Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, Roslindale, and West Roxbury
The south-western neighborhoods of the city of Boston include Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, Hyde Park, and West Roxbury. They are known for their public parks and green spaces, such as Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum, the Forest Hills Cemetery, Allendale Woods, and a substantial portion of Boston’s Emerald Necklace, including Jamaica Pond and Franklin Park. Between them, these four neighborhoods have a population of over 130,000 residents, about 20% of the residents of Boston. New multi-use developments in these neighborhoods promise to attract more businesses and residents to these already-vibrant areas of the city.
Like the rest of the city of Boston, these neighborhoods are part of Suffolk County and are subject to the jurisdiction of the Suffolk courts. Cases arising out of these neighborhoods are heard in the Suffolk Superior Court, the Suffolk Probate and Family Court, and the Boston Housing Court (all located downtown near Government Center), and the West Roxbury Division of the Boston Municipal Court, which is located at 445 Arborway in the Forest Hills section of Jamaica Plain. Cases that might be heard in the West Roxbury Division of the BMC include certain criminal cases (both misdemeanors and felonies), civil cases where the amount at issue is less than $25,000, and small claims cases worth less than $7,000. The West Roxbury Division of the BMC also hears eviction matters and issues harassment prevention and abuse prevention orders.
Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein has had a long and successful history of representing clients in cases arising out of Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Roslindale, and Hyde Park. For more than half a century the firm has been recognized as one of the best criminal defense firms in Boston. We handle cases at any stage of a criminal matter, whether it is under investigation, preparing for trial, or appealing a decision. Our criminal practice in Boston includes (but is not limited to) the following types of cases: 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 also represent residents and employees of all Boston neighborhoods in civil matters in both state and federal courts. Our civil cases include employment disputes, civil rights claims, personal injury cases, and family law matters, such as divorce and custody cases. Because of their easy access to various universities, including Northeastern University, Emmanuel College, Simmons College, Wheelock College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Harvard Medical School, Jamaica Plain and its nearby neighborhoods are home to a significant student population. Our firm has spent 40 years representing the students of these, and other Boston-area colleges in academic and disciplinary matters (including charges of sexual harassment and sexual assault), making us nationally-recognized experts in the field of college discipline law.
If you have a criminal case in Roslindale, West Roxbury, Hyde Park, or Jamaica Plain, or need a Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, West Roxbury, or Hyde Park civil attorney, please contact Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP today.