Criminal Defense

Gravel & Shea numbers among its litigators two former federal prosecutors who actively represent clients in criminal matters in both state and federal courts. Mr. Hemley was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Mr. O’Neill was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia and for the District of Vermont.

The group has earned acquittals for its clients, has had guilty verdicts overturned on appeal and has assisted clients in connection with criminal investigations. They enjoy good relationships with the prosecutors’ offices in Vermont and are respected as fair and honest. The depth of the relationships is critical in obtaining the best result for Gravel & Shea clients even where an acquittal or complete exoneration is not available. The clientele served by the group includes individuals and corporations, and the nature of the matters range from complex white collar matters to street crimes.