Andrew Courossi has worked for the firm since 2016 and became an associate in 2017. He focuses his practice on criminal defense and civil rights litigation. Andrew has experience in both state and federal court and has helped represent clients at every stage of the criminal process, from arraignment through appeal. He is admitted to the bar in Massachusetts and the Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Andrew is a bar advocate in the Central Division of the Boston Municipal Court. Andrew’s criminal defense experience includes work on a wide variety of crimes in both state and federal court, as lead counsel, co-counsel, and as a law clerk. In these capacities, Andrew has worked on cases involving allegations of terrorism, first degree murder, rape and other sex offenses, kidnapping, gun and drug possession and distribution, extortion, larceny, breaking and entering, drunk driving, assault and battery and other violent crimes.
Andrew has also helped prepare and work on several civil lawsuits, including § 1983 claims – such as police misconduct – and negligence actions. Andrew also has experience representing clients on appeals in both state and federal court. This experience includes drafting appellate briefs in the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Supreme Judicial Court, a Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus in the Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari in the United States Supreme Court.
Andrew graduated Summa Cum Laude from Worcester State University, having made the Dean’s List every semester. He received his Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law, where he concentrated in Criminal Law. While at Northeastern, Andrew interned for the Honorable Raymond Brassard in the Norfolk County Superior Court, was a law clerk at Rankin & Sultan and Hedges & Tumposky, LLP, and was a 3:03 Certified Student Attorney at the Committee for Public Counsel Services, Boston Superior Court Trial Division.