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William J. Barabino

Criminal defense Attorney at Medford, MA

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  • Licensed for 20 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2003
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PROTECTING AND DEFENDING THOSE CHARGED IN CRIMINAL COURTS

Criminal Defense Attorney in Medford, Massachusetts

If you are facing criminal charges, your future and freedom may depend on the caliber of lawyer you hire for your defense. No matter whether the charge is a property offense, OUI/DUI/DWI, drug possession, or a major felony charge, in order to truly protect your rights, work with a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney. Work with William Barabino.

With a highly regarded criminal defense practice in Medford, Massachusetts, experienced criminal defense attorney William Barabino focuses on the best possible results for every client. He has the experience, skill and perspective necessary to obtain top results in district courts, juvenile courts and superior courts of Massachusetts.


Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney — A Reputation for Effectiveness and Results

By any objective measure, criminal defense attorney William Barabino could be named an accomplished attorney in his area. Mr. Barabino has served two Governors as a member of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (JJAC). The JJAC, along with other experts and organizations, gives the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety input in developing a statewide plan for delinquency prevention and overall child well-being.

Mr. Barabino also served as a Director for Justinian Society of Massachusetts. The Justinian Law Society was founded in 1943 as the Massachusetts Italian Bar Association. The Society offers a wide range of educational programs, an active scholarship program for promising law students, and a popular series of social events.

A former U.S. Army Officer and Paratrooper, William is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts; the U.S. Appeals Court, First Circuit; the U.S. Supreme Court; the Veteran Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the U. S. Military Commissions for the Department of Defense.

William Barabino represents clients facing a broad spectrum of criminal defense matters, including driving offenses, OUI/DUI/DWI, drug possession and property offenses. Whether the charge is a misdemeanor in district court, or the most serious felony in superior court, you will know that when you walk into a courtroom with Attorney Barabino at your side, you have retained a fierce advocate, an effective negotiator and trusted legal counsel, as well as a top-notch criminal defense attorney.

 

If you are facing criminal charges or are currently under investigation for OUI/DUI/DWI,  drug possession, driving or property offenses, contact criminal defense attorney William Barabino.

Mr. Barabino serves Medford, Woburn, Lynnfield, Boston, Salem and towns all along the North Shore.

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Photos and videos

Attorney Barabino speaking to a reporter from Fox 25 News about a case.
Attorney Barabino speaking to the media outside of Middlesex County Superior Court.
Attorney Barabino giving a television interview about a case.
Attorney Barabino speaking to the media about a case.
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Location

Law Office of William J. Barabino

Reviews

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Posted by Jason | June 24, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing attorney
I spoke with Attorney Barabino because I had a legal question about something criminal. He was really open and receptive and explained my situation clearly. When we finished talking I felt like I was better informed about my options. Great attorney. Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
good lawyer
Very good lawyer. He did everything I needed and knew just what do and did it very quickly and without delay. Knows the system
Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Criminal Defense Attorney in New England
I have hired Attorney Barabino for myself several times. Attorney Barabino has got me the best possible outcome in court every single time. He has even won me a case outside of his expertise. I have referred him to family members such as my own mother. Attorney Barabino is the best criminal defense attorney in all of New England as far as I'm concerned. I highly recommend Attorney Barabino to anyone. Period.
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Posted by Lima | March 22, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Bill gave me great advices in regards to a civil mater. He told me exactly what I was in for. I cannot say enough good things about William. From his honesty, calming, caring demeanor, and attitude ,has goes a long way. He is very responsive and caring to clients situations. Thank you Bill for all your help.
Posted by Gerardo | August 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer services
Help me with my assault charges... excellent lawyer, always available and willing to answer my questions.
Posted by stefan hays-nowak | February 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional lawyer
Attorney William Barabino was an excellent attorney, he has helped me personally with cases and has always been great about handling them. Could not speak more highly of him, you will not be disappointed if he is helping you with a case. Thanks again for the help Mr. Barabino.
Posted by Cristal | October 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer!
Great Job! On everything you do! your an amazing attorney! walking in your office wa amazing everything was nice and organized and clean office!
Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent job Billy!
Bill represented me for an iep for school. And it worked out great. Good communication. Always knew what was going on. Knew what he was talking about
Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Good guy
I had received an OUI while I was on probation. While I was on jail in Boston on a probation violation that I got picked up on for getting arrested i had different public defender who was absolutely horrible ( i worded it much differently but they wouldn't let me post profanity on this site). When I got out and went to court in Salem Bill was my public defender and he was a much, much better guy. I ended up getting a year probation and that is pretty good seeing that I have other offences on my record. Not to mention my case was a prosecutors dream since it was pretty obvious I was guilty. He worked hard up until the day I went to court.
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Posted by rezareza | March 1, 2015
I was a client of Attorney Barabino
I was a client of Attorney Barabino. I sought him out for a very particular legal issue. His advice was very helpful and I would feel comfortable recommending him to others. I used him for a "Business Matter" but I know his expertise is criminal law.
Posted by Brandy | September 26, 2013
Great lawyer!
Attorney Barabino was amazing to work with. He couldn't have made my unfortunate felony court case any easier for me. He filed all of the necessary paperwork and handled every aspect of this overwhelming, scary process with extreme professionalism. Bill was able to get my charges reduced, resulting in a sentence of unsupervised probation, which I was more than satisfied with. I would recommend Attorney Barabino to any one who finds themselves in an unpromising criminal situation to hire Bill. He was able to handle everything, making the stress of the situation much more manageable.
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Posted by Beth | August 1, 2013
August 2013 Review of the Legal Service of William J. Barabino
I engaged William Barabino to represent a family member. He was thoughtful and knowledgeable in his approach to our defense. When researching the case, he was very respectful to all parties involved: police officers, accusers, and court officers; the ground work was well laid out. William presented a pragmatic case to the Judge acknowledging concerns from all parties and was able to reach a mutually agreeable deal. I would highly recommend the legal services of William Barabino.
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2013
Excellent Lawyer
Bill has helped me with many legal issues and questions. He is very smart, knows alot and cares even more. I have and would always go to him first-for anything. THANKS BILL~!
Posted by Candice | March 5, 2013
Excellent attorney
Bill is a great lawyer, who actually cares about his clients. He is very helpful, and knowledgeable. Also, great communication, as he is very busy. I would definitely seek his councel again, given a situation arises that I may need his help.
Posted by Albert | June 8, 2012
Clerk Magistrates Hearing---Peabody AND Somerville! Won Both
What can I say--- I known bill for many years and never thought I would need a defense lawyer. Well I needed bill for two separate Clerk Magistrate Hearing and he ( I ) won both. Very prepared---and did his thing. The most important thing is we won both---First in Peabody---then in Somerville...
Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2012
Outstanding!
Attorney Barabino is an amazing attorney. From the minute I arrived at his office, to presenting my case in court, my case was flawless. Attorney Barabino made me feel at ease, and explained the case to me in detail so I would understand everything. If I had any questions, he was always available, or if he was in court, he would always get back to me. He is an excellent attorney who I would consider one of the Best!
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2012
Excellent Lawyer!
Billy Helped my on a issue with the Federal government and he did it quicky and efficiently
Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2011
One nightmare down
Mr. Barabino was there to help my son out of a bind - he was always nice to txt email or speak with you on the phone to help you through it all. He is always very open and I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2011
Excellent Job!
Attorney Barabino represented my last month. He did an excellent job and I would use him again.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law office of William J. Barabino
  • 2005 - Present
  • Commissioned Officer
  • U.S. Army
  • 1995 - 2003

Education

  • Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Valerio DiGiambattista
  • Massachusetts Supreme Court Ruled for Defendant

Associations

  • Justinian Law Society of Massachusetts
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Up and Coming Lawyers of Massachusetts 2010
  • Massachusetts Bar Association/Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • 2010
  • Up and Coming Lawyers
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
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Publications

  • The Reformer Magazine
  • In the Forefront Again: Commonwealth v. DiGiambattista and the Admissibility of Unrecorded Confessions
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Governors Council Election
  • Commentary of Candidacy and Judicial Appointments
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (69)
Endorse William
Unknown Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Bill. I have referred clients to Bill who found themselves in a tough spot and Bill was able to show compassion without compromising his legal edge."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, William is an outstanding DUI attorney. Highly recommended!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Barabino impresses me as being very devoted to providing his clients with thorough and effective legal representation, I have referred clients to him in the past and have been very pleased with the results he obtained for them."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William. He is well versed in the law and an asset to the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Barabino is a professional who is dedicated to serving his clients. I recommend him as he has proven track record for representing his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Friend
"I have known William for 13 years and he will fight for your case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer, without reservation. Dedicated, assertive and very effective before a jury."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Barabino is one of the most hard working and diligent attorneys I know. His legal knowledge and attention to detail reach far beyond the expectations of both his clients and peers. I have had the pleasure of working on a number of cases with Attorney Barabino ranging from Personal Injury to Criminal Law matters. It is my pleasure to wholeheartidly endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Medford Criminal defense Lawyer William J. Barabino
William J. Barabino
Criminal defense Attorney
Medford, MA
Licensed for 20 years
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