Christopher M. Beares


Boston Criminal Defense Attorney

As a contract attorney and consultant to certain Firm clients, Chris is a standout multi-tasker who practices criminal defense, civil litigation, and family law matters. Prior to joining the firm, Chris ran a successful litigation practice in Boston while simultaneously holding an appointment at a Harvard University-affiliated healthcare organization where he negotiated large-scale transactional affairs related to business development, technology transfer, research, grants, and licensing.


• 70% Criminal Defense
• 15% Civil Litigation
• 15% Family Law


• 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


• Massachusetts, 2003
• U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2004
• U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2007


• J.D., New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
• B.A., Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
• Partners Healthcare, Associate, 2003 – 2016


• Delta Lambda Phi



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Heading up the firm, Vikas Dhar 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 in the area of White-Collar Criminal Defense for each of the past six years by Boston Magazine.

I have the power and the skill to be able to save people from themselves. I can be your guide during the darkness. I can hold your hand and navigate you out of the darkness into the light.

— Vikas Dhar
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