Shelley M. Richmond Joseph
Shelley's practice concentrates in criminal defense. Prior to founding the firm, Shelley served as an Assistant Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for seven years. Shelley prosecuted cases throughout the Commonwealth and for five years as a Special Assistant Suffolk County District Attorney as a part of the Criminal Bureau and the Grove Hall Safe Neighborhood Initiative - a community crime fighting partnership between the Attorney General's Office, Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, Boston Police Department, Mayor's Office and community based organizations which combines targeted prosecution with neighborhood revitalization, violence prevention, intervention and treatment programs.
She is an experienced and successful litigator who has tried a number of jury trials in both Massachusetts District and Superior Courts. Shelley also served as a prosecutor in the Business and Fair Labor Bureau as well as the Family and Community Crimes Bureau. Shelley is a graduate of Boston College and New England School of Law. She has served as an adjunct faculty member at New England School of Law and Massachusetts School of Law, and has been featured as a lecturer on the topics of innovative jury techniques sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association, starting a law practice sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, warrant and warrantless searches sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, women in litigation sponsored by the Women's Bar Association and Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers, as well as social host liability and legal issues confronting parents of teens.
Shelley is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Temple Israel of Natick. Shelley has been practicing law since 1992 and is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the First Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals, and the US Virgin Islands.