Steven J. Topazio

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Boston, MA

Law Offices of Steven J. Topazio
 | 44 School Street, Suite 1000C
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-422-5803
Fax: 617-422-5805
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (90%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Experienced attorney Steven J. Topazio is the founder of the Law Offices of Steven J. Topazio. At his law firm, which is located in Boston's Financial District, Mr. Topazio focuses his legal practice on assisting individuals, small businesses and corporations from throughout the Boston metropolitan area and surrounding eastern Massachusetts who have legal needs in the areas of criminal defense and personal injury law. Clients regularly turn to him for representation in cases involving the following:

  • Arraignments
  • Assault and battery
  • Alcohol violations
  • OUI or DUI
  • Breaking and Entering
  • Criminal domestic violence
  • Criminal fraud
  • Dangerous Weapons
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute
  • Drug Possession
  • Distribution of a Controlled Substance
  • Embezzlement
  • Expungement
  • False accusations
  • Felonies and misdemeanors
  • Fraud
  • Firearms
  • Identity Fraud
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Larceny
  • Murder
  • Probation
  • Prostitution
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Sealing Records
  • Sex offenses
  • Shoplifting
  • Theft
  • Trafficking a Controlled Substance
  • Animal bites
  • Wrongful death
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Motor vehicle accidents

Mr. Topazio began his legal career in 1985 after earning his law degree from New England Law and his approval to practice law in the state of New Jersey. In 1986, Massachusetts also approved him to practice in its courtrooms, and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit also granted him approval to practice in their courtrooms.

Mr. Topazio's career began in the courtroom. He spent four years as a trial attorney for a large criminal defense firm prior to founding the Law Offices of Steven J. Topazio in 1990. Since the founding of his firm, he has established a reputation as one of New England's leading attorneys by pursuing cost-effective solutions for his clients.

His long record of success and reputation as a dedicated client advocate have resulted in a number of honors and awards. He holds a "Superb" Avvo rating, and he has received an AV-Preeminent* peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, to name only a few.

*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.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (90%): 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, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Personal Injury - General (10%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

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, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

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Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019

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  • Steven J. Topazio, Boston Criminal Defense - Steven J. Topazio is a Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer who focuses his practice on criminal defense and criminal law issues in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Licensed to practice law since 1986, Attorney Topazio has successfully defended thousands of individuals charged with various criminal offenses.  Over the course of his 25 year legal career, Boston Criminal Defense Attorney Steven J. Topazio has acquired the knowledge, courtroom savvy and legal expertise from countless courtroom battles to become one of Massachusetts's Top Criminal Defense Lawyers.

  • About Steven Topazio

    Admitted: 1986, Massachusetts

    Professional Webpage: http://www.topaziolaw.com/attorney-profile/

    Honors/Awards:

    • 10.0 Superb from Avvo
    • 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers
    • American Registry LLC, has added Attorney Steven J. Topazio to The Registry™ of Business and Professional Excellence
    • "AV" Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings since 2012

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1987
    • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1986
    • U.S. District Court of New Jersey, 1986
    • U.S District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1986
    • Massachusetts Bar, 1986
    • New Jersey Bar, 1985
    • Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
    • Member, Boston Bar Association
    • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
    • Member, Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Member, American Society of Legal Advocates
    • Member, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Suffolk Lawyers for Justice Committee for Public Counsel Services, 1993-present

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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    Educational Background:

    • Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, B.A., Honors: magna cum laude, 1982

    Industry Groups

    • Criminal Defense
    • Personal Injury
    Office Location for Steven J. Topazio

    44 School Street
    Suite 1000C
    Boston, MA 02108

    Phone: 617-422-5803

    Fax: 617-422-5805

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    Last Updated: 6/18/2018

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