Before venturing into private practice, Scott Niemisto spent several years as an Assistant District Attorney with the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston. As an Assistant District Attorney, Scott was lead counsel in many trials and motions in cases made up of all types of charges. Because he first served as an Assistant DA, Scott is better equipped to defend adult and juvenile clients with a unique strategic advantage – firsthand knowledge of how a prosecution team operates.
Today, Scott uses his prosecutorial experience to be one step ahead in every criminal and family law case. In his service as a criminal defense lawyer, he’s known for his no-nonsense approach to litigation and his ability to foster strong and trusting relationships with his clients.
Scott’s clients appreciate his diligent efforts in discovering the facts and uncovering every possible course of action. He understands it can be extremely frustrating to navigate the complicated criminal justice system, so he keeps an open line of communication with clients, educating them and keeping them informed every step of the way.
At The Law Office of Scott W. Niemisto, adults and juveniles find a top-notch defense against criminal allegations such as:
• Assault and battery
• Domestic assault and battery
• Assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon
• Breaking and entering
• Disorderly conduct
• Weapons possession (firearms and knives)
• Resisting arrest
• Probation issues
• Drug offenses, including trafficking, distribution and possession
• Operating under the influence (OUI)
• Reckless driving
• Motor vehicle homicide
• Negligent operation of a motor vehicle
• Restraining orders
• Harassment orders
• Juvenile defense
In addition to Criminal Defense, Scott Niemisto has significant experience with Family Law disputes and serves clients in the areas of divorce, custody disputes, modifications to existing agreements, and contempt issues. Scott earned his Juris Doctor at the New England School of Law, where he was honored upon graduation with the NESL Service Award for his exceptional contributions to the school. Prior to that he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Florida. Scott is a member of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Massachusetts Bar Association.