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Highly experienced criminal defense lawyer you want on your side when you face the government. My firm provides a no-stone-unturned representation and we fight to win!

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Languages spoken: Amharic

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
  3. Appeals: 15%
  4. Litigation: 10%

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Fees:

Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Check, Credit card

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  • Jamison M. House

    Derege Demissie is an outstanding attorney who gets results for his clients. He is very well known and respected in the legal community. I can't endorse him highly enough!

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Contact info

Demissie & Church

929 Massachusetts Ave Ste 101
Cambridge, MA, 02139-3143

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive199707/30/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyers in Criminal DefenseSuper Lawyers2015
Super Lawyers in Crimninal DefenseSuper Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Editor of the YearTransnational Law Review1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDoherty & Demissie2000 - 2004
Staff AttorneyCommittee For Public Counsel Services1989 - 2000
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense LawyersVice President2015 - Present
Suffolk Lawyers for JusticeCo-Chair2012 - Present
American Civil Liberties Union of MassachusettsVice President2013 - 2015
Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel ServicesBoard/Committee Member2002 - 2009
Massachusetts Correctional Legal ServicesBoard Member2000 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
USA v. KhunNot Guilty
Commonwealth v. GreeneNot Guilty
Commonwealth v. JifaNot Guilty
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
The DefenderCo-author, Federalization of the Crime of Murder & the End of Due Process1997
Transnational Law ReviewSELF-DETERMINATION INCLUDING SECESSION VS. THE TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY OF NATION-STATES: A PRIMA FACIE CASE FOR SECESSION1997
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
George Mason UniversityGov't and PoliticsBachelor's degree1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CPCS Superior Court Certification TrainingFifth Amendment Right Protection2015