David Jellinek

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Newton, Massachusetts

Law Office of David Jellinek
David Jellinek
Law Office of David Jellinek

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense

Licensed in Massachusetts since: 2002

Education: Boston College Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

Law Office of David Jellinek

1163 Walnut St
Suite 1
Newton, MA 02461 Visit website


Former prosecutor and sole practitioner of his law firm, criminal defense attorney David Jellinek is committed to aggressively defending people whose reputations, careers and freedom are at stake due to charges that involve sex offenses, drug crimes, drunk driving offenses and traffic violations. The majority of his clients at the Law Office of David Jellinek are from Middlesex, Suffolk and Norfolk counties in Massachusetts.

A professional with a strong sense of integrity and a real passion for the law, Mr. Jellinek possesses a talent for rigorously evaluating evidence and searching for gaps in the prosecution’s case, striving to obtain reduced charges or an acquittal. With considerable experience practicing law within the local and federal court systems, he is very skilled at mounting a reasonable and customized defense strategy for those charged with all types of criminal offenses.

Mr. Jellinek completed his undergraduate studies in history with high honors at Haverford College, Pennsylvania, and his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, at the Boston College Law School in Newton, Massachusetts. Before entering private practice, he worked as a public defender in the Superior Courts for the Committee for Public Counsel Services and as a staff attorney for the Boston Police Department. He is licensed to practice in Arizona and Massachusetts and before the United States Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit.

To connect with other legal professionals, Mr. Jellinek holds memberships in organizations such as the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the American Bar Association. He served on the Newton-Wellesley Hospital advisory board. He devotes his free time to helping those struggling with substance abuse through the Newton PATH drug prevention task force. He also holds an “Excellent” rating on Avvo.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense
  • 100% Criminal Defense

First Admitted: 2001, Arizona

Professional Webpage: https://www.djellineklaw.com/attorney/jellinek-david/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Member of the Newton PATH drug prevention task force, 2015 to Present
  • Newton Wellesley Hospital Board of Advisors , 2014 to 2018
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Arizona, 2000, U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2006, Massachusetts, 2001
  • American Bar Association , Member , 2010 to Present
  • Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2010 to Present
Educational Background:
  • Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania, B.A. - 1997, Honors: With High Honors, Major: History

Office location for David Jellinek

1163 Walnut St
Suite 1
Newton, MA 02461

Phone: 857-203-0900


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

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