Melinda Thompson has been elected to the partnership at Todd & Weld LLP effective Jan. 1, 2016.
Ms. Thompson concentrates her practice on government investigations and criminal defense. She joined the firm in 2011 following a seven-year tenure as a prosecutor in the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office. Prior to serving as an assistant district attorney, Ms. Thompson was a civil litigation attorney, and also a law clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court.
Since joining the firm, Ms. Thompson has obtained numerous successful results for her clients, including a dismissal of a murder charge against Aisling Brady McCarthy in August 2015. Her creative advocacy on behalf of Ms. McCarthy prompted Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly to name her as one of its 2015 Lawyers of the Year.
"We are pleased to welcome Melinda to the partnership," said Managing Partner Christopher Weld Jr. "She has impressive legal skills as a criminal defense attorney that serve clients well. The addition of Melinda to the partnership will strengthen the firm's ability to deliver outstanding legal counsel at a reasonable cost."
Ms. Thompson was named to the 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers for Criminal Defense.
She obtained her law degree from Indiana University's Maurer School of Law, and her undergraduate degree from Williams College.