John Salsberg

Practice Areas Background

John has significant experience in a broad spectrum of practice areas, including

Criminal Defense
  • Serious felony trials and dispositions in Superior Court (including murder, drugs, firearms, arson, sexual assaults, violent assaults, robberies, burglaries)
  • District Court trials and dispositions (including drugs, firearms, larceny, trespass, domestic abuse and restraining orders, operating under the influence cases)
  • District Court Clerk Magistrate Hearings
  • Wide range of defenses raised (including mis-identification, alibi, self-defense, lack of intent, diminished capacity, entrapment, necessity defenses, police and prosecutorial exaggeration and misconduct)
  • Trials and dispositions of serious offenses in U.S. District Courts (including mortgage and medical fraud, firearms, drugs, false statements, and conspiracy cases)
  • Use of forensic experts (including ballistics, fingerprints, blood splatter, DNA, psychiatric, neuropsychological, neurological, crime scene reconstruction)

Appellate and Post-Conviction
  • Direct Appeals to the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Supreme Judicial Court
  • New Trial (Rule 30) Motions (including claims based on newly discovered evidence and ineffective assistance of trial counsel)
  • Federal Habeas Corpus Petitions to the federal District Courts
  • Federal Appeals to the First Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Petitions for Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court
  • Motions to Revise and Revoke Sentence

Academic Discipline
  • Plagiarism, cheating, & other academic misconduct
  • Alcohol & drug-related transgressions
  • Strategies to avoid or minimize potential criminal or civil liability
  • Undergraduate, graduate, medical & law students
  • Faculty members
  • Boston area universities, including Harvard, Northeastern, Boston University, Brandeis University, Suffolk University, Emerson College, and Boston College
  • Title IX allegation defense

Personal injury
  • Auto accidents
  • Slip and fall
  • Premises liability
  • Restaurant liability
  • Negligence & intentional torts
Civil Litigation
  • Complex real estate litigation
  • Partnership dissolution
  • Plaintiff and defense representation

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