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We were named as one of The Go-To Law Firms by Above The Law:

Stating, “the biggest player in the Boston criminal defense game these days is none other than J.W. Carney, Jr.”

Attorney J. W. Carney, Jr. Was Recently The Subject Of A Lengthy Profile On Boston.com.

The profile discussed his long and distinguished career. The article can be viewed in the Boston.com, May 5, 2015: Last Line of Defense: The High-Profile Path of J. W. Carney

Attorney Carney Recently Secured A Favorable Outcome In AChild Pornography Case In Federal Court

The article can be viewed in the Cambridge Day, May 5, 2015: Wairi Not Guilty of Production or Attempted Production of Child Pornography

Attorney Carney Recently Secured An Outright Dismissal For A Client Charged With First Degree Murder.

He was able to achieve this successful outcome by presenting compelling evidence to the state medical examiner that directly undermined the prosecution’s claim that the victim’s death had been the result of “Shaken Baby Disorder/Abusive Head Trauma.” Attorney Carney and his team uncovered a wealth of evidence indicating that the victim suffered from certain genetic conditions that ultimately caused his tragic death. After considering this evidence, the medical examiner was persuaded to amend the death certificate to reflect that he had changed his finding as to the victim’s manner of death from “homicide” to “undetermined.” Attorney Carney was later able to convince the District Attorney’s Office to drop the charges against the client, an unprecedented result in a first degree murder prosecution. A news account of this significant case is in the Boston Globe, September 18, 2014: Murder charges dropped against MIT worker in death of 6-month-old son.

Attorney Carney Obtained Another Successful Result In A Well-Publicized Case In The Newburyport District Court.

He represented two woman who had been wrongly accused of assault and battery. He was able to persuade the Newbury Police Department and the court to dismiss the case before criminal charges issued against either woman. Newburyport Daily News, August 22, 2014: No charges in Plum Island Fracas

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.

Attorney Carney Also Dedicates Himself To The Continuing Legal Education Of Other Members Of The Bar.

He was recently a panelist in a continuing legal education program featuring “Top Guns” of the Massachusetts legal community. The panel included some of the most well-regarded attorneys in Massachusetts. He will be speaking at another program in October entitled “A Conversation with the Legends: In Celebration of the American Jury Trial.” Attorney Carney was selected as a panelist for this program based on his status as one of the top trial attorneys in Massachusetts.

Attorney Carney Was Featured In The Summer 2014 Edition Of The Alumni Magazine For His Alma Mater, Boston College School of Law.

The article details the efforts of Attorney Carney and others to exonerate Dennis Maher, a man wrongly convicted and imprisoned for sexual assaults that he did not commit. DNA testing proved Mr. Maher’s innocence after he spent 19 years in prison. “Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Dennis Maher’s 19-Year Fight for Exoneration.”

Attorney J. W. Carney Jr. recently prevailed in a week-long jury trial.

The client was charged in federal court with various offenses relating to child pornography. The client was found not guilty of the most serious charge, production of child pornography.

Attorney Carney recently negotiated a favorable result for a client on a drug case in federal court in Boston.

The client was initially charged with a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and faced even more prison time if convicted at trial. Attorney Carney successfully convinced the prosecution to reduce the charge against the client so that the client would not be subject to a mandatory minimum sentence.

Attorney Carney was able to reach a favorable result for another client on a drug case in state district court.

The client was originally facing a mandatory minimum sentence based on a so-called “school zone” drug violation. That charge was eventually dismissed. Attorney Carney prepared a lengthy sentencing memo with which he was able to persuade the judge to grant the client a continuation without a finding, meaning that the client received probation without the entry of a criminal conviction.

Attorney Carney recently represented a witness in the ongoing trial of three former high-level officials in the Massachusetts Probation Department.

Additional News Highlights

  • Attorney Carney Was Previously The Subject Of A Lengthy Feature In A Prior Edition Of The Same Magazine: “Carney For The Defense: Why the Accused Have Jay Carney on Speed Dial”
  • Attorney Carney was also been profiled in the Boston Business Journal: “Outside the Box: J. W. Carney”
    • Attorney Carney has appeared on New England Cable News and National Public Radio to discuss the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger. Broadside: How J. W. Carney would have argued for Whitey’s immunity
    • Boston Public Radio: J. W. Carney on the Bulger Trial

Attorney J. W. Carney, Jr. Is Frequently Quoted In Major News Outlets Regarding His Views On Major Legal Issues.

  • Boston Globe, May 8, 2014: Defense faces tight time limit in Probation Dept. trial
  • Boston Globe, May 16, 2014: Experts say Aaron Hernandez defense has tough task

Media Coverage:

  • Boston.com: “Judge: Teen sex assault case a juvenile matter”
  • The Berkshire Eagle Tribune: “Otis sports camp sex assault case tossed from adult court”
  • Boston Globe: South Boston mobster Bulger gets third lawyer for his appeal
  • Boston Herald: Bulger defense seeks to add third attorney to appeal