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Richard J Sweeney

Firm Founder and Criminal Defense Lawyer

Firm Founder and Quincy Criminal Defense Lawyer

Richard J. Sweeney is the founder of Sweeney & Associates, LLC and an experienced and proven criminal lawyer in Quincy. He serves residents of the Greater Boston area and Massachusetts with dedicated legal advocacy against charges of sex crimesdrug crimesOUI, and more. Having defended clients in two of the largest child pornography cases in the nation and countless state-wide cases, he has established a reputation for being one of the state’s most trusted attorneys for child pornography charges.

Attorney Sweeney has extensive experience defending those accused of serious sex offenses, and also has a unique advantage when defending drug crimes. He is a retired Boston Police Sergeant who commanded an elite Drug unit and spent numerous years training officers across the state. His lectures involved topics ranging from investigation techniques to arrest and proper evidence gathering techniques. Because of his police experience he has successfully represented thousands of Boston area students in everything from Child Porn or Drug Crimes to college students caught with Fake IDs.

Attorney Sweeney is the former President of The Bar Association of Norfolk County and was a member of the Mass Bar Association’s Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Appointments from 2013-2019. He is actively involved in numerous legal and professional associations throughout the community. He focuses his practice on the defense of criminal charges and is licensed to represent clients in, District, Superior, and Federal Courts.

Contact Sweeney & Associates, LLC 24/7 to schedule a free case evaluation.


  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Norfolk County Bar Association, Past President
  • Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Appointments (2013 - 2019)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association House Of Delegates