Steven J. Topazio, Attorney at Law, is a magna cum laude graduate of Villanova University who earned his law degree from The New England School of Law where he was a member of the law review. Mr. Topazio entered private practice in 1986 with emphasis on criminal and civil trials and is considered one of the top defense lawyers in Massachusetts.
With more than 30 years of skillful courtroom experience, Boston Criminal Lawyer Steven J. Topazio is known for taking an aggressive stance in the resolution of both criminal defense cases and personal injury cases.
“AV- Rated,” “Peer-Reviewed,” “Pre-Eminent” Lawyer
As a prominent Criminal Defense Attorney, Steven Topazio has earned an “AV” Rating from The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, recognizing him to be “pre-eminent” in the practice of law and highly ethical. The “AV” Rating is the highest rating awarded to an attorney. The “AV” Rating is generated from the confidential “peer-reviewed” evaluations of lawyers and judges who know of and have seen Attorney Topazio in court and is considered one of the best objective indicators of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability. The rating represents the pinnacle of professional excellence. As a result of this honor, American Registry LLC, has added Attorney Steven J. Topazio to The Registry™ of Business and Professional Excellence.
Massachusetts Super Lawyers
Attorney Topazio was included on the list of 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a prestigious rating service that recognizes outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. No more than 5 percent of lawyers in Massachusetts are eligible to be named to the Super Lawyers.
Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multi-phase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.
The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations of the candidate in his particular practice area. The result is the creation of a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional and outstanding attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law, and serves as a valued resource for consumers searching for legal counsel. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country.
Avvo, an attorney rating company, also identified Attorney Topazio as one of the state’s Top Attorneys in Criminal Defense, where he achieved a rating of 10.0 Superb. Boston Criminal Lawyer Steven J. Topazio is a member of the American Society of Legal Advocates and identified as one of Massachusetts Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers. The American Society of Legal Advocates, (ASLA), is an invitation-only, nationwide organization of elite lawyers in practice today. ASLA draws its membership from lawyers who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community engagement and the highest professional standards. ASLA members are exclusively lawyers who have been identified by their peers to be the most skilled in practice. Boston Criminal Attorney Steven J. Topazio is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Massachusetts Bar Association.
- 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- Massachusetts, 1986
- New Jersey, 1985
- U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1986
- U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1986
- U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1986
- New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, 1985 J.D.
- Law Review: New England Law Review, 1984 – 1985
- Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, 1982 B.A.
- Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- American Society of Legal Advocates
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Suffolk Lawyers for Justice
- Boston Bar Association
- Association of Trial Lawyers of America