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Ian F. Henchy

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Ian Henchy, Attorney

Ian first began working with the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law firm while attending Northeastern University School of Law. Beginning in 2019, Ian started drafting substantive motions — including motions to dismiss, motions to suppress, motions in limine, and discovery motions — for both Attorney Yannetti and Attorney Johnson for their cases in District and Superior Courts throughout Massachusetts. After completing an initial summer internship, Ian decided to continue working with the firm part-time while completing law school.

After graduating from Northeastern University School of Law in 2020, Ian continued working in the field of criminal defense. He spent nearly two years working as a Bar Advocate — a private attorney who represents indigent criminal defendants in Massachusetts — for Norfolk County Bar Advocates, Inc., in addition to managing his own private caseload. Ian continued to appear on behalf of clients represented by the Yannetti Criminal Defense firm in courtrooms all over Massachusetts before joining as a full-time Associate in 2022.

Ian has represented hundreds of clients at all stages of criminal proceedings in Massachusetts, from clerk magistrate’s hearings through verdict at trial, in both misdemeanor and felony matters. He has represented countless clients at contested two-party restraining order hearings, which — though civil in nature — can have serious consequences for the firm’s clients. Ian has also represented clients before the Land Court, a specialty Court in Massachusetts with jurisdiction over real estate and land use matters, as well as the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

Ian’s attention to detail in his written advocacy has assisted both Attorney Yannetti and Attorney Johnson in obtaining the best possible results for their clients, including as a member of a four-person legal team in a high-profile murder case currently pending in Norfolk County Superior Court. As the only attorney at the Yannetti Criminal Defense firm who did not begin his career as a prosecutor, Ian’s legal work on criminal cases has solely been in his capacity as a defense attorney.

Prior to attending law school, Ian graduated summa cum laude from Berklee College of Music — where he ultimately transferred from Tufts University — with a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Music. Though Ian initially planned on attending Berklee for just one semester in lieu of studying abroad during his sophomore year, he decided to transfer to Berklee beginning in his junior year to focus on music. While at Berklee, Ian also completed a minor in English, obtaining a 4.0/4.0 grade point average. After taking a “Legal Aspects of the Music Industry” course at Berklee, which was taught by an entertainment lawyer, Ian began exploring the idea of attending law school. He ultimately decided to attend Northeastern University School of Law beginning in 2017 after being offered a full-tuition merit scholarship.

Ian is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts as well as all Massachusetts State Courts.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts


  • Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, 2020
  • Berklee College of Music
    • Honors: summa cum laude
  • Tufts University
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Minor: English
    • Major: Professional Music

Client Testimonials

5 Star

In the most painful times in our lives–David, Greg and Lisa showed us their professional best–dignified, warm, gracious. David and his team will not let you down, you will be taken well care of and most importantly superbly and justly represented…
Barbara Lynch

Oh my goodness David is a miracle worker! Unbelievable results! David is so highly respected by attorneys and judges and prosecutors that he really makes an impact in court and presented our friend in the best possible light…

Jude Dasilva

Greg Johnson and David Yannetti are simply the best. After having two other attorneys on a case, I hired them and got results where others failed. They work hard for you and I highly recommend them!…

Vivian Trinh

If it was not for Mr. Yannetti I could have lost my career and opportunity to come back to USA again given that I am not a US citizen. Thank you Mr. Yannetti for all you did for me and my family. You and your office were truly there for me in my darkest hour…

Ajit Gupta

Greg Johnson is a charming attorney and seems to truly care about his client’s and the outcome of their case. If you ever need an experienced criminal defense Lawyer, Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm is the one to call!…


“I’ve got your back,” he told me early on. David did not disappoint. By showing up with David in the courtroom, I felt I’d made a clear statement of intent. The case was duly dropped…

James Brooks

Martindale-Hubbell | AV | Preeminent | Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence | 2020
Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | U.S. News | 2022
Avvo | 10.0 | Superb | Top Attorney Criminal Defense
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