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Jefferson W. Boone

DUI and DWI Attorney at Brighton, MA

4.9   38 reviews

also known as Boone & Henkoff, Phillip Henkoff

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  • Licensed for 39 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jefferson

Learn Jefferson’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    24%

  2. Personal injury
    20%
    All kinds of personal injuries including: * Car/Motorcycle/Bus/Bicycle Crashes Uninsured/Underinsured * Slip/Trip Fall; Premises Liability * Civil Assault/Battery * Defamation/Libel/Slander * Workers' Compensation 3rd Party * Defense for Uninsured

    40 years

  3. Criminal defense
    14%
    Suffolk Superior Court Qualified Public Defender 1986-1999 Special Appointments to Middlesex Defenders and Federal Defenders Experience at all levels of criminal defense: Traffic tickets to Homicide, with particular interest in OUI, Arson/ Bomb, White Collar, Counterfeiting and Vindicating the Falsely Accused.

    40 years

  4. Landlord or tenant
    14%
    I only represent virtuous tenants beset by slumlord rackrent landlords and virtuous landlords beset by deadbeat professional tenants.

    40 years

  5. Workers compensation
    14%
    Some workers' compensation specialists are uncomfortable with third party personal injury claims (e.g. hurt at work by a defectively designed machine; or a bus driver rear-ended by a truck); some PI lawyers are uncomfortable (or worse) with workers compensation claims. Not so here!

    32 years

  6. Tax
    9%
    Federal and state tax preparation since 1975 * MBA in accounting 1976 * Passed CPA exam 1977

    47 years

  7. Animal and dog bites
    5%

THE ONLY LAWYER YOU'LL EVER NEED! GENERAL PRACTICE: PERSONAL INJURY, WORKERS COMP... 617-782-8210

After working for large corporations (Prudential Insurance, a subsidiary of ITT, and mega-lawfirm Ropes & Gray) for about ten years as an accountant, auditor, programmer and systems analyst, I wanted to work for individuals in a field where I could make a difference for the better. 

 

I started with primarily a tax practice, but when April 15, 1985 came and went I developed a very general practice including criminal defense, personal injuries, consumer protection, landlord tenant and, through the untimely death of my partner, Phillip Henkoff in 1991, Workers Compensation.

Awards

Client's Choice 2020,2015,2014,2013
Client's Choice
2020 2015 2014 + 1 ...
Top Contributor 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
Top Contributor
2016 2015 2014 + 2 ...

Location

BOONE & HENKOFF

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  38 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by Kristen | August 29, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Caring and Knowledgeable Lawyer
Jefferson helped - and continues to help - my parents who are in a sticky situation after consolidating their debts with a company that was supposed to help. We are so appreciative of his willingness to offer guidance and help with something we are so unfamiliar with. Without a question, if you are seeking representation or legal advice, Jefferson should be at the top of your list on who to contact. We are so grateful for him!
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Posted by Nikolay | August 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional legal support in a difficult case
I strongly recommend Mr. Boon. Throughout our demanding dog bite case, he consistently showcased his support, flexibility, and profound knowledge of our rights and the relevant laws. His politeness and attention to detail made us feel heard, valued, and understood. Mr. Boon expertly guided us through the arbitration process as we sought damages. Thanks to his expertise, we secured a respectable compensation. I am very grateful to Mr. Boone for his help to us in our case, and we will definitely reach out to him if we ever need legal support for other reasons.
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Posted by anonymous | December 26, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Super professional and nice guy!
I had some leasing issues and I was worried about the situation. So I googled online and called. He is very professional and discussed all aspects of my situation. After the consultation, I felt relieved. This guy deserves a metal!
Posted by Latoya | May 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney Ever!
He deserves 10 stars. He’s a great attorney. Taxes, personal injuries, divorce, you name it.
Posted by John | March 28, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thorough abd Helpful
I had a an employee-employer tax concern and spoke to Mr. Boone. He went through the different scenarios for me and helped me understand where and if I had any liability and what might be the best course of action. Mr. Boone, was honestly great and should things escalate on my end I will be using his help.
Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Above and Beyond
Mr. Boone went above and beyond during the FREE consultation. Our meeting not only exceeded the expected time, but also the information and guidance I had anticipated receiving. A great help in my time of need!!
Posted by Sedat | September 5, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
I had no idea what to do in my situation and it was Saturday afternoon. He invited me to his office on the same day for free consultation and went over all the details step by step, patiently and clearly. He was also so friendly and kind. I can’t thank him enough for his help.
Posted by Artur Andronic | April 23, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consulted me on my landlord issue
He walked me through my options as I was having issues with my landlord. He was very open and detailed about what the outcome could be. His help was very useful in properly communicating to my landlord what my rights are.
Posted by Sandra | December 6, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Landlord-Tenant - Highly Recommend this Lawyer
Exceptional Lawyer!! Look NO FURTHER. A 20 year tenant, I have had a Landlord-Tenant challenge an excess of 7 years, combined with stress and anxiety to get needed resolution. Attorney Boone eliminated every fear with his trustworthy, professional, informative, disposition. He is more then a Lawyer, demonstrating great patience, he is personable, responsive and full of knowledge. He took the time to review my documents, giving unexpected attention to details, he moved me forward via legal guidance to correct next steps. He also gave me valuable accurate legal advise and thereby helped me to understand the entire legal process, proactively with ease. If you want to live your solutions verses your problems look no further; Attorney Boone has a wealth of knowledge and experience supporting a successful process, best outcomes and highly needed A+ results. Thank you so very much, Attorney Boone.
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Posted by Peng | September 25, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Valuable advice
I reached out to Mr. Boone regarding a landlord-tenant issue and got very valuable advice from him. He's kind, patient, and really went out of his way to help me, answered many questions and concerns of mine. Highly recommended.
Posted by Hannah | August 8, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful advice
Mr.Boone is such a professional and trustworthy attorney. He listened to my issue very patiently and give me the best advice for my case. His way of explanation is so clear that helped me make a right decision on handling the issue.
Posted by Ashi | July 8, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Advice on what to do!
He was very helpful and informative. He gave us ample amount of time and guided us through each possibility. Talking to him made me feel comfortable and gave me direction to deal with the problem.
Posted by Hamed | February 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got the job done!
I hired Mr. Boone to help with a criminal case of my brother-in-law and he got him out. Things don’t go super quick when you are waiting for a family member to be released. But the end result was what we expected. He’s a very reasonable person, however better communication could be better. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by MELISSA | March 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Mr. Boone is an extremely well versed man and has an extensive background in law and finance. Mr. Boone assisted me in the filing of my taxes and not only did he show me the most officiant way to file he also helped me to uncover missed opportunities to collect. I'm so grateful for his time and wisdom and will be returning to him for his services if I'm ever in need of legal aid or tax filing assistance, He is EXCELLENT!
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Posted by Kimberly | May 22, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Advice on what to do!!!
I called Jefferson Boone to try and get some advice on what to do for a landlord/tenant lawsuit. He was so helpful and made me feel so much better about the situation. He gave me clear instructions on what to do moving forward and even advised me to call him back if I couldn’t find a more local lawyer to help me. He took the time out of his day to give me advise even though I wasn’t close to his office. It really helped me feel more at ease about this whole process.
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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Informed, Effective, and Proactive Lawyer to Work With - Highly Recommend
Mr. Jefferson Boone has been thorough, knowledgeable, and very pleasant to work with throughout a nearly year-long process. He took the time to listen to and understand our issues and presented reasonable options for us based on his expertise. We are pleased with his frequent contact over phone and email and of the experience of working with the rest of his secretarial and support staff. I would highly recommend working with Mr. Boone and would consult with/hire him again should the need arise.
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Posted by Jennifer R | March 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, prompt and effective
I hired Jeff to help me with my worker's compensation case after being injured at work. His knowledge and experience are absolutely outstanding. Being in the medical field, I had no idea what I was doing in the legal world and Jeff carefully walked me through the process, met with me whenever I needed, answered all of my questions fully, and in the end, we both won. Jeff always returned my calls or e-mails within 24 hours and was very patient when I asked the same questions 10 times. Jeff even did my taxes for me. I have already recommended him and his team to a friend going through a similar experience. I highly recommend Jeff for worker's compensation cases in addition to all general law matters.
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Condo Document Review
Jefferson was prompt and understanding. A condo association was trying to get me to pay for something that was ambiguously worded in their documents, and he helped me through it via a free consultation.
Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He is more than a lawyer!
This is my 2end Review submitted, the first one didn't go through hopefully this will go through! Mr.Boone he is more than a lawyer no words can describe his Charismatic persona,humanity,humbelness,very opend minded, sense of humor with well knowledgable backround in precise details can change whole the game and leading to wining any case: his words and actions are the same. He explains the suddle details, which makes the client very acquianted with his case, not like other lawyers. I want to say while I was warring for my case, he was working in very profesional way. In the mid of the heat at the court room he noticed how anxious I was, I never forget. What he told me (Dont worry fasten your belt and the Captin fly plane) I couldnt hold my laugh and that was it, he got the Job done and we won the case, but I won a wonderful humanbeing, again he helped me in very vulnerable situations in legal issues with kind and generous heart never asked for thing . What I would say that Mr.Boone once you see him, drope all your warries because you are blessed and he will win your case no matter what! I realy recommend him for any one gets lost in legal issues. Mr.Boone Thank you for being a very sophesticated lawyer no words can discripe my experience with you.
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Posted by Paula | October 24, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Always helpful & generous with his wisdom!
Mr. Boone is very smart, deeply versed in the law and a genuinely nice person. As someone else said, his ethics are top notch. Mr. Boone has done my rather complicated taxes for years, has offered me free consultation on myriad topics and is now helping with an international estate issue. Need car insurance information--turn to Mr. Boone again right here on Avvo.com. He is a font of knowledge!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 75-300 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner/owner
  • Boone & Henkoff
  • 1989 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Boone, Henkoff & Schneider
  • 1988 - 1989
  • Managing Partner
  • Boone & Schneider
  • 1988 - 1988
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Jefferson W. Boone
  • 1985 - 1988
  • Systems Analyst
  • Ropes & Gray
  • 1983 - 1985
  • Systems Analyst
  • Cameron & Colby
  • 1980 - 1982
  • Accountant, Regional Auditor, Programmer
  • Prudential Insurance Company Of America
  • 1976 - 1980
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Education

  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Rutgers University, Newark
  • Master of Business Administration
  • 1976
  • Hamilton College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Com. v. R.M. and L.E.
  • L.E. dismissed, no probable cause; R.M. evidence suppressed and dismissed
  • J.W. v. W.W. and Dept. Social Services, MA
  • Won at trial, won on appeal, settled with DSS
  • U.S. v. Thomas Shay
  • Convicted of lesser offence

Associations

  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • 30 Year Suport Award
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
  • 2014
  • TOP CONTRIBUTOR 2013
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • TOP CONTRIBUTOR
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • NAACP Legal Redress Clinic, Boston
  • 1993
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Publications

  • New England Journal on Prison Law
  • Book Review
  • 1984

Attorney endorsements

Received (31)
Given (24)
Endorse Jefferson
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Boone is an outstanding practitioner of law. He is very knowledgeable and has a keen eye for strategy and thinking outside the box. I learned many things from Mr. Boone in my time working for him that I still utilize in my own private practice today, nearly 7 years later."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He takes the time to explain nuance and detail relevant to questions posed to him."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen his work in the community and as a result referred cases to him for criminal defense but general representation as well."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He fights for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great litigator!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Boone is a personal injury whiz and expert. Through years of experience in the trenches, he knows the exceptions to the exception and explains how to use them to get what clients want."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jeff. He is an accomplished and skilled advocate whose service to his clients is second to none."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jefferson. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. After reviewing many of Attorney Boone's responses to complicated legal matters it is clear that he has the utmost knowledge of criminal law and criminal defense. He is a great asset to the criminal defense bar and I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is experienced and extremely knowledgeable. You can trust him to protect your interests."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the pleasure of working opposite Attorney Boone when I was an Assistant District Attorney in Brighton. Attorney Boone was hired for a drug distribution case that I considered to be a "slam dunk" for the prosecution. However, from the moment he stepped into my office prior to his client's arraignment, Attorney Boone was a tireless advocate for his client. His constant contact with me regarding the case and his client's status ended up being the reason why his client was given a very generous offer to resolve the case. I was impressed with how much Attorney Boone cared for the well being of his client as well as his tireless advocacy. It is a pleasure to endorse Jefferson Boone."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Boone is a relentless advocate. He sympathizes with his clients and will fight for their cause to the bitter end. His decades of litigation experience are a "boone" to those he represents and a disadvantage to his opponents."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. Well respected."
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Brighton DUI and DWI Lawyer Jefferson W. Boone
Jefferson W. Boone
DUI and DWI Attorney
Brighton, MA
Licensed for 39 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available