Firm Overview

My practice is limited to the Defense of Criminal Charges in all Massachusetts Courts (District and Superior) and in all the Federal Courts in Massachusetts and to the handling of criminal related matters (such as sex offender registration, driver's license reinstatement, etc.).

The firm of Lewin & Lewin was established by my father in 1931. In 1975 I took over the firm and since then the firm practice has concentrated in Criminal Defense and handles only criminal related matters.

Example cases

A highly decorated United States Marine was charged with two counts of felonious assault and battery with a dangerous weapon following his shooting of two civilians outside of his home. Self-defense and defense of family were raised and following a jury trial the Marine was acquitted of all the charges. A review of this case can be found on my website.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts vs. Robert N.: (Essex Superior Court, Salem, MA) A middle aged man was accused of raping his niece when she was a child over a period of years. Following a jury trial he was acquitted of all the charges.

Commonwealth vs. Stephen E. (Middlesex Superior Court, Woburn, MA): Client was indicted for an OUI 4th Offense. He was acquitted following a jury trial.

Main Office

Main
1 Salem St.
Suite 202
Malden  MA  02148-5236

Phone
  • (781) 322-2228
  • (978) 470-0183
Fax
  • (781) 322-6351

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

We do offer a free initial consultation. Typically, the initial consult takes about one and a half to two hours.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Every criminal case is different. The fees in every case are different. The fee is generally based on the seriousness of the case and the amount of time the case will require.

Hourly Rates

I usually do not charge on an hourly basis.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Office Manager

Gloria Terminello

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Other Offices

  • Evenings and weekends only.
    18 Kathleen Drive
    Andover,  MA  01810

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

I enjoy the humanity of the criminal law. I enjoy working with people who find themselves in a jam. I thoroughly enjoy the reward that comes from doing a great job for someone else. I love the criminal courtroom and using the skills I was gifted with.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I like to educate my clients regarding the legal issues in their cases. I spend a considerable amount of time doing this. I give every client a copy of the charges against them and a copy of the criminal statutes they are accused of violating and I explain in detail what it is the state or federal government must prove. All defenses are discussed in detail. I have no objection to a client educating themselves as that can engender a discussion between the client and me about the law of their case and that can be helpful; however, it is my job to make sure that the client knows the law of his/her case and I make sure that they do.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am always willing to review documents prepared by clients. Strong, open communication between me and the client is essential and always leads to a better result.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I will not do this at all.

Robert Lewin

In 1971, I was appointed as an Assistant District Attorney in the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office in Massachusetts. I served as an Assistant District Attorney from 1971 to 1975. As an Assistant District Attorney, I prosecuted criminal cases in all the District Courts in Middlesex County as well as in the Superior Court in Middlesex County. As an Assistant D.A., I prosecuted every type of criminal case from serious felonies such as rape and homicide to misdemeanors. In 1975, I left the District Attorney's Office to begin a career in Criminal Defense. My practice is now and for many years has been limited to Criminal Defense.

As a student I studied hard, as an athlete I played hard, and as a lawyer I work hard. I have raised two children and have four grandchildren. I have been active in my community. I have represented over 5,000 clients since 1975; I like to think I know a little about human nature and human frailty. Over the years I have learned what judges and jurors want to hear and what they do not want to hear. I have learned what works and what does not work. I have learned when to speak up and when to shut up. These are lessons that only come from years of experience.

I am always prepared and it shows. I am extremely well-respected by all the judges before whom I appear. I am respected by all the prosecutors in all the courts I go to.

Personal interests:

I enjoy the outdoors. I am an avid skier, hiker, and climber.

License
  • Bar Number: 298080
    Massachusetts , 1971
Education
  • Boston University School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1971
    Boston, MA
    I was one of three students to be chosen to represent Boston University School of Law in the National Moot Court Competition. I was invited to participate in the Senior Moot Court Competition at Boston University and was awarded the prize for Best Legal Brief.

    I took every Criminal Law course offered at Boston University School of Law and studied under Former Massachusetts Chief Justice Paul Liacos.
  • Amherst College
    Bachelor of Arts , 1966
    Amherst, MA

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