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It's always seems"

"impossible until it's done

Nelson Mandela-

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BAR ADMISSION: Massachusetts, 1997

COURTS: US District Court of Massachusetts, First and Fourth Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

EDUCATION: 1997, J.D., cum laude, Suffolk University Law School; Dean’s List, Editor of the Year Suffolk University Law School Transnational Law Review 1994, B.A., Government and Politics George Mason University

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: President: The Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Co-Chair of Suffolk Lawyers for Justice, Inc.; former Vice President of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts; Committee Member: the Committee for Public Counsel Services

Attorney Demissie is a highly experienced attorney who specializes in criminal defense of major crimes in state and federal courts. He has served as a lead attorney in a number of high-profile cases.  In addition to criminal defense, he handles complex litigation in civil cases. 


Attorney Demissie has tried numerous cases before a jury in state and federal courts and argued several times before the Massachusetts Appellate Court, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Attorney Demissie advises and represents both individuals and businesses.


Attorney Demissie regularly teaches lawyers in many aspects of criminal defense and regularly serves as a panel member on continuing legal education programs designed for practicing attorneys.


Attorney Demissie is the current president of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and past vice-president to of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.


Attorney Demissie has been recognized as a Super Lawyer by his peers each year since 2014.

NOTABLE CASES:              

Herbert v. Ashcroft, 325 F. 3d 68 (1st Cir. 2003)

Danger Records, Inc. v. Steven Berger, et al, 444 Mass. 1 (2005)

Commonwealth v. Lopes, 89 Mass. App. Ct 560 (2016)

United States v. Dzhanikyan, 808 F 3d 97 (2015)

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