189 Wells Avenue, Suite 200
Newton, Massachusetts 02459
Telephone: 617.332.0090 Facsimile: 617.332.3224

Greater Boston's

Criminal Defense and Real Estate Firm

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.


Contact: shelley@josephlawoffice.com

Scott A. Joseph

Scott's practice concentrates in real estate, corporate, trust and estate, and personal injury law. Scott possesses extensive experience in both commercial and residential real estate transactions and condominium conversions, as well as corporate law, business formation, estate planning, and trust and estate matters. Scott is a graduate of the University of Maryland and The University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center).

Scott is a member of the Board of Directors, and serves as Vice President of the Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts (www.jcam.org). He is also an elected Town Meeting Member in Natick, Massachusetts. Scott previously served a two year appointed term as a Trustee of the Natick Affordable Housing Trust, and also served for two years as a member of the Brookline, Massachusetts Economic Development Advisory Board. Scott is an active member of Bet Tzedek, a program that provides pro bono legal assistance through Jewish Family and Children's Service.

He has been featured as a lecturer on the topics of advising small businesses sponsored by the American Bar Association, commercial real estate development, and identity theft.

Scott is a certified title agent of Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company and Chicago Title, and has been certified as a vetted and registered closing agent by Secured Settlements, Inc.
Scott is a member of the Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts (REBA) and serves on its Residential Conveyancing Committee. Scott is an approved closing attorney for many of the largest mortgage lenders in the country. He is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.


Contact: scott@josephlawoffice.com




Shelley Joseph did a fantastic job defending a young man I know. She is deeply knowledgeable about how to get the best legal outcome and handles tricky clients with skill and compassion. I can't recommend her highly enough, especially for complex cases. I'll be sure to use her should I ever need a criminal attorney myself!

Beth Zwick


I have had the pleasure of working with Scott and his firm on several real estate transactions over the past couple of years. Scott is a true professional and sees that his clients are always taken care of and completely satisfied. I have no reservations in recommending Scott to my clients and friends and look forward to several more transactions with him.

Justin S. Tulman, Fairway Independent Mortgage


I had the great pleasure to work with Scott Joseph on the closing of my new home. He guided us through the entire process exceptionally well. He and his staff ensured that all relevant documents were executed well before the closing, which made the day of closing extremely stress free. I will, without question, utilize Scott Joseph on future real estate deals.

Mark Jackowitz, Client


I have known Scott for several years and have worked with him directly on real estate transactions, business formation and injury cases. Scott's patience, knowledge, guidance and professionalism through each transaction over the years, has led me to recommend Scott to other collegues and friends as well.

Gary Licameli, Real Estate Professional