Meet Attorney Brad Bailey
Boston’s Toughest Criminal Defense Lawyer.
If you are facing serious criminal charges in Massachusetts and the greater
New England area, Boston
Criminal Defense Attorney Brad Bailey should be your first choice of representation and
defense. Having worked for over a decade as highly successful state prosecutor
in both NY and MA, and as a federal prosecutor in MA (as well as formerly
serving as a County Sheriff), Brad uses his extensive experience and knowledge
of law enforcement and criminal prosecutions to provide unparalleled criminal
defense for his clients in state and federal courts.
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Brad has been happily married for over
35 years. He is the father of four adult children, and is a grandfather.
A college athlete at Harvard himself, Brad was proud to see each of his
children attain athletic success at the high school and collegiate levels,
and he is well-versed in MIAA rules and regulations, as well as governing
codes of discipline of high school and collegiate athletics. Brad is an
avid fan of all of Boston’s professional sports teams, and is active
in his local community.
Admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New York, in
both state and federal courts, Brad has extensive credentials, knowledge,
skills, and experience, making him the go-to attorney for those facing
serious criminal charges. Brad Bailey's abilities have not gone unnoticed,
and he has been once again named as a New England and Massachusetts Super
Lawyer for 2017.
New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney’s Office
Brad started his legal career at the largest and busiest D.A.’s
Office in the country, where he was tasked with the prosecution of some
of the most serious felonies in New York, including armed robberies, burglaries,
attempted murders, felony weapons charges, and felonious charges. Out
of the thousands of cases he personally handled during his tenure, 94%
of them were ruled a success in his favor.
Middlesex County (MA) District Attorney’s Office
Assistant District Attorney in MA's largest county, Brad Bailey was
Senior Trial Attorney assigned to Superior Court cases in both Cambridge
and Lowell. As Senior Felony Assistant, Brad prosecuted the Office’s
most serious cases including murders, rapes, attempted murders, armed
robberies, child sexual assaults, and cocaine & heroin trafficking.
During this time he took 26 felony cases to trial in less than 2 years,
losing only twice, and achieving a 92% conviction rate.
United States Attorney’s Office – District of Massachusetts (Boston)
At the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts
in Boston, Brad worked with the Organized Crime Task Force and the Drug
Task Force (OCDETF). He prosecuted the notorious Patriaca Crime Family
members, street level soldiers and capos, and major crime family underbosses.
He also prosecuted local, regional, national, and international drug operations,
including Colombian and Dominican cartels, and Syrian and Lebanese traffickers;
his work busted, what was at the time, the largest marijuana smuggling
ring in New England history. He was assigned to prosecution efforts, overseeing
wiretap operations, uncovering drug trafficking rings, and more. By the
end of his career there, he has lost
zero cases and achieved the highest Office’s rank of “Outstanding Prosecutor”.
Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office
From 1995 to 1996, Attorney Bailey accepted the role of Sheriff for the
largest county in MA, a position of official duty that few other lawyers
have ever had the chance of holding. He oversaw a staff of more than 750
county employees and help with the oversight of thousands of detention
facility inmates in Cambridge, Framingham and Billerica. Responsible for
courthouse security and the service of civil process throughout Middlesex
County, Brad instituted a number of correctional activities for inmates
that are widely in use today. He was honored by the Greater Boston Jayceesas
as one of 1996’s “Ten Outstanding Young Leaders.”
Private Practice – Criminal Defense
Before founding Brad Bailey Law, P.C., Brad was a partner at several prominent
Boston law firms. Since 1999, he has focused exclusively on defending
clients accused of all manner of state and
federal crimes ranging from murder, rape, robbery, home invasion, larceny, theft/embezzlement,
white collar offenses, fraud, public corruption, narcotics distribution/trafficking, arson,
racketeering, child sexual assault, child pornography, felony assault,
DUI, and all other types of crimes and charges.
Received his Bachelor’s degree from Harvard, graduating
cum laude, in 1980
- Received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1983
- UVA Law is widely recognized as one of America’s premier (Top 10)
State Courts Admissions
- New York (1984) – all state trial and appellate courts
- Massachusetts (1987) – all state trial and appellate courts
- New Hampshire (2016) – all state trial and appellate courts
Federal Courts Admissions
- United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (1991)
- United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (2011)
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (2012)
- United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire (2016)
- United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (2003)
Pro Hac Vice
Brad has also represented clients in the following jurisdictions on a
pro hac vice basis:
- New Jersey
Committed to the ideal and practice of equal justice for all, Brad regularly
represents indigent clients accused of serious felonies in both state
and federal courts through his appointment to the select CJA and CPCS panels.
As a three term member of the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel, Brad has
defended numerous indigent individuals accused of crimes in federal court.
As a member of the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) panel,
Brad represents indigent defendants charged in MA with Murder.
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- New Hampshire Bar Association
Brad Bailey – Your Boston Criminal Defense Attorney for High-Profile Cases
If you are being charged with criminal accusations that will catch media
attention across the country and perhaps across borders, you need to protect
your rights with a highly-experienced Boston criminal defense lawyer like
Brad Bailey. The pressure of the situation, exaggerated further by the
eyes of the world, never cracks Attorney Bailey, and in many ways it motivates
him to do even better.
Contact our firm today to learn more about all we can do for you in your high-profile case.
Noteworthy Trials Throughout His Career
Brad Bailey, Expert in Boston Marathon Bombing Trial
Attorney Bailey was featured as a legal expert on both
NPR during the full course of the Boston Marathon Bombing Trial. Due to the
sensitive nature of the bombing attacks that claimed the lives of 3 and
injured 264 more, the media needed a trustworthy source who would act
with professionalism and provided unrivaled insight to the criminal defense
Defending Clark Rockefeller
A mysterious individual who went by the name of “Clark Rockefeller”
captured natural attention after he had been accused of kidnapping his
daughter, murdering an acquaintance, and had his past, which may or may
not have been entirely fabricated, exposed to the public before and during
his trials. Attorney Bailey did not back down from the complications and
difficulty of the case, earning his law firm fame for crafting such well-executed
Defending Sheila LaBarre
In 2008, Mr. Bailey defended another high profile murder case in NH v.
Sheila Labbarre. Labbarre was accused of interrogating, abusing, murdering,
and disposing of the remains of two men with whom she had been romantically
involved. In response to double homicide charges, Bailey retained two
experienced forensic psychiatrists and pursued an insanity defense before
a jury in Rockingham County Superior Court. The investigation and trial
were also the subject of several subsequently published books and also
profiled on television.
Timothy Cahill Trial
Timothy Cahill was in the center of an alleged public corruption trial
after airing television ads to promote the State Lottery while the Massachusetts
Gubernatorial campaign was ongoing. Attorney Bailey was able to end the
case with all criminal charges dismissed with no option of retrial.
MA Probation Racketeering Trial
Represented 1st Deputy to commissioner of Probation in federal reacketeering.
(RICO) Jury trial against commissioner and two top deputies alleging mail
fraud, job rigging, and bribery. Argued for acquittal on sufficiency of
evidence grounds and particupated in successful reversal of verdict on
same grounds on Appeal.