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I began this career as a clerk for the Supreme Judicial Court before law school and worked my way nights through law school later taking a staff attorney position for the Public Defender's Office in Hampden and later Plymouth County. In that office I learned to zealously defend my clients constitutional rights and freedoms, in the process representing individuals accused of some of the most serious felony crimes. In my close to 12 years as an attorney I have handled every criminal case the in the Commonwealth, inlcuding homicide cases. I have tried to a jury more than 40 cases and more than 30 before a jury in Superior Court.


I bring to my practice a wealth of expereince in the Massachusetts court system and a zealous approach to each and every case, and every client. 


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    12 years, 300 cases



Fixed (sometimes)

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Cash, Check

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3 Boulevard Street
Milton, MA, 02186


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerBrian A. Kelley, Attorney at Law2012 - Present
Staff AttorneyCommittee For Public Counsel Services2004 - 2012
AttorneyArruda & Beaudoin2002 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v RJNot guilty
Commonwealth v EHNot guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)Top 25 Cases Every Criminal Lawyer Should Know2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New England Law BostonLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Northeastern University School of LawCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Prosecuting and Defending Homicide CasesCommon evidentiary issues in trying homicide cases2013
Pilgrim Bar Advocates Annual Training ConferenceSocial Media and the Law2010