Criminal Defense & Animal Rights Attorney

Attorney Michelle L. Hubbard has served as a private attorney providing aggressive, dedicated and compassionate representation to hundreds of private clients. Attorney Hubbard is a member of high profile litigation teams, attorney to high profile clients, and owner of a Boston-based firm with a record of success in trial courts across Massachusetts. Michelle Hubbard was awarded her Juris Doctor degree with Honors. As a law student, she was the recipient of the Excellence for the Future Award. Hubbard completed her final year of law school, before graduating from FCSL, as a visiting student in Washington, DC at Georgetown Law. Before becoming an attorney, Michelle Hubbard earned her Master’s Degree in International Relations with Honors and her Ph.D. (ABD) in Anthropology. Michelle Hubbard also received her Bachelor’s Degree Summa Cum Laude with a 3.98/4.0 GPA, in International Relations and Political Science from Syracuse University. Michelle Hubbard contributed primarily to murder, sexual assault, and other criminal cases as a former employee of the Massachusetts Middle District Attorney’s Office. Before this, as a student prosecutor, Attorney Hubbard gained experience in court early in her career. Attorney Hubbard litigated for and represented entertainers and athletes in television, radio, film, and sports contract matters, as well as negotiated for business, sports, and entertainment deals while living in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Attorney Hubbard returned to Boston to join high profile criminal defense teams and to open a private criminal defense firm in downtown Boston. There, she successfully defended over 300 cases that ultimately resulted in a dismissal. Michelle Hubbard was an intern for United States Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy and was awarded the Massachusetts State House Leadership Award, the Cohen Award for Academic Excellence and the Gold Presidential Award for Academic Fitness. During graduate school, Attorney Hubbard conducted ethnographic research for refugee centers, served as a spokesperson for national product lines, ran marathons, and taught computer courses for new Americans. Her Boston-based law firm exclusively defends animal protectors such as pets and their parents in bite cases, and in litigation over separation, eviction and euthanasia, by making sure they are afforded due process. She speaks on behalf of animal victims during criminal prosecutions for neglect and abuse. She takes legal action to protect abused and neglected animals. She takes action against landlords, and business owners who violate the rights of service animals. She also files actions against animal care providers or veterinary clinics that harm or fail to protect animals. And she defends animal protection organizations and their activists. She speaks directly to clients by cell phone anytime they have questions. And she treats clients with respect and compassion they deserve.

Bar Admissions

  • 2012 State Bar of Massachusetts


Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
BA - Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude - 2006
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
MA - Masters with Honors - 2007
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
PhD - Doctorate - 2008
Florida Coastal School of Law, 8787 Baypine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256
JD - Juris Doctor with Honors - 2011
Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
Visiting 3rd Year Law Student - 2011

Career Highlights

  • Top 40 Under 40 - National Trial Lawyers - 2017
  • Client's Choice Award - Avvo - 2016
  • Excellence for the Future Award - CALI - 2010
  • Book Award - FCSL - 2009
  • Graduate Fellowship Award - Syracuse Univeristy - 2006
  • Gold Presidential Award for Academic Excellence - Commonwealth of Massachusetts


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