By any objective measure, Boston criminal lawyer David Yannetti has reached the top of his profession. He has been named to the New England “Super Lawyers” list in Boston Magazine every year since 2007.
Criminal Defense Attorney Yannetti has also been qualified by his peers as an AV-rated attorney* every year since 1999 and has been listed in the exclusive Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers** for over a decade. He was recently named one of the “Best Lawyers in America” by U.S. News and World Report for the third straight year and has achieved a perfect 10.0 rating by Avvo, a lawyer-rating service.
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Attorney Yannetti has served as lead counsel in 12 murder cases, adding to his nationally prominent reputation. Whether you are charged with or being investigated for the most serious felonies in Superior Court, or for a relatively minor misdemeanor charge in District Court, the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm provides the best legal representation possible. When you walk into a courtroom with Attorney Yannetti or his associates at your side, you will know that you have retained fierce advocates, effective negotiators, trusted counsel and top-notch criminal defense attorneys.
Former Prosecutors Working as an Elite Criminal Defense Team
Attorney David Yannetti began his legal career in 1989 as an assistant district attorney in Middlesex County in Massachusetts. After serving as lead counsel in hundreds of trials over the course of 10 years, and after attaining the rank of senior prosecutor, Attorney Yannetti founded his own criminal-defense practice in Boston in 1999. Today, he serves as lead counsel for the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm, a distinguished and highly regarded group of Boston trial lawyers committed to successfully defending their clients from criminal charges and during criminal investigations. Attorney Yannetti has assembled a team of former prosecutors with a combined experience of over fifty years. Criminal Defense Attorney David Yannetti and his colleagues, in short, are battle-tested. They have the skill, the experience and the perspective necessary to obtain the best possible results for their clients.
Ex-ADA Helps Free a Man his Old Office Once Prosecuted
A Reputation for Effectiveness and Results
David Yannetti is known as a “lawyer’s lawyer,” because his fellow attorneys often consult with him and refer their criminal defense matters to him. He is a well-known commentator on cutting-edge legal issues, and frequently appears on CNN, Fox News, Investigation Discovery (“ID”) and Court TV. When Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (the “Wall Street Journal” of the Massachusetts legal profession) needs an attorney to explain the latest development in criminal law, they contact David R. Yannetti at his Suffolk County law office. Attorney Yannetti had the rare distinction of being featured on the front page of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly for his victory in a highly contested first-degree murder case: Read ” Ex-ADA helps free a man his old office once prosecuted.” Go to our Media Center to view Attorney Yannetti actually arguing a case in a courtroom, or to view a sampling of his appearances on television, or to read other legal articles profiling Attorney Yannetti or featuring his commentary.
* AV, BV and CV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
**The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers is a trademark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies.
Protecting the Rights of the Accused
White collar crimes, federal crimes and theft crimes such as grand larceny, petty larceny, embezzlement, forgery and shoplifting.
Drug offense charges may include possession or distribution of marijuana, cocaine, heroin or crystal meth, for example
Weapons charges can include carrying a firearm without a permit, carrying illegal weaponry, or felons in possession of a firearm
Violent crimes like assault with intent to murder, charges of armed robbery and murder/homicide – Attorney Yannetti has served as lead counsel in 12 murder cases