong advocate for the clients that he takes on and am confident that he will serve you well."
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