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Brookline, Massachusetts is located just three miles southwest of the City of Boston. Brookline is known for being a suburban community in which many Boston-area employees live, as its proximity to Boston itself, the availability of public transportation, and easy access to a number of major highways makes Brookline’s location a very convenient one. The town is consistently lauded for its excellent schools (both public and private), with Brookline High School being recognized by U.S. News as one of the best high schools in the country.

The Town of Brookline is part of Norfolk County, which also covers cities to the southwest of Boston, including Quincy, Weymouth, Braintree, Norwood, Milton, and Foxborough. Brookline has its own District Court, which is located on Washington Street in Brookline Village. The District Court hears certain misdemeanor and felony criminal cases, civil cases where the amount in controversy is under $25,000, and issues harassment protection orders and restraining orders. Probate Court matters in Brookline are handled through the Norfolk Probate Court in Canton, with Superior Court matters being heard in Norfolk Superior Court in Dedham.

Our firm routinely advises and represents clients from Brookline, as well as other towns near Boston, in criminal cases. Our Brookline criminal defense lawyers are accustomed to handling all stages of a criminal process from investigations and grand juries to trials and appeals. You can count on our criminal attorneys to use their experience, intellect, and creativity to protect your legal rights while fighting to obtain the best outcome for you in your case. Our criminal legal practice includes: 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.

We represent residents and employees of Brookline in civil matters in both state and federal courts. Our experienced Brookline civil lawyers representing employees of the state and town government, as well as Brookline residents who have come to us for assistance with employment matters. Because of its proximity to the Longwood Medical Area, which houses Harvard’s Medical School and School of Public Health, as well as a number of Boston’s premiere hospitals (including Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), Brookline is home to many medical professionals. We have substantial experience representing medical professionals in employment matters, including negotiating client’s separations from their employers, and raising claims of discrimination or unlawful action, as well as representing clients in their dealings with the Board of Registration in Medicine. Our attorneys also have experience representing teachers and staff of Brookline’s elementary and secondary schools.

Our students’ rights lawyers are available to represent Brookline students in disciplinary matters at their secondary schools and colleges as well as with claims of discrimination and other disputes with their schools. Our attorneys are experienced in handling other civil matters, including harassment prevention orders and restraining orders, for clients in Brookline.

If you are looking for a Brookline criminal defense attorney, employment law specialist, or university law attorney and need advice or representation in a legal matter call us to speak with us.

Client Reviews
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I hired Mr Duncan to deal with a very sensitive issue that my daughter had. Since the first contact, I had a very good impression of him. He transmitted confidence and appeared to know exactly what to do. I called and emailed him many times, he was polite and comprehensible with the anxiety of a father and appeared to know every step to solve the case. I strongly recommend Mr Duncan. Flavio Lajoia
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If you are reading this review, it means either you or a family member is in trouble and needs immediate legal counsel. Please know your search can end right now because Zalkind, Duncan & Bernstein is the law firm to hire. They are honest, responsive, compassionate and have the experience and expertise to bring... Client
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I contacted Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein Law in April 2018 to get help for my son on an education-related matter. We worked primarily with Zoraida Fernandez, an Associate, and when needed met with Ruth O'Meara-Costello, a Partner. Zoraida was excellent. The whole process was emotionally exhausting and depressing and Zoraida was the only bright light in all of it... Nancy O.
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I worked with Emma Quinn-Judge and Monica Shah. And from my first contact on the phone, on to my first meeting in their office and during the trial, I found them and the firm's entire team to be a group of consummate legal professionals who are very knowledgeable, patient, dedicated, fair, honest and caring... Chantal C.
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I am forever grateful to all the staff at this firm, but in particular, Ms. Shah, Mr. Zalkind and Mr. Silverglate. They represented my son who was being sought for extradition to Scotland. The case took years to fight, covering new legal ground, setting precedence. But each one of these legal eagles went above and beyond the duty of office... Suzanne D.