Criminal Law Defense Attorney Westwood/Dedham MA

At the Law Office of Philip L. Arnel, we provide clients throughout the Boston metro area with first-class, personalized legal service. With our extensive legal experience, we are able to offer results-oriented, cost-effective legal representation. Our straightforward and persistent approach has enabled us to successfully represent thousands of clients over the years in a variety of areas of the law, including personal injury, criminal defense, and civil litigation.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Criminal defense
  • Sealing & ExpunGing Records
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Civil Litigation & Restraining orders

Regardless of the practice area, we are relentless in pursuing favorable outcomes for clients injured in accidents or charged with criminal offenses. With thorough preparation and meticulous representation, we have effectively represented clients for many years.

Call the Law Office of Philip L. Arnel today at 781-208-8040 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Philip L. Arnel

Bar Admissions:

  • Massachusetts, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1994


  • New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1994
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: New England Scholar Award
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
    • B.A. cum laude - 1983
    • Major: Electronic Communications
    • Minor: Business Administration

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Norfolk County Bar Association
  • Plymouth County Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • American Association for Justice

Certified Legal Specialties:

  • First Class Radiotelephone Operator License, Federal Communications Commission
  • Unrestricted Construction Supervisor License, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Safety

"Great lawyer."

Michel M.

"Phil is the most responsive attorney I have ever worked with across them legal spectrum (civil, criminal, divorce). He is well regarded by the courts. I was lucky to have him in my corner."

Bruce S.

"Hi Phil, Thanks very much for your EXCELLENT work in representing me in this nightmare. The Old Colony Memorial ran a 'Manomet man innocent of [criminal charges redacted]' story. I called them and asked that they do it. The reporter told me that Steve Nelson (former New England Patriot linebacker) was on the jury. How cool is that? Thank you again, and I would like to add my testimonial to the ones on your website. Jim"

James M.

"Just before a long weekend I was served with false and malicious 258E Harassment Prevention Order. However it contained some serious allegations, and a hearing was in 4 days. I contacted several attorneys and wasn’t impressed until I spoke to Phil Arnel. He’s clearly the Massachusetts expert on 209As and 258Es. He took charge of the situation by getting to know the facts and ultimately the order was not extended. Phil is relentless and has a no nonsense attitude. When you want to bring a gun to a knife fight, Attorney Phil Arnel is your man."

Brad H.

"Philip Arnel is brilliant, hard working, diligent, tall and handsome. He did a really good job in my case by getting three times the amount that I thought I would get for my injury. He's very good at what he does and he's compassionate. Oh, and did I mention that he's tall and handsome?! I'm a client now and always will be."

Mary Lou C.

"Priscilla and I thank you from our hearts for your dilligence on her behalf. We appreciate your hard work and tenacity."

Winston A. and Priscilla B.

"I reread the testimonial that I wrote you years back and wholeheartedly believe that you still don't know the impact you have on peoples' lives! Forever grateful! You are one of a kind! Thank you!!!"

Lorraine J. (formerly Lorraine G.)

"I cannot find the words to thank you enough for what you have done for me. Your defense during my case was relentless, thorough and above all well planned. I cannot imagine having the same results with another attorney. My case was a very difficult one. You went up against a large corporation and fought hard for me. I do not know if you are aware of the full impact you have on people's lives. I spent many sleepless nights wondering the results and planning for the worse to happen and at the end, that last day in court, I walked away. I made it as far as my car before realizing that I was again a free woman. I then broke down and cried. Two years of heart aches and worry were finally over. The only single person I have to thank for that is you. What other attorney would have worked late to build a strong defense for court the next day? I would be surprised yet happy when my phone would ring as late as 9:00 p.m. to find it was you, still working on my defense. I was so fortunate to find an attorney who cared about the person involved as much as the win. Again, I cannot express how grateful I am. Warm Regards."

Lorraine G.

"Thank you Phil for returning me to my profession and restoring my life! You are the one and only attorney with the tried and true experience in litigating fraudulent restraining orders that could have won this case for me! I knew, at our first consultation, that I was in expert hands. Your experience, intelligence, diligence, commitment, perseverance, professionalism and skill are second to none! You were always available, returning my calls and guiding me through those awful and anxious times. You kept me level and focused, bringing me through this to a very happy ending. You expertly constructed my case while taking apart the other party's fraudulent claims. You we1re able to do this thanks to your legal expertise, research and preparedness.

I am forever grateful for what you did for me and in the compassionate and professional manner in which you did it. When asked by friends and family for the name of a good attorney, I tell them that I know a great attorney, Philip Arnel! You are the finest attorney ever and I am forever grateful to you. Sincerely,"

Jean I.

"Philip, Words cannot express how deeply grateful we are to you for the excellent work done. I feel that you have given us our lives back. The work and dedication you gave to my case will be something I will never forget. Best wishes to you as you continue to provide an excellent service to those dedicated in changing for the better. You have truly been a God-send to our family."

Matt S.

"I want to thank you for the excellent way you handled my accident case. You were very up to date on the status with the various insurance companies. I know this is not the usual case with attorneys. [Chiropractor] Martha McDonald remarked that you would be the kind of lawyer she would want representing her. So thanks again for your support during a difficult time for me. Best regards, Joan"

Joan G.

"Phil, I just want to thank you for all you have done for my family and I. For the past 1-½ years I was house bound. I felt lost, but you were there for me. It's nice to know I have a great lawyer whose diligence and continuous perseverance to help me get through the rough times and not have to worry about anything. I could never thank you enough."

Lisa D.

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Criminal Defense Since 2019
Juvenile Law Since 2019
Practice Area Year
Criminal Defense Since 2019
Juvenile Law Since 2019
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