Attorney John B. Seed | Krefetz, Seed & Chan

Attorney John B. Seed | Krefetz, Seed & Chan

The Law Firm of Krefetz, Seed & Chan is located in Allston, MA. Attorney Seed is a former Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney who concentrates his practice solely on criminal and OUI drunk driving defense throughout the entire state of MA.

Firm Overview

As the firm's Criminal Defense and OUI specialist, Attorney John Seed prides himself on personally representing all clients from start to finish, providing personal guidance, compassionate support, and an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of criminal law. Attorney Seed's years of experience as a Suffolk County prosecutor provided a unique skill set that makes him a highly effective criminal defender, as is evidenced by his outstanding win record. His ability to see and take advantage of mistakes made by police and prosecutors is a major benefit to his clients, and his proven track record under pressure means that clients get the best possible outcome in a trial situation.
Main Office
Main Office
244 Brighton Avenue, Suite 105
Allston  MA  02134
  • 617.254.8000

Other Offices

Worcester Office
285 Main Street
Worcester ,  MA  01608
Criminal Defense
Defense for Weapons and Gun charges, violent crimes and drug offenses.
Attorney Seed has long track record of success in criminal law. First as an Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County and now as a prominent criminal defense attorney.
His trial record is outstanding and he always puts his clients in the best possible position to succeed. As a former supervising prosecutor, Attorney Seed understands exactly how criminal charges are pursued and knows where to look for irregularities that other attorneys would miss. If you have been arrested for a criminal offense, you're life is not over. Attorney Seed will work hard to make sure you are defended with the highest level of preparation and skill so that you achieve the best possible outcome.
OUI, or Operating Under the Influence, is a very serious offense that can result in devastating lifelong consequences. It is commonly referred to in other states as DUI, DWI, OWI or drunk driving. In Massachusetts a person can be convicted of OUI if they
Defense of OUI cases generally falls into two categories: cases involving Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs) and cases involving both FSTs and a breath test. FSTs can be attacked on a number of different levels with aggressive cross examination of the police. Often times, police reports leave out details of what a suspect was actually able to accomplish and focuses solely on the results of the standardized tests Attorney Seed has the ability to draw out these important facts on cross examination that tend to discredit the officer's testimony of his client's test results and their sobriety.

Cases involving a breath test are more scientifically complex to defend due to the nature of the test itself. In these cases, motions to suppress are usually the deciding factor on whether or not a case will go to trial. Through motion hearings, Attorney Seed has had great success in getting breath test results thrown out of evidence because the police failed to follow proper procedure. In cases such as this, the prosecution is left with little evidence other than the remaining FSTs at trial.

In cases where the breath test is admissible at trial, Attorney Seed has utilized the testimony of expert witnesses to attack the validity of the breath test result or the toxicology report.

It is your right to refuse to take any and all of these tests. If you do refuse to take a Breath Test at the station, your license will be revoked for at least 180 days. However, it is often advised to refuse all tests, as this leaves the prosecution with little evidence to use against you at trial. Your refusal of any tests cannot be used against you in court in MA, as it is deemed a violation of your right against self incrimination. It is also likely that should your case be dismissed or you found not guilty, a judge may reinstate your license before the suspension is due to end.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

In January 2012, Attorneys Joshua Krefetz and John Seed joined forces to establish Krefetz & Seed, a law firm that represents clients in the areas of landlord/tenant, criminal defense, OUI/DUI defense and real estate. Krefetz & Seed has established itself as a trusted voice with a successful track record representing clients in the greater Boston area.

Prior to 2012, Joshua operated a small solo practice in Allston focusing on landlord/tenant and civil litigation matters. John was the supervising Assistant District Attorney for the Brighton District Court, which serves the Allston-Brighton neighborhoods of Boston. Joshua and John are both specialists in their fields, and they have built a partnership that ensures robust, capable defense of their clients.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Mission statement:

We offer the best representation in a broad range of cases within our specialties. We treat each and every client with the personal attention and dedication to their case that they deserve. We are a small firm that gets serious results.

We are the people who will get the job done for you. Our track record proves that, and we look forward to serving you, representing you, and vindicating your legal rights.

John B. Seed

John B. Seed was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a B.A. in History and New England Law where he received his Juris Doctor degree. Attorney Seed is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Prior to opening his private practice, Attorney Seed was an Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County. He began his prosecutorial career in the Chelsea District Court, where he prosecuted cases such as OUI/DWI drunk driving, gun charges, drug distribution and domestic violence. Attorney Seed was then promoted to supervisor of the Boston Municipal Court, Brighton Division. While in Brighton, Attorney Seed was the sole prosecutor for the Allston and Brighton neighborhoods of Boston. He handled thousands of cases during his time there and tried over 150 criminal cases before either a judge or jury, the majority of which were OUI/DWI drunk driving. This unique experience in the specialized area of OUI/DWI drunk driving gives Attorney Seed a distinct edge in defending your case.

Upon leaving the District Attorney's office to pursue a career as a criminal defense lawyer, Attorney Seed has helped over 500 clients in their defense against criminal charges. The large majority of these cases involve charges of drunk driving, also known as OUI DUI DWI. Attorney Seed has the ability to asses each and every case from both a prosecutor's and defense attorney's perspective, which often helps his clients choose the best course of action according to their specific allegations.
  • Bar Number: 669273
    Massachusetts , 2007
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
    History / Political Science , 2003
    Member of Baseball Team (1998-2003), Captain 2003
  • New England Law | Boston
    JD , 2007
    Dean's List 2005-2007

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