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criminal defense attorneys defending professionals and their reputation In Boston (CRIMINAL & ETHICS ISSUES)


Dhar Law, LLP has a proven record of successfully representing professors, doctors, nurses, attorneys, real estate agents, and other professionals who face issues or hearings in Greater Boston and throughout Massachusetts.

If you are being investigated for ethics violations, a criminal charge, or any other matter that could jeopardize your right to practice your profession, we can help. Please note we are only able to help individuals if there some pending ethics issue or criminal investigation.

Often, the mere accusation of impropriety can be enough to damage a career. That is why we respond immediately and assertively to protect your rights and your reputation. It is important to act promptly if you learn of an investigation or the possibility of a revocation of your professional license.


Our previous representations for professional purposes include figureheads, faculty, and professional appointees at Harvard, Harvard Medical School, MIT, Boston University, Tufts University, Simmons College, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Wyss Institute, MIT’s Lincoln Labs, various Boston-area hospitals, and the European Finance Association.

Our Boston Criminal Defense lawyers for professionals have accomplished the following:

  • Advised a Department of Defense researcher in a security clearance investigation. Clearance granted.
  • Secured a resolution of criminal charges and then successfully advised a health care professional in his initial application for licensure before the Massachusetts Board of Registration.
  • Secured a resolution of a civil action and then successfully advised a civil engineer in his application for re-licensure before the Massachusetts Board of Registration.
  • Defense of a financial advisor following an investigation into improper transfers from dynasty trusts. Secured dismissal of the criminal complaint, precluding any discipline by the licensing agency.
  • Defense of a Director of the European Finance Association in misdemeanor complaint. We persuaded the court to order pretrial probation and case dismissal.
  • Represented a Boston physician/tissue engineer in a financial fraud investigation.
  • Represented a Harvard Medical School nephrology instructor (M.D., Ph.D.) seeking post-conviction relief.
  • Negotiated a dismissal of an Application for Criminal Complaint for a Dana Farber Cancer Institute researcher. Successfully demonstrated our client’s innocence at a show cause hearing; no issuance of the complaint.
  • Defense of a staff member at Tufts University School of Medicine and Cambridge Health Alliance community hospital. Favorable pretrial disposition.
  • Represented a CNA on charges of misconduct before the Massachusetts Disabled Persons Protection Commission.


If you face a hearing for criminal charges or any issue that could jeopardize your ability to practice your profession, we can help. Call 617-880-6155 to schedule a free consultation with our experienced white collar crime lawyers in Boston.


Have you or a family member been charged or arrested? It’s important not to make mistakes early on in your case. Download our PDF on the top 3 things to do to help your defense or if you have been arrested by the State Police or FBI or you are the subject of an FBI Arrest Warrant.

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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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