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Attorney Joseph Keegan is an experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney fighting for the rights of the accused in Boston. With nearly 10 years of trial experience, as well as 11 years of law enforcement experience, he is uniquely qualified to handle a variety of criminal cases. As a former police officer, he has knowledge of law enforcement protocol and has extensive experience working within the criminal justice system.  Mr. Keegan is a member of many valuable associations including the Norfolk County Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, as well as The Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He is also a lead attorney at Keegan & Novick, a successful criminal defense law firm located in Boston. Whether you have been charged with a DUI, murder, burglary, robbery, or some other serious offense, Joseph Keegan can help. If you are in need of a criminal defense attorney who can offer aggressive representation as well as legal counsel you can rely on, contact this attorney right away. 


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    13 years, 1 thousand cases



Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Steven J. Topazio

    I endorse Joe. He is very skilled and well respected by the criminal bar.


    Steven Topazio Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Joseph John Higgins III

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    Joseph Higgins DUI and DWI Attorney
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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 DUI Attorney for MassachusettsNational Association of DUI Defense2013
MemberNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2013
GraduateNational Criminal Defense College2008
MemberNational Trial Lawyers2008
AttendeeMassachusetts Continuing Legal Education2007
MemberNational College for DUI Defense2006
MemberMassachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys2006
SubscriberMassachusetts Lawyers Weekly2005
MemberBar Association of Norfolk County2004
MemberMassachusetts Bar Association2004
Dean's ListNew England School of Law2003
Dean's ListNew England School of Law2002
Combat Infantry BadgeUnited States Army1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyKeegan Law Firm, LLC2015 - Present
PartnerKeegan and Novick2012 - 2015
PartnerKeegan & Flanagan, LLP2003 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember2010 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseGeneral Member2005 - Present
Norfolk County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Suffolk Lawyers for JusticePanel member2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationGeneral Member2004 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
OUI/DUIJury Trial, Not Guilty
Assault Dangerous WeaponNot guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate City Workers Arrested for Armed Robbery2013 G. L. c. 276 s. 58A Dangerousness Hearing2013
Criminal Law in MassachusettsCriminal Law2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New England School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Curry CollegeCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fox 25 NewsCriminal Defense2013
Fox 25 NewsCriminal Defense2013
Fox News Political CandidatesFox News2010
CPCS Zealous AdvocacyOpenings and Closings2009