Powderly Gets Results
  • Armed Assault to Murder
  • Result: Dismissed
  • Breaking & Entering
  • Result: Not Guilty
  • Unarmed Robbery
  • Result: Dismissed
  • OUI 2nd Offense
  • Result: Not Guilty
Powderly Probes Crime Lab
James Powderly on WPRI Channel 12
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Attorney James Powderly

  • Top 40 Under 40-The National Trial Lawyers
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel-Nation’s Top 1%
  • Massachusetts Rising Star 2013-2015, Superlawyers Magazine
  • Massachusetts “Ten Best”-American Institute of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • AVVO 10/10 Superb Rating

Cape Cod Criminal Defense Attorney James Powderly has successfully defended clients for more then a decade having tried nearly 100 cases to verdict throughout the district and superior courts of Barnstable and Bristol Counties. Attorney Powderly has obtained Not Guilty verdicts for clients charged with some of the most serious types of crimes including manslaughter, masked armed robbery, rape, drug trafficking and shaken baby syndrome, earning him a reputation as one of the areas top criminal defense attorneys.

Attorney Powderly frequently serves as a lecturer and instructor at criminal defenses seminars, recently authored a chapter in a trial advocacy book published by Thomson West and has been selected in Massachusetts as a “Rising Star” by Superlawyers Magazine, a “Top 40 under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers, a “Ten Best Lawyer” by the American Institute of Criminal Defense Attorneys and a “Top Defense Lawyer” by Arrive Magazine.

Attorney Powderly is a graduate of New York University and Northeastern School of Law. He is a current Board Member of the Bristol County Bar Advocates and member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

Cape Cod criminal defense lawyer James Powderly provides high quality representation to individuals charged with offenses ranging from OUI/Drunk Driving to Domestic Violence to serious drug crimes such as distribution and trafficking. Attorney Powderly has experience defending clients charged with high profile offenses as the result of local, state and DEA investigations. The criminal justice system and criminal penalties can be complex, depending on what offenses the authorities believe have been committed. Besides the risk of your liberty, criminal convictions carry additional penalties such as loss of driver’s license, ineligibility of student loan programs, loss of government housing and assistance, immigration problems and loss of career opportunities.

If you are facing criminal charges in Massachusetts and throughout the Cape Cod region, it is highly important you speak with an experience criminal defense lawyer immediately. A skilled and knowledgeable Cape Cod criminal defense attorney will fight on your behalf challenging the evidence against you and working to ensure your rights are protected. Cape Cod criminal defense attorney James Powderly is committed to providing you with the attention and dedication that is needed to successfully fight on your behalf.