Keith Halpern

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Wellesley, MA

Attorney at Law
 | 572 Washington Street, Suite 19
Wellesley, MA 02482
Phone: 617-722-9952
Fax: 781-237-9953
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1985
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Keith Halpern is the lawyer to call when your freedom or finances are on the line. Those charged with the most serious crimes, and those suffering from the most serious injuries, can rely upon attorney Halpern to fight to protect their interests. In criminal cases, whenever possible, he will pursue investigation to persuade prosecutors to drop charges. In personal injury cases, a favorable settlement is the first goal. When early resolution does not happen, attorney Halpern goes to trial, and he has a track record of winning. He has achieved acquittals in complex murder trials and multimillion-dollar recoveries in personal injury cases. 

Keith Halpern has a reputation for successfully litigating difficult and challenging cases. Mr. Halpern tries high-level felony cases in federal and state court, including homicide, white collar crimes, drug offenses, RICO, sex crimes and computer crimes. He represents individuals suffering substantial injuries in medical malpractice and complex personal injury cases. In addition, he works to resolve a wide variety of business litigation matters, including representation of medical doctors involved in professional disputes.

When facing federal charges, having an attorney with expertise in the federal sentencing guidelines is essential. Keith Halpern knows how to apply these complicated guidelines when negotiating for a better sentence. He is experienced in using the guidelines to achieve the best result possible at sentencing. 

Attorney Halpern has earned a unique reputation for the successful representation of the mentally ill in criminal cases. He has obtained a “not guilty” jury verdict in an insanity defense murder case – a rarity.   He has obtained several other acquittals in homicide cases through negotiations with prosecutors and jury-waived trials before judges. If you have a mentally ill family member facing criminal charges, attorney Halpern has the experience to help you.

Injuries in medical malpractice cases are often physically and financially devastating. A family’s future may turn on the outcome. Likewise, when facing criminal charges, your freedom depends upon smart and aggressive representation. The resources available to the other side – whether a prosecutor’s office or a lawyer retained by a malpractice insurer – will be substantial.  Attorney Halpern’s career has been a constant fight to level the playing field and win, through skill and hard work. He does not work alone.  Attorney Halpern works with renowned experts in criminal forensics, psychiatry and medicine to attack police investigations, scientific evidence or the claim that a medical injury was just bad luck.    

Attorney Halpern is AV Preeminent* peer-review rated, the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell. Much of his business comes through referrals from other attorneys or clients.  After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University, where he graduated magna cum laude, Mr. Halpern earned his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. He practices law throughout Massachusetts.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense (70%)
Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Business Litigation (10%)
Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)

Criminal Defense (70%): Criminal Law, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%): Medical Malpractice

Business Litigation (10%)

Personal Injury - General (10%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018

Email Me

To: Keith Halpern
Super Lawyers: Potential Client Inquiry

About Keith Halpern

Admitted: 1985, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage:


  • Who's Who in American Law
  • AV Peer-Review Rating through Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1985 - Present, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1983 - Present, Member
  • Massachusetts, 1985
  • New York, 1982

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Visiting Instructor, Harvard Law School

Educational Background:

  • Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, Bachelor of Arts, Honors: Magna Cum Laude, 1978
Find Me Online
Office Location for Keith Halpern

572 Washington Street
Suite 19
Wellesley, MA 02482

Phone: 617-722-9952

Fax: 781-237-9953

Keith Halpern:

Last Updated: 3/21/2019

Page Generated: 0.16647410392761 sec