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Dilday & Associates, LLC
James Dilday

27 school street
bonost MA 02109
(617) 227-3470

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Dilday & Associates, LLC

Please Call : 617-227-3470


Attorney James. S. Dilday and his firm have been the longest, continuing minority owned law firm in Massachusetts since 1983. The firm is located in the Downtown Boston area, directly on the Freedom Trail and within walking distance to Historic Fanueil Hall and City Hall Plaza. The firm also has direct access to public transportation, more specifically the Orange, Red, Blue and Green lines. The firm practices in the areas of Criminal Law, Family Law, Estate Administration, Personal Injury Law and Immigration law.

The firm's goal is to provide honest and quality legal services with personal attention to each individual client. The firm credits its success on the firm's ability to work as a team to facilitate the process of every clients' legal matter. The firms prides itself on serving YOU, the client.

If you have questions about how we can assist you with your legal matter, contact us anytime. We are happy to answer your questions and schedule a FREE 30 MINUTE CONSULTATION to discuss your case.

Please Call : 617-227-3470

Attorney Profiles

James S. Dilday
mailto:james@JamesDilday.com?subject=web inquiry

Attorney James S. Dilday, most recently designated one of Boston's Best Lawyers as published in the Boston Globe Magazine, 2008 edition, specializes in the area of criminal defense. Attorney Dilday is a veteran litigator in the federal and state trial courts with over thirty-five years experience. Attorney Dilday has successfully defended clients against complex criminal felony indictments involving homicide; drug trafficking; multi-million dollar money laundering; wire and mail fraud; obstruction of justice; gun trafficking; bank robbery; and interstate prostitution rings. Attorney Dilday also practices Personal Injury and Immigration Law.

Professional Experience
Attorney Dilday began his legal career working for the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development before he opened his own practice in 1983. Attorney Dilday has lectured at Continuing Legal Education Seminars sponsored by the American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.

Attorney Dilday is also a tenured Professor of Criminal Justice and Paralegal Studies at Bunker Hill Community College.

    Civic and Community Activities
  • Community Development Corporation of Boston, Chairman
  • Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts
  • ROOT New England
  • Boston Teacher's Union
  • NAACP, Volunteer Attorney
    Bar Related Activities
  • Black American Law Student Association Chapter, Former President, 1970-1972
  • Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, Former President, 1988-1989
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Former President, 1995-1996
  • New England Bar Association, Former President, 1998-1999
  • Massachusetts Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, Board of Directors
  • American Bar Association, Member, House of Delegates
    Bar and Court Admissions
  • Attorney Dilday is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, 1973
  • Attorney Dilday is admitted to the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1973
  • Attorney Dilday is admitted to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1973
    Education
  • J.D., Boston University Law School, 1972
  • B.A., Howard University, 1968
  • United States Army, 1966-1968

Please Call : 617-227-3470

Richard W. Boulware, Of Counsel
mailto:richard@JamesDilday.com?subject=web inquiry

Attorney Richard W. Boulware is Of Counsel to the firm's clients and focuses his practice on probate and family law matters. Attorney Boulware represents both mothers and fathers in divorce and child custody matters. Attorney Boulware also represents clients in complex estate administration. Attorney Boulware also has experience in Criminal Law and Real Estate.

Professional Experience
Attorney Boulware is Former Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston. He established the Law Office of Richard W. Boulware in Roxbury, MA in 1983, which was the first minority owned law firm in Boston in approximately 15 years. During his time, he served as General counsel for Roxbury Action Program and represented small business enterprises.

Attorney Boulware is also a Professor of Criminal Justice and Paralegal Studies at Bunker Hill Community College.

    Bar and Court Admissions
  • Attorney Boulware is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, 1983
  • Attorney Boulware is admitted to the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1984
    Education
  • J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 1982
  • B.A., Boston University, 1977

 

Please Call : 617-227-3470


Sheriece M. Perry
mailto:sheriece@JamesDilday.com?subject=web inquiry

Attorney Sheriece M. Perry is the newest member to the firm's legal team. Attorney Perry focuses her practice on probate and family law matters. Specifically, Attorney Perry represents clients in divorce, custody and child support matters. Attorney Perry has a great interest in focusing on the best interest of the children and assisting both mothers and fathers in obtaining access to and custody of their children. Attorney Perry also handles the firm's will and trust drafting and estate administration.

Professional Experience
Attorney Perry has been working in law firms since 2003. Attorney Perry has worked at Testa, Hurwitz, & Thibeault, LLP; Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School; Crowe & Mulvey, LLP; Massachusetts Port Authority Legal Department and the Law Office of Bruce Bierhans. Attorney Perry is very knowledgeable in the areas of Family Law, Small Business Formations, Real Estate Transactions and Personal Injury Law.

    Bar and Court Admissions
  • Attorney Perry is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, 2009
    Education
  • J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 2008
  • B.A., George Washington University, 2003

Please Call : 617-227-3470

Harold L. Adams, Paralegal
mailto:harold@JamesDilday.com?subject=web inquiry

Harold L. Adams specializes in the areas of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services applications. Specifically, Paralegal Adams specializes in petitions for employment and family based immigrant and non-immigrant visas and benefits, including naturalization and registration of permanent residence status. Paralegal Adams also handles the firm's torts, using case theory based on application of the mathematical laws of logical inference and implication to case fact patterns.

Mr. Adams, is also an accomplished lecturer in criminal and social justice matters having spoken at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Club, Harvard Divinity School, Boston University School of Law, Boston University Criminal Justice Program, Boston University School of Management, New England School of Law, Bunker Hill Community College, Framingham State College, Bancroft School, and numerous other churches and schools in the greater Boston area.

Community Involvement
Harold is the Operations Manger of an all-volunteer private membership mutual benefit association called the Committee of Friends and Relatives of Prisoners. This organization addresses the social and economic burdens that families of incarcerated prisoners face.

    Education
  • B.A., Boston University, 2002 (summa cum laude)
  • NATO Advanced Studies Institute Apprentice Mathematician (2003 NATO ASI Conference on Non-Commutative Algebra in Tuscany, Italy)

Please Call : 617-227-3470

Attorney Profiles

 

James S. Dilday
mailto:james@JamesDilday.com?subject=web inquiry

Attorney James S. Dilday, most recently designated one of Boston's Best Lawyers as published in the Boston Globe Magazine, 2008 edition, specializes in the area of criminal defense. Attorney Dilday is a veteran litigator in the federal and state trial courts with over thirty-five years experience. Attorney Dilday has successfully defended clients against complex criminal felony indictments involving homicide; drug trafficking; multi-million dollar money laundering; wire and mail fraud; obstruction of justice; gun trafficking; bank robbery; and interstate prostitution rings. Attorney Dilday also practices Personal Injury and Immigration Law.

Professional Experience
Attorney Dilday began his legal career working for the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development before he opened his own practice in 1983. Attorney Dilday has lectured at Continuing Legal Education Seminars sponsored by the American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.

Attorney Dilday is also a tenured Professor of Criminal Justice and Paralegal Studies at Bunker Hill Community College.

    Civic and Community Activities
  • Community Development Corporation of Boston, Chairman
  • Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts
  • ROOT New England
  • Boston Teacher's Union
  • NAACP, Volunteer Attorney
    Bar Related Activities
  • Black American Law Student Association Chapter, Former President, 1970-1972
  • Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, Former President, 1988-1989
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Former President, 1995-1996
  • New England Bar Association, Former President, 1998-1999
  • Massachusetts Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, Board of Directors
  • American Bar Association, Member, House of Delegates
    Bar and Court Admissions
  • Attorney Dilday is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, 1973
  • Attorney Dilday is admitted to the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1973
  • Attorney Dilday is admitted to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1973
    Education
  • J.D., Boston University Law School, 1972
  • B.A., Howard University, 1968
  • United States Army, 1966-1968

Please Call : 617-227-3470

Richard W. Boulware, Of Counsel
mailto:richard@JamesDilday.com?subject=web inquiry

Attorney Richard W. Boulware is Of Counsel to the firm's clients and focuses his practice on probate and family law matters. Attorney Boulware represents both mothers and fathers in divorce and child custody matters. Attorney Boulware also represents clients in complex estate administration. Attorney Boulware also has experience in Criminal Law and Real Estate.

Professional Experience
Attorney Boulware is Former Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston. He established the Law Office of Richard W. Boulware in Roxbury, MA in 1983, which was the first minority owned law firm in Boston in approximately 15 years. During his time, he served as General counsel for Roxbury Action Program and represented small business enterprises.

Attorney Boulware is also a Professor of Criminal Justice and Paralegal Studies at Bunker Hill Community College.

    Bar and Court Admissions
  • Attorney Boulware is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, 1983
  • Attorney Boulware is admitted to the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1984
    Education
  • J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 1982
  • B.A., Boston University, 1977

 

Please Call : 617-227-3470


Sheriece M. Perry
mailto:sheriece@JamesDilday.com?subject=web inquiry

Attorney Sheriece M. Perry is the newest member to the firm's legal team. Attorney Perry focuses her practice on probate and family law matters. Specifically, Attorney Perry represents clients in divorce, custody and child support matters. Attorney Perry has a great interest in focusing on the best interest of the children and assisting both mothers and fathers in obtaining access to and custody of their children. Attorney Perry also handles the firm's will and trust drafting and estate administration.

Professional Experience
Attorney Perry has been working in law firms since 2003. Attorney Perry has worked at Testa, Hurwitz, & Thibeault, LLP; Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School; Crowe & Mulvey, LLP; Massachusetts Port Authority Legal Department and the Law Office of Bruce Bierhans. Attorney Perry is very knowledgeable in the areas of Family Law, Small Business Formations, Real Estate Transactions and Personal Injury Law.

    Bar and Court Admissions
  • Attorney Perry is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, 2009
    Education
  • J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 2008
  • B.A., George Washington University, 2003

Please Call : 617-227-3470

Harold L. Adams, Paralegal
mailto:harold@JamesDilday.com?subject=web inquiry

Harold L. Adams specializes in the areas of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services applications. Specifically, Paralegal Adams specializes in petitions for employment and family based immigrant and non-immigrant visas and benefits, including naturalization and registration of permanent residence status. Paralegal Adams also handles the firm's torts, using case theory based on application of the mathematical laws of logical inference and implication to case fact patterns.

Mr. Adams, is also an accomplished lecturer in criminal and social justice matters having spoken at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Club, Harvard Divinity School, Boston University School of Law, Boston University Criminal Justice Program, Boston University School of Management, New England School of Law, Bunker Hill Community College, Framingham State College, Bancroft School, and numerous other churches and schools in the greater Boston area.

Community Involvement
Harold is the Operations Manger of an all-volunteer private membership mutual benefit association called the Committee of Friends and Relatives of Prisoners. This organization addresses the social and economic burdens that families of incarcerated prisoners face.

    Education
  • B.A., Boston University, 2002 (summa cum laude)
  • NATO Advanced Studies Institute Apprentice Mathematician (2003 NATO ASI Conference on Non-Commutative Algebra in Tuscany, Italy)

Please Call : 617-227-3470

Practices

Criminal Law

The firms represents clients in all stages of their criminal matters, including arraignments, bail reduction hearings, plea negotiations and trials in both the state and federal courts. The firm defends clients against all criminal offenses including DUI, drug trafficking, customs fraud, money laundering and homicide.

Family Law

The firm represent mothers and fathers in all stages of guardianship, custody matters for children born out of wedlock and divorces, both contested and unconstested. The firm also handles settlement of child support arrearages and negotiating payment plans with the Department of Revenue's Child Support Enforcement Division.

Probate Law

The firm handles probating estates of decedents who died with or without a will. The firm also handles negotiations of outstanding bills which essentially deplete the overall value of the estate. The firm also drafts wills which represents the needs and desires of the testator.

Personal Injury Law

The firm represents clients in motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, wrongful death, conversion, fraud and other forms of deceit. The firm has extensive experience securing financial compensation for victims in such cases. The firm also handles negotiations with insurance companies and adjusters and medical record requests.

Immigration Law

The firms handles filing of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services applications for naturalization and registration of permanent residence status. The firm also files petitions for employment and family based immigrant and non-immigrant visas and benefits.

Verdicts

 

Not Guilty on first degree murder charge
Not Guilty on federal customs fraud case
Not Guilty on armed home invasion and attempted murder charge
Not Guilty on federal drug trafficking charge
Not Guilty on accessory after the fact to murder
Not Guilty for Madame on prostitution charges
 
Dismissal over Commonwealth's objection on soliciting for prostitution charge
Hung Jury on federal wire and mail fraud charges
 
Successfully kept convicted drug trafficker from being deported
Successful Motion to Suppress on firearms charges
Successful Motion to Suppress on cocaine distribution and firearm charges
 
Probation for client with thirty-five pounds of marijuana
 
Settlement of $1,000,000 in wrongful death suit against the Boston Police Department.
Settlement of $150,000 in employment discrimination case

Contact Us

Dilday and Associates, LLC

27 School Street, Suite 400

Boston, Massachusetts 02108

T: 617.227.3470

F: 617.227.9231

www.JamesDilday.com

mail@JamesDilday.com


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