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Lown Law Firm:  

Lown Law Firm is a solo practice run by Attorney Zachary Lown.  It is specialized in criminal defense and certain areas of immigration law.  Attorney Lown has won difficult cases as a trial lawyer and gotten excellent results for his clients.

Attorney Lown is an open-minded and thoughtful attorney that will carefully listen to what you have to say and fight to uphold your rights.  He aims to help individuals overcome adversity, and he seeks to fight for a more just system of laws.  Attorney Lown's decision to be a criminal defense attorney and an immigration lawyer is driven by his own experience and background.

Attorney Zachary Lown
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To be short and brief, in May of 2018 Zachary Lown helped me get my life back.

Clarence, former client, from AVVO.com

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Zach is an attorney I can also call my friend. As my attorney 3/3 win.

Patrick, former client, from Facebook

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One the best Attorney's I have ever worked with. Best in the business of Criminal Defense. I highly recommend him.

​Nanette Cabral, President Cabral Investigation Services

What Experts are Saying

He is an excellent attorney and strong advocate.

​- Attorney Brian Murphy, Top Rated Criminal Defense Lawyer in Worcester, MA

His steadfast commitment to his clients and passion for criminal defense show through in all of his work.

​- Attorney Justin Drechsler, Massachusetts Trial Lawyer, Boston, MA

Attorney Lown is a skilled lawyer who fights avidly for each individual client.

​- The Honorable Judge Leslie Harris (retired), Boston, MA

Professional Associations & Memberships

Board Member of the National Lawyers Guild Massachusetts Chapter

Boston Bar Association Member

Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member

Prior Work Experience

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Trial Attorney - Roxbury and Dorchester Office, Committee for Public Counsel Services


Judicial Intern - Federal United States Magistrate Judge Judith Dein

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Teaching Assistant - Parole Clinic, Northeastern University School of Law


Northeastern University School of Law  - Law Degree

The University of Texas at Austin - Master's Degree

The George Washington University - Bachelor's Degree

Honors and Awards

Top Attorney on Avvo.com

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Peer rated for excellence on Martindale.com

Social Justice Scholarship, Northeastern University School of Law

John T. Powell Memorial Scholarship, Northeastern University School of Law

Attorney Lown wins Green Card for young couple

July 18, 2019

The green card processing time on this case was unusually fast. The spouse initially came here to study. She later fell in love with a young man who she met through friends at Grad School in Boston. The spouse was approved for conditional permanent residency in a matter of just five months. (Go to Green Card Through Marriage.)

Suppression victory limits police intrusion

July 02, 2019

Attorney Lown’s motion to suppress win in Boston’s downtown district court underscored an important fact: police officers do not have authority to stop and frisk someone merely because they seem “suspicious.” In this case, Attorney Lown cross-examined four officers at a 4-hour hearing. Ultimately, Judge Cathleen Byrne ruled that the officers crossed a line. She found that the officers lacked sufficient justification to search Lown’s client and that the Constitution demanded that the evidence be suppressed.  

Attorney Lown convinces DA to drop “reckless driving” charge

May 31, 2019

“The police treated my client like a criminal for having gotten into an accident,” Attorney Lown said. Even though the officer did not witness the accident he decided to charge the client with reckless operation of a motor vehicle to endanger lives.  “But the prosecutor was very thoughtful and open to what I had to say,” Lown added, referring to an assistant district attorney in the Chelsea District Court. Ultimately, Attorney Lown prevailed and was able to show the DA that this was an accident, not a crime. The DA agreed to drop the charges.

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Immigration Lawyer: Why Attorney Lown practices Immigration Law

Immigration Lawyer

By Attorney Lown: My grandparents lived in a peaceful Jewish village with dirt roads called Utena, Lithuania.  As the Nazi winds began to blow across Europe, my grandparents gathered some possessions and left.  Six weeks later, Nazi collaborators marched into their village.  They massacred nearly every mother, father, sister and brother.  My grandparents' childhood friends were buried in mass graves.  

My family immigrated to the United States and have since focused their life on fighting oppression.  Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and the right to pursue a better life.  This belief underlies the Lown Law Firm's immigration practice.

Criminal Defense Attorney: Why Attorney Lown practices Criminal Defense 

By Attorney Lown: The snow falls as we stand with Delores Baker outside of the Baltimore super max prison. Her son Wesley is just now being strapped to a table and injected with a series of three lethal chemicals. The prisoners behind the window bars chant, “Don’t kill him!”  Today, as in the months leading up to Wesley Baker’s execution, Baltimore and D.C. area organizations stage a protest. We emphasize that the evidence against Baker is weak, that death sentences are skewed according to race and geography.  The lights somewhere on the eighth or ninth floor go out.  Delores Baker, trembling, is shuffled off by relatives.  

Protesting outside of the prison’s twenty-foot walls lined with razor wire as Wesley Baker was killed by our government, – this drove me to obtain my law degree and become a defense lawyer.  I wanted additional tools to fight for social justice.  As a defense lawyer I will utilize the highest efforts to defend my client's innocence.    

In The News:

Dismissing cases outright would help defendants avoid the stigma of a criminal record, Lown said. "It's impossible to get a job with a criminal record...or get an apartment or a place to live. It's a moral issue," Lown said

- The Boston Globe 


Email: ZacharyLown@LownLawFirm.com
Tel:  617-676-7339

Fax: 617-870-0500 

Address50 Congress Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02109

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