LAW OFFICE OF LEWIS A. ARMISTEAD, JR.

LEWIS A. ARMISTEAD, JR.



PROFESSIONAL  EXPERIENCE:

 2015-present            Law Office of Lewis A. Armistead, Jr.

                                  New Bedford, Massachusetts
                                  General Practice of Law

 2007-2014                Assistant District Attorney for Plymouth District
                                  Brockton, Massachusetts
                                  Trial Attorney in Superior Court

 1993 – 2007              Assistant District Attorney for Bristol District
                                   New Bedford, Massachusetts
                                   Chief of Drug Unit  (2005 – 2007)

                                   Chief of Grand Jury Unit  (1998-2005)
                                   Chief District Court Prosecutor  (1993 -1998)          
                                   Trial Attorney  in Superior Court (1993 – 2007)                         

 1990 - 1993               Law Office of F. J. McDonald
                                   Malden, Massachusetts
                                   Trial Attorney (In-house counsel for insured of Continental Insurance Company)

                                   (Litigation ranged from automobile personal injury torts to complex questions of third party liability in construction cases.)


1985 -  1990              General Practice of Law
                                   Boston, Massachusetts
                                   Concentrated in areas of criminal defense, civil litigation and  probate and family law

1983 -  1985              Assistant District Attorney for Suffolk District
                                   Boston, Massachusetts
                                   Supervisor of Roxbury District Court  (Spring, 1985)
                                   Assigned to district courts of Suffolk County

 1976 - 1983               Assistant to Speaker Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr.
                                    Boston, Massachusetts
                                    Assistant Counsel to Speaker (1982-1983)

                                    Provided constituent services in Speaker O’Neill’s District Offie

                                    Represented Speaker O’Neill at local events, including speaking before local meetings regarding congressional issues


 EDUCATION:         


Suffolk University Law School
Boston, Massachusetts
J.D. 1981

Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
B.S., Economics 1973

Also attended and successfully completed the following courses:

National College of District Attorneys
Columbia, South Carolina
DNA Conference  2001
Experienced Prosecutors Course 1999
Executive Program 1998
Career Prosecutors Course 1996
 
BAR ADMISSIONS:           

United States Supreme Court 1990
United States District Court - Rhode Island 1990
State of Rhode Island 1989
United States Court of Appeals - First Circuit 1982
United States District Court - Massachusetts 1982
Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1981

MEMBERSHIPS:

Massachusetts Bar Foundation
Massachusetts Bar Association
Rhode Island Bar Association
Bristol County Bar Association