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George Papachristos

Criminal defense Attorney at Milton, MA

5.0   208 reviews
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  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
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About George

Learn George’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    55%
    I was admitted to the practice of law in Massachusetts in 2005. Upon completion of law school, I was hired as a full time Assistant District Attorney with the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office. Due to the level of involvement and areas of promotion, I gained vast experience in the investigation and prosecution of criminal matters. This experience was gained not only in the District Court level, but also in Superior Court, where I use those skills to now defend those accused.

    19 years

  2. Family
    35%
    I practice in all areas involving family law. That includes divorce, child custody, child support, restraining orders, harassment prevention orders and other matters related to family law. My experience as a former prosecutor has given the invaluable court room experience and ability, to handle highly contested and emotionally charged cases.

  3. Other
    10%

HIGHLY EXPERIENCED AND TALENTED ATTORNEY THAT IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO ASSIST WITH HIS CLIENTS' NEEDS.

I am honored to be featured in Episode 2 of the Netflix documentary How to Fix a Drug Scandal. The events portrayed in that series are what inspired me to leave the DA’s office and become a defense attorney. My transition from assistant district attorney to a defense attorney was not an easy one, one that came with a lot of pain, media scrutiny, national attention and a lot of learning of the human condition. The documentary explains it in perfect detail. I’m humbled to be where I am, and I’m grateful to those who stood by my side.  For more details on my experience, you can check out the article about me in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

George Papachristos graduated from the Massachusetts School of Law with a Juris Doctor in the summer of 2004, and was admitted to the practice of law in Massachusetts in 2005. While in Law School, George interned for the Criminal Clerk's Office in Quincy, Massachusetts, and the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office, opportunities that molded him for the practice. In serving the public, often in high stress situations, he fostered a talent for making quick, strategic decisions and cemented his core values at the very early stages of his career. During his internship for the Quincy Clerk’s Office, George quickly developed a great sense of the inner workings of the Court system while devoting his time to assisting the public with various concerns and questions, and assisting the Assistant Clerk Magistrate’s in sessions conducted at the courthouse, such as probation violation hearings, small claims and show-cause hearings.

While interning with the Norfolk District Attorney’s office, George solidified his devotion to serving the public and quickly fostered the core values required of a talented attorney: hard work, compassion, empathy and a passion for applying this knowledge to helping people. He adapted to the needs required of his cases and his supervisors, and continued on with his sights set on passing the Massachusetts Bar Exam.

Upon completion of law school, George was hired as a full time Assistant District Attorney with the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office. After working in four of the five District Courts of the County, George was promoted to the Supervising Assistant District Attorney at Dedham District Court in 2006, where he oversaw all district court criminal matters, pre-trial and trial (misdemeanors and felonies) for the towns of Wellesley, Westwood, Dedham, Dover, Needham, Medfield and Norwood, as well as all jury trial matters for the towns of Brookline, Stoughton, Avon, Sharon and Canton. In addition to his role as the Supervising Assistant District Attorney in Dedham District Court, George was promoted to the Motor Vehicle Homicide Unit of the District Attorney’s Office, and remained in that specialized unit until October of 2012.

In 2007, George was promoted to the Major Felony Unit where he practiced exclusively in the Norfolk Superior Court. He handled a wide variety of cases, including major felonies that involved motor vehicle homicide and drug trafficking cases. His experience not only included countless hours in the courtroom, but also in the investigative phases of cases. During his career as a prosecutor, George worked with local, state and federal agencies in the development and prosecution of cases. As part of the Motor Vehicle Homicide Unit, George responded to crime scenes involving motor vehicle related fatalities that occurred within the County and participated in investigations involving local and state police.

During his tenure in District and Superior Court, George attended several trainings in regards to courtroom case development as well as the investigative phases. These include but are not limited to: Career Prosecutor Training; Forensic Evidence Training; Advanced Reconstruction Training and Prosecution; the Gang Prevention Summit; Medico-Legal Death Investigations Training; and Narcotics Investigations and Search Warrant Trainings. George was also the Trial Adviser for the Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop at Harvard Law School in 2008 and was a featured speaker at the Norfolk County Superior Court Practical Skills Seminar in the area of Accident Reconstruction in April of 2012 at the Norfolk Superior Court. In 2018, the National Association of Distinguished Counsel selected George to be a NADC Fellow. 

Currently, George’s areas of expertise range from criminal defense to family law, including but not limited to divorce, child custody and support cases, contract disputes and litigation, franchise litigation and transactional work. As a lawyer with an eye for the community, George continues to work diligently with non-profit law programs such as Senior Partners for Justice, the Women's Bar Association Pro Bono Porjects, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Norfolk Bar Association and The Senior Partners for Justice, which partners with the Volunteer Lawyers Project to provide pro-bono legal services to Boston persons in need.

Awards

Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014
Client's Choice
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Law Office of George N. Papachristos

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by FNU | May 15, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation and Successful Outcome
George is an exceptional lawyer. Facing legal trouble for the first time and having a magistrate hearing was daunting, but reaching out to George was the best decision we made. From the very beginning, we felt confident in his abilities. He thoroughly explained what to expect and guided us on how to handle the situation. His strategic advice significantly strengthened our case. During the hearing, even Madam Clarke acknowledged George’s excellent work once the case was presented. He had predicted the most likely outcome, which was in our favor, and he delivered exactly that. George ensured we were over-prepared, which gave us peace of mind and allowed us to move forward with our lives. We highly recommend George for anyone in need of a criminal defense lawyer. His expertise and guidance were crucial in our victory, something the Magistrate Clerk even remarked on during the hearing. Thank you, George, for your outstanding service!
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Posted by Renata Peixoto | April 6, 2024
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The Best ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
George thank you for the excellent job you did on my case.. being attacked.. being stuck on an island and not being able to get out is terrifying! But thanks to your job.. the truth was successfully exposed... you saved me from this island surrounded by negative to attack.. I don't know how grateful I am to you... 5 Stars is not enough for you... I would like to leave 10⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.. God bless you!
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Posted by Katie | March 28, 2024
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Best attorney around
I recently had the opportunity to have George represent me in court. This was the first time I have ever had to hire an attorney and I had no idea what to expect. My first meeting with George I asked a lot of questions as my mind was overthinking every detail. He looked at me and told me that’s why I am here. I am here to help you so that you don’t have to worry. This is exactly what george did. He was respectful and explained every step to me and kept my mind at ease. He took care of everything from start to finish and the entire time I knew I was in good hands.
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Posted by Angel | February 21, 2024
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The best
The best lawyer in Massachusetts ,on time, straightforward I will recommend it to anyone he will show you that he cares and we’ll go on and beyond to get your case resolved he beat my case and I know you can do the same to you. Thank you.
Posted by Michael | February 10, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Most people write a review after a case. A win is a great thing, and should be expressed! I want to take the time to write a review while in the process of a case; regardless of outcome. George is the most amazing person you could possibly hire for any legal needs. From my first call and interaction George was right there and never feels you are a bother to him. He is alert, knows his way around a courtroom. He is amazing at keeping a client calm, and cool and relaxed. I have no doubt I have the best man by my side who does his best and makes it look so easy. He makes you feel you are his only client and gives his all! No doubt if you’re looking for a down to earth, professional, yet truly caring attorney I highly recommend George!
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2024
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Excellent defense attorney
I used George for a recent A&B case and he got my case dismissed before it even went to trial. George is full of compassion and always treats his clients’ cases as if they were his own. I would recommend George to anyone who is looking for a strong defense attorney that knows the process and the court system and knows how to get the results you need.
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Posted by Jill | January 25, 2024
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George Papachristos
George is a excellent lawyer. He works very hard for his clients. He really cares about his clients and treats them like family! The best lawyer in the state!
Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2023
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Hard working + compassionate
George is one of the most committed and compassionate I’ve met in this industry. I appreciate George’s professionalism and the way he setup realistic expectations from the beginning was very much appreciated on my end. Although my case was a challenge from day one he continued to work all and any angles with persistence to get me the best outcome my case could get. I’m thankful for George and would highly recommend hiring George for your legal needs.
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Posted by Joe | December 1, 2023
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Oui
George did an excellent job. He fought to the end and got the job done. I could not ask for a more qualified lawyer than George. He’s the best!! The end result is dismissed. Great Job George!! Keep up the great work! I highly recommend George you will not be disappointed!!
Posted by Craig | October 10, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional legal guidance, and support
I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude to George N. Papachristos. He provided exceptional legal counsel and support throughout my case. His expertise, dedication, and attention to detail were truly remarkable. I am incredibly thankful for their guidance, which ultimately led to a successful resolution. I highly recommend George N. Papachristos to anyone in need of legal assistance. Thank you for your outstanding service!
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Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2023
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Very Professional
George was recommended to me by a family friend and I am nothing but pleased. Throughout the entire process, George and his team were very professional, kind, very communicative, and reassuring. Information about my case was always conveyed to me in an easy to understand manner. George's abilities show in and out of the courtroom and over the entire ordeal i had full confidence in George. He got my charges reduced to even lower than I had hoped for and got me a very favorable result. I would, and will recommend George to any and all who have legal problems and need somebody with a lot of knowledge and ability. Thank you George.
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Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2023
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The absolute best there is! needs 10 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Charges withdrawn! If you are reading this to decide wether to hire Papachristos, I can assure you that you should look no further…this man is the most amazing attorney ever! His command of the law and ability to develop a great strategy, quick on his feet to adapt - as he’s already thought of all the possible scenarios, is a level of talent that is astounding. I was falsely accused of multiple crimes and Papachristos jumped in and just absorbed the quite complicated situation and knew exactly what to do at every step. Even when things seemed to keep turning wrong, he never gave up. He was relentless to ensure the standards of the justice system were upheld and held accountable. He literally saved me and my daughters lives! There is no way I could ever repay him for the miracle he delivered. There was no luck involved either, it was purely him and his teams work. I hope to never be in that situation again, but rest assured…this is the first person I would call without a doubt. His genuine concern for his clients and their families, heartfelt passion and dedication made even the bad experience comforting. Honestly if I had lost, I would have walked away never upset with him - knowing that he did everything and would do anything he humanly can. Although he seems more superhuman than human! I wish I could leave my name, but since this involved my two young daughters I want to keep their privacy. Like you, I read through many reviews, and I’m hard to impress and more skeptical than optimistic by nature. I can say without hesitation, the reviews on Papachristos are spot on. He is the best!!!! - A forever grateful Client
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2023
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DUI dismissed
Normally you need substantial evidence to win the DUI case, especially involved hitting multiple cars, but he managed to get the case dismissed. Rest assured will find a way to win the court battle, or minimize losses if all else fail.
Posted by Tamire | July 17, 2023
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I recommend and indicate
George was always very attentive. I recommend this lawyer. We won in our case. He never gave up and always tried to do the best job. Again, thank you George
Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Make the right decision: Hire George
George has built a decorated legal career, one distinguished by a long list of accolades and the respect of his colleagues. When he took my case, he used his talents to vigorously and singularly pursue my best interests. George’s will to fight for me was clear from the start. From arraignment to verdict, I completely trusted him to exhaust every option at our disposal – and he delivered. Such devotion to his craft only elevated the already-high esteem in which I held him. The facts of my OUI case were admittedly damning, and while my confidence in George never wavered, I was bracing for the worst. In the end, though, he demonstrated why he is a first-rate attorney. George deftly navigated my case to a not guilty verdict. Relief, naturally, was my immediate reaction, but it was soon overtaken by utter satisfaction: I knew I made the right decision in hiring George Papachristos to represent me. Do not leave your future, or your freedom, to chance. If you need a lawyer, or know someone who does, make the right decision by giving George a call.
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Posted by David | June 14, 2023
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Fantastic Experience
Hiring George and team was one of the best decisions I have ever made. They were always available, attentive and fairly priced. End result was a complete dismal in my case. I will never have to make another decision on who will represent me in a legal situation again. Thank you George!
Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Gets the Job Done
Since day 1 of hiring George he fought tooth and nail for me. His communication was phenomenal and really put my mind at ease knowing he was fighting so hard for me. If you're stuck in a situation you'll definitely want to have George in your corner.
Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2023
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Defendant
Awsome lawyer. Very orientated and great at what he does. The team is very professional and the hospitality is unexceptional.
Posted by Alban | May 5, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Experience, talent, and good reputation...plus he cares about his clients!!!
Being involved in a criminal case is so extremely stressful. I feel so lucky to have had George as my lawyer. Not only was he professional and has so much expertise in this field, he is a very kind and compassionate individual. I never hesitated to call him if I had any question or was stressed about the case. He always made sure I understood everything that was going on and explained to me the process thoroughly. I am so grateful that I had George representing me. I would 100% hire George again in a heartbeat and am very happy with everything he provided! I would recommend him for anyone looking for a true professional with knowledge, experience and skill to get you out of tricky situations.
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Posted by Marie | March 6, 2023
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Exceptional Experience
When I needed an attorney for a situation that occurred at one of my businesses I hired George immediately as I knew he had a great reputation in Boston (where my business is located). And I am so happy I chose to work with him! Not only was to outcome of the case in our favor but the whole experience was nothing but exceptional! George gives his absolute everything and he gets the job done with such professionalism and efficacy. You can trust him, and you can trust that he knows his craft. He goes above and beyond and plans for every little detail, plus some. So for any person who needs an attorney, help yourself and your case by hiring George. Then get out of the way and let him lead and do his work. He knows what he is doing and thinks at a level most humans aren’t capable of. I was beyond impressed with the whole process from beginning to end. To further add to it, George is a kind and humble man with a big heart which makes the experience even more pleasant. But most importantly, he is an extremely skilled attorney who you definitely want to represent you in your next legal case!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-350 per hour
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of George N. Papachristos
  • 2013 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Norfolk District Attorney
  • 2005 - 2012
  • Student Attorney
  • Norfolk District Attorney
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Summer Associate
  • Quincy District Court
  • 2004 - 2004
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Education

  • Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Suffolk University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Assault and Battery Dangerous Weapon
  • Felony charged dropped, case resolved on one misdemeanor count
  • Criminal Case
  • Case dismissed
  • Criminal case
  • Case dismissed
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Associations

  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Social Law Library
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts
  • Pro Bono Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • Bar Association of Norfolk County
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Senior Partners for Justice
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2013 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Greek
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • The Lawyers of Distinction
  • The Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Best Criminal Law Attorney
  • American Law Institute
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Top 10
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyer Boston
  • Expertise
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award 2015
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Service Training
  • Courtoom Presentation of Operating Under the Influence
  • 2013
  • Primer on Accident Reconstruction
  • Norfolk County Bench Bar Spring Seminar
  • 2012
  • Traning Presentation to Police Officer Cadets
  • Mock Trial Presentation of Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (28)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Friend
"George is a hard-working, ethical, and upstanding lawyer in the community. I highly recommend this lawyer if you are in need of his legal services. You will not be disappointed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse for this attorney for his expertise and professional experience."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. George is a talented, hard working attorney. I highly recommend his counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is my sincere pleasure to endorse this lawyer. He is always professional in Court, and he is a wonderful advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, George is an outstanding family law attorney. Highly recommended!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I personally endorse Attorney Papachristos, who is an asset to the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Papachristos is a well respected attorney in the community and I endorse him to meet your legal needs."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recently referred an important criminal defense matter to George and he handled it masterfully. From client relations to substantive results, I could not have asked for more. He is talented, compassionate, and hard working. Moreover, he represented the client I referred to George with the big-picture in mind, something attorneys sometimes miss, designing a strategy designed to avoid permanent scars on an otherwise unblemished criminal record. Once the strategy was in place, George went to work collecting information and piecing puzzles together that proved that the allegations could not be true, stopping the criminal process in its tracks before it could cause permanent and unwarranted reputational harm to his client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. George is one of if not the finest criminal defense attorney in Ma. He was mentored by the best, he honed is skills as a compassionate yet zealous prosecutor and he has now transferred all of the experience into his practice to become an incredible Defense Attorney. I contact George any time I have legal questions and he is truly an amazing legal force whom I would personally retain on any matter and whom I have referred my most trusted clients. They just don't come any better!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Other
"George is well respected in the community and I would recommend him to handle your legal needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Having worked in Norfolk County courts for the last ten years, I eventually got to know George, first during his years as a prosecutor, and more recently as he entered private practice. Any one who knows him, whether professionally, personally or both, will tell you his professionalism and experience is obvious, his work ethic is unmatched, and his integrity is beyond reproach. I would recommend him to any one who wants the very best in trial advocacy, civil litigation and criminal defense and who needs to feel confident they chose the right attorney to have them on their side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with George in a serious felony matter in his days as a prosecutor. He is a razor-sharp litigator who can now bring those talents to the defense bar. Highest endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Goerge is a knowledgeable hardworking attorney that can handle any criminal matter. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked against Attorney Papachristos when he was with the Norfolk County District Attorney's office. He was always fair and professional with an excellent command of the law and the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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