Cambridge and Somerville

The City of Cambridge is likely best known for housing two of the most prestigious universities in the world: Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The city is known for its creativity and ingenuity and many well-known tech companies and start-ups have set up shop side by side within the city’s borders. Organized into a series of “squares” along the MBTA’s redline, Cambridge is broken up into many smaller neighborhoods.

Like its neighbor Cambridge, Somerville has a steady stream of college students and young professionals because of its proximity to many universities and colleges. Still, with a population of 75,000 residents, Somerville is home to a wide demographic and is the most densely populated municipality in all of New England. There is a thriving arts community within the city, which hosts many popular festivals and concerts throughout the year. From the nightlife in Davis Square with live music and theaters to the recent development at Assembly Row with an outdoor mall and restaurants overlooking the Mystic River, Somerville is becoming a destination within itself offering entertainment and activities for people of all ages.

Cambridge is located directly across the Charles River from Boston and is a part of Middlesex County. The Middlesex Probate and Family Court and the Middlesex Juvenile Court are located near each other in Cambridge, just across the bridge from Downtown Boston. However, the Middlesex Superior Court is located much further outside the city, with locations in Woburn and Lowell, and the Cambridge District Court is actually located in Medford. Somerville has its own District Court right next to Assembly Row, which is now accessibly by the Assembly Station on the MBTA’s Orange Line.

For over fifty years, the Cambridge criminal defense attorneys at Zalkind, Duncan & Bernstein have provided the highest caliber of legal advice and representation in criminal cases arising out of Cambridge, Somerville, and neighboring towns such as Malden, Medford, and Everett. Our criminal lawyers are available to represent clients at every stage of a criminal case, from the moment an arrest takes place through an appeal or a motion to vacate a guilty plea, should one be necessary. Our attorneys have successfully represented many clients in criminal cases in the Middlesex courts. We are available to represent clients in Cambridge and Somerville on a wide variety of criminal matters, 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.

We are also available to represent clients in Cambridge and Somerville in civil lawsuits in both state and federal courts, including employment, civil rights, and family matters. Our Cambridge employment lawyers and students’ rights lawyers are extremely experienced in handling both employment and academic disciplinary matters at the colleges and graduate schools of Harvard University, MIT, and other Cambridge schools. Our firm has spent 40 years representing the students of these, and other Boston-area colleges in academic and disciplinary matters, making us recognized experts in the field of college discipline law. Our Cambridge students’ attorneys have more experience interacting with these Cambridge universities than nearly any other lawyer, and are well-versed in the policies and practices these schools employ in adjudicating discipline cases against their students and in negotiating and litigating employment matters with their employees.

If you are looking for a Cambridge or Somerville criminal defense lawyer, civil lawyer, or students’ rights lawyer contact Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP today to speak with one of our experienced attorneys.

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