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J. W. Carney, Jr. & Associates - Criminal Defense

A True Advocate

J. W. Carney, Jr. and Associates is headed by one of the most successful and renowned criminal defense attorneys in Massachusetts — if not the country. Jay's work has been highly praised by others in the criminal justice system, including fellow defense lawyers, prosecutors, judges and especially his clients.

The reasons for Jay's success? He believes what his clients tell him. He aggressively challenges the prosecution. He fights for the most lenient sentences. He is a true advocate.

Our Team Approach

You benefit from the experience, knowledge and passion of our entire legal team when working with our firm. Each lawyer is highly skilled in criminal defense. We work together, drawing upon our extensive experience to develop cutting-edge legal strategies. It is this combination of knowing what has succeeded for our clients in the past, with an openness to embrace new approaches, that gets consistently outstanding results.

We Always Believe Your Story

Every person in the United States is presumed to be innocent. At J. W. Carney, Jr. and Associates, we actually believe this. We listen to your side of the story - and then we fight to prove your innocence.

Getting To Know The Person Behind The Charges

Our lawyers want to know who you are as a person by learning about your life and your experiences. This personal connection aids us tremendously in your defense. Prosecutors, judges and juries will see you as more than "the defendant." They will see you as a real person. Some clients decide that the best option is to plead guilty, often to reduced charges, and we are proud of our firm's reputation for advocacy at sentencing. The "you saved my life" letters from clients attest to this.

Groundbreaking Cases

  • Jay Carney defended alleged – and notorious – organized crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger during his high-profile murder trial.
  • Mr. Carney defended Tarek Mehanna, accused terrorist, during his 2012 trial for conspiracy to provide support to al Qaeda.
  • John Salvi was charged with murder after opening fire at two Brookline Planned Parenthood clinics. Jay Carney provided his defense.
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J. W. Carney, Jr. & Associates
20 Park Plaza
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Boston, MA 02116

Phone: 617-830-6760
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