Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer
Boston Criminal Defense Attorney David Yannetti's polished trial skills and professional demeanor have earned him the respect and admiration of clients, peers, competitors and judges throughout Massachusetts and the country. Attorney Yannetti has successfully tried important, high-stakes cases that were broadcast gavel-to-gavel on Court TV, New England Cable News and other networks, earning high praise from other commentators and legal experts. Mr. Yannetti himself has appeared as a legal analyst on Fox News, CNN, and I.D. Channel. Attorney Yannetti competed in the 2008 "Battle of the Lawyers" sponsored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, a charity event designed to showcase masterful trial lawyers re-creating their famous closing arguments. Attorney Yannetti was chosen by a celebrity jury to have given the "Most Compelling Argument", thereby naming him the winner of the event.
One of the "Best Lawyers in America"
U.S. News and World Report recently named Attorney Yannetti one of the "Best Lawyers in America" and featured him in its magazine. According to its website, "Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere. [The] lists of outstanding attorneys are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. If the votes for an attorney are positive enough for inclusion in Best Lawyers, that attorney must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain on the list for each edition."
Teaching Experience / Professional Associations
Attorney Yannetti has lectured at Boston University Law School, Boston College Law School, and Suffolk University Law School. He has also instructed fellow attorneys in courses sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. Attorney Yannetti is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Massachusetts Trial Lawyers Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association.
Education / Awards
Mr. Yannetti attended Boston College Law School, where he won the following awards for outstanding oral advocacy:
• Mr. & Mrs. Joseph F. Gill Award for Outstanding Mock Trial Participant
• Hardy C. Dillard Award for Outstanding Brief in Jessup International Moot Court Competition.
• Northeast Regional Mock Trial Competition Champion
• Northeast Regional Jessup International Moot Court Competition Champion
• Boston College Law School Mock Trial Competition Champion
• Boston College Law School Grimes Moot Court Competition Finalist
Mr. Yannetti represented Boston College Law School in the Jessup International Moot Court World Competition in Chicago, Illinois. He also represented the law school in the National Trial Competition in Dallas, Texas. It was the first time in the history of the school that a student participated in both competitions. Mr. Yannetti graduated from Boston College Law School in 1989 with a juris doctor degree.
Before attending law school, Mr. Yannetti was a Dean's List student and James Bowdoin Scholar at Bowdoin College. He also competed in long-distance running events for the varsity track and cross-country teams. Mr. Yannetti graduated from Bowdoin College, cum laude, with a bachelor of arts degree in government and a minor in mathematics, in 1985.
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