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Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyers

Boston & Westwood Criminal Defense Lawyers. Experience Matters. Protect Your Rights

The lawyers at Eisenstadt, Krippendorf & Galvin, LLP have the critical skills and litigation experience necessary to achieve a successful outcome in your case.

With over 45 years of combined experience, our lawyers have effectively handled thousands of cases in the District Courts and Superior Courts across Massachusetts. Our team includes a former Supervisor of District Courts, a former Assistant Attorney General, and a former Homicide Prosecutor. After years of experience as successful and skilled prosecutors, they decided to use their formidable skills and expertise to help those in need of legal representation. Being in need of legal help can be a frightening and overwhelming experience. Our lawyers pride themselves on treating each case and each client as an individual, and work aggressively to get the best possible outcome for their clients. Let our Boston and Westwood criminal defense lawyers help you with your case.

All of our lawyers are former prosecutors who know the system inside and out. Our attorneys are experts at every stage of the court process from arraignment to trial and all stages in between. Their skills and reputation allow them to help their clients in ways that few can. When you have District Attorneys, investigators, and the police working together to prosecute your case, you need an elite law firm, comprised of talented and experienced lawyers, working for you.


In Massachusetts, a felony is defined as any crime that carries the potential of a State Prison sentence. Some crimes in Massachusetts carry only the potential of a State Prison sentence. When that is the case, such a crime can only be prosecuted in the Superior Court. Other crimes have a potential State Prison sentence or a potential House of Corrections sentence. In that case, such a crime can be prosecuted in either one of the State’s Superior Courts or one of the Municipal and District Courts throughout the state.

For a case to go forward in a Municipal or District Court, a Clerk must review the allegations that are being made, and determine if there is probable cause for the charges to go forward. For a case to be heard in a Superior Court, a Grand Jury must hear testimony, take evidence, and decide if the case will go forward. When a case goes before the Grand Jury, there is no judge, the defendant or suspect is not present, and there is no defense lawyer. Unlike most lawyers, the Boston attorneys at Eisenstadt, Krippendorf & Galvin all worked for years as Superior Court prosecutors. They have been inside the Grand Jury room, a place most lawyers will never see, and have successfully presented cases there as prosecutors. They now use that experience and knowledge to fight for clients that have been indicted or charged with felony charges. If the felony charges are prosecuted in a Municipal of District Court, motions to dismiss typically are based on a lack of probable cause in the police report. However when a case is presented to a Grand Jury so that it can go forward in the Superior Court, errors can be committed, whether intentionally or unintentionally, that could result in an experienced criminal lawyer filing and winning a motion to dismiss in the Superior Court.

The biggest difference between a Felony charge proceeding in District Court versus Superior Court is sentencing. In District Court, you cannot be sentenced to more than 2 ½ years in the House of Corrections on any charge. In Superior Court, a defendant can be sentenced to State Prison. The maximum State Prison sentence varies based on the charges. If you or someone you care about is facing a felony charge, it is extremely important that you have a team of experienced Superior Court lawyers on your side.


Misdemeanor charges in Massachusetts can be serious. Oftentimes, people mistakenly believe that they cannot go to jail if they are charged with a misdemeanor. However, this is typically not the case. The distinction between a misdemeanor and felony can be different depending on what State the crime is committed in. In Massachusetts, a misdemeanor is any case that does not carry the potential of a state prison sentence. However, misdemeanors in Massachusetts can carry a House of Correction sentence of up to 2 ½ years each. Typically, misdemeanor crimes in Massachusetts will be prosecuted in a Municipal or District Court. All of our Norfolk County criminal defense attorneys have handled hundreds of misdemeanor cases in the Municipal and District Courts of Massachusetts throughout their careers. Every case is different and each client deserves attorneys that are experienced, know the system, and know the best strategy for your particular case.

Our lawyers have successfully tried countless bench and jury trials in felony and misdemeanor cases. They regularly file and win motions to suppress and dismiss, often resulting in a case getting thrown out altogether. If a case should be resolved with a plea, our attorneys, all former prosecutors, have the credibility with the District Attorney’s Offices and Judges to get the best possible deal for their clients. However, most misdemeanor charges in Massachusetts do carry the potential of a jail sentence, and need to be fought aggressively.

Experience matters. When charged with a crime, it is critical to have Westwood criminal defense attorneys on your side that have the skills and experience necessary to get you the best outcome in your case.

Family Law

Going through a divorce, custody battle, or other family law issue can be a stressful and trying time. You need experienced attorneys protecting the interests of you and your loved ones. Our Westwood family attorneys have used their knowledge and experience to help countless clients through these difficult times. They pride themselves on achieving practical solutions that are in the best interests of their clients.

When possible, our firm is able to achieve the best possible settlement results for their clients. However, oftentimes family law cases involving divorces or child custody cannot be settled, and need to be fought in court. Our attorneys have years of experience winning motions and trials in probate and family law cases. They bring their litigation experience, knowledge, and skills to accomplish the best outcomes for their clients. When facing a divorce or custody issue, you need skilled and experienced lawyers working for you and your family. Our lawyers can provide the help that you need in your probate and family law case.

When you retain the firm of Eisenstadt, Krippendorf & Galvin, you get the entire legal team working on your case. Our team has helped thousands of clients in what may seem like a hopeless situation. They have the experience, skills, and toughness to fight for the best possible outcome in your case. Our lawyers have reached successful outcomes in cases in everything from drunk driving cases to homicides and everything in between. They tirelessly work for our clients with pride in the outcomes that they accomplish.

It is critical to find attorneys that have the skills, knowledge, and reputation to get the results that you need. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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Client Testimonials
I thought I was going to lose everything I had until that first court hearing in probate court. The judge immediately agreed with Ed’s arguments and the next week, Joe had the restraining order dismissed. I was seeing my kids again inside two weeks and could not have been any more pleased with their response. They made a very bad situation much easier to deal with. K.B.
The firm of Eisenstadt, Krippendorf and Galvin worked with us in a highly professional and attentive manner in tending to our legal needs. They made themselves available at any time to answer questions, give guidance and advice, which gave us comfort that they were extremely focused on the tasks at hand. It’s very reassuring to have a firm you can trust and rely on. William C.
The team at EKG recently represented us in a case and the entire process from beginning to end was seamless thanks to the team’s knowledge, professionalism, and proactivity. All my family’s questions and concerns were thoroughly answered by the partners and they were always to discuss things in person or via phone. It’s a rarity to find such a hands on and thoughtful team, and not surprisingly we had a successful outcome in our case. Nicholas G.
Ed is one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the Boston area. My best friend had recommends Ed Krippendorf as one of the best Criminal defense attorney to represent my case. He was very thorough and at every step, explained everything and was honest about the possible outcomes. Thanks to his excellent legal skills, my case ended with the very best outcome and I can move on with my life. Massachusetts Client
Our family would like to offer our experience with Attorney Edward Krippendorf, his associates and office staff. We would like to point out that we have no relationship to him or had any knowledge of this attorney prior to our need for one. My review will seem biased because “He is just that good” and we wanted to qualify this review.That being said we faced a serious crisis where an attorney was needed and Mr. Krippendorf fell in to our lap so to say. Jeanne T.
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