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David H. Abbott


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Civil Litigation and Criminal Defense

After I graduated from the University of Rochester in 1993, I went to Boston College Law School and received my law degree in 1996. During and after law school, I worked first as a student prosecutor and then as an Assistant District Attorney for Norfolk County, where I was in the courtroom from day one arguing cases from arraignment through trial. In 1998, I was hired as a trial attorney at the Boston law firm of Boyle Morrissey & Campo (now Boyle Shaughnessy & Campo), where I defended people and businesses being sued for every possible reason in both state and federal court. In addition to individuals, I personally defended businesses ranging from one-person operations to the biggest retail establishments in the country, facing exposure from the thousands of dollars to the millions, and handled civil cases from pre-suit investigation through trial. When I left to open my own practice in 2001, I was a senior associate responsible for the supervision of three other attorneys.

I opened my first office in Braintree, and two years later joined the oldest legal association in Boston, Simonds, Winslow, Willis & Abbott (SWWA). While in private practice, I have represented both criminal and civil clients all over the state, from investigation through trial and, if necessary, to the appeals court, in a broad range of matters. Since 2007, I have been appointed as Special Prosecutor in seven serious criminal matters involving Police Corruption (members of the Stoughton Police Department, including the Chief), Sexual Assault and Drug Trafficking (a prominent Quincy Developer) and Attempted Murder (the developer’s nephew). In 2012, as a special prosecutor, I argued in front of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) on issues of Search and Seizure and the protection of the identity of victims of sexual assault. In 2010, as a criminal defense attorney, I argued in front of the New Hampshire Supreme Court in a case involving the Right to Confront Witnesses and Ineffective Assistance of Counsel in the context of a First Degree Murder conviction. In 2009, representing civil plaintiffs in a Trusts & Estates matter,  my co-counsel and I were able to have the SJC reinstate the claims of two school teachers against the estate of their employer long after the one-year statute of limitations had expired. Currently, I remain a member of SWWA and have also recently (again) opened an office in Braintree.

Over the years, I have enjoyed volunteering for a variety of organizations, including tutoring Rochester elementary students, two trips to New Orleans for Habitat for Humanity, two years coaching the Town of Norwell Trial Team, regular attendance at free legal clinics and many years assisting the Spinazzola Foundation with its bi-annual charity events.

I will consider any civil or criminal matter and I am always happy to discuss your case or answer any questions you may have on a confidential basis.

Andrew DiCarlo (R.) 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.


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