Boston Superior Court Trial Unit
One Congress Street, Suite 102
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 209-5500
Fax: (617) 523-0352

Our office is located in Suite 102 of One Congress Street. To find us, go to the Government Center Garage on Congress Street, above the Haymarket T Station. Check in with the security desk, and then go to the 10th floor and follow the hallway (bear left) until you reach our reception area on the right side of the hall. It is best to call ahead, to insure that the attorney, investigator, or social service advocate is in the office.

Our office hours are from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. You can also reach an attorney or other staff by leaving a voicemail message, or by email.

The Boston Superior Court Trial Unit handles a wide variety of serious felony cases originating in the various divisions of the Municipal Court Department, except for the Roxbury Division, and also from the Chelsea District Court. Our cases typically are litigated in the Suffolk Superior Court, as well as in the courts listed above. We defend cases involving homicides, sexual assaults, robberies, firearms, arsons, major drug charges, and other serious property and assault allegations.

Our attorneys provide excellent representation to our clients throughout their cases, from arrest through trial or disposition. We are experienced with conducting trials, with litigating motions to suppress or to dismiss, and with pretrial investigation and the use of experts and investigators. We also strive to provide our clients with representation that also recognizes their humanity, through zealous representation in court and through honest and supportive consultation and advice as their defense proceeds.

Our staff also includes investigators who will promptly, carefully, and creatively investigate through evidence collection and witness identification. We also have Social Service Advocates who assist the attorneys in dispositional advocacy, including locating services for our clients and producing disposition recommendations for the courts. An administrative assistant and three support staff assist the attorneys, investigators, and social services advocates through clerical services, litigation support, and communications with our clients, their families, and the courts. Our goal is to provide representation to our clients equal to or superior to what they would receive if they could afford to pay an attorney. The ability to defend yourself, and to have your rights and your humanity respected in court, should never be determined by your wealth or circumstances.


Managing Director:

Arnie Stewart

Attorney in Charge:

John Hayes

Staff Attorneys:

Connor Barusch
Jeffrey Garland
Judith Annie Iglehart
Alyssa Hackett
David Leon
Kelli Porges
Anne Rousseve
Kristen Wheeler

Social Service Advocates:

Carrie Burke, Regional Supervisor
Michelle Meneses


Barbara Gordon

Support Staff:

Elaine Holden, Adminstrative Assistant III
Joyce Hadley, Secretary
Leslie Cardona, Receptionist


The Boston Superior Court Trial Unit handles cases in the following courts of Suffolk County:

Suffolk Superior Court

Suffolk County Courthouse
3 Pemberton Square Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 788-8160
Note: Unless your attorney tells you otherwise, if you have a case in Suffolk Superior Court you should go to the 7th Floor. Most cases each day are called in either the magistrate’s session or first session on the 7th floor, though trials are heard on the 8th and 9th floors.

Chelsea District Court
120 Broadway
Chelsea, MA 02150
Phone: (617) 660-9200

Boston Municipal Court Divisions:
Central Division
24 New Chardon Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 788-8700
Criminal cases are heard on the 5th floor. If you are unsure of what courtroom you should be in, check the case lists outside each courtroom or check with the court officers or the clerk’s office on the 6th floor.

Brighton Division
52 Academy Hill Road
Brighton, MA 02135
Phone: (617) 782-6540

Charlestown Division
3 City Square
Charlestown, MA 02129
Phone: (617) 242-5400

Dorchester Division
510 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
Phone: (617) 288-9500

East Boston Division
37 Meridian Street
East Boston, MA 02128
Phone: (617) 569-7550

South Boston Division
535 East Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127
Phone: (617) 268-9292

West Roxbury Division
445 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Phone: (617)-971-1200