Darren Griffis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Worcester, MA

Glickman, Sugarman, Kneeland & Gribouski
 | 11 Harvard Street, Worcester, MA 01609
Phone: 508-893-4765
Fax: 508-831-0443
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (80%),
  • Schools & Education (10%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

An attorney at Glickman, Sugarman, Kneeland & Gribouski, Darren Griffis focuses his practice primarily on criminal defense matters. From the firm's office in Worcester, he provides representation to clients throughout Massachusetts. Admitted to practice in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Mr. Griffis is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit. In addition to his criminal defense caseload, Mr. Griffis has also represented people who have been the victims of workplace discrimination.

Mr. Griffis provides advocacy to people who have been charged with having committed misdemeanor or felony offenses. The types of cases that he has handled during his career in private practice have included driving under the influence of alcohol, sexual abuse, assault and battery, and weapons violations. Mr. Griffis has been able to obtain positive results in many of these instances, through motions to dismiss, acquittals, and the negotiation of favorable plea agreements with the prosecution. He has also represented area college students who have been the subject of disciplinary proceedings involving sexual misconduct and student code violations.

Mr. Griffis has earned the respect of his colleagues for his successful track record and high degree of ethics, as evidenced by his receipt of an "Excellent" peer review rating through Avvo. A 2000 recipient of a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in English and American literature from Roanoke College, he obtained a Master of Arts from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2006 before attending Boston University School of Law. After being awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 2009, Mr. Griffis worked as an associate at the Boston office of an international law firm and then worked for the Rhode Island Public Defender before joining his current firm in 2017.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Schools & Education
  • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Education, Schools, DUI/DWI


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Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019

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About Darren Griffis

Admitted: 2009, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: https://www.worcestercriminaldefense.com

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • First Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Massachusetts
  • Federal District of Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Worcester County Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association

Educational Background:

  • B.A. from Roanoke College, 2000
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude, 2009
  • M.A. from UMass - Amherst, 2006
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Office Location for Darren Griffis

11 Harvard Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Phone: 508-893-4765

Fax: 508-831-0443

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Last Updated: 11/26/2019

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