David R. Yannetti

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Boston, MA

Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm
 | 10 Winthrop Square, Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-338-6006
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (60%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%)
Attorney Profile

David R. Yannetti, of the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm, works with clients in Boston and throughout the state of Massachusetts. He and his firm handle all criminal defense cases, including domestic violence, drug possession and/or distribution or trafficking, unlawful weapon or firearm possession, larceny, theft, fraud and murder.  He also assists clients with old warrants, clerk magistrate's hearings, petitions to seal criminal records and appeals actions.

While at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, Mr. Yannetti was a James Bowdoin scholar and a dean's list student, majoring in government with a minor in mathematics. He graduated in 1985, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts. He received his Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School in 1989. As a law student, he achieved the distinction of being the first student at the school to compete in both the National Trial Competition and the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. He was also the recipient of several awards in oral advocacy.

With over 25 years' experience in criminal defense, Mr. Yannetti has attracted national attention with appearances on CNN, Investigation Discovery and Fox News as a legal analyst, and has had several of his cases broadcast on media networks such as New England Cable News and truTV. His adherence to ethics and legal skills has earned him the highest ranking possible of AV-Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. He also received the honor of being named one of America's Best Lawyers** by U.S. News and World Report.

Education is important to Mr. Yannetti. He shares his legal knowledge with law students and with other attorneys, delivering lectures at several law schools and continuing legal education courses. He is a member of several organizations, including the Massachusetts Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

* AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

** The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

 
Practice Areas

Criminal Defense (60%)
Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%)
Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%)

Criminal Defense (60%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%): DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI: DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense: White Collar: White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2016

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About David Yannetti

Admitted 1989, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: http://www.davidyannetti.com/Boston-Criminal-Defense-Lawyer-...

Honors and Awards:

  • Grimes Moot Court Competition Finalist, Boston College Law School
  • Mock Trial Competition Champion, Boston College Law School
  • Northeast Regional Jessup International Moot Court Competition Champion
  • Northeast Regional Mock Trial Competition Champion
  • Hardy C. Dillard Award for Outstanding Brief in Jessup International Moot Court Competition
  • Mr. & Mrs. Joseph F. Gill Award for Outstanding Mock Trial Participant
  • One of the "Best Lawyers in America"
  • "AV- Rated," Pre-Eminent Lawyer
  • Dean's List Student and James Bowdoin Scholar, Bowdoin College
  • "Most Compelling Argument", thereby naming him the winner of the event
  • 2008 "Battle of the Lawyers" sponsored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, Massachusetts Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Lecture, Suffolk University Law School
  • Lecture, Boston College Law School
  • Lecture, Boston University Law School

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Attorney Yannetti recently won a complete acquittal for his client in a conspiracy-to-kidnap-and-murder case in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.  Client allegedly traveled from Canada to Vermont to be present when $10,000 in "expense money" was paid to a "hitman," who was really an undercover police officer.  Client allegedly told the "hitman" that he "knew everything" about the plan and approved of the victim being "grabbed" in the following days.  While his co-defendant was convicted, Client was found Not Guilty of both indictments and was freed from jail in 2010 to return home to his family.
  • Attorney Yannetti was recently featured on the front page of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly for his victory in the first-degree murder case of Commonwealth v. Roland Douglas Phinney, Jr.  Attorney Yannetti succeeded in first obtaining a new trial for Mr. Phinney, who served sixteen years in state prison after having been unjustly convicted in 1990.  Attorney Yannetti then achieved a not-guilty verdict in March of 2008, despite the fact that his client had signed a typewritten confession to the murder.

Educational Background:

  • Bowdoin College, B.A. in Government and Minor in Mathematics, Cum Laude, 1985
Office Location for David R. Yannetti

10 Winthrop Square
Boston, MA 02110

Phone: 617-338-6006

 

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Last Updated: 3/14/2017

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