Nicole A. Colby Longton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Worcester, MA

Longton Law Office PLLC
300 Main St, 1st Floor
Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: 508-793-2000
Fax: 508-300-0082
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2003
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (50%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

A highly regarded trial attorney, Nicole Colby Longton is the founder of her eponymous law firm. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, she provides dedicated representation to clients throughout the Commonwealth. Admitted to practice in Massachusetts since 2003, Ms. Longton is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts as well as before the U.S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Attorney Longton focuses a significant portion of her practice on criminal defense matters. In this regard, she provides forceful advocacy on behalf of people who have been charged by the Commonwealth with misdemeanor and felony offenses. Attorney Longton has defended thousands of individuals facing charges of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, larceny, domestic violence, sex crimes, kidnapping, breaking and entering, assault and battery, fraud and other white collar crimes, and drug possession and distribution. During her distinguished career, she has obtained positive results for her clients through dismissals and acquittals as well as through the negotiation of favorable plea agreements with the prosecution.

Attorney Longton is a leader in the field of Title IX advocacy. She filed the first complaint in Massachusetts against a college/university under Title IX on behalf of an accused student. She has since represented both reporting and responding parties in Title IX proceedings at colleges and universities throughout the Commonwealth. She is frequently consulted on these matters nationwide.     

Attorney Longton handles personal injury and wrongful death litigation as well. Her client base in this area comprises people who have been harmed by the negligence or recklessness of other people or entities, and her cases have involved truck, motorcycle, and motor vehicle crashes, defective devices/consumer products, and premises liability. Ms. Longton has successfully obtained significant compensation for her clients. Her successful track record in all of these endeavors has earned her the recognition of her colleagues, as exhibited by her receipt of a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo and hundreds of perfect five-star reviews. Ms. Longton is a 2003 graduate of Harvard Law School and 2000 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents


2 Years Super Lawyers
10 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2009 - 2018

About Nicole A. Colby Longton

Admitted: 2003, Massachusetts

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  • Multiple OUI Trials each year - Not Guilty
  • Superior Court Sexual Assault Jury Trial.  Not Guilty verdict., 2018

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board Member on multiple nonprofits. Also run a Christmas Toy Drive providing coats, clothes, toys, and baby gear for 70+ children residing in local shelters or programs affiliated with the nonprofit. 

Bar/Professional Activity

  • I have been a Board Member of the Holy Cross Lawyer's Association for the past 10+ years.   
  • I am a Board Member of Life Skills, Inc., a nonprofit providing services to individuals with interllectual/developmental, physical, and emotional disabilities throughout Central and Western Massachusetts.
  • I am a Board Member of Yarock Memorial Housing, Inc ("Yarock"). Yarock provides housing for disabled persons at properties throughout Worcester County, and one facility for the provision of primary medical and mental health care, substance abuse services, and case management to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.


  • Boston Magazine's Top Women Attorneys, Massachusetts, 2013 - 2016
  • AIOPIA’S 10 Best in Massachusetts For Client Satisfaction, 2019
  • Super Lawyers - Rising Star, 2009 - 2018

Industry Groups

  • Board Member of the following: Holy Cross Lawyer's Association
  • Girls on the Run
  • Life Skills Inc.
  • Yarock Memorial Housing
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Office Location for Nicole A. Colby Longton

300 Main St
1st Floor
Worcester, MA 01608

Phone: 508-793-2000

Fax: 508-300-0082

Last Updated: 7/22/2021

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