Mary L. Nguyen


Mary L. Nguyen concentrates her practice on criminal defense matters, including government investigations and white collar crime, as well as commercial litigation, including employment law and business disputes.  Ms. Nguyen regularly appears in federal and state courts on behalf of clients in a wide variety of matters.

As a former Assistant District Attorney, she has argued numerous substantive motions in court, and prosecuted 23 jury trials to completion in a variety of cases, including burglary, violent assaults, and complex larcenies.

Ms. Nguyen serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Civil Rights Restorative Justice Project, which investigates cold case murders during the Civil Rights era.  During law school she participated in investigations undertaken by the Project.  While a law student she also participated in the Prisoners' Rights Project, including successfully arguing before the parole board for the release of her client who was serving a life sentence.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Nguyen was a television journalist for seven years working in Boston, New York City, and Pennsylvania.  Her beat included covering crime and criminal court proceedings.

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  • Background
    • Suffolk County, MA, District Attorney's Office, Assistant District Attorney, 2014-2017
  • Professional Activities
    • Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Boston Bar Association
    • Massachusetts Bar Association
    • ACLU Amicus Committee
  • Publications / Lectures
    • Panelist, Northeastern University School of Law, Diversity Program, March 2019
    • Speaker, Legal Networking Night, Bentley University, December 2018
  • Civic & Charitable Involvement
    • Member, Board of Directors, Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project
    • Boston Lawyers Group, Mentor
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