Benjamin Brooks is a trial and appellate attorney specializing in criminal defense and civil litigation. Before joining Good Schneider Cormier, Mr. Brooks had his own private practice in Washington, D.C., and prior to that, he worked at Newman & Newman, P.C. in Boston, MA, and as a public defender for the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS).
Mr. Brooks has been lead counsel in numerous cases in the Massachusetts and District of Columbia Superior Courts, and has successfully defended clients charged with armed robbery, armed assault with intent to kill, drug trafficking, and sex crimes, as well as other serious felony and misdemeanor charges. Mr. Brooks’ appellate practice is similarly focused on clients convicted of serious felonies, including murder. He also regularly represents clients in other post-conviction proceedings, including probation violation hearings, motions to revise and revoke sentences, and sentence appeals. In addition, Mr. Brooks has represented clients under investigation by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office for both criminal and civil violations, clients facing grand jury subpoenas, and clients seeking to expunge or seal criminal records.
Bar Admissions: Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Federal District of Massachusetts; and, District of Columbia.
Education: Northeastern University, J.D., 2004; Wesleyan University, B.A. Honors, 1996.
Other Experience: Legal internships at Office of Public Advocacy, Anchorage, AK; Lurie and Krupp, LLP; Kopelman & Paige, P.C.; and United States Attorney’s Office, Boston; Teaching Assistant for Constitutional Law at Northeastern University School of Law.