Dudley Goar is a highly experienced criminal defense attorney and civil litigator. Attorney Goar approaches each client’s case with focus, dedication and persistence in order to achieve the best possible outcome. Attorney Goar worked interned for a federal judge while in law school, and also worked for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s staff attorney’s office during and after law school. Both experiences provided unique and valuable insight into the ways that judges view legal issues. After law school, Attorney Goar worked for two Boston law firms concentrating in insurance defense, where he honed his litigation and courtroom skills before opening his own practice in 2003. Attorney Goar has dedicated the last twenty-five years to defending client rights in the courtroom. In civil matters, he also has extensive experience with resolving cases using various forms of alternative dispute resolution such as mediation, arbitration and conciliation.

Obtaining the best result requires experience. Attorney Goar understands which strategies are effective, inside and outside the courtroom. Often, obtaining the best results requires negotiations with the prosecutor or opposing party’s attorney and finding an out-of-court solution to the dispute through pre-trial diversion (in criminal cases) or alternative dispute resolution (in civil cases). If negotiations fail, then Attorney Goar will draw on his nearly three decades of trial experience to achieve client objectives in the courtroom.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
    • DUI / OUI / Drunk Driving
    • Negligent Operation
    • Larceny Offenses
    • Drug Possession
    • Assault and Battery
    • Restraining Orders
    • Harassment Prevention Orders
    • CORI Sealing
    • Clerk Magistrate Hearings
  • Civil Practice Areas
    • Personal Injury
    • Slip and Fall
    • Automobile Accident
    • Employment Discrimination
    • Failure to Pay Wages
    • Landlord Tenant and Eviction
    • Condominium Disputes


  • Northeastern University School of Law - J.D. - 1997
  • University of Virginia - M.A. - 1993

    Major: History

  • Davidson College - B.A. - 1991

    Major: History

Bar Associations

  • Massachusetts Bar

    Member Since: 1997

Client Reviews

Dudley exceeded my expectations... and came prepared with pictures and information that resulted in us winning the case. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a professional and caring attorney.


I have no words to explain my gratitude for Mr Dudley. He is been my attorney for 3 years and did excellent work to help me out from "OUI" & family case. I would definitely recommend him. He was always there to guide me.


Attorney Goar defended me in a criminal case in which I had been falsely accused of a crime by my business competitors. He was successful in getting the criminal case dismissed and then represented me in a civil case against the people who had falsely accused me. Thanks to Attorney Goar I cleared...


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