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If you have an unresolved legal matter — whether you have been charged with a crime or have suffered a personal injury — you want an experienced lawyer who will take the time to understand the unique aspects of your case and help you find solutions that meet your needs.
Attorney Peter G. DeGelleke has been protecting the rights of individuals and businesses in Massachusetts since 1977. He defends clients against a wide range of felony and misdemeanor charges and represents people in personal injury claims and other litigation.
Mr. DeGelleke built his successful practice on a commitment to personal service. When you hire him to represent you, he will devote his full attention to your case, never delegating important tasks to a paralegal or a less experienced attorney without your permission.
A Committed Advocate for Clients With Serious Legal Concerns
Mr. DeGelleke is an experienced litigator. He has attained the AV Preeminent* peer review rating, teaches trial advocacy at Harvard Law School, and is a former chair of the state Clients' Security Board.
Mr. DeGelleke helps provide criminal defense to clients who are facing a wide range of felony and misdemeanor criminal charges. If you have been charged with drunk driving, assault and battery, drug possession, trespass, domestic abuse, sexual assault or any other offense — or if your child is facing a juvenile charge — Mr. DeGelleke can help.
Helping Injured Victims Pursue the Compensation They Deserve
Through his personal injury practice, Mr. DeGelleke is committed to protecting the rights of clients who have been seriously injured and those who have lost loved ones in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and other motor vehicle accidents. Mr. DeGelleke also assists clients with slip-and-fall, medical and dental malpractice, construction accidents and defective product claims.
Skilled Representation in Civil Litigation and Other Legal Areas
As legal counsel in civil litigation and general practice cases, Mr. DeGelleke represents plaintiffs and defendants in contract claims, consumer protection claims, collection matters, real estate disputes, will contests, business tort claims, professional malpractice claims and other litigated matters. He also provides representation and referrals in a wide range of other areas.
Why You Need an Experienced Trial Attorney on Your Side
The majority of cases, both civil and criminal, settle before trial. However, your case is unlikely to settle on favorable terms unless the opposition is convinced that your lawyer can win at trial. Furthermore, some cases do have to be tried in order to achieve a favorable outcome.
Trial advocacy — the effective representation of clients at trial — is both an art and a science. Effective techniques of direct and cross-examination, opening statements and summations involve elements of theatrical performance, but within the confines of court rules and customs.
Most importantly, an effective trial lawyer needs the ability to communicate and relate to both jurors and judges. It is an incredibly complex process that is mastered by a very small percentage of lawyers. Mr. DeGelleke's past clients can testify to his skill in this key area.
Call 978-451-0168 to Schedule a Free Consultation and Case Evaluation
The law office of Bedford criminal defense attorney and personal injury lawyer Peter G. DeGelleke is located on Bedford's historic Monument Square. Mr. DeGelleke offers free consultations, including free case evaluations and free referrals for specialized services.
To schedule a meeting to discuss what Mr. DeGelleke can do to assist you with your case, please call the office at 978-451-0168 or complete an online contact form. Credit cards are accepted.
* AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.