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


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


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