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post conviction work

post conviction work

If you have been convicted of a serious State or Federal crime in Massachusetts, Attorney Rosemary Scapicchio will aggressively fight for your freedom. She is a veteran criminal defense attorney with 34 years of experience and a proven track record of success.

Attorney Rosemary C. Scapicchio diligently investigates each post-conviction case. She has represented clients in a wide variety of matters, having appeared before the Supreme Judicial Court in Massachusetts and United States Supreme Court, the First Circuit, the Fourth Circuit, and the Ninth Circuit.

Attorney Scapicchio’s appeals and motions for new trial work focuses on withheld evidence, exculpatory evidence, police misconduct, mistaken identification, junk science, and challenging the Commonwealth’s racist practice of excluding minority jurors from trials.

In Commonwealth vs. Sean Ellis, Attorney Rosemary Scapicchio and Attorney Jillise McDonough fought for two decades to exonerate an innocent man. Their fight unfolds in the Netflix series “Trial 4”. The dedication and aggressive advocacy of Attorney Scapicchio and Attorney McDonough on behalf of Mr. Ellis is clear. The attorneys never gave up in their fight to exonerate an innocent man and expose rampant police corruption. This eight-part documentary illustrates the devotion and perseverance of our team. We will never stop fighting for your freedom.

Charged as a teen in the 1993 killing of a Boston cop, Sean K. Ellis fights to prove his innocence while exposing police corruption and systemic racism. Click here for Sean Ellis’s story.


In Commonwealth vs. Michael Barros, Attorney Scapicchio was successful in her fight for post-conviction discovery. Read the decision here: