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James P. Geraghty

DUI and DWI Attorney at Norwell, MA

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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1998
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James Geraghty is an experienced and nationally respected drunk driving defense attorney practicing in Boston and throughout Massachusetts. His practice is focused solely on OUI defense. He is a published author on the subject and has defended individuals in over fifty courts throughout Massachusetts. He recently spoke at Harvard University training fellow lawyers on how to cross-examine police during OUI trials. In addition to his extensive criminal trial experience, Mr. Geraghty is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. If you can't afford a guilty DUI verdict, call him today to discuss your case and protect your legal rights.

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Jones & Geraghty
80 Washington Square
Buliding K
Norwell, MA, 02061-1716
Jones & Geraghty
47 Rutland Street
Boston, MA, 02118
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32 Grove Street
New Bedford, MA, 02740
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2015
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First attorney said the case couldn't be won but Atty. Geraghty was able to get a not guilty
Attorney Geraghty is wonderful! I am writing this review six years after he represented me in an OUI case and I wanted to make sure that he is still getting the credit that he deserves. The first lawyer I hired encouraged me to plead out and I refused so he decided not to represent me after keeping my retainer. I then hired Attorney Geraghty and I am so happy that I did! He knew the laws inside and out and was always extremely prepared. He recommended a bench trial and after a 45 minute trial and very short deliberation, I was found not guilty on all charges. I cannot praise Attorney Geraghty enough!
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Posted by Kenneth | August 15, 2013
The best in the country! This attorney is up to snuff, he is informative, he has the best staff, he's personable and is the bes
James geraghty is the best attorney I've ever had represent me. I had benn arrested for a 4 th offense, had been 13 years since my 3rd Mr garaghty had managed to get my case dismissed! Amazing amazing amazing attorney I would tell anyone if your contemplating another attorney you deserve what you get for not going with Attorney Garaghty!!!
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Posted by Christian | May 2, 2022
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Best DUI Lawyer EVER
James is the best DUI lawyer in the world. I’m a CDL Class A driver and my license was about to be gone. I caught a DUI and James worked hard and diligently to get the case beat. We won , not guilty . Highly recommend him to anyone that catches any type of OUI case in Massachusetts. Definitely worth the money
Posted by Jay | November 22, 2018
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Great lawyer and person
It has been over seven years since Jim saved my life and career. He’s a genuine person and a fantastic lawyer. Just trust him he knows exactly what he is doing. Extremely talented
Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2017
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Oui defense
If you're reading this you're probably in a lousy situation. Having no prior legal issues, or moving violations in my 25 years of driving, I was shocked (and pretty angry) to learn what I was facing with what i saw as highy subjective oui arrest. Now that it's over I can say that I am very happy i hired Geraghty. He not only knew laws and options but he also new the system, specifically Boston municipal ct. That was extremely helpful in managing my expectations and stress levels. It was an awful experience but the advice and guidance I received was critical for the decisions I had to make, and the NG verdict he secured. I highly recommend him, He's one of the best in the state.
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Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2017
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Attorney Geraghty was great from the beginning. He told me we had an 85% chance of winning our case at trial and he was right! His trial skills were fabulous and his overall mastery of the facts of my case carried the day. I had a lot professional and personal wise riding on this case and attorney Geraghty did not let me down, thanks Jim!!!
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Posted by Chris C. Somerset MA | July 17, 2017
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Jim Geraghty is the best and worth every dollar he charges
In May of 2016  I was charged with O.U.I alcohol,Negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and a Marked lane violation. I refused the test and was arrested on the spot. I had heard of Jim from a coworker who was currently  going through the same ordeal. He came to my house went over the police report and said that he could help me. I hired him and not only was he able to get me off, but  he got all of the charges DISMISSED . My insurance company never even found out and my perfect driving record was restored. He is worth every dollar he charges. Chris C Somerset ma
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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2012
Best OUI Lawyer in Massachusetts
After I was arrested for Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence, I was devastated. I did a lot of research on lawyers to represent me and found Jones and Geraghty to be the #1 OUI firm in the state. If you are reading this review, I was you and can save you some time. I read so many reviews and interviewed several lawyers, and ultimately went with Attorney James Geraghty. Yesterday, Attorney Geraghty argued my OUI case in front of the Waltham District Court. I am delighted to say the jury found me not guilty. Attorney Geraghty helped me navigate the best strategy to defend me while making me feel very included in the process. I truly believe I was not guilty of the crime I was being accused of. Attorney Geraghty made me feel like I was his only client and that he believed I was innocent. From picking jury members to deciding what witnesses to put on the stand, Attorney Geraghty was confident, decisive, and extremely knowledgeable. My arrest two years ago was the worst day of my life. I can now put this whole thing behind me and enjoy my family.
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Posted by Robert | October 19, 2011
Great DUI Attorney
I was stopped at a Massachusetts State Police road block over the Summer and arrested outside of Boston. It was a terrible experience to say the least. I was worried about not only losing my license but my job as a saleman as well. I interviewed several attorneys. To be honest Jim Geraghty seemed a lot sharper than the two other lawyers I spoke with so I hired him. He kept me informed on what was going on with the case (didn't have to call him and ask) and got me a much earlier court date than expected. When the case went to trial I was a wreck but Jim was a incredibly confident in the courtroom and did an outstanding job cross examining the arresting officer, finding errors in the police report. I was found not guilty and consider myself very fortunate to have found Jim Geraghty.
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Posted by Brian | January 22, 2010
He's a life saver!
I was driving home after a 15 day on the road and was accused and arrested of DWI. I have a friend who's a corporate lawyer and asked him who I should call, he told me to call James Geraghty immediately. Everything was at stake. If I lost my license, I would have lost my job (and probably my home as well). Within a month not only was I found not guilty, but the judge gave me my license back. Geraghty knows the system and was incredible in the court room proving my innocence. God Bless you Jim!‎
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Jones & Geraghty
  • 2002 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Plymouth County District Attorney's Office
  • 1997 - 2002


  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Montana
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • OUI Lawyer Quincy MA District Court
  • Not Guilty Verdict
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  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • MADD - Drunk Driving Prosecutor of the Year, 2002
  • MADD
  • 2002


  • Aspatore Book publication
  • Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • NCDD Summer Session Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • Police Cross Examination techniques for OUI Attorneys
  • 2011
  • Crafting More Effective Motions to Suppress Evidence
  • Caselaw and Recent Developments
  • 2009

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DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a prosecutor, I worked as opposing counsel with Jimmy and now as private counsel, I work alongside him. He is highly knowledgeable and experienced and has a deep understanding of all issues in OUI and licensing cases. I highly recommend Jim."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a top notch lawyer with a tremendous amount of experience. He is highly respected by fellow lawyers and the judiciary"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is the source for the intricacies of DWI law in Massachusetts. He's the lawyer that other lawyers call for advice on the area of law. He has earned that reputation with a razor sharp legal mind and a courtroom acumen to match it."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is one of the premier OUI attorneys in the state. I have called him with questions regarding these cases and referred him cases that were in his local area. I strongly endorse him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jim is a great DWI defense attorney. He is very skilled and a terrific trial attorney. I would not hesitiate to endorse Attorney Geraghty."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is one of the best trial attorneys I have seen. His knowledge of operating under influence is unparalelled. He does a great job keeping clients informed and making them feel comfortable through the whole process. I send all my drunk driving referrals to him and have no concerns that the client will get the best service."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jim Geraghty is one of the top DUI/OUI trial lawyers in Massachusetts. He is well respected on a national level and has spoken on cross-examination to lawyers from all across the United States."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen James many times in court; He is very well respected by judges throughout the state. I watched an OUI trial of his and he did an excellent job crossing examining the police officer, which resulted in a not guilty verdict. He fights hard for his clients. I would highly recommend him to anyone charged with OUI."
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Norwell DUI and DWI Lawyer James P. Geraghty
James P. Geraghty
DUI and DWI Attorney
Norwell, MA
Licensed for 26 years
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