Daniel J. Gaudet

  • Partner


Attorney Dan Gaudet has devoted his career solely to the practice of criminal defense. He represents clients in all stages of the legal process, from pre-arraignment investigations through trial.

Having lived in Massachusetts his entire life, Dan is familiar with the people he represents and the communities from which they come. Dan grew up in Somerville, attended high school in Cambridge, went to college in Worcester, and completed law school in Boston. Before joining the firm in 2018, he was a fulltime public defender in Quincy and Malden, where he represented clients in the state District and Superior Courts. Massachusetts is his home and he understands the needs of the clients he serves.

Dan represents clients in the state and federal courts across Massachusetts. He is a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the District of Massachusetts, where he represents indigent criminal defendants charged with crimes in the Boston federal court. Dan also represents indigent defendant in the state District and Superior Courts as a member of the Middlesex Defense Attorneys. He has achieved numerous dismissals and not guilty verdicts for clients charged with a range of offenses over the course of his career.

Dan has been recognized for his outstanding work on behalf of his clients. He was named to Boston Magazine's 2021 list of best criminal defense attorneys. He has also been invited as a guest instructor at Harvard Law School's Trial Advocacy Workshop. Additionally, along with Attorney Carney, he has coauthored chapters in the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education's Massachusetts Evidence: A Courtroom Reference guide each of the last two years.

Dan has a passion for providing zealous representation and ensuring the highest quality of legal services for his clients. His approach is to treat every client's case, no matter how big or small, as the most important one he is handling. If you or a loved one are being investigated for or are charged with a crime, call him today.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense 100%

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2013
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2018


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. magna cum laude – 2013
    • Law Journal: Journal of Trial and Appellate Advocacy, 2011 – 2013
  • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts
    • B.A. – 2010
    • Major: History