Law Office of James Budreau  Criminal Law. Federal Trials and Appeals. Complex Civil Litigation.
JAMES BUDREAU, a partner at the boutique Boston law firm Bassil, Klovee & Budreau, manages the criminal group of the firm along with Janice Bassil. Mr. Budreau has practiced complex federal criminal law for over twenty years in Massachusetts and throughout the Northeast including Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Jim represents clients accused of business crimes, such as mortgage and bank fraud, complex criminal conspiracies including narcotic offenses, organized crime activity and other major felonies.  Click here for Bassil, Klovee & Budreau web site

In 2012 Mr. Budreau was recognized by Martindale Hubbell as one of the premier white collar litigators in Boston. He has taught at Harvard Law School, run the employment law program at the Hale & Dorr Legal Clinic in Boston and routinely speaks at seminars on legal issues ranging from the rules of evidence to eyewitness identification. Jim has sat on numerous community and legal boards, including a decade with a Latino youth peer leadership program and the preeminent criminal advocacy group, MACDL. 


Mr. Budreau is known for taking on tough cases and using trend setting legal analysis and cutting edge forensic techniques to aid his clients. JIm is a skilled court room litigator who has won numerous high profile criminal cases including a federal case charging a Canadian business man with conspiracy and money laundering, two homicide cases for the same client four years apart and a screen writer for Miami Vice who was accused of using his business to traffick narcotics. 







We serve the following areas:
Massachusetts, Boston, South Boston, East Boston, Cambridge, Brookline, Newton, Dedham, Peabody, Woburn, Gloucester, Salem, Ipswich, Brockton, Somerville, West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Winthrop, Dorchester, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Middlesex County, Essex County, Norfolk County, Barnstable County, Bristol County, Vermont, Burlington Vermont, Concord NH, Portland ME

  • EXPERIENCED
    Over 25 years of experience trying complex federal criminal cases. Taught at Harvard Law School and practices throughout Boston and the Northeast.
  • SUCCESSFUL
    Acquittals and reversals of high profile and complex federal and state criminal cases.
  • CUTTING EDGE
    Boston criminal lawyers handling complex discovery cases involving hundreds of thousands of documents. Employ forensic experts to develop cutting edge techniques and analysis to win cases and anticipate legal trends.