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William Galvin

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Phone: (617) 523-3500

355 Providence Hwy
Westwood, Massachusetts 02090

Attorney William Galvin, a highly esteemed and experienced criminal lawyer, is one of the founding partners of the law firm of Eisenstadt, Krippendorf, and Galvin. He represents clients in the Municipal, District, Superior, and Federal courts throughout Massachusetts. Attorney Galvin routinely wins trials and motions to dismiss on behalf of his clients. He helps clients in all manner of criminal charges from misdemeanors to life felonies. He is known and highly-esteemed in courts throughout Massachusetts as a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney.

Prior to entering private practice, Attorney Galvin worked for years as a Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney where he prosecuted thousands of criminal offenses. As Superior Court prosecutor in the Boston Gang Unit, Attorney Galvin prosecuted cases involving motor vehicular homicides, armed home invasions, robberies, kidnappings, armed assaults, drug trafficking and school zone violations, firearm violations and shootings. He handled those cases from start to finish, including supervising investigations, conducing Grand Jury investigations and indictments, arguing motions, and trying and winning jury trials. In addition to his duties as a gang unit prosecutor, Attorney Galvin also served as the “on call” prosecutor for the Boston Police Department for the downtown Boston, Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park and Brighton neighborhoods. He regularly went to crime scenes to assist the police, reviewed search warrants, trained officers on criminal law and procedure and attended monthly community meetings. He also served the community by volunteering as an Instructor for the Citizen’s Schools’ after-school mock trial program for students in grades six through eight at the McCormack Middle School.

Attorney Galvin also served as an on-call response lawyer for Suffolk County homicides. Serving in that capacity, Attorney Galvin responded to police calls for homicide crime scenes and provided assistance to police personnel by reviewing search warrants, analyzing legal issues, and acting as the liaison between the police and the Chief of the Homicide Unit for the District Attorney.

When working in the District Courts, Attorney Galvin was soon promoted to the position of court supervisor, ultimately supervising the Central Division of the Boston Municipal Court as well as the Dorchester Division of the Boston Municipal Court. He not only personally handled thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases including OUI, driving offenses, drug cases, gun cases, assault and battery cases, and larceny, but he also supervised all of the other Assistant District Attorneys and staff in those courts. In addition to supervising the attorneys and the thousands of criminal cases in each of those courts, he also had responsibilities to train police and attorneys on court procedures, techniques and updates in the law.

Prior to his work as a criminal attorney, Attorney Galvin spent years working as a criminal investigator in the City of Boston. He assisted attorneys with trial preparation for cases involving murder, rape, kidnapping, armed assault and robbery by locating and interviewing witnesses, discovering and evaluating evidence, serving subpoenas, conducting surveillance, writing reports, preparing exhibits and researching legal issues. As a criminal investigator, he also had experience testifying at trials and before grand juries with respect to information learned and evidence obtained during investigations.

Attorney Galvin graduated Cum Laude from the New England School of Law where he was named a New England Scholar and served as Editor of the New England Journal of Criminal and Civil Confinement. He also graduated Magna Cum Laude from Iona College in New Rochelle, NY.

Attorney William Galvin is known throughout Massachusetts as a talented and experienced criminal lawyer who works hard to make sure that his clients get the best possible outcome in their criminal case. If you are in need of a criminal lawyer, contact the firm of Eisenstadt, Krippendorf, and Galvin today and receive a free consultation.


J.D., New England School of Law
New England Scholar
Editor of the New England Journal of Criminal and Civil Confinement

B.A., College in New Rochelle
Magna Cum Laude

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Massachusetts
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.