While in law school, Addison was very involved in the Trial Advocacy Association. As a mock trial competitor, Addison and her team went undefeated in the 2018 American Bar Association Criminal Justice Mock Trial Competition. There, Addison and her team won the first ever national mock trial competition championship in the law school's history. As a vice president for the organization, Addison coached younger law students on advocacy skills such as trial presentation and the Federal Rules of Evidence.
Addison applied her advocacy skills to her real-life work experience to her role as a student prosecutor. In the summer of 2019, Addison worked as a law student practicing pursuant to SJC Rule 3:03 in the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office, where she handled cases ranging from larceny to driving under the influence. When Addison returned for her third year of law school, she worked as a student prosecutor for the Alexandria Commonwealth Attorney's Office and handled cases related to drug possession and assault. Addison was also a member of the George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal. She wrote a distinguished piece, The First Step Act: A Step in the Right Direction?, which analyzed the potential effect the 2018 First step act would have on reducing overcrowding in prisons.
Upon graduating from George Mason Law School, Addison began her criminal defense career in Washington D.C. and Virginia. She focused mostly on federal matters and represented high profile clients accused of a wide range of crimes. From bribery and corruption, to gang murder and kidnapping, to January 6th insurrectionists, Addison has experience representing individuals from diverse backgrounds with unique legal issues. Addison recently returned home to Massachusetts and is excited to continue her legal career in a community that she truly cares about.
Addison's interest in criminal justice doesn't stop when she leaves the office. She is an avid true crime fan. Among her favorite cases include the exonerations of Curtis Flowers and Adnan Syed. And, of course, Whitey Bulger. Addison's passion for helping others and genuine interest in the work she does makes her a zealous advocate for her clients. Her attention to detail and the facts of a case are unmatched. When hiring Addison, you're not only getting an experienced attorney. You're hiring someone who will support you completely as we work towards getting the best outcome for your legal case.