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  • Brookline District Court

    Court Jurisdiction

    Brookline

    Address & Phone Numbers

    360 Washington Street
    Brookline, MA 02445

    Clerk’s Office

    Phone: 617-232-4660

    Probation Department

    Phone: 617-277-9032

    Hours

    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Public Transportation

    The Brookline District Court is accessible by the Riverside D- Green Line of the MBTA. The closest stop to the courthouse is the Brookline Village Stop. The courthouse is also accessible by the following bus lines: Bus 60 (Chestnut Hill-Kenmore Station), Bus 65 (Brighton Center-Kenmore via Washington Street) and Bus 66 (Harvard Square-Dudley Station via Allston).

    Parking

    There is street metered parking available as well as a metered parking lot across the street from the courthouse on School Street.

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    Do you need assistance with your matter in the Brookline District Court? Attorney Berman has 18 years of experience handling criminal and civil matters. Call (617) 723-4163 for a free consultation.

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    Dedham District Court

    Court Jurisdiction

    Dedham, Dover, Medfield, Needham, Norwood, Wellesley, Westwood

    Address & Phone Numbers

    631 High Street
    Dedham, MA 02026

    Clerk’s Office

    Phone:  781-329-4777

    Civil Department

    Phone:  781-329-4777  x404

    Criminal Department

    Phone:  781-329-4777 x403
    Fax: 781-320-8249

    Probation Department

    Phone:   781-329-4777

    Hours

    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Public Transportation

    The Dedham District Court is accessible by the following bus lines of the MBTA: Bus 34E, Bus 35, Bus 36 and Bus 52.

    Parking

    There is a large paid parking lot located behind the Registry of Deeds that is available to the public.

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    Do you need assistance with your matter in the Dedham District Court? Attorney Berman has 18 years of experience handling criminal and civil matters. Call (617) 723-4163 for a free consultation.

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    Quincy District Court

    Court Jurisdiction

    Braintree, Cohasset, Holbrook, Milton, Quincy, Randolph, Weymouth

    Address & Phone Numbers

    Clerk’s Office
    1 Dennis Ryan Pkwy
    Quincy, MA 02169
    Probation Department
    1150 Hancock Street
    Quincy, MA 02169

    Clerk’s Office

    Phone: 617-471-1650 
    Fax: 617-472-1924

    Probation Department

    Phone: 617-847-8963

    Hours

    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Public Transportation

    The Quincy District Court is accessible by the Red Line of the MBTA. The closest stop to the courthouse is the Quincy Center Station stop. You can also access the courthouse by the Greenbush Line and the Kingston / Plymouth and Middleborough / Lakeville line which both stop at the Quincy Center Station. The courthouse is also accessibly by the following bus routes of the MBTA: Bus 210, Bus 211, Bus 212, Bus 214, Bus 215, Bus 216, Bus 217, Bus 220, Bus 221, Bus 222, Bus 225, Bus 230, Bus 236, Bus 238 and Bus 245.

    Parking

    There is a paid parking lot directly across the street from the courthouse.

    Juror Information

    Reporting for Jury Duty

    • On the day before your jury duty, please call the Juror Line after 3:00 p.m.  (617-984-4350)
    • You must appear by 8:30 a.m.
    • Report to the 2nd Floor
    • When there is severe weather or a public emergency, please call 617-984-4350  (after 7:00 a.m. on the jury date) for a recorded announcement.

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    Do you need assistance with your matter in the Quincy District Court? Attorney Berman has 18 years of experience handling criminal and civil matters. Call (617) 723-4163 for a free consultation.

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    Stoughton District Court

    Court Jurisdiction

    Avon, Canton, Sharon and Stoughton

    Address & Phone Numbers

    1288 Central Street
    Stoughton, MA 02072

    Clerk’s Office

    Phone: 781-344-2131
    Fax: 781-341-8744

    Probation Department

    Phone: 781-344-4810 
    Fax: 781-341-9052

    Hours

    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Public Transportation

    The Stoughton District Court is accessible by the Providence/Stoughton line of the MBTA. The closest stop to the courthouse is the Stoughton Station which is about 1 mile from the courthouse. The courthouse is also accessible by Bus Route 14 of the Brockton Area Transit.

    Parking

    There is free parking available at the courthouse.

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    Do you need assistance with your matter in the Stoughton District Court? Attorney Berman has 18 years of experience handling criminal and civil matters. Call (617) 723-4163 for a free consultation.

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    Wrentham District Court

    Court Jurisdiction

    Foxborough, Franklin, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, Plainville, Walpole and Wrentham

    Address & Phone Numbers

    60 East Street
    Wrentham, MA 02093

    Clerk’s Office

    Phone: 508-384-3106
    Fax: 508-384-5052

    Probation Department

    Phone: 508-384-8141

    Hours

    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Public Transportation

    There is no public transportation available to the Wrentham District Court.

    Parking

    There is free parking available at the courthouse.

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    Do you need assistance with your matter in the Wrentham District Court? Attorney Berman has 18 years of experience handling criminal and civil matters. Call (617) 723-4163 for a free consultation.

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  • Norfolk County Juvenile Court-Dedham

    Court Jurisdiction

    Avon, Canton, Dedham, Dover, Foxborough, Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Needham, Norfolk, Norwood, Plainville, Sharon, Stoughton, Walpole, Wellesley, Westwood, Wrentham

    Address & Phone Numbers

    55 Allied Drive
    Dedham, MA 02026

    Clerk’s Office

    Phone: 781-329-1500

    Probation Department

    Phone: 781-329-1500

    Hours

    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Public Transportation

    The court is accessible by the Franklin Line of the MBTA Commuter Rail Franklin. The closest stop to the courthouse is Dedham Corporate Center.

    Parking

    Parking is available at courthouse.

    Juror Information

    Reporting for Jury Duty

    • On the day before your jury duty, please call the Juror Line after 3:00 p.m.  (781-830-4385)
    • You must appear by 8:30 a.m.
    • Report to the 1st Floor
    • When there is severe weather or a public emergency, please call 781-830-4385  (after 7:00 a.m. on the jury date) for a recorded announcement.

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    Do you need assistance with your matter in the Dedham Juvenile Court? Attorney Berman has 18 years of experience handling criminal and civil matters. Call (617) 723-4163 for a free consultation.

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    Norfolk County Juvenile Court-Quincy

    Court Jurisdiction

    Braintree, Cohasset, Holbrook, Milton, Quincy, Randolph, Weymouth Note: Care and Protection are filed in Dedham. Delinquency, Youthful Offender, and Adult Criminal are heard in Quincy, with the exception of Jury Trials which are heard in Dedham.

    Address & Phone Numbers

    1 Dennis Ryan Pkwy
    Quincy, MA 02169

    Clerk’s Office

    Phone:617-376-7505

    Probation Department

    Phone: 781-329-1500

    Hours

    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Public Transportation

    The court is accessible by the Red Line of the MBTA. The closest stop to the courthouse is the Quincy Center Station stop. You can also access the courthouse by the Greenbush Line and the Kingston / Plymouth and Middleborough / Lakeville line which both stop at the Quincy Center Station. The courthouse is also accessibly by the following bus routes of the MBTA: Bus 210, Bus 211, Bus 212, Bus 214, Bus 215, Bus 216, Bus 217, Bus 220, Bus 221, Bus 222, Bus 225, Bus 230, Bus 236, Bus 238 and Bus 245.

    Parking

    There is a paid parking lot directly across the street from the courthouse.

    Juror Information

    Reporting for Jury Duty

    • On the day before your jury duty, please call the Juror Line after 3:00 p.m.  (617-984-4350)
    • You must appear by 8:30 a.m.
    • Report to the 2nd Floor
    • When there is severe weather or a public emergency, please call 617-984-4350  (after 7:00 a.m. on the jury date) for a recorded announcement.

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    Do you need assistance with your matter in the Quincy Juvenile Court? Attorney Berman has 18 years of experience handling criminal and civil matters. Call (617) 723-4163 for a free consultation.

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    Norfolk County Juvenile Court-Stoughton

    Court Jurisdiction

    Cases are heard in Stoughton when scheduled by the court.

    Address & Phone Numbers

    1288 Central Street
    Stoughton, MA 02072

    Clerk’s Office

    Phone: 781-344-2131
    Fax: 781-341-8744

    Probation Department

    Phone: 781-344-4810

    Hours

    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Public Transportation

    The Stoughton District Court is accessible by the Providence/Stoughton line of the MBTA. The closest stop to the courthouse is the Stoughton Station which is about 1 mile from the courthouse. The courthouse is also accessible by Bus Route 14 of the Brockton Area Transit.

    Parking

    There is free parking available at the courthouse.

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    Do you need assistance with your matter in the Stoughton Juvenile Court? Attorney Berman has 18 years of experience handling criminal and civil matters. Call (617) 723-4163 for a free consultation.

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  • Norfolk County Probate and Family Court

    Court Jurisdiction

    All cities and towns in Norfolk County

    Address & Phone Numbers

    35 Shawmut Road
    Canton, MA 02021

    Register’s Office

    Phone: 781-830-1200
    Fax: 781-830-4310

    Probation Department

    Phone: 781-830-1249

    Hours

    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Public Transportation

    Courthouse accessibility by public transportation is limited. The Rt 128 Providence and Stoughton Commuter Rail stop is located approximately one and a half miles from the courthouse.

    Parking

    There is free parking available in front of and behind the building.

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    Do you need assistance with your matter in the Norfolk Probate & Family Court? Attorney Berman has 18 years of experience handling criminal and civil matters. Call (617) 723-4163 for a free consultation.

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  • Norfolk County Superior Court

    Court Jurisdiction

    All cities and towns in Norfolk County

    Address & Phone Numbers

    650 High Street
    Dedham, MA 02026

    Clerk’s Office

    Phone: 781-326-1600
    Civil Office: 781-326-3871
    Criminal Clerk’s Office: 781-320-9726

    Probation Department

    Phone: 781-326-5190

    Hours

    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Public Transportation

    The court is accessible by the following bus lines of the MBTA: Bus 34E, Bus 35, Bus 36 and Bus 52.

    Parking

    There is a large paid parking lot located behind the Registry of Deeds that is available to the public.

    Juror Information

    Reporting for Jury Duty

    • On the day before your jury duty, please call the Juror Line after 3:00 p.m.  (781-830-4378)
    • You must appear by 8:00 a.m.
    • Report to the Registry of Deeds, 2nd Floor
    • When there is severe weather or a public emergency, please call 781-830-4378  (after 7:00 a.m. on the jury date) for a recorded announcement.

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    Do you need assistance with your matter in the Norfolk Superior Court? Attorney Berman has 18 years of experience handling criminal and civil matters. Call (617) 723-4163 for a free consultation.

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  • Andrew is a former Assistant District Attorney who has also been appointed as a Special Prosecutor in serious criminal matters involving Police Corruption, Sexual Assault and Attempted Murder. He is an experienced Massachusetts criminal defense trial and appellate attorney who represents individuals in all criminal matters, including…

    • Federal & State Crimes
    • Felonies & Misdemeanors
    • District Court
    • Superior Court
    • Appeals Court
    • Murder
    • Attempted Murder
    • White Collar Crime
    • Sexual Assault
    • Domestic Violence
    • Conspiracy
    • MoneyLaundering
    • Manslaughter
    • Motion to Seal Record
    • Kidnapping
    • Identity Theft
    • Possession Controlled Substances
    • Counterfeiting
    • Illegal Gambling
    • Obstruction of Law Enforcement
    • Domestic Violence
    • Illegal Wiretapping
    • Harassment
    • Bookmaking
    • Motion for a New Trial
    • Clerk Magistrate Hearings

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    Andrew is a former insurance defense attorney who represents people and businesses -plaintiffs and defendants- in both state and federal court. In addition to individuals, he has represented businesses ranging from one-person operations to the biggest retail establishments in the country, facing exposure from the thousands of dollars to the millions, and handles civil cases from pre-suit investigation through trial and, if necessary, to the appeals court. He is an experienced civil litigation trial and appellate attorney who represents individuals and businesses in all civil matters, including…

    • Personal Injury
    • Product Liability
    • Premises Liability
    • Social Host Liability
    • Automobile Accidents
    • Attorney Malpractice
    • Business Disputes
    • Contract Actions
    • Fiduciary Trustee Litigation
    • Estate Litigation
    • Commercial Lease Disputes
    • Property Damage Claims
    • Construction Site Injuries
    • Dram Shop Liability
    • Wrongful Death
    • Victims of Sexual Assault
    • Victims of Assault and Battery
    • Commercial Vehicle Accidents
    • G.L. c. 93A
    • Negligent Security
    • Contractor/Homeowner Construction Disputes

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    • Prospective Client Calls

      Individuals considering retaining Attorney Berman can contact the firm through the Contact form or by calling 617.723.4163. Please include in your message a short statement of the reason for contacting the office, as well as the best method and time to contact you.  Attorney Berman will return your message promptly to learn more about your case and, if appropriate, schedule an initial consultation.

      IF YOUR MATTER REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ATTENTION, PLEASE CALL OR PUT “URGENT’ IN THE SUBJECT BOX OF THE CONTACT FORM.  You will be contacted immediately.

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    • The Initial Consultation

      The goal of the first meeting is for Attorney Berman to gain a clear understanding of the situation and for both attorney and client to determine whether to enter into a longer, more substantial attorney-client relationship. You should bring with you any documents and paperwork relevant to your case or, if possible, provide them beforehand. During this session, Andrew will gather relevant information, ascertain your objectives and provide you with a preliminary assessment of your situation, including possible strategies and tactics. If the decision is made to move forward, future fee arrangements and a retainer agreement (if applicable) should then be discussed.

      The initial consultation will generally last 30 to 60 minutes and is free of charge.

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    • Fee Agreements

      Below is a general description of the various types of fee agreements considered by Attorney Berman. Ultimately, the type of agreement entered into, and the amount charged, depends on the nature of your case.

      Flat Fee

      A flat fee is a set amount of money that is decided upon at the beginning of the representation, before any work is done on the case. This type of agreement is generally used for certain criminal offenses or in situations that require a limited number of court appearances.

      Hourly Rate

      To state the obvious, in an hourly case, the fee you pay is calculated by multiplying the hourly rate by the number of hours the attorney spends working on your case. Hourly rate agreements are generally used in serious criminal matters, civil defense (representation of an individual or company being sued in Civil court) and certain plaintiff cases (representation of an individual or business suing someone else in Civil Court). The hourly rate and the required retainer will vary depending on type and complexity of the case.

      Contingency Fee 

      A contingency fee agreement is standard in personal injury matters (where an individual brings claims in Civil court for his or her personal injuries) and may also be used in certain other types of plaintiff cases.  The fee your attorney earns is, as the name suggests, contingent upon there being a monetary recovery in your case and there is no fee due unless we win your case.   A fairly standard percentage for a contingent fees is one-third of the total recovery.   These types of agreements are not ethically permitted in criminal cases.

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    • Client Bill of Rights

      1. You are entitled to be treated with courtesy and consideration at all times by Attorney Berman and the other lawyers and non-lawyer personnel in the office.

      2. You are entitled to have Attorney Berman and any other attorney handle your legal matter competently and diligently, in accordance with the highest standards of the profession.  If you are not satisfied with how your matter is being handled, you have the right to discharge your attorney and terminate the attorney-client relationship at any time.

      3. You are entitled to Attorney Berman’s independent professional judgment and undivided loyalty uncompromised by conflicts of interest.

      4. You are entitled to be charged reasonable fees and expenses and to have Attorney Berman explain before or within a reasonable time after commencement of the representation how the fees and expenses will be computed and the manner and frequency of billing. You may refuse to enter into any arrangement for fees and expenses that you find unsatisfactory.  In hourly cases, you are entitled to request and receive a written itemized bill at reasonable intervals.

      5.  You are entitled to have your questions and concerns addressed promptly and to receive a prompt reply to your letters, telephone calls, emails, faxes, and other communications.

      6.  You are entitled to be kept reasonably informed as to the status of your matter and are entitled to have Attorney Berman promptly comply with your reasonable requests for information, including your requests for copies of papers relevant to the matter.  You are entitled to sufficient information to allow you to participate meaningfully in the development of your matter and make informed decisions regarding representation.

      7.  You are entitled to have your legitimate objectives respected.  In particular, the decision of whether to settle your matter in a civil case, or enter into a plea agreement in a criminal case, is yours alone.

      8.  You have the right to privacy in your communications with Attorney Berman, and anyone working for him or on his behalf, and to have your confidential information preserved to the extent permitted by law.

      9. You are entitled to have Attorney Berman, and anyone working for him or on his behalf, conduct himself or herself ethically in accordance with the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Responsibility.

      10.  You may not be refused representation on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disability.

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  • Please include in your message a short statement of the reason for contacting the office, as well as the best method and time to contact you. Attorney Berman will return your message promptly to learn more about your case and, if appropriate, schedule an initial consultation.
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