Attorney Chris Malcolm: Solo Practitioner — I specialize in offering hands on passionate protection that you can trust. I treat my clients like family, and I consider my clients part of my tribe. Once I become your lawyer, I am your lawyer for life. I consider your case the most important matter in your life, and I will always give you and your case the attention you deserve. I am dedicated to understanding what created your case, and I am committed to helping you through the criminal justice system to the very end. I will work hard for you every step of the way to make sure that you understand the choices, understand the process, understand the procedure, and make sure you feel empowered to get through this case with me by your side the entire time. I look forward to working for you and earning your trust for life.
Every morning, I wake up excited to practice law and defend my clients. I consider myself very fortunate that I have a rewarding career that I love and a career that my children can be proud to emulate. I am honored to serve my clients each and every day, and I am proud to guide you through the criminal justice system as your fearless leader. My reputation is crucial to my continued success in the courts, so I strive to maintain my powerful reputation in every decision I make. I understand that criminal allegations can be the most stressful and devastating experience you have ever encountered, so having a lawyer you can trust to guide you out of this is priceless.
My due diligence and relentless work ethic has a proven track record of success. I am always well prepared, but it always helps that I am able to think and react quickly on my feet. Every case is unique. Every day is different. Every client is an individual. I learn more and more every day from every case. The law is always evolving, and I stay on top of the new case law. Additionally, I am in court, in the courtroom, day in and day out. This practical exposure in the courtroom is priceless and continues to sharpen my expertise as a criminal defense attorney. I use that experience to help you down a path to the results you need. I promise to always do my best for you, and you will sleep better knowing I am on your team during this terrible experience being charged with a crime.
Attorney Malcolm was born and raised in Massachusetts. A graduate from Holliston High School. Raised in Holliston by two loving parents that showed me how to treat people, how to stand up for what is right, and how to speak up for myself and others. My parents are both loving, caring, and intelligent individuals that taught me how to love and be loved. They married right out of high school, and they will be together to the end. Great role models for me, and they provided me with the amazing foundation to build the amazing career I have today.
After graduating Holliston High School, I studied Criminal Justice at Northeastern University and fell in love with the study of criminal law. Knowing I wanted to go to law school after college, I transferred out to Westfield State College to continue my Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Since I knew law school was next, I went to Westfield State to save the money for my undergraduate degree. I graduated Westfield State with a degree in Criminal Justice, and then went straight to law school.
I enrolled in the evening program at New England School of Law to allow me to work during the day while attending law school at night. The evening program was 4 years instead of 3 years. I focused my legal studies on criminal law, and I enrolled in as many criminal law classes as possible, including criminal law, constitutional law, criminal procedure, criminal procedure II, wrongful convictions, criminal advocacy, trial advocacy, etc. I also participated in the criminal law clinic in connection with my crim pro II course, and I was lucky enough to work for CPCS (public defender’s office) as a Rule 3.03 Student Attorney. My fate was sealed. I was going to be a criminal defense attorney.
While enrolled in law school at night, I worked full time for several sole practitioners in a shared office space in 15 Court Square, Suite 1150, Boston, MA 02108. I shadowed an amazing criminal defense legend who ultimately became my mentor for the practice of criminal law: Skip Hakala, Esq. Attorney Hakala taught me everything I knew starting out as a young criminal defense lawyer. He taught me how to handle myself in court, how to treat clients, how to treat lawyers, how to treat myself, how to prepare, how to cross examine witnesses, how to go trial, and how to win cases.
After 4 years of law school and 4 years working for brilliant lawyers during the day, I was ready to take the Bar Exam. I sat for the Rhode Island Bar Exam and the Massachusetts Bar Exam at the same time, and I passed both state exams the first time. I was finally admitted to practice law on my own in MA & RI. Around the same time that I was sworn in to the Massachusetts Bar, an office space opened in the same suite as my mentor: Skip Hakala. I did not hesitate to jump on the space, and I opened my own practice 3 days after being sworn in as a new lawyer in Massachusetts. My hard work paid off, and I was ready for hang my very own shingle. The Law Office of C. L. Malcolm was born.
While in law school, not only did I lay the foundation for the career that I love so dearly today, but I was lucky enough to also meet the love of my life at the same time: my beautiful wife Jessica. At New England School of Law, I fell in love with my now wife and fell in love with criminal defense. I found out that we lived near each other in Southie, and we both took the same bus to downtown Boston for work each day. I noticed that she would often run later in the morning than I would typically leave for work, so I started waiting at the Bus Stop for the #7 Bus later and later each morning to catch a ride with her to work. It seemed like a daily coincidence at the time to take the bus to work together each morning, but little did she know, I was now going to work late each day in order a catch a chance to chat with her on the way to work. From there, we would ride the bus home together, and in the summer, we started walking home 45 minutes together - chatting the entire time. I fell in love with Jessica while walking home together that summer. We started dating soon after, and 3 years later we were married! We moved out of Southie, but it will always hold a special place in my heart.
Jessica and I are now blessed with two beautiful daughters, the love of my life: Penelope June & Haley Mae. This is not the end, but instead, just the beginning of our journey together. I look forward to what the future holds. The best is yet to come. However, I hope it does not come too soon. Thank you for reading this.
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