The Law Office of Russell J. Matson, P.C., represents criminal defendants in all Massachusetts State, Federal and Appellate court systems, from investigation through trial. The firm handles every type of criminal matter and employs skilled trial attorneys who are in court on a regular basis. As Senior Trial Counsel and Chief Operating Officer, Attorney Berman brings 20 years of experience as a criminal and civil litigator - as an Assistant District Attorney, insurance defense attorney, Criminal Defense Attorney and Special Prosecutor - to ensure that your matter is handled in a professional, aggressive and efficient manner. Andrew is a former Assistant District Attorney and insurance defense counsel, litigating hundreds of civil and criminal cases. Since 2007, he has been appointed as Special Prosecutor in seven serious criminal matters involving Police Corruption, Kidnapping & Extortion; Sexual Assault & Drug Trafficking; and Attempted Murder. Andrew has argued before the Mass. SJC as a special prosecutor (Sexual Assault and Drug Trafficking -Search & Seizure and 1st Amendment); before the NH Supreme Court as criminal defense counsel (First Degree Murder - Confrontation of Witnesses and Assistance of Counsel); and as counsel to civil plaintiffs (Trusts & Estates - Statute of Limitations applicable to claims against an estate). CRIMINAL MATTERS INCLUDE: Federal & State • Felonies & Misdemeanors • District Court • Superior Court • All Counties • Appeals Court • Murder • Attempted Murder • White Collar Crime • OUI Drugs & Alcohol • Drug Crimes • Larceny & Theft • Sexual Assault • Domestic Violence • Assault & Battery • Conspiracy • Embezzlement • Money Laundering • Manslaughter • Kidnapping • Insurance Fraud • Identity Theft • Counterfeiting • Illegal Gambling • Obstruction of Law Enforcement • Illegal Wiretapping • Harassment • Bookmaking • Motion for a New Trial • Clerk
- Criminal Law
- DUI & DWI
- White Collar Crime
- Appeals & Appellate
- Juvenile Law
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- 1st Circuit
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- Senior Trial Counsel & Chief Operating Officer
- Law Offices of Russell J. Matson, P.C.
- - Current
- Law Offices of Andrew DiCarlo Berman
- Senior Associate
- Boyle Morrissey & Campo
- Senior Associate at a large insurance defense firm, hired by insurance companies to defend people and businesses being sued in civil court.
- Assistant District Attorney
- Norfolk County District Attorney
- From 2003 through 2013, has also been appinted Special Assistant District Attorney by three different District Attorneys in serious criminal matters involving Police Corruption, Sexual Assault and Attempted Murder.
- Boston College Law School
- J.D. / Law (1996)
- University of Rochester
- B.A. / Political Science (1993)
- Honors: Cum Laude
- Law Offices of Russell J. Matson, P.C.
As a Criminal Defense Attorney, Oral Arguments in front of the New Hampshire Supreme CourtCriminal Defendant before the New Hampshire Supreme Court in the matter of State of New Hampshire v. Anthony Balliro, 06-S-376-378, involving the Right to Confront Witnesses and Ineffective Assistance of Counsel in the context of First Degree Murder. Balliro was accused of stabbing the victim to death over a debt and then setting fire to a restaurant to hide the crime.Trusts and Estates.Mass.SJC.Civil Plaintiffs
Oral Arguments in front of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in the matter of Gates v. Reilly, SJC-10088, involving the one-year Statute of Limitations applicable to claims against a decedent's estate.Special Prosecutor.William O'Connell.WBZ mp4
News story on arraignment of William O'Connell, a prominent Quincy developer accused of drug trafficking and sexual assault of a minor, a case on which Attorney Berman was appointed as special prosecutor.Drug Trafficking & Sexual Assault.Mass SJC.Special Prosecutor
As a Special Prosecutor in a Criminal Case, Oral Arguments in front of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in the matter of Commonwealth v. William O'Connell, SJC-11062, involving issues of Search and Seizure and the protection of the identity of victims of sexual assault. O'Connell is a prominent Quincy developer who was accused of drug trafficking and sexual assault of a minor, a case on which Attorney Berman was appointed as special prosecutor.