DeVito, John E.

20 Eastbrook RoadSuite 304Dedham, MA 02026- 2087

781-326-1818 Contact Us

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Updated: 06/12/2013


Criminal defense attorney John E. DeVito served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1971 to 1974. During his service, he participated in the JAG Program where he defended Army personnel on trial for misdemeanor charges. Mr. DeVito began his official legal career in 1977 as an Assistant District Attorney in Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

Mr. DeVito opened a private practice criminal law firm in 1979 and has continued to defend individuals facing criminal charges for the past 30 years...


Office Info

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law
  • Drug Crimes
  • DUI/OUI Offenses
  • Motor Vehicle Crimes
  • Domestic Assault and Battery
  • Other Felonies and Misdemeanors
  • Larceny / Theft Crimes
  • Rapes and Sexual Assaults
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Sealing a Criminal Record
  • Registry of Motor Vehicles / License issues


  • 75%


Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1977
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1982

Other Affiliations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, 1977 - Present (Member)
  • Bar Association of Norfolk County, 2007 - 2008 (President)
  • Bar Association of Norfolk County, 2006 - 2007 (President-Elect)
  • Bar Association of Norfolk County, 2005 - 2006 (Vice President)
  • Bar Association of Norfolk County, 2004 - 2005 (Treasurer)
  • Bar Association of Norfolk County, 2003 - 2004 (Secretary)
  • Norfolk County Bar Advocates (Member, Board of Directors)
  • Norfolk County Bar Advocates, 1986 - 2005 (Supervising Staff Attorney/Consultant)


  • Received an AV® Preeminent? Peer Review RatingSM by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Received AVVO Client's Choice Award
  • Rated 10 Superb by AVVO
  • Pro Bono Award - Bar Association of Norfolk County, 2009 - Present

Past Positions

  • U.S. Army, Lieutenant, 1971 - 1974


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1977
  • Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio, 1971
  • Xaverian Brothers High School, Westwood, Massachusetts, 1967


Offers Free Initial Consultation

Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • Defense of Operating Under the Influence Committee for Public Counsel, April, 1988
  • Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases

Office Information


20 Eastbrook RoadSuite 304Dedham, MA 02026- 2087

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 8AM to 5PM


  • 781-326-4113


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