Benjamin P. Urbelis, Esq.Managing Attorney
Attorney Benjamin P. Urbelis has been zealously representing clients throughout the state and federal courts of Massachusetts for the last 15 years. He has represented several high- profile clients in state and federal courts charged with everything from minor misdemeanors to first degree murder. His Boston firm practices exclusively in the area of criminal defense, which includes representation of his clients through the collateral matters associated with criminal charges and/ or convictions. Attorney Urbelis has earned multiple trial advocacy honors, including National Trial Lawyers’ “Top 100 Trial Lawyers," National Association of Distinguished Counsel’s “Top One Percent,” and American Academy of Trial Attorneys' "Premier 100" as over 80% of his trials have resulted in "Not Guilty" verdicts. Attorney Urbelis has also been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a "Rising Star" and among the top criminal defense attorneys in Massachusetts for the past four straight years. Attorney Urbelis is a frequent guest speaker at schools and continuing legal education seminars, and has contributed articles to legal publications on various topics of criminal law. He’s served as the mock trial attorney- coach at two different high schools, including his alma mater of Central Catholic High School, where he also serves on the school's Alumni Board of Advisors.
Attorney Urbelis is certified to accept appointments for cases in both the district and superior courts of Massachusetts, and does so on a select basis in cases with far- reaching implications for justice. For the past several years, Attorney Urbelis has served as an instructor at the Committee for Public Counsel Services' training to certify private attorneys to accept court appointed cases. He enjoys his ongoing mentor-ship for many of these attorneys as they grow their own private criminal defense practices.
Attorney Urbelis is long- time resident of Boston with deep roots in the local community. In addition to his service in the legal field and having a primary office in downtown Boston, he has held restaurant- ownership in the city, is a Boston Celtics season- ticket holder, and frequent participant in many of the city's charitable events.
Juris Doctor, Suffolk University Law School, 2008
B.S. in Business Administration, University of Connecticut, 2004
United States District Court, 2013
Massachusetts Bar Association
Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Attorney David E. Rivera has been practicing law for 9 years, spending the first several years of his career in Puerto Rico where he handled a broad range of legal matters. He moved to Massachusetts with his wife in 2018, and has been practicing as a criminal defense attorney here since that time. Attorney Rivera is a certified district court "bar advocate", by which he accepts court- appointed cases for indigent defendants who otherwise could not afford legal counsel. Attorney Rivera is a native Spanish- speaker.Education
Juris Doctor, Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Law, 2012
B.S. in Political Science and History, Williams College, 2008
Puerto Rico, 2013