Former Prosecutors, Aggressively Fighting For You

The lawyers at the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm are committed to helping individuals throughout Massachusetts protect their rights when they are facing criminal charges. With nearly 50 years of combined legal experience, Mr. Yannetti and his associates will aggressively defend you against all felony and misdemeanor criminal charges.

David Yannetti is a former prosecutor who is constantly ranked highly by his legal peers and the national legal media. From his Boston law offices, Mr. Yannetti and his legal team will work hard to help ensure that your rights and your future are given a vigorous defense.

Contact Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

Criminal Law

  • Domestic Violence Crimes
  • Violation of a Restraining Order
  • Sex Offense Crimes
  • Drug Charges
  • Weapons Charges
  • Violent Crimes
  • Felonies & Misdemeanors
  • Federal & White Collar Crimes
  • Clerk’s Hearings
  • Petitions to Seal
  • Defense of College Students
  • Theft Crimes
  • Old Warrants
  • DUI/OUI
  • Motor Vehicle Crimes
  • Post-Conviction/Appeals

Call today at 617-338-6006 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney David Yannetti

Boston Criminal Defense Attorney David Yannetti’s polished trial skills and professional demeanor have earned him the respect and admiration of clients, peers, competitors and judges throughout Massachusetts and the country. Attorney Yannetti has successfully tried important, high-stakes cases that were broadcast gavel-to-gavel on Court TV, New England Cable News and other networks, earning high praise from other commentators and legal experts. Mr. Yannetti himself has appeared as a legal analyst on Fox News, CNN, and I.D. Channel.

Attorney Yannetti competed in the 2008 “Battle of the Lawyers” sponsored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, a charity event designed to showcase masterful trial lawyers re-creating their famous closing arguments. Attorney Yannetti was chosen by a celebrity jury to have given the “Most Compelling Argument”, thereby naming him the winner of the event.


Attorney Tanis M. Yannetti

Attorney Tanis Yannetti began her career in the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office in the early 1990’s, where she initially served as a victim-witness advocate handling domestic violence cases. For there, she attended the New England School of Law,where she competed in and won the law school’s Moot Court Competition in 1994. She graduated with her juris doctor degree in May, 1994.

After her law school graduation, Tanis served for three years as an assistant district attorney in Middlesex County. In that capacity, Tanis handled hundreds of criminal cases. She left the D.A.’s Office in 1997 to pursue her legal career in private practice, concentrating mainly in the area of criminal law.


Attorney Greg L. Johnson

In January 2011, Attorney Yannetti handpicked Attorney Greg L. Johnson to join him at the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm after the two attorneys had battled each other in a highly contested and lengthy gun case in the Lawrence District Court. At the time, Greg was working as a prosecutor for the Essex County District Attorney’s Office. Attorney Yannetti viewed first-hand the skill Greg exhibited, as well as the respect he commanded from judges and court personnel. Attorney Yannetti was so impressed that he offered Greg an associate’s position in the firm.

Attorney Greg L. Johnson has established himself as a true rising star in the criminal-defense bar. He is becoming nationally known as an expert trial lawyer. In fact, the National Trial Lawyers Association named Greg one of the top 40 trial lawyers under 40 years of age — two years running. The “Top 40 under 40” is limited to criminal defense or civil plaintiff attorneys. Selection is based upon superior ethics, trial results and leadership as a young lawyer. For the press release issued by our firm in April of 2013 announcing this honor, click on the following link: Top 40 Under 40

In the most painful times in our lives–David, Greg and Lisa showed us their professional best–dignified, warm, gracious. David and his team will not let you down, you will be taken well care of and most importantly superbly and justly represented…
Barbara Lynch


Oh my goodness David is a miracle worker! Unbelievable results! David is so highly respected by attorneys and judges and prosecutors that he really makes an impact in court and presented our friend in the best possible light…
Jude Dasilva


Greg Johnson and David Yannetti are simply the best. After having two other attorneys on a case, I hired them and got results where others failed. They work hard for you and I highly recommend them!…
Vivian Trinh


If it was not for Mr. Yannetti I could have lost my career and opportunity to come back to USA again given that I am not a US citizen. Thank you Mr. Yannetti for all you did for me and my family. You and your office were truly there for me in my darkest hour…
Ajit Gupta


Greg Johnson is a charming attorney and seems to truly care about his client’s and the outcome of their case. If you ever need an experienced criminal defense Lawyer, Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm is the one to call!…
Ramone


“I’ve got your back,” he told me early on. David did not disappoint. By showing up with David in the courtroom, I felt I’d made a clear statement of intent. The case was duly dropped…
James Brooks


“I hired David to represent me after a contentious divorce case which led to my need for representation in a criminal case brought about by false allegations made by my ex-spouse. As a formal Naval officer, integrity and honor is very important to me, so it was critical I found an attorney that exhibited these qualities. It was equally critical he be respected by peers as well as by his clients. Upon my first contact with David Yannetti, it was clear to me that he holds himself to the highest of ethical and moral standards. When seeking out a criminal attorney, I was advised by some very knowledgeable sources to look for three important traits:

1. SPECIALITY: Attorneys, like physicians, specialize in very specific areas of law. You would not higher a podiatrist to perform open heart surgery; likewise, you do not hire a bankruptcy attorney to handle your criminal case. Your personal and professional LIFE is likely on the line – be sure you hire an expert in the type of law you require.

2. TRIAL-TESTED: The best criminal attorneys should have ample trial experience. Even if your case appears “simple” on the surface, and may result in a plea or dismissal, the Assistant District Attorney has discretion on how to fashion the plea offer. Only the skill of an experienced criminal attorney such as Mr. Yannetti allows an attorney to know how to handle pre-trial negotiations and how to properly determine whether to press an ADA or have the confidence to proceed to trial if necessary. David is not only a skilled trial attorney, but has the additional experience as a former prosecutor – providing him with invaluable experience in and out of the courtroom.

3. WELL-RESPECTED: It is evident that David Yannetti is clearly respected by the court, the District Attorney’s Office and his peers. You can view his accolades on his website. I also closely watched how judges, prosecutors and other lawyers treated him within the courtroom. He commands a tremendous amount of respect from everyone.

In summary, David had stellar marks in all three categories. Just as important to me, his communication was always prompt, professional and courteous. As busy as he was, he always returned calls or emails in a very timely fashion. I also had the pleasure of meeting Greg Johnson, one of the other attorneys in the firm and I was equally impressed – which was not surprising. I would not hesitate to hire or recommend David or any attorneys in his firm. I give him my full endorsement and thank him for the incredible job he did to earn an expedient dismissal to my case.”

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