David R. Yannetti

Office of Attorney David R. Yannetti
Contact: 617.338.6006
Law School: Boston College Law School - Boston College
Jurisdictions: Massachusetts
1st Circuit


About David R. Yannetti
By any objective measure, Attorney David R. Yannetti has reached the top of his profession. Attorney Yannetti has achieved an acquittal in a first-degree murder case after first obtaining a new trial for his client, who had served sixteen years in state prison after being wrongfully convicted. Later in the year, Attorney Yannetti was selected to compete in the annual "Battle of the Lawyers," sponsored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Attorney Yannetti's re-creation of his famous closing argument in the Jeffrey Curley murder case earned him top honors, as he took home the trophy for having presented the "Most Compelling Argument." Attorney Yannetti treats all of his cases as if they were murder cases -- because he recognizes that each client considers his or her case to be the most important problem facing him or her.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
1st Circuit
Professional Experience
Principal, Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm
The Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm is a highly regarded boutique firm in downtown Boston, specializing solely in criminal-defense cases. Lead attorney David R. Yannetti has assembled a team of former prosecutors, all of whom are criminal-defense experts. The Yannetti Law Firm takes pride in bringing superior results for its clients.
Assistant District Attorney , Middlesex County District Attorney's Office
Attorney David Yannetti served as an assistant district attorney in Middlesex County, Massachusetts for ten years before entering private practice. As an A.D.A., Attorney Yannetti prosecuted some of the most serious and consequential criminal cases during the 1990's.
Instructor, Boston University Law School
Boston College Law School - Boston CollegeJ.D.Law
Bowdoin CollegeB.A.Government; Mathematics
Honors: James Bowdoin Scholar; Dean's List
AV-Rating Peer Review Ratings 2013, Martindale-Hubbell
Attorney David Yannetti has been awarded an AV-Rating by his peers every year since 1999. An AV-Rated lawyer is considered to be pre-eminent among lawyers, with the highest possible ethical standards.
Massachusetts Super Lawyers, Boston Magazine
Attorney David R. Yannetti has been selected to the New England Super Lawyers List every year since 2008. Only the top 5% of lawyers are selected each year.
Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America
Attorney David Yannetti was selected by U.S. News & World Report to be one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in 2013.
Most Compelling Argument 2008 - Battle of the Lawyers , Lawyers Weekly
Attorney Yannetti was one of three lawyers selected to compete in the 2008 charity competition, "The Battle of the Lawyers." A celebrity "jury" judged Attorney Yannetti's argument to be the "most compelling," leading to a his receiving of the competition's trophy.
Mock Trial Competition Champion, Boston College Law School
While a law student, Attorney David Yannetti won Boston College Law School's prestigious mock-trial competition. Attorney Yannetti has been focused on developing and polishing his trial skills for over 25 years.
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph F. Gill Award , Boston College Law School
After winning his law school's competition, Attorney David Yannetti won the Northeast Regional Mock-Trial Competition. In so doing, he received the Gill Award as the Outstanding Oral Advocate.
Northeast Regional Mock Trial Competition Champion , Boston College Law School
Attorney David Yannetti led the Boston College Law School Mock Trial Team to victory in the Northeast Regional Mock Trial Competition.
Professional Associations
Member, Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member , Massachusetts Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Massachusetts State Bar


Battle Of Lawyers Boston Criminal Defense pt 2
Battle of the Lawyers argument, Part 2

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Battle Of Lawyers Boston Defense Attorney pt 1
Battle of the Lawyers argument, Part 1

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Supreme Judicial Court Boston Criminal Law Lawyer
Attorney David Yannetti presenting an oral argument before the Supreme Judicial Court.

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Big Story on Fox News Attorney David R. Yannetti
Attorney David Yannetti on the Fox News Channel.

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Articles & Publications
  • Successful Brief and Record Appendix in SJC in opposition to the Commonwealth's appeal of a Superior Court judge's allowance of the defendant's motion for new trial Commonwealth v. Phinney
    Commonwealth of Massachusetts


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Ten Winthrop Square
Boston, MA 02110
Telephone: 617.338.6006
Telephone: 617.338.6006