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John Brooks Seed

DUI and DWI Attorney at New Bedford, MA

5.0   149 reviews

also known as John B. Seed

Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    65%

    17 years, 2,800 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    Attorney Seed dedicates his practice to Criminal Defense with a specific focus on DUI/OUI Drunk Driving Defense

    17 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Domestic violence
    5%

  4. Drug Crime
    5%

  5. Violent crime
    5%

FORMER SUFFOLK COUNTY PROSECUTOR. CRIMINAL DEFENSE AND OUI/DWI DEFENSE EXPERT. FREE CONSULTATIONS.

Former Top Boston OUI prosecutor. Specializing in OUI/DUI defense. Call for a free case evaluation and begin defending your rights today!

Attorney John B. Seed has been practicing criminal law in Massachusetts for his entire career, first as a Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney supervising the Brighton District Court and now as a state-wide criminal defense attorney based in New Bedford, MA.

He takes pride in giving every one of his clients the same intense focus to details, no matter the charge the client is facing. His years of training and courtroom experience in the areas of criminal law and OUI law have provided him with a unique skill set. Those skills, when combined with his hard working and determined attitude, have contributed to an outstanding record in the courtroom.

Awards

Client's Choice 2024,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
Client's Choice
2024 2021 2020 + 8 ...
Top Contributor 2013
Top Contributor
2013

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Location

John Seed & Associates, LLC
156 Eighth Street
New Bedford, MA, 02740

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Ross | April 11, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent OUI attorney
Attorney Seed is a knowledgeable and passionate professional. He knows the laws well and gets to know his clients. John has outstanding discretion and will advise his clients on their best options. John will fight for justice and fairness for his clients who suffer from this misunderstood disease.
Posted by Johnnie | April 11, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent lawyer
John helped me through some of my hardest times, great work, very personable and responsive. I have worked with him for many years now and would recommend him to friends family or to anyone who might need his services.
Posted by Circinio | April 11, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional, always answered my concerns.
My lawyer was always available to answer my questions and concerns. He put me at ease throughout the legal process."
Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A++ Lawyer
Attorney John Seed is a down to earth, passionate professional who consistently goes above and beyond for his clients. John represented me on two separate matters in a short amount of time. One case being a DUI offense and the other being a violent crime offense. Throughout the process, John represented me with care and compassion while delivering the best possible results in court. I highly recommend John as an attorney to anyone in need of top notch legal skills. I would recommend John to family and friends over any other attorney 10/10 times.
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great representation
Did a wonderful job of advocating keeping my case at the magistrate level and it was the best possible outcome for my situation.
Posted by Dawson | April 10, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got me the results I wanted in my case , communicates very well and is hard working , I will recommend him to anyone who gets themselves in legal trouble.
Posted by Anthony | April 10, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My lawyer
First time meeting, my lawyer, John, extremely friendly down to earth and very knowledgeable. Was it a terrific lawyer, for my case couldn’t be more happier with the outcome? Thank you, John.
Posted by michael | April 10, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer review
John is by far the best attorney I have ever had the pleasure to represent me he always kept me and my family in the loop and he faught my case for close to four years until we came to the deal we wanted I would recommend him fully to anyone looking for a honest hard working attorney
Posted by Jay Wedge | April 10, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Business owner
Unbelievable representation. Always on top of his responsibilities. Made me feel safe secure and protected in a time of need. Great relationships with his colleagues and adversaries with in the court house. Once your a client of johns you have an attorney for life. Hands down best choice.
Posted by Andrew | February 15, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional!
Hands down a top notch attorney! I was super impressed with how he handled my case, which ended up being an almost two year ordeal. We had so much interaction throughout the process I felt like he became family. He was straightforward, confident and was just always willing to give me the time of day when I had questions or concerns. He never left me hanging, not even one Saturday last summer when I knew he was coaching his son’s team for a little league tournament. That in itself speaks volumes! I was facing weapons charges and up to 4 years incarceration. When that final day arrived and we were going to trial, the man absolutely owned the court room. I had four charges against me, and walked out of court with some probation, but I was a free man. If you find yourself in a jam, hire this guy!!! Thanks again John!
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Laywer of New Bedford
Couldn’t be any happier with John seed best Laywer around in New Bedford Highly advise anyone if they need a Laywer john is the man to see
Posted by David Halton | November 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professionalism at its finest
I hired Mr.Seed as referral from a friend. Due to false allegations and charges field against me, which Mr. Seed helped me defend and clear my name and all charges were dismissed! I cannot say enough of his professionalism and expertise! I pray I never need him again but if I do he’s my attorney!
Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job
With a calm cool and collected attitude John did not beat around the bush and was always upfront about best and worst case scenarios. He always kept me informed of what was happening and what would happen next in the case. On top of that it was the best possible outcome in the end. Would recommend him to anyone in a similar situation.
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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Firearms case
John is an excellent lawyer that got my case dismissed. He did an incredible job and was very professional. He communicated within minutes whenever I reached out to him. I highly recommend John for your legal matters.
Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
New Bedford Oui Case
Very professional, detail oriented, and always put the clients needs first and we won; highly recommended
Posted by Noah | September 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer!!
Mr. Seed is the best lawyer that I have dealt with and came into contact with. He not only went out of his way to help me understand the process, he kept me updated and prepared every step of the way, he was also available at any moment of question. Mr. Seed gave me the best possible results. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need.
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Posted by Casey | September 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr Jardin
John was upfront helpful answered any questions I had. He helped me the whole step of the way. I never had to call questioning if anything was taken care of he covered all the bases without me even asking. He was helpful and informative every the whole way through the process and ultimately dismissed all of my charges he is the best of the best highly recommended
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience
Mr. Seed was unbelievably professional and made my bad experience as good as it could possibly be. He helped me through the entire process of my DUI And executed everything very quickly. I would highly recommend using him if you are in need of help
Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr.
John Seed is a professional for the people. He is someone who you can trust and get the best outcome for you. When I was in need of someone who could prove my innocence in my OUI/wreckless driving case. He did it. A Lawyer for the people.
Posted by Mari | May 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
King of courtroom 1
John assisted me with my case regarding a private matter with my family and I was thrown back by how much people in the courtroom respected John down to the judge. It showed in my outcome from his professionalism my case was dismissed with being arraigned so grateful to have hired Attorney Seed
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Trial Attorney
  • John Seed & Associates, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Owner/Trial Lawyer
  • Law Office of John B. Seed
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Suffolk County Da's Office, Boston
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Independent Contract Attorney
  • City Of Boston Law Department
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Student Attorney - City Solicitor's Office
  • City Of Taunton
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Superior Court Intern
  • Bristol County D.A.'S Office
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Teacher - Special Education
  • New Bedford High School
  • 2003 - 2004
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Education

  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. J.M.
  • Dismissed
  • Commonwealth v. J.M.
  • Dismissed
  • Commonwealth v. B.L.
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Herren Project
  • Board of Directors
  • 2020 - Present
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater New Bedford
  • President
  • 2016 - Present
  • New Bedford Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Norfolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Quincy Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top DWI Attorney - Boston
  • Best DWI Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Boston Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 10 DUI Lawyer in MA
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Boston Rising Star
  • National Law Journal
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Top Rated OUI Attorney
  • 98.5 Sports Hub
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor - OUI
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Top Rated DUI Lawyer
  • WAAF - 97.7
  • 2014
  • Recognition
  • Boston Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Rated DUI Attorney
  • WAAF 97.7
  • 2013
  • Top Contributer - DUI
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice DUI
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Athletic Hall of Fame
  • New Bedford High School
  • 2013
  • Clients Choice Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Recognized
  • Brighton Court OUI Task Force
  • 2010
  • Service
  • Suffolk County District Attorney's Office
  • 2009
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Publications

  • WAAF - Radio
  • OUI Defense in MA
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • MCLE
  • Packin Heat - MA Firearm Carry Laws
  • 2021
  • MCLE
  • 5th Amendment
  • 2020
  • Radio
  • OUI penalties in MA
  • 2014
  • Radio
  • OUI Defense in MA
  • 2013
  • Suffolk County Awards
  • Administrator presentation
  • 2010
  • Brighton District Court
  • Student Prosecutor Training
  • 2010
  • BPD
  • Proper Breath Test Procedure
  • 2010
  • Brighton District Court
  • Student Prosecutor Training
  • 2009
  • Bridgwater State University
  • Athletic Trainer Liability
  • 2009
  • College Student Seminar
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (33)
Given (33)
Endorse John
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"John is a great criminal defense attorney. He is always prepared and he knows the law. His experience as a prosecutor has helped him develop great trial skills. I do not hesitate to endorse John."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Attorney Seed for many years, first as a prosecutor with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, and then as a criminal defense attorney in private practice. I can confidently attest to his advocacy in the courtroom, knowledge of the law, and commitment to his clients. Attorney Seed is a hard working skilled litigator that I recommend without hesitation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"John is an extremely talented OUI defense attorney. I tried several OUI cases against John when I was a prosecutor. He was consistently prepared and presented a strong defense. He treats opposing counsel with the utmost courtesy, respect, and honesty. Every Judge, clerk, and ADA at New Bedford District Court holds him in high regard. Most of all, he gets results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Seed is a criminal defense ACE. I have known John for a number of years and have seen him try cases. He is an excellent trial lawyer. I fully endorse John Seed for all criminal defense matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a pleasure to work with and against. He is no nonsense and gets the best results for his clients that there is to get."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, John is a great DUI lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Attorney Seed is a highly skilled and trustworthy Attorney with litigation skills second to none."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John was great to me when I was applying to law school. When I asked him to write a letter of recommendation he did not hesitate. At that time John was still working with the District Attorneys office, now he offers the best DUI/DWI representation in Massachusetts. I cant thank John enough for all he has done for me and congratulate him on his successful practice."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great attorney who is knowledgeable about the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"John has used his experience as an Assistant District Attorney and his ability as a litigator to become one of the top Criminal Defense Attorneys in the greater Boston Area and state. I have had the opportunity to work with John on several matters. I would give Attorney Seed my highest recommendation. Any person with a Criminal case in Essex, Middlesex or Suffolk Counties should contact Attorney Seed."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an outstanding attorney. As a prosecutor he was always prepared and knew how to assess and try a case. He gets his clients great results and has the respect of everyone in the courthouse."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Seed and I have worked closely together on a number of matters over the last few years. He is a skilled practitioner that is dedicated to achieving the best results for his clients. He possesses all of the traits that are necessary for an attorney to be effective at trial---the knowledge, ability, worth ethic and interpersonal skills, etc. I highly endorse John."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Friend
"John is an outstanding criminal defense attorney. I have referred several clients to him,and they have all been very happy with his work. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney John Seed. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a DUI/DWI lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"When he was an assistant district attorney, John was fair, reasonable, knowledgeable, but diligent in his prosecutions. From my experience as a defense lawyer, opposing him, from observing him while I was in court on civil matters, and from his reputation with other local attorneys whom I know and respect, I can endorse John without hesitation in his practice areas of DUI (OUI in MA!)and Criminal Defense"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a committed, knowledgeable and experienced advocate that regularly obtains excellent results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a top notch criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor. A lawyer that other lawyers often go to for advice. He fights vigorously for his clients and I would highly recommend his legal services"
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New Bedford DUI and DWI Lawyer John Brooks Seed
John Brooks Seed
DUI and DWI Attorney
New Bedford, MA
Licensed for 16 years
Free Consultation
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