Rosalinda C. Refsland


Boston Criminal Defense & Immigration Attorney

An intuitive and intelligent lawyer, Rosalinda has amazing persuasive skills and is fantastic with complex discovery issues. We’d tell you not be fooled by her overwhelming charm, but you will be anyways. Just don’t underestimate her toughness – she’s previously worked in the Homicide Unit in the Suffolk District Attorney’s office and held her own alongside seasoned prosecutors and detectives. She also interned at the U.S. Attorney’s office in Boston in the Organized Crime Unit and worked under veteran Assistant U.S. Attorneys, FBI agents, and ATF agents.

After law school, Rosalinda clerked for Justice Cynthia Cohen of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Always dedicated to seeking justice for her clients, she also worked at the Innocence Project in New Orleans and completed a Northeastern University public interest fellowship in immigration law.

Currently, she spends a portion of her practice as a member of the Suffolk Lawyers for Justice, a non-profit committed to providing criminal defense services to indigent defendants in Suffolk County.


• 50% Criminal Defense
• 50% Immigration


• 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


• Massachusetts, 2012


• J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
• B.A., College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts
• Major: Anthropology & Sociology


• Northeastern Public Interest Fellowship – Immigration law and political asylum based cases, 2011 – 2012


• Boston Bar Association, Member, 2012 – 2016


• Suffolk Lawyers for Justice, Bar Advocate / Attorney, 2014 – 2016
• The Law Offices of Gerard J. Walsh, Attorney, 2012 – 2013


• Spanish



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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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