We defend clients facing criminal charges in all Massachusetts courts. Our attorneys travel across the Commonwealth to aggressively protect our clients on charges like OUI, assault, drug possession, motor vehicle offenses. We go to arraignments, work out deals at pretrial, fight cases at trial, and win clerk magistrate’s hearings. Our closest court is Quincy District Court, but go to the Boston Courts all the time, everywhere in the Boston area, and have been to every court in the state. Attorney Matson enjoys visiting courts in Western Mass.Criminal Charge in Massachusetts? Call Attorney Russell Matson at (781) 817-6332.
Russell Matson, Founder
Founding Attorney Russell Matson is a recognized authority on criminal and DUI law in Massachusetts. He has been a practicing criminal defense law for almost 20 years. He has been quoted in the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Patriot Ledger, and been seen on Fox25 News, Channel 7 News, Channel 5 News, Channel 22 in Springfield, and many other media outlets.
He has defended clients in every district court in Massachusetts facing of a wide variety of misdemeanor and felony criminal charges, including hundreds of OUI cases. He has an extensive record of outstanding results for his clients.
He is the author of a book on winning at a clerk magistrate’s hearing.
Attorney Andrew DiCarlo Berman
Senior Trial Counsel & Chief Operating Officer
Attorney Berman is our Senior Trial Counsel and Chief Operating Officer In addition to handling the overall operation of the firm, he closely supervises our Associate Attorneys and represents our clients in Superior Court cases and more serious or complex District Court matters.
As a former Assistant District Attorney with more than 19 years of litigation experience, Attorney Berman has handled hundreds of felony and misdemeanor criminal offenses, including First Degree Murder, Attempted Murder, Kidnapping and other Violent Offenses; Drug Trafficking, Distribution and Possession; Aggravated Sexual Assault; Motor Vehicle Homicide, Operating Under the Influence (OUI) of Alcohol and Drugs, Negligent Operation, Leaving the Scene of an Accident and other Motor Vehicle Offenses; Police Corruption and Obstruction of Law Enforcement; Theft Offenses, including Larceny, Embezzlement and Fraud; and Bookmaking and other Gambling Offenses.
A former senior civil trial attorney at a Boston law firm, Attorney Berman has also represented businesses and individuals in lawsuits involving often devastating injuries associated with motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, defective products, social host liability, construction site injuries and negligent security. His representation of civil clients included businesses ranging from one-person operations to the biggest retail and construction companies in the country, facing exposure from the thousands of dollars to the millions, and extended beyond physical injury to contract actions, property damage and construction disputes, fiduciary trust litigation, as well as other serious business disputes.
As a testament to his standing in the legal community, Attorney Berman has been appointed as Special Prosecutor by different District Attorneys on serious and high-profile criminal matters involving Kidnapping, Extortion, Police Corruption, Drug Trafficking, Sexual Assault and Attempted Murder. He also has significant experience as an Appeals Court Lawyer, having appeared in cases before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court as a special prosecutor (involving issues of the 4th Amendment right against Unreasonable Search and Seizure and the 1st Amendment Right to Access Public Records); before the New Hampshire Supreme Court as criminal defense counsel in a First Degree Murder case (involving the Defendant’s 6th Amendment rights to Confront Witnesses and Effective Assistance of Counsel); and again before the SJC as counsel to civil litigants in a Trust & Estates matter (involving the one-year Statute of Limitations associated with a claim against a decedent’s estate). He has also appeared in cases at the Massachusetts Appeals Court in civil cases involving Choice of Law and Employment Discrimination.
Attorney Berman received his Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School in 1996 and an undergraduate degree in Political Science, cum laude, from the University of Rochester in 1993. He was born in Boston’s North End and currently lives in Braintree with his family, including his three sons, where he is a regular coach of Youth Basketball and Baseball.
1/7/16 Press for Andrew Berman: on Witness Intimidation and Conspiracy charge in Worcester.
Associate Attorney Andrew Stacey
Andrew Stacey is a criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Russell J. Matson, focusing on Clerk Magistrate’s hearings, arraignments, pretrials, criminal trials, and RMV (Registry of Motor Vehicles) hearings.
Attorney Stacey graduated Suffolk University Law School with distinction for his dedication to helping the community, earning Pro Bono Honors for completing in excess of 200 hours of pro bono work. As a law student, he interned with the Honorable Brian Merrick at the Orleans District Court, and later the Major Felonies Unit of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. While at the SCDAO, he reviewed cases for indictment, including armed robberies, home invasion, and murder. Later he earned a position with the Suffolk Defenders Clinic and represented indigent clients in the Boston Municipal Court, defending clients in cases concerning matters from destruction of property to possession and distribution of narcotics.
In the past, he has donated his time to teach high school seniors constitutional law at Cambridge Rindge & Latin, as part of the Marshall-Brennon Constitutional Literacy Project. After graduation, he volunteered his time with Prisoner’s Legal Services in Boston, as a member of the Brutality Task Force, taking on cases involving egregious behavior on behalf of prison personnel.
Associate Attorney George K. Bullen
George K. Bullen is a criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of Russell J. Matson who represents clients at Clerk Magistrate’s Hearings, arraignments, pretrials, criminal trials, probation matters, and RMV (Registry of Motor Vehicles) hearings.
Attorney Bullen graduated Suffolk University Law School with a focus on criminal law and procedure. As a law student, Attorney Bullen was selected for the Suffolk Prosecutors Clinical Program and participated in numerous trial competitions as a member of the Moot Court Honor Board. As a Comment Editor for the Suffolk Journal of Trial & Appellate Advocacy, Attorney Bullen authored a published article discussing the rights of murder defendants in Massachusetts. In addition to his academic pursuits, Attorney Bullen also interned at the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, conducting motion hearings and trials on behalf of the Commonwealth.
Upon graduation and admission to the Massachusetts Bar, Attorney Bullen worked at the Committee for Public Counsel Services, the state’s public defender program, representing indigent clients in criminal courts across Norfolk County. Attorney Bullen has also volunteered his time researching and drafting appellate briefs for CPCS’s Innocence Program.
Associate Attorney Johanna M. Griffiths
Johanna Griffiths is a criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of Russell Matson, where she represents clients at Clerk Magistrate Hearings, arraignments, pretrial hearings, criminal trials, and RMV (Registry of Motor Vehicle) hearings.
Attorney Griffiths graduated from New England Law | Boston, where she concentrated her studies on criminal law and procedure. As a law student, she represented clients in all stages of criminal matters in her role as a student attorney with CPCS. There, she worked busy arraignment sessions, conducted research and developed trial theory, and argued on behalf of clients in various types of hearings.
As an intern with the New England Innocence Project, Attorney Griffiths reviewed cases for potential avenues to exoneration. From homicide and rape cases to arson, Attorney Griffiths sought to assist men and women who were alleging wrongful conviction.
In the past, Attorney Griffiths has owned and managed a real estate brokerage where she specialized in assisting first time buyers with the purchase of their first home. Additionally, she has worked as a corporate litigation attorney representing small businesses from startup through litigation.
Attorney Griffiths lives in West Roxbury with her husband and their dog Obi.
Testimonial for Attorney Griffiths:
“Attorney Johanna Griffiths represented my daughter this morning in Clinton, MA and I wanted to let you know we were very pleased with the outcome and her professionalism. When she went into the magistrates hearing with my daughter, I knew that win or lose – I had made the correct decision in hiring her.”
What I Can Do For You
When it is you that is facing a criminal prosecution, ANY charge is serious and can have significant consequences to your life. From license loss, fines, and the risk of jail time, to simply the stress of not knowing what could happen to you.
The good news is, for most people, their fears and concern about the worse case scenario and going to jail are wildly overblown. A big part of my job is to get people to relax, and realize that many criminal charges are fixable, and not the end of the world.
Please call me if you need some help with any unfortunate brush with the law. Whether you are being screwed over by the system, or if you feel that you made a terrible and unfortunate mistake that you want to resolve – either way, I can help you.
“Hands down, the best attorney I have ever worked with”
An absolutely first-rate lawyer. Russ and his assistant, Mary Ellen, always took the time to answer all of my questions, no matter how trivial they seem in hindsight. My particular case was dismissed at the Clerk Magistrate’s hearing, as if the incident never happened at all.
Preserving a clean record was of the utmost importance, and I could not have asked for a better outcome than what Russ achieved.
If you have a criminal matter and want the peace of mind knowing that you will have the best representation possible, don’t hesitate for a second to hire him!
-Tom, a former client
Through a series of out of character, poor choices I was in need of a lawyer; I had never been in trouble with the law to the extent of needing a lawyer prior to this particular incident. After an extensive Google search I came upon Russell Matson’s website and was impressed with his case wins and credentials.
When I called the office his assistant, Mary Ellen, answered and was absolutely unbelievable at calming my nervousness (a task, I assure you, is not easy). She patiently answered all of my questions and never made me feel like I was calling too much (which I did). Russell was extremely kind and even took the time to return my initial phone call on a weekend. When it came time for the Clerk Magistrate’s hearing he was as professional as he was comforting.
With grace and efficiency Russell identified every aspect that was important and to my relief the case was dropped. I would highly recommend the Law Office of Attorney Russell Matson to anyone and can’t express enough how kind they were throughout the entire process.
-Danielle, a former client
Media for Russell Matson
Recent high profile media coverage:
Russ Matson Interviewed by Fox25 on Brandon Spikes leaving the scene of an accident case:
I was quoted as and expert on hit and run charges regarding Brandon Spikes on Boston.com.
Russ Matson interviewed by WHDH 7 News on Impersonating a Police Officer hearing:
The Law Offices of Russell J Matson, PC is located at:
44 Adams St, Suite 5
Braintree, MA 02184
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Other areas of Practice
At our firm, we are exploring new areas of law and legal defense, including drone law and legal malpractice defense.
We can also make referrals to other attorneys in specialties that we don’t handle in-house.
We represent people in all Massachusetts courts, including District Courts, Superior Courts, Juvenile Courts, and Federal Court.
Arrested or charged with a crime in Massachusetts? Call me directly for a free consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
The Law Offices of Russell J Matson, PC
44 Adams St, # 5
Braintree, MA 02184
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