Premier Criminal Defense Attorney In Boston
Choosing the right defense attorney is one of the most important decisions you can make when facing criminal allegations. When selecting your legal resource, consider a firm headed by one of the most successful and renowned criminal defense attorneys in Massachusetts, if not the country. J. W. Carney Jr. is highly praised in the legal community by fellow defense lawyers, judges, prosecutors and especially his clients. Jay and our skilled legal team are a strong line of defense for your reputation and your future.
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James "Whitey" Bulger Case
Jay Carney defended alleged – and notorious – organized crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger during his high-profile murder trial.
John Salvi Case
John Salvi was charged with murder after opening fire at two Brookline Planned Parenthood clinics. Jay Carney provided his defense.
Tarek Mehanna Case
Mr. Carney defended Tarek Mehanna, accused terrorist, during his 2012 trial for conspiracy to provide support to al Qaeda.
Dateline "One Spring Night" Case
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.
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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.
Why Choose J. W. Carney, Jr. & Associates
Our attorneys work together as a team, investigating legal matters to the fullest extent. We listen to your goals to dictate a defense strategy based on what you find most important. We strive to empower you with the knowledge to make the best decisions.
We advocate for clients facing all types of criminal charges including fraud, drug crimes, violent crimes, OUI charges, sex crimes and more. Our legal team is skilled at staying one step ahead during federal and state criminal investigations. We help clients either clear their name or secure lesser, more appropriate charges. We also counsel parents and students for campus disciplinary hearings on campus crimes. Our attorneys will follow through to fully protect your rights throughout the justice system process, including in criminal appeals.
Our Law Firm In The News
– Lawyers Weekly 2002
– Lawyers Weekly 2009
– Boston Magazine
– Above The Law
– Attorney Howard Cooper, stated in The Boston Globe, 7/01/2011
– Wall Street Journal, 06/12/2013
Contact Our Boston Criminal Defense Lawyers Today
Our attorneys want to hear your story. Contact our firm to find out how we can help you. We are in the Park Plaza Building, located in the heart of downtown Boston. Call 617-404-9683 to speak with an attorney or fill out our convenient online contact form.