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Boston Criminal Attorney Steven J. Topazio

Attorney Steven J. Topazio

Boston Criminal Attorney | Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer

An “AV- Rated,” Pre-Eminent Lawyer

Boston Criminal Attorney Steven J. Topazio has earned an “AV” Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings since 2012. The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States.  An AV Preeminent Rated attorney is a significant rating accomplishment for an attorney who is highly ethical and recognized in the practice of law by his peers.  Once exclusively used by lawyers as a first screen when they needed to hire a lawyer they did not know personally, the Rating has now become a great way for anyone with internet access to screen a lawyer. The rating represents the pinnacle of professional excellence.  As a result of this honor, American Registry LLC, has added Attorney Steven J. Topazio to The Registry™ of Business and Professional Excellence.

Massachusetts Super Lawyers

Attorney Topazio was included on the list of 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers.  Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a prestigious rating service that recognizes outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. No more than 5 percent of lawyers in Massachusetts are eligible to be named to the Super Lawyers.

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multi-phase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.

The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations of the candidate in his particular practice area. The result is the creation of a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional and outstanding attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law, and serves as a valued resource for consumers searching for legal counsel.  The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country.

Professional Associations

Attorney Topazio has achieved a rating of 10.0 Superb from Avvo, an attorney rating company, which has identified him as one of the state’s Top Attorneys in Criminal Defense.

Attorney Topazio is a member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers which is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the nation who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrates superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile.

Boston Criminal Lawyer Steven J. Topazio is a member of the American Society of Legal Advocates.  The American Society of Legal Advocates, (ASLA), is an invitation-only, nationwide organization of elite lawyers in practice today. ASLA draws its membership from lawyers who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community engagement and the highest professional standards.  ASLA members are exclusively lawyers who have been identified by their peers to be the most skilled in practice.

Attorney Topazio is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Massachusetts Bar Association.


Steven J. Topazio is a Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer who graduated magna cum laude from Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania in 1982 and earned his law degree from The New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts  in 1985 where he was a member of The New England Law Review.

Bar Admissions

Attorney Topazio was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1986 and the New Jersey Bar in 1985.  He was also admitted to the U.S District Court, District of Massachusetts in 1986, U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit in 1986, and the U.S. District Court of New Jersey in 1986.  His practice has emphasized criminal and civil trials since he entered private practice in Massachusetts in 1986.

Attorney Topazio is the Right Choice

Everyone knows that the consequences of an arrest and the possibility of being convicted and losing one’s liberty can be devastating.  Admitting to a crime that you didn’t commit can ruin your life.  The Criminal Justice System can be confusing and intimidating when you experience it for the first time.  An arrest or criminal charge can cause you to become desperate, anxious and at times even willing to succumb to those charges without a fight. Becoming powerless to prevent an injustice is not an option.

legal gavelHiring the right lawyer is critical to a successful outcome.  You have to have confidence in the attorney you select and trust that his legal skills and abilities will deliver the best possible results for you.  This is why from the initial interview, Attorney Topazio will meet with you personally and take time to listen to your side of the story.  Not only will he discuss your case with you, but he will also review your legal options and possible defenses.  You will take comfort in knowing that you have hired an attorney who will work tirelessly on your behalf and answer all of your questions to earn your trust and respect.  Attorney Topazio is a skilled Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney who is both an aggressive advocate in and out of the courtroom and a lawyer you can rely upon to get the job done right.

Unlike some of other bigger impersonal Criminal Defense firms in Massachusetts, Boston Criminal Attorney Steven J. Topazio will never pass your case off to an inexperienced associate after the initial consultation. In order to obtain the best possible outcome The Law Offices of Steven J. Topazio handles each case to its conclusion.

Boston Criminal Defense Attorney

For dependable advice and committed representation in criminal defense or personal injury cases, contact Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Steven J. Topazio for a free confidential consultation about legal solutions that match your goals.

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