Top Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer

Why Choose Us?


Our Boston attorneys began their legal careers working for international law firms, government agencies, business and industry, and non-profits before deciding to join Dhar Law, LLP. Our practice philosophy assures a level of service that creates real value for our clients and is the underpinning of our commitment to passionate and socially conscious client services.


In recognition of our leadership in socially conscious business practices, entrepreneurship, and international nonprofit work, our attorneys have previously been invited to the White House, designated as delegates to host international leaders, and have delivered remarks before U.S. government agencies. Closer to home, we have lectured at Harvard, Boston College, BU, Suffolk University, New England Law, New York University, at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Seminars, and have delivered “Know Your Rights” seminars to local community groups.


We understand the simple principle that sometimes in life, bad things happen to good people. A typical firm client is an individual, often with no criminal record, who is accused of white-collar offenses, a “heat-of-passion” crime, controlled substances violation based on addiction, or other major federal or state felony. We are keenly aware that the accused deserve the best defense in order to protect their constitutional rights and to preserve their record. Our attorneys offer high-intensity representation utilizing excellent resources, including private investigators with federal and state law enforcement backgrounds, state-of-the-art forensic evidence evaluations, and consultations with renowned psychiatric experts.


We have earned a reputation for swiftly resolving crisis situations, enabling us to successfully represent a host of prominent professionals, corporations, closely-held businesses, as well as university students facing first-time investigations or indictments. While our full-field approach has led to countless trial victories, our primary strategic goal is always to persuade the government to decline to prosecute during the initial phase of any investigation and to secure pre-trial dismissals when possible.


Our team also works to provide the highest quality defense to indigent clients in federal and state courts, as members of Suffolk Lawyers for Justice, Criminal Justice Act Panel (a statewide panel of only 125 attorneys), CPCS Appellate Division Panel, and the CPCS Murder List (a statewide panel of only 100 attorneys).

Our attorneys have served as conference panelists, advisors & members of the following organizations:

Federal Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel
Association of Federal Defense Attorneys
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Suffolk Lawyers for Justice
Boston Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
National Clemency Project
GenNEXT Initiative
ABA-EPA Law Office Climate Challenge
Bridge Over Troubled Water

Dhar Law, LLP’s pro bono relationships & community partners include:

Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund
Habitat for Humanity
City Works (X)PO
South Asian Arts Council
Senior Partners for Justice
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Boston Pride
Boston University School of Public Health
Boston Municipal Court – LAR Program

Our attorneys have been profiled or featured in the following media outlets:

Forbes Magazine
Harvard Business Review
Boston Business Journal, Boston Globe, BostInno & Boston Magazine
NECN, WBZN, Fox News
Journal of the American Bar Association
New England Super Lawyers Publication
Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly
U.S. News and World Report – Education Edition
National Law Journal
The American Lawyer

Our attorneys have taught at the following universities & organizations:

Harvard Law School – Criminal Justice Institute
Harvard University – Kennedy School of Government
Boston College Law School
Boston University School of Law
Suffolk University Law School
New England Law | Boston
New York University School of Law
National Law University of Singapore
Boston Bar Association Training Programs
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Seminars


Dhar Law is a top ranked Boston law firm with experienced attorneys who have the passion and skill to defend you with precision and make you whole again. 

The best defense is a smart defense. Don’t waste time. Get the top rated attorneys at Dhar Law working for you today. Call us at 617 880-6155


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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