Joseph B Simons
Since Attorney Joseph Simons founded the firm in 2012, he has amassed a string of incredible wins. Attorney Simons believes in focusing on one practice area and doing it well. For him, it’s criminal defense. Joe has never been a prosecutor. He attributes his success to creative thinking, long hours, and smart collaborations with his team.
Attorney Simons enjoys the intellectual challenges that come with handling difficult and complex cases. The best part of the job is winning a case that other lawyers have deemed impossible; he compares his craft to that of a surgeon, as his clients have so much at stake. His clients are mother and fathers, teachers and doctors, teenagers and CEOs. They come from all walks of life.
Sought after across the state, Attorney Simons has represented clients in over 85 courts in Massachusetts. Based in downtown Boston, Attorney Simons has successfully represented clients across the state. His hard work as a Boston criminal defense lawyer has achieved acquittals and dismissals on serious felony charges, including Armed Home Invasion, Drug Distribution, Rape, Forgery, Embezzlement, and Possession of a Firearm without FID Card.
Attorney Simons has been recognized by his peers, earning a 10 out of 10 rating on avvo.com, being named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, and a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by The National Trial Lawyers.
Sara Attarchi represents clients charged with a variety of crimes in Massachusetts. Boston criminal defense attorney Attarchi joined Simons Law Office after passing the bar in 2016. Beginning in her undergraduate studies, Sara focused her career in practicing criminal law. With a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School, she amassed a wealth of criminal defense experience before even graduating. Attorney Attarchi successfully represented clients here in Boston and nearby courts in the Suffolk Defenders Clinic, and during an internship with the Committee for Public Counsel Services. She was tapped to assist the Drug Task Force team, helping clients who were affected by the Hinton drug lab scandal.
Attorney Attarchi has experience litigating against drug charges, larceny, and violent crimes. Since joining Simons Law Office, she has handled a number of trials, motion hearings, and has continued her path as a litigator. Attorney Attarchi is dedicated to her clients and protecting their rights.
Doug Ryan joins Simons Law Office after serving Essex County as an Assistant District Attorney in Lawrence District Court and across the county. A native of Boston’s North Shore, Doug received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Fordham University in 2008. He returned home to attend Northeastern University School of Law where he interned for the Hon. Margot Botsford, Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court.
Attorney Ryan’s tenure as a prosecutor afforded him ample courtroom experience including jury trials for charges such as Operating Under the Influence (OUI), Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, and Domestic Assault and Battery. The proud husband of a Dominican immigrant and father to first-generation children, Doug is working towards his fluency in Spanish. He is admitted in Massachusetts and has represented clients in the District, Housing, and Probate and Family Courts, as well as the Boston Immigration Court.
Attorney William Bentley, of counsel, has successfully represented clients on cases ranging from OUI to Armed Home Invasion. One of the first cases Attorney Bentley and Attorney Simons worked on together was a serious OUI Drugs and OUI Liquor case that looked nearly impossible to win at first blush. After several months of preparation, Attorney Bentley and Attorney Simons tried the case, which included several other charges, at the Boston Municipal Court, winning an acquittal on all criminal charges. Since then, Attorney Bentley has continued to achieve wins on behalf of clients across Massachusetts.
Attorney Bentley graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A in Business Management, and received his law degree from Suffolk University Law School here in Boston. Prior to law school, he worked in finance. When he’s not winning cases as a Boston criminal defense lawyer, you can often find him watching or playing sports. In addition to watching his son play soccer or baseball, Attorney Bentley donates his time to youth organizations and coaches baseball for young teens.