Premier Criminal Defense Attorney In Boston
James "Whitey" Bulger Case
Jay Carney defended alleged – and notorious – organized crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger during his high-profile murder trial.
Tarek Mehanna Case
Mr. Carney defended Tarek Mehanna, accused terrorist, during his 2012 trial for conspiracy to provide support to al Qaeda.
John Salvi Case
John Salvi was charged with murder after opening fire at two Brookline Planned Parenthood clinics. Jay Carney provided his defense.
Nationally Recognized Defense Lawyer With Unparalleled Experience
Jay Carney has a passion for challenging cases. He has overcome difficult odds to win numerous not-guilty verdicts and mitigate criminal charges for his clients. With over four decades of experience practicing law, Jay is nationally recognized for representing high-profile clients such as “Whitey” Bulger, Tarek Mehanna and John Salvi. He has been spotlighted on television shows and in publications such as CNN, The Boston Globe and the Wall Street Journal for his work. Jay Carney is named as one of The Five Best Private Criminal Defense Attorneys in the state by Boston Magazine.
Jay is a true advocate for his clients, listening to their story and fighting to achieve beneficial results. He is known for his strategic defense in both state and federal courts. While he is recognized for representing high-profile cases, Jay spends most of his time helping people navigate their first and possibly only encounter with the justice system. He and the attorneys at our firm represent clients in Suffolk County, Norfolk County, Middlesex County and throughout Massachusetts.
Areas Of Practice
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Attorney Carney recently appeared in a full-length documentary regarding the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger.
The film aired in movie theaters and on CNN. He has participated in several panel discussions regarding the film.