Boston, the Massachusetts state capital and largest city in New England, has an impressive population of 645,966. Home to many historical landmarks and one of the most passionate fan bases for its sports teams, Boston serves a diverse population of individuals from various demographics. Located on the Atlantic Ocean coastline, Boston is also a dynamic transportation hub that sits among the world leaders of higher education, finance, culture, government, and other professional services.

As Boston is the county seat of Suffolk County, this city houses numerous courthouses including the Supreme Judicial Court, the Suffolk County Superior Court, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Other trial courthouses in Boston include: the Boston Municipal Court, Boston Juvenile Court, Boston Housing Court, Land Court, Suffolk Probate and Family Court, and the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds. All of these courthouses are located within walking distance of each other, and our firm, and serve people all over Massachusetts.

Our firm has been one of the premiere Boston criminal defense firms for over fifty years. Our Boston criminal lawyers represent clients at all stages of criminal cases: during investigations, when called to a grand jury, at trial, and on appeal. Our years of experience representing clients in the criminal courts of Massachusetts gives us the experience and insight to guide our clients through the criminal process while fighting to protect their rights and achieve excellent outcomes. We represent clients charged with a wide range of criminal offenses, including drug crimes, computer and internet crimes, drunk driving, gun crimes,sex crimes, violent crimes, white-collar crimes and fraud, foreign extradition, clerk-magistrate’s hearings, restraining orders, sealing and expungement, criminal appeals.

Our attorneys also frequently practice in Boston’s civil courts, bringing employment, and civil rights claims. Our Boston employment lawyers have decades of experience representing Boston city workers, including employees of the MBTA, the Boston Police Department (BPD), and other city agencies, to assert their employment rights against the city. Our employment specialists also frequently represent employees of Boston-area colleges and universities regarding issues of tenure, discrimination, and unfair employment practices.

The city of Boston is home to nearly 30 colleges and universities, making Boston a leader in higher education. Our firm has spent 40 years representing the students of these universities in academic and disciplinary matters, making us recognized experts in the field of college discipline law. Our Boston students’ rights lawyers routinely represent students at Boston-area schools including: Harvard University, Boston College, Boston University, Suffolk University, U. Mass. Boston, Berklee College of Music, and others. Our years of experience representing students and faculty at these schools makes us well-versed in the policies and practices these schools employ in adjudicating discipline cases against their students, and allows us to give our clients the best legal advice possible about their cases.

If you have been charged with a crime in Boston, you need a Boston criminal defense attorney with a long history of providing the best criminal defense in the city. If you are looking for a Boston employment lawyer to advise or represent you, our lawyers have received some of the top jury verdicts in the state in employment cases. Contact Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP to speak with one of our experienced attorneys.

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