Vikas S. Dhar

Areas of Practice: White-Collar Criminal Defense Government Investigations Federal & State Criminal Defense Business Litigation Immigration Admissions: Commonwealth of Massachusetts U.S. District Court, Massachusetts U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit Education: Southern Illinois University School of Law J.D. (Full Merit Scholarship, John S. Rendleman Award) Washington University in St. Louis B.A., Political Science

Vikas S. Dhar
Vikas S. Dhar leads the Litigation Practice Group at Dhar Law, LLP. He specializes in assisting individuals, families and companies in distress caused by government investigations, business disputes, professional crises and other matters presenting licensing and public relations risks.

Vikas is widely recognized as a leader in the New England legal community. An accomplished business litigator and a "Top 40 Under 40" criminal defense attorney, he has also been honored as a New England Super Lawyer/Rising Star for the past 6 years by Boston Magazine. His philosophy on socially conscious business practices and community contributions have been profiled by Forbes, the American Bar Association Journal, the Boston Globe and the Boston Business Journal. He was recently tapped by the U.S. District Court to sit on a Merit Selection Panel to recommend a new Magistrate Judge and to advise on the reappointment of a sitting Magistrate Judge. Vikas has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Organization as a Top 100 Massachusetts Attorney, and in 2012, alongside a U.S. Congressman and other honorees, he was presented with an “Excellence in the Law: Up & Coming Attorney” award by the Massachusetts Bar Association and Lawyers Weekly.

In addition to protecting his clients’ interests in criminal investigations, his diverse courtroom caseload regularly includes handling complex business disputes, government agency inquiries, professional licensing defense and family law matters. Vikas has earned a reputation for swiftly resolving crisis situations.

Vikas is committed to making a positive impact on the community and participates in a variety of legal and business initiatives in greater Boston. He frequently contributes to training seminars, continuing education workshops and currently serves as a pro bono panel member for Senior Partners for Justice, a non-profit that promotes access to justice by assisting pro se family law litigants.

Previous Experience:
Prior to co-founding Dhar Law, LLP, Vikas practiced at a Boston firm as a member of a defense group that included former Assistant U.S. Attorneys and three retired judges. He served as a staff clerk to the Governor’s Commission for Revision of the Illinois School Code and worked as a staff assistant at the Institute of Government & Public Affairs.

Professional Memberships & Activities:
Senior Partners for Justice, Pro Bono Panel Member U.S. District Court, Pro Bono Panel Member National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys Boston Bar Association: Criminal Justice Section Massachusetts Bar Association South Asian Bar Association