A Massachusetts Criminal Defense Law Firm
44 Adams Street, Suite 5
Braintree MA 02184
Telephone: (781) 380-7730
Russell J Matson, Esq. – Founding Attorney
The reason I got into this job is to fight for people who need help and make a positive difference in their lives. Knowing I am part of a system that defends regular people who either made a terrible mistake, or are getting screwed by the system is incredibly rewarding, and thanks enough. But it is nice and incredibly humbling when clients believe I made their lives better.
Here is a text message I recently received out of the blue, from an old client I had helped when we won a multiple offense OUI trial years ago.
Thank you for everything 😎😎😎😎
You’re awesome. I talk about you in my AA meetings. I’m wildly sober. Sober and happy. Married to a great guy. Just bought a beautiful condo.
Russ, if I had gone to jail 2 years, I’d probably be dead. I’ve [got a great job at …].
I stayed extra sober because of that machine. That machine was a blessing in disguise. And no jail !!!!!!
Russ God Bless You Sir. Thank you.
Russell is the founding member of the Law Offices of Russell J Matson, PC. It is the largest and the most technologically advanced criminal law firm in Massachusetts. He is active on twitter and Quora.
He has dedicated his law firm to defending the drunk driving accused. He takes many cases to trial, and has a strong record of success in court. He fights first offense cases, as well has more high-stakes multiple offense charges, such as those accused of second, third, and subsequent offense Massachusetts OUI charges at trial.
He is well known to judges in courts across Massachusetts as a zealous advocate for his clients.
See Russ’ Full Bio.
Associate Attorney Bios
Andrew Stacey is a criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Russell J. Matson, focusing on Clerk Magistrate’s hearings, arraignments, pretrials, criminal trials, and RMV (Registry of Motor Vehicles) hearings.
Attorney Stacey graduated Suffolk University Law School with distinction for his dedication to helping the community, earning Pro Bono Honors for completing in excess of 200 hours of pro bono work. As a law student, he interned with the Honorable Brian Merrick at the Orleans District Court, and later the Major Felonies Unit of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. While at the SCDAO, he reviewed cases for indictment, including armed robberies, home invasion, and murder. Later he earned a position with the Suffolk Defenders Clinic and represented indigent clients in the Boston Municipal Court, defending clients in cases concerning matters from destruction of property to possession and distribution of narcotics.
In the past, he has donated his time to teach high school seniors constitutional law at Cambridge Rindge & Latin, as part of the Marshall-Brennon Constitutional Literacy Project. After graduation, he volunteered his time with Prisoner’s Legal Services in Boston, as a member of the Brutality Task Force, taking on cases involving egregious behavior on behalf of prison personnel.
George K. Bullen is a criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of Russell J. Matson who represents clients at Clerk Magistrate’s Hearings, arraignments, pretrials, criminal trials, probation matters, and RMV (Registry of Motor Vehicles) hearings.
Attorney Bullen graduated Suffolk University Law School with a focus on criminal law and procedure. As a law student, Attorney Bullen was selected for the Suffolk Prosecutors Clinical Program and participated in numerous trial competitions as a member of the Moot Court Honor Board. As a Comment Editor for the Suffolk Journal of Trial & Appellate Advocacy, Attorney Bullen authored a published article discussing the rights of murder defendants in Massachusetts. In addition to his academic pursuits, Attorney Bullen also interned at the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, conducting motion hearings and trials on behalf of the Commonwealth.
Upon graduation and admission to the Massachusetts Bar, Attorney Bullen worked at the Committee for Public Counsel Services, the state’s public defender program, representing indigent clients in criminal courts across Norfolk County. Attorney Bullen has also volunteered his time researching and drafting appellate briefs for CPCS’s Innocence Program.
Johanna Griffiths is a criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of Russell Matson, where she represents clients at Clerk Magistrate Hearings, arraignments, pretrial hearings, criminal trials, and RMV (Registry of Motor Vehicle) hearings.
Attorney Griffiths graduated from New England Law | Boston, where she concentrated her studies on criminal law and procedure. As a law student, she represented clients in all stages of criminal matters in her role as a student attorney with CPCS. There, she worked busy arraignment sessions, conducted research and developed trial theory, and argued on behalf of clients in various types of hearings.
As an intern with the New England Innocence Project, Attorney Griffiths reviewed cases for potential avenues to exoneration. From homicide and rape cases to arson, Attorney Griffiths sought to assist men and women who were alleging wrongful conviction.
In the past, Attorney Griffiths has owned and managed a real estate brokerage where she specialized in assisting first time buyers with the purchase of their first home. Additionally, she has worked as a corporate litigation attorney representing small businesses from startup through litigation.
Attorney Griffiths lives in West Roxbury with her husband and their dog Obi.
Testimonial for Attorney Griffiths:
“Attorney Johanna Griffiths represented my daughter this morning in Clinton, MA and I wanted to let you know we were very pleased with the outcome and her professionalism. When she went into the magistrates hearing with my daughter, I knew that win or lose – I had made the correct decision in hiring her.”
David Matson, Director of Marketing and Technology
Dave helps clients find our firm. He is an expert at online marketing, and generating consumer client business. He is responsible for making the phone ring, and presenting the firm online.
He also helps other law firms find more clients by providing lead generation services to other criminal law firms. If you are a criminal defense lawyer, he may be able to help grow your business.
If you have been charged with drunk driving, please contact us for a case evaluation. Find out how we can help.
Braintree , MA , 02184 USA