James Budreau is a partner at Bassil, Klovee & Budreau and manages BK&B's criminal litigation group along with Janice Bassil. They specialize in complex criminal trials, appeals and related civil litigation throughout Massachusetts and the Northeast. We also have a full family law practice that represents high networth clients and a general civil litigation group that focuses on tort, business and employment law issues including discriminatory practices by employers.

Individually, Mr. Budreau and Ms. Bassil are considered to be top litigators in the criminal field. As a team, they are considered to be formidable adversaries that provide clients' with the best possible representation in any criminal case or appeal including the follwing areas:

  • Financial crimes including mortgage, bank and tax fraud, corporate kickbacks, etc.
  • Technology and computer based crimes
  • Homicide, manslaughter and other crimes against the person
  • Complex conspiracies and narcotic trafficking cases
  • State misdemeanors including OUI's challenging breathalyzers
  • Cases where mental health issues are central to the defense
  • Sex offenses including assaults and computer related crimes
  • Defense of juveniles

James Budreau, who taught at Harvard Law School, was recently recognized by Martindale Hubbell as a premier white collar defense litigator. He has been trying and winning complex criminal and civil cases for the last twenty years including an acquittal in federal court for a business man accused of related felonies, two separate homicide cases for the same client, a television producer accused of drug distribution and the appeal for a juvenile that precluded life without parole in a first degree murder conviction. Mr. Budreau also represents clients in civil related matters including forfeiture matters, employment cases and tort defense.

Janice Bassil, who has trying criminal cases for thirty years, has successfully defended many high profile clients including an Olympian's brother accused of manslaughter and a lawyer accused of two separate rapes. Ms. Bassil, who defended John Salvi, often specializes in mental health defenses and successfully defended a woman, who was accused of killing her children, using a NGI defense. Ms. Bassil also represents clients involved in high networth diviorces and custody cases.

While the BK&B team has litigated some of the largest and highest profile cases in federal court over the last decade including the Mehanna terrorism castriale and the James Bulger organized crime case, our clients always come first whether they are charged with an OUI in state court or bank fraud in federal court. See Defending the Tough Cases and Seeking Justice.

Boston, Massachusetts • Burlington, Vermont
Criminal Lawyers

* Federal Criminal Lawyers • Boston Criminal Lawyers *

Contact James Budreau at (617)366-2200 (Ext 113) for a completely confidential consultation. For emergencies after hours, contact Mr. Budreau @ 617-276-7385.

Boston Criminal Lawyers • Massachusetts Criminal Lawyers


    Over 25 years of experience trying complex federal and state criminal cases throughout the Northeast. Handle appeals and post convicton matters in state and federal court.
    Acquittals in our last eight sexual assault trials. Acquittals in state and federal court accusing clients of crimes ranging from corporate malfeasance and homicide to narcotic conspiracies and state OUI's and other misdemeanors.
    Successful use of NGI in first degree murder trial. Successfully litigated cell phone data location issue. Raised juvenile life without parole issue pre Miller v. Alabama in several 1st degree murder cases and successfully litigated seminal case before the SJC. First to challenge GJ subpoenas demanding computer password in federal court. Represented federal client accused of aiding terrorism using 1st Amendment defense.
    Successfully litigated appeals before the Massachusetts Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court as well as the First Circuit and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Vacated multiple state convictions and represent clients in habeas petitions and certiorari petitions before the U.S. Supreme Court.
    We deal directly with the client and represent them at every critical phase of their case. We care about our clients and pursue outcomes that reflect our expertise, experience and the client's needs. Our rates are reasonable and we offer an exceptional alternative to the big firms who put billing ahead of the client.